Have you ever wished to drive in a luxury sedan shaped like a Ram 1500 pickup? Yes, Aznom Palladium is the result of an Italian car builder working on this strange project that the manufacturers call “super limousine”. The company intends to only make 10 of them, so if you think this monster is ugly, don’t expect them to become a common sight on the road.
Palladium has a striking look, although it may not be in the positive direction, depending on your preference. It measures 19.55 feet (5960 mm) long. The front end has two tones with small grille with vertical lights in the center and narrow lights in the corners.
The plush styling for the passenger compartment and striking rear fenders reminiscent of the Bentley Mulsanne is now gone but on a much larger scale. The trapezoidal opera window in the large C-pillar is a neat design feature.
Things get really weird in the background. The raised roof flows backwards a short floor. However, if you look closely, there isn’t a traditional trunk or even a hatchback. Instead, the entire bumper slides out like a drawer.
Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 5.7-liter V8 that makes 700 hp (522 kilowatts) and 701 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. The eTorque mild hybrid system is available as an option. Power runs through an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive and an electronically locked differential. Aznom estimates the car can reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 131 mph (210 kph).
Inside, dashboard shows connection to truck Ram. The dashboard, dial paddle and vertical infotainment display sit straight out of the truck. To keep things special, Aznom uses premium materials for upholstery and trim.
The company places this luxury vehicle for those who want a comfortable drive while a driver. The rear has amenities like a separate air conditioning system to keep the occupants comfortable. There is also a refrigerator for them. For entertainment, there’s the Harman Kardon audio system and two Microsoft Surface X Pro tablets.
Buyers receive a full set of luggage using leather and sewing thread like the interior. It also includes an umbrella from high-end producer Francesco Maglia.