Published on: Tuesday, 18th December 2018 | Author: Kevin Thorpe
Whether it’s setting up home in a million-dollar mansion, strutting around in the latest designer clothes or holidaying in exotic, far off places, it’s no secret that celebs love to flash their cash - and the bragging doesn’t end when it comes to the cars they drive either. In this blog, we take a look at five famous faces and the crazy expensive motors they own.
1. Kylie Jenner- Ferrari LaFerrari
Between the success of her business Kylie Cosmetics, ranking as the highest-paid woman in the Forbes Celebrity 100 and completely slaying on social media, there’s no denying that Kylie Jenner is on top of her game right now. At just 21 years old, the reality star turned makeup mogul is reportedly worth a whopping $166.5m - but that didn’t stop her rapper beau Travis Scott from buying her a Ferrari LaFerrari.
After giving birth to their first child, Stormi, in February this year, Jenner was gifted the car by her other half as a “push present” to celebrate the baby’s arrival. Setting Scott back by a cool $1.4m, the LaFerrari features DeLorean-style gullwing doors, an impressive V-12 engine at 9000 rpm and 663 pound-feet of torque, as well as a digital dashboard and shiny black exterior. Oh, and it’s totally Instagrammable, obviously.
2. Drake- Mercedes- Maybach S 600 Pullman
With a reported worth of around $100 million, it’s no surprise that Canadian rapper Drake is the proud owner of an impressive fleet of automobiles - including the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman. At an incredible 21.3 feet, the car is described as a stretched out style sedan offering the function of a limousine. However, due to its long design, it’s unlikely that Drake gets behind the wheel himself, but instead has a chauffeur drive it on behalf of him and his entourage.
Costing around $600,000, the S 600 Pullman car has the engineering of a sports car but the luxury and elegance of a limo. It has a twin-turbo engine with 523 horsepower, but despite its power, the car is surprisingly quiet upon acceleration. It also has a soft, cream leather interior complete with a state-of-the-art surround-sound system designed by German audio manufacturer Burmeister - the perfect addition for a musician of Drake’s calibre.
3. Beyoncé- Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible
In 2006, the queen of pop, Beyoncé Knowles, received a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible for her 25th birthday. Costing approximately $1 million, the car was a gift from her rapper husband Jay-Z, and it’s rumoured he delivered it to her with a sign that said ‘Reserved for Mrs. Carter’ on the driver’s seat. Even all these years later, the “Crazy In Love” singer is often spotted looking cooler than cool with the top down driving around New York and the Hamptons.
The car boasts a dreamy blue leather interior with intricate embroidery detailing, complete with navy blue top and white wall tyres. With its modest 6.2 litre engine and a top speed of 114 mph, the vintage car is more of a luxury than a speed machine. Taking 10.3 seconds to reach 60 mph, it’s unlikely that this is Bee’s mode of transport if she’s keen to get somewhere in a hurry.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio- Fisker Karma EV Speedster
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is renowned for his involvement in environmental activism, and as a result, the Titanic star drives a Fisker Karma EV Speedster - a luxury four-seater, plug-in hybrid vehicle. With the aesthetic of high-end sports car but running on electricity, this car is environmentally-friendly, ticking all the right boxes for a celeb who cares about Mother Nature as much as DiCaprio. In fact, the actor became the first customer of the Fisker Karma when it launched back in 2011.
The car features two electric motors, as well as a 260 HP gas engine. Its 20 kWh lithium-ion battery means it can last up to 50 miles, and offers a top speed of 153 kph. It’s reported that DiCaprio shelled out $100,000 for the Karma, and even though the company declared bankruptcy in 2014, he is still seen cruising around in it today.
5. Nicki Minaj- Lamborghini Aventador
Since 2014, rapper Nicki Minaj has been seen cruising the streets in a custom Lamborghini Aventador. With its powerful 6.5 litre V-12 engine, the car has the ability to go from 0 to 62mph in 2.9 seconds, as well as offering a top speed of 217 mph. According to reports, the “Super Bass” singer-songwriter dropped a casual $400,000 on the vehicle, adding it to her fleet of existing supercars, including a Bentley Continental and Range Rover.
After purchasing the Aventador, Minaj made headlines when she decided to have the original navy blue bodywork repainted bright bubblegum pink. Renowned for her penchant for the Barbie-inspired colour, Minaj has donned multiple pink-hued outfits and wigs over the course of her career. In fact, the rapper even named her debut studio album Pink Friday. However, her decision caused a backlash among motor enthusiasts, with some claiming that the modification had ruined the car’s intended design and style.
From stretch limo-style motors to Barbie-pink cars, when money is no object, it’s clear that some celebrities love to splash their cash on fancy, out-there vehicles.
If your bank balance matched that of a reality TV phenomenon, superstar singer or Oscar-winning actor, what would your ride be? Tell us the must-have features of your fantasy motor on Facebook or Twitter. Whether you’re a classic car fanatic, a lover of the ultra-modern or all about machines that keep your carbon footprint down, we’d love to hear from you.
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