There’s no denying that most celebrities lead an enviable lifestyle – flying to exotic places, owning wardrobes full of designer clothes, going to all the best parties and of course, owning some of our dream cars.
For celebrities, status is an important part of life, so they often choose the most extravagant model available. So, let’s take a look at who’s behind the wheel of some of the most luxurious cars owned by celebrities:
JAY-Z: Maybach Exelero
Jay Z is known for embracing the luxury lifestsyle. His luxury vehicle is the Maybach Exelero — among the rarest cars across the globe. Reported to be worth between $7 million and $8 million, this car packs in a V12 engine that delivers 700 horsepower and the capability of going from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds. Its launch speed is only brought down slightly by the fact that it weighs a huge 2.6 tonnes, though it can still reach a top speed of 220mph.
If you think you’ve seen this car before, that’s because it starred in Jay Z and Kanye West’s music video for Otis.
Robert Downey Jr: Bentley Continental GT
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Iron Man owns a Bentley! Robert Downey Jr. was given the Bentley Continental GT as part of his payment for Iron Man 3.
The car is painted matte green, which makes it instantly identifiable and unique. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 aluminum engine, the Continental GT produces a maximum power of 500 Bhp at 6,000 rpm and 660 Nm of peak torque at 1,700 rpm. The luxurious vehicle includes an 8-speed automatic transmission and a cylinder deactivation feature which shuts down four cylinders making the car more fuel-efficient.
Flo Rida: Golden Bugatti Veyron
Reaching 0 to 60 in an awe-inspiring 2.5 seconds, the Bugatti Veyron is famous for its speed. However, Flo Rida certainly managed to make his Veyron stand out even more by having it custom-painted in bright gold.
Delivered to the American rapper originally in a pearlescent white paintjob and already costing $1.7 million, Flo Rida soon made the decision to seek out the services of Florida’s Metro Wrapz and had the vehicle decorated almost entirely in gold chrome.
The vehicle was also fitted with Forgiato gold-plated wheels, to further enhance the wow-factor.
Kanye West: Lamborghini Aventador
Most of us can only dream of getting a Lamborghini for our birthday gift. This is exactly what happened to American rapper Kanye West on his 35th birthday, with the gift of a Lamborghini Aventador given to him by then-girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Rumoured to have cost the Hollywood celebrity around $750,000, this is a car that produces 700 horsepower, can reach 62mph from a standstill in a mere 2.8 seconds, and can then reach speeds of 217mph.
The Aventador is already eye-catching enough in its original glossy black finish, but Kanye upped the wow-factor even more by painting his in matte black.
Floyd Mayweather: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Let’s take a look at the world of sport next and consider Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. Extremely rare, to the point that only two models were ever made, this hypercar’s twin-supercharged 4.8-litre V-8 engine can deliver 1,018 horsepower, as well as the opportunity for the car to climb to 60mph from rest in a miraculous 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 250mph.
Koenigsegg even went as far as to state that its 2010 CCXR Trevita is “a diamond on wheels”, surely helped by the fact that the manufacturer developed a unique coated fiber solution for the vehicle which resulted in the often black carbon fibers being transformed into “a sparkling, silvery white”, according to the firm’s own words.
Steven Tyler: Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
In March 2019,a new world record was set when the Henessey Venom GT Spyder reached an impressive top speed for open-top sports cars of 665.6mph. Steven Tyler became the first person in the world to own one, paying a cool $1.1 million. As well as its phenomenal top speed, Tyler’s Hennessey Venom GT Spyder packed a twin-turbocharged 7.0-litre V-8 engine that could deliver the vehicle with 1,200 horsepower and 1,155 lb/ft of torque. All this power translates on the road to a car that can reach 60mph from a standstill in just 2.7 seconds.
This stylish vehicle is decorated with a black leather interior featuring red accents and a tear drop logo.A custom audio system provided plenty of entertainment whenever the Aerosmith lead singer took the car out for a drive, due to it featuring a custom audio system which was tuned by Aerosmith’s former audio engineer David Frangioni.
From the over-the-top golden Bugatti Veyron to the classic matte green Bentley, the world’s celebrities get to drive some of the most luxurious cars on the market with no expense spared!