Six Unusual Things Automakers Also Produce

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 18, 2016

Right after what has been dubbed as the “Dieselgate scandal”, car sales have been rough for German automaker Volkswagen. Good thing they have their scrumptious fallback – the Volkswagen Currywurst. Manufactured for over forty years within the car’s manufacturing plant, this Volkswagen-made sausage is now its saving grace.

Volkswagen has sold more than 7.2 million sausages in 2015, better than the 5.82 million cars sold on the same year. It’s funny to think that this famous German automaker is now holding on to dear life through its famous currywurst.

A bit of a twist of fate, don’t you think? Contrary to popular belief, Volkswagen is not the only automaker to have ventured beyond its car manufacturing plants.

Manufacturers like Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Peugeot, Bentley and Jaguar have created products that would surprise even the most avid fans. Here are a few of what these car manufacturers have in store for us other than their famed vehicles.

Lamborghini smartphones

Most people would most likely include a new smartphone in their Christmas list. But how would Santa react if he finds out that the smartphone in the list costs five times the price of a regular iPhone 6S Plus? Lamborghini especially produced its first smartphone, the $6,000 Tauri 88 to go well with everyone’s Christmas stockings.

To make up for its incredibly expensive price, Lamborghini’s Tauri 88 smartphone is sort of a collector’s item because there are only 1,947 of these in the market. It has a five-inch HD touchscreen, a 20-megapixel camera and a larger memory compared to most laptops.

Moreover, there are four colors to choose from – black, red, orange and blue. Now if you’re not one of the lucky 1,947 owners of this special smartphone, then you better get things straight and get yourself off Santa’s naughty list.

Maserati horse saddle

Maserati is now ensuring comfort even for those who prefer riding old school style. The car manufacturer has teamed up with La Martina, a polo equipment manufacturer, to provide jockeys with maximum comfort, stability and control similar to driving a Maserati MC12.

Lo and behold, Maserati and La Martina have produced a horse saddle for our jockey friends. Inspired by the design and appearance of the Maserati Ghibli, the saddle is made of the best quality full-grain leather with suede inserts.

Maserati reassures everyone that it will give the same maximum comfort, stability and control to the riders and will give you the same exhilaration that a Maserati Ghibli offers.

Peugeot salt and pepper mills

Before Peugeot became a well-known car manufacturer, it started off by making some of the finest machinery. Its first product was a saw blade made from high quality laminated steel.

From then on, Peugeot has ventured into other businesses, one of which is the salt and pepper mills. It has made tens of millions of mills over the years, with more than 900 variants. This pepper mill business really does put a stamp of approval on Peugeot for being very properly French. Felicitations, Peugeot!

Bentley furniture

Wouldn’t it be nice to experience the same comfort of a Bentley car seat in the warm comforts of your home without having to sit out in the cold garage? Worry not my friends, as Bentley has extended the luxury and comfort of its cars into our homes by developing luxury furniture.

Yes, you read it right. Apart from making one of the most luxurious and expensive cars, Bentley has ventured into the furniture business. It has incorporated its signature aesthetics into the furniture. But expect it to be as pricey as their cars.

Bugatti hookah

For Bugatti Veyron fans, there’s more to the car than what Bugatti has to offer. Introducing, Bugatti’s $85,000 hookah. This unique set of hookah is made with a carbon fiber casting, a solid titanium frame and hand-sewn leather, clearly inspired from the Veyron itself.

Unleash the cool kid in you and pair your Bugatti Veyron with this all new Bugatti hookah. After all, it’s not just the car that’s allowed to puff up smoke right?

Jaguar speedboat

Not all cats are afraid of the water. Well, technically, it never stopped car manufacturer Jaguar from speeding through the streets to treading into the most dangerous waters. Made to complement the then-new Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Jaguar’s speedboat is composed of a fiberglass hull and a teak deck with a combination of a carbon fiber trim.

It also has the famous Jaguar badge on the back decking and the fuel filler caps. What makes Jaguar’s speedboat even more interesting is that the fin on the decking is also inspired by the legendary Jaguar D-Type. Some pretty cool fact to brag with your maritime friends, don’t you think?

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