Order of Magnitude – Best cars to self-isolate in
Things are a little weird right now, so we thought we’d try and add a bit of fun into your day by taking a look at the best cars to self-isolate in. We haven’t even considered performance or driving dynamics in this countdown, this is all about the practicality of enjoying your self-isolation in comfort.
5. The Popemobile
Laugh now – but what the Popemobile lacks in looks, it makes up for in space. Whilst not readily available on the market, Mercedes-Benz (amongst other manufacturers) have been supplying His Holiness with Popemobiles since 1930. With bullet-proof glass surrounding the Pope’s seating area and optional curtains, you’d certainly feel pretty safe in the confinement of the Pope’s vehicle of choice. It is worth noting that the glass will cause a slight greenhouse effect when the sun comes out, so drink plenty of water.
4. Brabus 800 Adventure XLP
Brabus has taken the G63 and – quite frankly – made it ludicrous. Whilst their version of the G63 will not only allow you to travel far and wide off-road to get yourself as far away from the rest of the population as possible, it also comes with a drone mounted in the back as standard. All you need now is a strong rope, a small shopping list, and a willing shopkeeper to attach your goods, and you’ll be able to fly your essentials to you without even leaving the driver’s seat.
3.Urban Lux V-Class
What would probably be classed as a ‘sleeper’ on the roads, the Urban Lux is an LCV you’d have no complaints being cooped-up inside. The standard Mercedes V-Class is one of the very best people carriers as it is, and allows plenty of room for customisation. However, Urban Automotive has done the hard work for you with their take on the car. With a built-in infotainment system, which includes Apple TV, a Playstation 4, two screens and a fridge built in to the armrest, the V Class is a serious contender for the top self-isolation vehicle. The seats recline and massage and it comes equipped with Wifi too – not many other vehicles can boast all of that.
2. Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Can you think of a more luxurious and iconic car to be self-isolating in? Not likely. The real trick to making the best self-isolation specification possible is to choose the immersive seating option – this includes massage seats, and a champagne cooler or whiskey decanter housed in the centre console, and two monitors mounted in the rear of the driver and passenger seats.
For your daily exercise you can even make the long walk to the boot, where at the touch of a button, two seats and a cocktail table are deployed.
1. Tesla Model X
You may be wondering why we’ve ranked the Tesla Model X so highly – but there’s a very good reason and it’s called Bioweapon Defense Mode.
Ok, so Elon Musk and his team didn’t quite pre-empt COVID-19, but what they were well aware of is the devastating effects that air pollution can have on the population. With that in mind, they created an air filtration system which was inspired by the systems used in hospitals and aerospace. What this system – HEPA filtration – does is strip any air entering the vehicle from particulates and continuously ‘self-scrubs’ the air in the vehicle too. Filters meeting the HEPA standard must remove at least 99.95% of particles whose diameter is equal to 0.3 micrometres – that’s 0.0003mm!
Activating Bioweapon Defence Mode allows for the cleanest air for passengers, no matter what the conditions outside the vehicle and Tesla has tested this extensively.
Whilst the Model X may not have the space of the V-Class or Popemobile, the sophistication of the Cullinan or even the convenience of a drone in the Brabus, what you do have is the purest air to get you through self-isolation, allowing you protection from the outer world.
Still not convinced? Fine – the tablet infotainment system on the Model X’s dash also has Youtube and Netflix built in. Happy now?