These luxury and prestige cars are now on the ocean floor

While the Felicity Ace’s crew were evacuated before it sank in February, the same cannot be said for its impressive automotive cargo.

Earlier this year a ship sank off the coast of Portugal carrying thousands of cars, following a days-long fire on deck.

The Felicity Ace’s 20-strong crew was unharmed, however none of its automotive cargo could be saved from a fiery then watery demise.

Approximately 2500 luxury and prestige vehicles were in transit from Germany to North America – and, thanks to a new list compiled by Top Gear Netherlands, we now know what they were.

The majority were built by the Volkswagen Group, however several Land Rover, BMW, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mini, and Nissan models were also onboard – believed to be privately-owned vehicles being transported between continents.

While some media outlets previously claimed a Porsche Taycan electric car may have been responsible for igniting the blaze, Top Gear suggests the boat was not carrying an example.

Several Audi E-Tron electric SUVs were mid-shipping however, as were 159 Volkswagen ID.4s.

Further, 12 Fendt commercial tractors – each likely worth at least $200,000 – were destroyed in the catastrophe.

Below is the full list of vehicles allegedly onboard the Felicity Ace when it sank in February 2022.


Audi A5 Convertible 84
Audi A5 Coupe 43
Audi A5 Sportback 147
Audi E-Tron 121
Audi E-Tron GT 1
Audi Q2 1
Audi Q3 297
Audi Q3 Sportback 144
Audi TT 7
Audi TT Roadster 1
Bentley Bentayga 77
Bentley Continental GT 38
Bentley Continental GTC 50
Bentley Flying Spur 25
BMW 750i (2007) 1
Fendt tractors 12
Ford Mustang (2015) 1
Honda Prelude (1996) 1
Kia Soul (2014) 1
Lamborghini Aventador 15
Lamborghini Huracan 20
Lamborghini Urus 50
Land Rover Santana (1977) 1
MAN TGM (truck) 1
Mini Country Man (2019) 1
Nissan Versa Note (2018) 1
Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 (privately owned) 1
Porsche Cayenne (2015) 1
Porsche Cayenne, Macan, Panamera (new cars) 30
Porsche other (including 718s) 558
Seat Ateca 3
Volkswagen Caddy 47
Volkswagen Golf 199
Volkswagen ID.4 159
Volkswagen Jetta (2017) 1
Volkswagen Taigo 1
Volkswagen Transporter T6 116

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