Who could forget Paris Hilton's pink Bentley GT Continental? The motor was a pillar of noughties pop culture, and fans were recently thrilled to discover that the newlywed hotel heiress still owns the iconic set of wheels after she posted a photo of herself with the Barbie-inspired ride on Instagram. On brand as ever, Hilton donned a matching pink outfit as she posed with the glamorous $200,000 (£151k) car. To use her immortal catchphrase: "That's hot".
Oozing with old-school elegance, Donald Trump is thought to have paid around $500,000 (£377.7k) for his 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom. According to reports, the regal automobile is the most expensive supercar in the former president’s vast fleet of motors.
Some might say that Elon Musk is reminiscent of a Bond character. It seems rather fitting, then, that in 2013 he splurged $818,000 (£616k) on the 1976 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine car that featured in the classic James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me. Nicknamed 'Wet Nellie', the car originally cost around $100,000 (£76k) to build. Musk admitted that he was disappointed to discover that his new purchase didn’t actually transform into a submarine. He revealed he planned to upgrade it with a Tesla powertrain to fix the issue, although this enraged 007 enthusiasts, who believed the iconic piece of movie memorabilia should remain unaltered.
According to Forbes, music mogul Jay-Z has a cool $1.3 billion (£982m) in the bank and, as a result, boasts one of the world's most desirable supercar collections. This includes a Dartz Prombron, a fully armoured SUV that can withstand AK-47s and rocket launchers. The rapper reportedly paid $1.3 million (£982k) for the formidable vehicle, with reports suggesting he purchased it to protect his wife Beyoncé, and their children.
Despite being one of the world's wealthiest people, Mark Zuckerberg is known to enjoy a frugal lifestyle. So, naturally, the media exploded when he purchased a lavish Pagani Huayra in 2014. The Facebook co-founder reportedly spent $1.4 million (£1m) on the spectacular car, which is a far cry from his previous rides; cars he has owned in the past reportedly include a VW Golf GTI and a Honda Fit.
Make-up mogul Kylie Jenner is famous for flaunting her swish supercar collection on social media, allowing fans to keep up with her latest wheels. Her current collection includes a Range Rover Autobiography and a Bugatti Chiron (of which more later). However, they don't come much more fabulous than her Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, which was gifted to Jenner by her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott following the birth of their daughter Stormi in 2018.
The opulent automobile, which features gullwing doors and a digital dashboard, came with a $1.4 million (£1m) price tag. Only a limited number of Ferrari LaFerraris have been produced since their 2013 launch, with the iconic car brand notoriously selective about who can purchase their motors.
Flo Rida owns a prestigious Bugatti Veyron and enjoys splashing his cash by regularly wrapping it in new colours. The extravagant rapper came under fire for wrapping the $1.7 million (£1.3m) supercar in gold chrome, with many describing the finished look as 'gaudy'. In 2013, he raised even more eyebrows when he coated the vehicle in a bright pink wrap. Look a little closer at the photo and you'll notice that there's a charity pin incorporated into the design on the hood; this is because the bold new paint job was chosen to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Saudi royal Turki Bin Abdullah stunned Londoners when he paraded his jaw-dropping collection of gold supercars through the city in 2016. His collection includes two Lamborghinis, a Mercedes AMG off-roader, a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, and a Bentley Flying Spur, collectively costing over $2 million (£1.5m). The prince reportedly spends thousands wrapping each vehicle in gold, which feels like a fitting choice given his regal status.
Although Bill Gates might tend to donate the bulk of his fortune to philanthropic causes, the Microsoft founder has a penchant for Porsche supercars. Gates purchased a rare Porsche 959 model in 1987 but it was impounded by US Customs when he attempted to illegally import it into the United States. He had a painful wait of over a decade before his beloved car became road-ready, and he even helped to pass the law that made it road-legal. The incredible automobile, which boasts a top speed of 197 mph, is now reportedly worth around $2 million (£1.5m).
As we all know, Beyoncé loves to spoil her children with lavish presents. (Remember the $80,000 (£57k) diamond-encrusted Barbie doll she gave Blue Ivy for her birthday?) Well, her generosity extends to her husband too. For his 41st birthday in 2010, Queen Bey presented Jay-Z with a spectacular silver Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. The supercar would have set her back $2 million (£1.5m) at the time.
If Kylie Jenner’s Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta wasn’t quite enough to turn you green with envy, feast your eyes on her Bugatti Chiron. Jenner shared a video of her flashy $3 million (£2.3m) supercar to her social media in 2019, but swiftly removed it after receiving backlash for flaunting her wealth. Fans still got a good glimpse of the vehicle, which boasts a sleek black and white finish and a statement orange interior. Jenner reportedly bought it as a gift for herself after her break-up from Travis Scott.
Unveiled at the 2013 International Qatar Motor Show, the Lykan Hypersport was the first hypercar created by W Motors. The futuristic-looking supercar was the star attraction of the Fast and Furious 7 movie and the most expensive car ever featured in the legendary film franchise, with a $3.4 million (£2.6m) price tag. Just seven of these ultra-exclusive beauties exist, and Major League Baseball star Hector Olivera is among the lucky owners. Jealous, us?
Eric Clapton has a favourite luxury car brand: Ferrari. The rock legend boasts an enviable collection, including a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, a 1964 Ferrari GTO Lusso, and a Ferrari Enzo. The showpiece is his one-of-a-kind Ferrari SP12 EC. Naturally, the 'EC' stands for Eric Clapton, with Ferrari reportedly charging Clapton $4 million (£3m) for the custom car. It was inspired by his favourite model, the 512 BB, with additional influences from the 458 Italia.
