From vintage rides to massive SUVs and sleek sedans, here’s a look at the most covetable car collections of Hollywood celebrities and famous sportsmen, including the Virat Kohli Ride.
Earlier this year, actor David Hasselhoff auctioned a replica of his KITT “Knight Rider” car for US $ 300,000. It made headlines both because the vehicle is considered one of the most iconic automobiles in screen history and because it once belonged to “The Hoff”.
Indeed, the cars of the rich and famous tend to generate a lot of interest due to their star association. There is also the element of exclusivity, as some of these cars are limited edition or one-off models that never go into series production.
When it comes to their four-wheel drive, superstars certainly don’t hesitate to splurge on the best. We’ve brought you 12 of the most enviable celebrity car collections.
Hollywood celebrity and famous sports car collections –
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
If we were to go into the details of the former world boxing champion’s vast collection of cars, it would probably fill enough pages to form a book. Here are some of its great cars: McLaren 650S Spider, Mercedes G63, Bentley Flying Spur, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Huayra and three Bugatti Veyrons. He owns an all-black Rolls-Royce collection and was also the proud owner of a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, of which only two were made. But there is one that apparently holds a special place in his heart – a Mercedes W140-Chassis S-Class he bought in 1996. In a video for Mayweather Promotions, he is heard saying the car is “special.” “because he has traveled 30,000 miles (nearly 48,300 km) on it. He also loves to use this car’s music player to play his collection of vintage tapes.
Famous for his hilarious Mr. Bean character, actor Rowan Atkinson loves his cars. From the 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (which he once called his first “real” car) to the 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, his collection is a car enthusiast’s delight. He made the news for his 1997 McLaren F1, which he crashed not once but twice, before selling it in 2015. Insurance payment for car repairs after the second accident amounted to £ 910,000, the highest on record in Britain.
Thanks to his jaw-dropping stunts (most of which he’s known to himself) in the movies, Cruise looks like a daredevil. So one would assume that his cars reflect his love for the thrill. But this is only partially true. While he has machines known for their speed like the Porsche 928, the Nissan 300ZX SCCA race car, the Porsche 993, the Saleen Mustang S281 and the Bugatti Veyron, Cruise also has sedans, muscle cars and cars in their collection. classics like a BMW 3 Series E30, Chevrolet Chevelle SS, Chevrolet Corvette C1 and Buick Roadmaster 1949. His Saleen Mustang is particularly noteworthy because it was shipped to him from California to New York in a single night in 2006. He drove the car to the premiere of his film. Mission: Impossible III and is known to use it more regularly than others in its collection. The Saleen Mustangs, which are known for their distinctive bodywork, are essentially Ford Mustangs modified by the Californian company Saleen.
Lady Gaga, one of the world’s best-selling musical artists, owns a diverse range of cars. From luxury supercars and rides to vintage vehicles and small cars, she has them all. Notable models include the Chevrolet El Camino, Porsche Boxster, a semi-restored Ford Bronco, Chevy Nova SS, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz E350, and an ivy-green Ford Mustang convertible. She drove her Lamborghini Huracán to the stadium for her 2017 Super Bowl halftime performance in Houston. The car is one of the fastest in the world, with a top speed of 324 km / h and 0-100 km / h acceleration in 3.5 seconds thanks to a V10 engine.
Nominated by Forbes as the highest paid actor in the world in 2020, Dwayne Johnson loves spending money on great rides. The wicked machines belonging to The Rock, as he’s been known from his wrestling days, complete his massive frame. There’s his favorite modified pickup truck (based on his Instagram photos) Ford F-150, which was fitted with a lift kit, a 5-inch twin exhaust system, a Custom matte black grille and aggressive custom hood. Then there’s a Hennessey VelociRaptor – which is another modified F-150 Raptor with heeled wheels, all-terrain tires and painted in Smurf Blue. Besides the big machines, he has a Rolls Royce Wraith in his garage and shares the space with a Ferrari LaFerrari that the automaker gave him for free rental.
Beyoncé and Jay Z
The powerful couple in the entertainment world have cars that certainly match their stature. For Beyoncé’s 25th birthday, Jay-Z bought her a 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead worth $ 1 million. And when Jay Z turned 41 in 2010, she gifted him a $ 2 million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. Other cool cars they own are a Ferrari F430 Spider, a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, a Pagani Zonda F, a Maybach Exelero, a Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren, and a Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII. But the one that really stands out in their collection is the Dartz Prombron, a Latvian-made armored SUV with bulletproof glass and Kevlar coating that even rockets can’t penetrate.
One of the biggest action stars in Hollywood history, Stallone’s collection includes Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes-Benz G550, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and Mercedes SL65, among other fast cars. Judging by looks, its best is the custom-built red and black Ford Mustang GT (pictured). It also has a unique all-black 1932 Highboy hot rod, a classic roadster from this period whose channeling (a body modification technique on the frame) makes it appear more elegant with the body closer to the ground.
He’s an action star, the former governor of California, a former wrestler and also the man responsible for making the Hummer available to civilians. Yes, in the early 1990s, Schwarzenegger convinced AM General, maker of the military model Humvee, to turn the beast into a car for everyone. This led to the launch of the Hummer in 1992. He owns a few himself, including a military-style Hummer H1 that has no doors and its distinctive antennas are folded up to allow the car to pass under bridges. downstairs, road signs and parking lots.
Also in his garage are a Mercedes-Benz Unimog, a custom Kreisel Electric G500 and fast cars such as a Porsche Turbo, a Dodge Challenger SRT8, a Bentley Continental GT SuperSports Convertible and a Bugatti Veyron. The Terminator star has also been seen driving the Excalibur, a vintage open-top car. If that wasn’t enough, he also owns a tank (yes, a real M-47 Patton tank from 1951) – the one he drove during his compulsory year-long service in the Austrian National Army in 1965.
The world’s highest-paid footballer and second-highest-paid athlete of 2020 has an armada of cars worthy of his star status. Among the many he owns are a Bugatti Chiron, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Aston Martin DB9, Rolls Royce Phantom and Maserati GranCabrio, as well as Porsches, Audis and Mercs. In 2017, he bought a Ferrari F12 TDF. A limited edition F12, the initials TDF stand for Tour de France. The car is fitted with a 6.3-liter V12 producing 769 hp and, according to Ferrari, can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds.
Highest-paid athlete’s car collection of 2020 reflects his sophisticated playstyle. Various Mercedes models adorn the tennis player’s garage. Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes CLS 450 4Matic Coupé, which he won as an award in 2018, and Mercedes Benz SL (he approved it in 2017) are some of the four-wheelers which he has. Besides the Mercs, Federer also has a Range Rover Sport SVR – a five-seater with a cargo capacity of 780 liters and capable of developing up to 567 hp.
Named One Day International Player of the Decade by the International Cricket Council, Kohli is one of the subcontinent’s most famous names. The cricketer’s penchant for cars is seen in his collection which includes a Bentley Continental GT, a Bentley Flying Spur and a Land Rover Range Rover Vogue. However, Kohli seems to have a soft spot for Audi. It has a series of models from the German car brand like the S5, RS 5, Q8, A8 L, R8 LMX and R8 V10 Plus, which are powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine developing 517 hp.
One of the biggest names in Hong Kong entertainment, Kwok is known for his fascination with cars. He calls his interest “not only a great hobby, but also an investment”. In its collection proudly enthroned Ferraris such as the F50 and FXX-K hypercars (which can only be driven on the track), McLaren Senna and various models of Porsches and Lamborghini. His Pagani Zonda 760 “King” was custom built with carbon fiber bodywork and a power boost for him by the company.
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