What would you drive if you were immortal? Stephenie Meyer gives us the answer to what her vampires are driving in the Twilight series. Fans of the books know that it’s all about the cars; or it’s a lot about the cars anyway. You won’t necessarily see these same cars in the movies, but these are the ones envisioned by their creator and put down in the written word.
Edward Cullen – Bella’s love interest drives a silver Volvo S60R. Volvos are big on safety and with the way Edward drives, safety has to be an issue. Like the other Cullens, Edward likes it fast. The Volvo S60R gives you performance, handling and safety in a very attractive package. The Volvo may serve Edward on a daily basis, but for special occasions like taking Bella to the prom, he breaks out the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. The Aston Martin Vanquish is no stranger to fame; it was also the official James Bond car in the movie Die Another Day. The now discontinued model can be had for around $235,000; about 6 times as much as the Volvo.
Rosalie Hale (Cullen) – Edward’s sister, for all intents and purposes, drives a BMW M3 convertible. The BMW M3 convertible can be had for a mere $67,000 starting price. It has a v8 engine and 414 horsepower motor. The BMW says comfort, performance, safety and the convertible top lets us know that Rosalie is going to be letting her long blond hair fly in the wind.
Carlisle Cullen – The patriarch of the Cullen family drives into the series in a Mercedes S55 AMG. For $100,000 or so you too can drive the high performance and high style Mercedes S55 AMG. The good doctor has the taste for speedy cars that the rest of his family possesses but he is still driving in the style you would expect from one of his social standing.
Emmett Cullen – Rosalie’s husband drives a car as rough and rugged as he is, a Jeep Wrangler. A new Wrangler will start off costing around $21,000; making Emmett’s vehicle much more affordable than his vampire families. Jeeps are made for tackling obstacles, rough terrain, water crossing and being an all-around go to vehicle.
Alice Cullen – Pretty and petite Alice drives a Porsche 911 Turbo. The Porsche 911 Turbo comes with a $135,000 price tag. Just like Alice, it is compact and made for speed. The 911 can reach top speeds of almost 200 mph.
Bella Swan Cullen – Bella “before” drove a pretty beat up and not very fast older model truck. Of course, Bella turned vampire drives a fast and sporty car, just like the rest of the family. Her “after” car is a Ferrari F430. Now out of production, you can expect to pay around $168,000 for a Ferrari F430.
The Cullen’s favor expensive cars, but apparently they have managed their money well over the years and they have been around long enough to be able to afford them.