Only 13 of the ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno Roadster supercars exist, with the model unveiled in 2013 to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. As a result, they come with a premium price tag of $4.5 million (£3.4m). Wealthy businessmen Kris Singh and Antoine Dominic are among the known owners of the exclusive vehicles, but the identities of the other lucky buyers remain a mystery. The road-legal race car boasts a 6.5-litre V12 engine with 750 horsepower, and can reach a top speed of 221mph (356km/h).
Koenigsegg described its magnificent CCXR Trevita supercar as a "diamond on wheels". Why? The luxury vehicle is coated in a solution that transforms its black carbon-fibre body into a sparkling silver-white, giving the illusion of millions of glittering diamonds on the car's body. Not only is this beauty aesthetically pleasing, but it can also reach a top speed of 250mph (402km/h). Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather once owned a CCXR Trevita, and it comes with a hefty $4.8 million (£3.6m) price tag.
Only 10 of these magnificent Bugatti Centodieci supercars have been produced, with soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo one of the reported owners. Ronaldo, who already owns a Bugatti Chiron and a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, reportedly paid $11.2 million (£8.5m) for the limited-edition vehicle in 2020, which was delivered to buyers this year. Given that Ronaldo earned a cool $120 million (£91m) in 2021 alone, the cost of the luxurious set of wheels was just pocket change.
Jay Leno boasts one of the most famous and desirable supercar collections ever, with a reported value of around $150 million (£113.6m). Among his collection is the McLaren F1, arguably the most iconic sports car of the 20th century. In its prime, the automobile set a Guinness World Record for the fastest production car in the world, achieving a speed of 240.1mph (386km/h). Only 106 of these ultra-desirable vehicles were crafted. The one in Leno’s garage is worth an estimated $12 million (£9m), although one sold at auction in 2021 for a jaw-dropping $20.5 million (£15.4m).
Walmart heir Rob Walton has splashed his cash on an impressive collection of classic cars over the years. Among his various vehicles is a vintage 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, snapped up by Walton for a cool $12.1 million (£9.1m) in 2009. However, the prized antique vehicle is actually thought to be worth closer to $40 million (£30.3m) today.
Unveiled in 2017, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-of-a-kind two-seater, commissioned by an anonymous billionaire for a reported $13 million (£9.8m). This seriously stylish auto wouldn't look out of place in a James Bond film. With the push of just one button, the car's console reportedly deploys a chilled bottle of champagne and two crystal champagne flutes to the passengers. To add a splash of extra glamour to proceedings, the fizz in question is the mysterious buyer's favourite vintage from the year of his birth.
This stunning, one-of-a-kind Bugatti La Voiture Noire was created to celebrate Bugatti's 110th anniversary in 2019. It was snapped up by another mysterious billionaire for $18.7 million (£14.1m). The masterfully crafted supercar was inspired by the classic Type 57 SC Atlantic, and is one of the most expensive modern-day cars to be commissioned. Rumours circulated that footballer Cristiano Ronaldo could be the buyer, but this was later proven to be untrue.
This dapper 1935 Duesenberg SSJ is one of just two ever built, and once belonged to Hollywood star Gary Cooper. The most powerful car of its time, the antique automobile could reach a top speed of 140mph (225km/h). The classic car went under the hammer in 2018, fetching a record-breaking $22 million (£16.7m).
Rolls-Royce debuted its Boat Tail car in May 2021, calling it "the most ambitious motor car ever created". The back of the four-seater car is designed like a yacht deck and measures over 19 feet (5.8m) in length. It's one of the most expensive modern cars ever made, costing an eye-watering $26.4 million (£20m).
The innovative vehicle is part of Rolls-Royce’s new Coachbuild project, which gives high-profile clients the freedom to design their own custom cars. Only three Boat Tails have been crafted so far, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé are rumoured to be among the buyers. Why? Because the champagne cooler was designed to fit bottles of Armand de Brignac, the luxury alcohol brand co-owned by the rapper...
Ralph Lauren's taste in cars is evidently as extravagant and exquisite as his sense of style. The fashion designer owns 60 rare classic cars (including a reported 11 Ferraris), including the inspiration behind the La Voiture Noire, the iconic 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. The awe-inspiring automobile boasts a value exceeding $40 million (£30.3m), and is incredibly desirable due to the fact that only four models of its type were created. While the whereabouts of three are known, the location of the fourth is an ongoing mystery.
WeatherTech founder David MacNeil reportedly paid $80 million (£60.6m) in 2018 for this legendary 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, making it one of the most expensive cars ever sold. There are only around three-dozen models of the vintage sports car in existence, which features the iconic French Tricolore stripes.
This one-of-a-kind 2006 GM EcoJet was designed by Jay Leno in collaboration with General Motors. The technological showpiece supercar was unveiled at the 2006 SEMA show in Vegas and is priceless. The automobile not only boasts an eye-catching design but it's also sustainably powered. The car has a 650 horsepower Honeywell Lt-101 turbine engine that runs on biodiesel, while the body is made from carbon fibre and Kevlar, and can seat two people.
To celebrate his 50th anniversary as a Ferrari employee in 2005, world-famous car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro received a gift that was the envy of car enthusiasts everywhere – the opportunity to design his very own Ferrari... without limits. The GG50, his 2+2 coupé concept supercar, was partly based on the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, and merged classic and futuristic characteristics. His birthday design featured a bold red exterior with stylish cream interiors. Giugiaro's utterly unique automobile is considered to be priceless.
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