Celebrities with years of success and a lot of money will drop big money on fancy cars. They can be spotted everywhere in Los Angeles, New York, and international cities like London and Paris. Which of these vehicles are the most expensive? Here are five of them.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Comedian Jay Leno, a well-known car lover, owns over 300 cars and motorbikes. Its 5.4-L engine generates 620 HP with its five-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle has a Sensotronic Brake Control for strong stopping power plus 232 kg (511 lb) of torque, going 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a little over 3seconds and a quarter-mile in 11 seconds at 130 mph (210 km/h).Only 3500 were made and each costs $500,000 at least and its value has gone up as time goes by.
Rapper Kanye West’s custom Aventador was a present from his wife, who paid $750,000 for this flashy, Blade Runner-like Lamborghini. It has a 6.5-L, V12 engine that powers up at 700 HP with 0 to 60 mph power in under three-seconds. With only 5000 of them ever made, those with at least six-figures to spare can drive up to 350 km/h (217 mph) on the roads (or race track, if you don’t want to get pulled over for speeding) and can be handled with a seven-auto, all-wheel drive, single clutch.
It was built in 2004 for limited production. The Maybach Exelero’s 700HP, V12 engine reaches speeds at 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 220 mph. The German luxury car is created as a throwback to their sportscar line in the 1930s with a two-door coupe, very similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Two of its more notable owners include rappers Jay-Z and Birdman, bothspending $8 million for their Maybach.
Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
The Hennessey Venom GT is famous for changing the Bugatti for the title of fastest car in the world, and the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder won with a top speed of 270 mph. Only six vehicles were made in the span of six years from 2011-17.One of its six owners, happy with its twin-turbo LS7 V8 engine and 1,451 HP, is Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, who paid $1.1 million for the Spyder.
The Enzo was made to celebrate Ferrari’s Formula 1 success and chose a various selection of people who had the chance to buy the Enzo. Built in 2004 to produce only 400 Enzo’s, the vehicle is worth over $1 million now, but cost over $600,000 at the time. It has a 650 HP, V12 engine that shifts the Ferrari from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds and can reach speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph). One of its few owners is Academy Award-winning actor Nicholas Cage.
Bottom line, if you have a few million, you can own these vehicles and be like a celebrity when pulling into the valet. The best thing about not being an actual celebrity is the fact you don’t get bombarded with photographers at your window.