Cars of the Rich and the Famous

Posted on 20 June 2011 by Tony Santos

Wondering what cars do the ‘rich and the famous’ drive? From hundred thousands to million-dollar-worth of luxury drives, imagine Jay-Z’s Mayback Exelero amounting to 8M dollars. We’ll if you think you’ll have hard time owning this kind of rich ride, you don’t have to worry cause some of them are available on some car rental with affordable car hire rates. You can have a famous ride without million bucks slashed in your wallet. Luckily, if you’re based in Spain, there are many choices in car hire Spain. Don’t stop too much here, we got the full list after the cut.

1. Patrick Dempsey – Jaguar XK120

Patrick Dempsey - Jaguar XK12

Patrick Galen Dempsey, an American actor known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (“McDreamy”) on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and the owner of the classic Jaguar XK120 Roadster.

The Jaguar XK120 Roadster was only in production from 1948 to 1954 with a total of 17,612 units, and Dempsey has done a good job keeping one of it in perfect condition.

The Jaguar XK120 comes in an open two-seater, fixed-head coupe and convertible versions.  Powered by a 160 hp in-line 6-cylinder engine the XK120 can accelerate from 060 mph in 12 seconds with a top speed over 115 mph. During its time, Jaguar XK120 costs $3,536 but prices in the auctions right now range from $66,000 – $78,000.


2. Damon – Tesla Roadster

Matt Damon - Tesla Roadster

Matt Damon, starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan, the Ocean’s trilogy, and the Bourne series was one of the first 100 people in the world along with (rapper-member of The Black Eyed Peas) to get the fully electric sports car Tesla Roadster which price goes around $100,000.

The Tesla Roadster is powered by a 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor with variable frequency drive. It can deliver 288 hp at 5,000-6,000 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 0-5,400 rpm. Mated to a single speed fixed gear, it can run from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 125 mph. The custom microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery allows Tesla Roadster to travel up to 245 miles and takes about 3.5 hours to be fully charged using Tesla High Power Wall Connector at 240 Volts and 70 Amps.


3. Jason Statham – Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Jason Statham - Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Jason Statham, played the lead role in action packed films; The Transporter, Crank, The Bank Job, War (opposite martial arts star Jet Li), and Death Race owns one of Lamborghini’s super cars, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 with price start at $400,000.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is powered by a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V12 engine making an astonishing 631 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm. Mated either to a six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmission, this all-wheel drive super car can sprint 0-60 mph in no more than 3.4 seconds.


4. Paris Hilton – Bentley GT Continental

Paris Hilton - Bentley Continental GT

Paris Whitney Hilton, an American socialite, heiress, media personality, model, singer, author, fashion designer, actress and the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels). She owns a $285,000 Bentley Continental GT with a custom diamond-encrusted dashboard which she ordered to make it extra special.

The Bentley Continental GT is powered by a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W-12 engine making 567 hp and 516lb-ft of torque. Mated to the a 6-speed Quickshift transmission it can sprints from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and with a top speed of 197mph.


5. P. Diddy – Maybach 62 S

P Diddy - Maybach 62S

Sean John Combs, popularly known as P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor and men’s fashion designer. He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award. He owns a Maybach 62 S which price falls around $700,000.

The Mayback 62 S is powered by a 6.0L V12 biturbo gasoline engine making 620 hp and 738 lb-ft at 2000-4000 rpm. Mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission it can sprints from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.


6. David Beckham– Custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

David Beckham - Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

David Robert Joseph Beckham, an English football player who played for the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, and A.C. Milan, as well as the England national team, for whom he holds the all-time appearance record for an outfield player. He owns a custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe with a price tag of $407,000, not including the customized wheels or accessories.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is powered by a 6.75 liter V12 engine making 453 hp at 5,350 rpm and 531 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm. It can run from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.


7. Jay Leno – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Jay Leno - Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Jay Leno, an American stand-up comedian, television host and who’s also a car enthusiast, owner of approximately 200 vehicles, including about 100 cars. And among those one of his favorites is the Mercedes SLR McLaren which according to him is the fastest car he’s ever driven. It has a MSRP of $450,000.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is powered by a 5.4L V8 supercharged engine making 617 hp at 6,500 rpm and 575 lb-ft of torque at 3,250-5,000 rpm. It can sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 207 mph and fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg in the highway.


8. Nicolas CageFerrari Enzo

Nicolas Cage - Ferrari Enzo

Nicolas Cage, an American actor, producer and director, having appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona (1987), The Rock (1996), Face/Off (1997), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Adaptation (2002), National Treasure (2004), Ghost Rider (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), Kick-Ass (2010) and Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2011). He owns one of Ferrari’s super sport cars, the Ferrari Enzo with a tag price of $670,000.

The Ferrarri Enzo comes with a 4.7L V12 engine making 660 hp and 485 lb-ft torque. Mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission it sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.


9. Jerry Seinfeld / Bill Gates – Porsche 959

Bill Gates - Porsche 959

Jerome “Jerry” Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and film producer, known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989–1998). He and Bill Gates (chairman of Microsoft Corporation) have the same thing in common; they both own the 1986 world’s fastest street-legal production car, the limited edition Porsche 959.

Porsche 959 is powered by a 2.85L boxer-6 sequential twin turbo engine making 450 hp at 6500 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 5500 rpm. That allows Porsche 959 to sprints from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds with a top speed of more than 198 mph. No wonder it was held the fastest car of its time. Its production price is approximately $230,000.


10. Simon Cowell / Rapper Birdman – Bugatti Veyron

Simon Cowell - Bugatti Veyron

Simon Cowell known for judging the United States prestigious singing talent search; the American Idol and Bryan Williams, better known as Birdman; a Grammy nominated American rapper both own what is so far the most expensive street legal car on market today, the Bugatti Veyron with its mammoth price of $1,700,000.

Bugatti Veyron is powered by a 8.0L Quad-Turbocharged 16-cylinder engine making 1001 hp at 6,000 rpm and 922 lb-ft of torque at 2,200 rpm. Mated to 7-Speed DSG, it can sprints from 0-60 mph in less than 2.7 seconds with a top speed of up to 252.9 mph.


11. Ralph Lauren – McLaren F1LM

Ralp Lauren - McLaren F1 LM

Ralph Lauren, an American fashion designer and business executive; best-known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand also own one of the world’s expensive super sport cars, the McLaren F1 LM with a price tag of $970,000.

McLaren F1 LM is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine making 680 hp at 7,800 rpm and 520 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. It can sprints from 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds with a top speed 225 mph.


12. Jay Z– Maybach Exelero

Jay-Z - Maybach Exelero

Shawn Corey Carter popularly known as Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2010. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving thirteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. No wonder he can afford to buy an $8,000,000-worth Mayback Exelero.

Mayback Exelero is powered by 5.9L V12 Twin-turbocharged engine making 700 hp at 5,000 rpm and 753 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. It can sprints from 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 218 mph.

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