Luxury has bitten the dust. These days, the concept seems almost laughable, with brands offering “premium” car for under $30K, and top-trim family sedans crammed with every conceivable feature imaginable. Don't think of it as a marketing ploy – think of it as the democratization of comfort, reliability and smoothness, all items you used to pay through your diamond-encrusted nose for.

However, if you're the sort of well-heeled toff whose most frequent question when shopping for a car is, “Tell me what advantages this motor car has over a train, which I could also afford,” then we have the list for you. Click through the gallery below to see the most opulent vehicles ever made.