From Lamborghini To Prius – These Celebs Have Crazy Cars
by Ed Scott
If there’s one thing that defines the celebrity lifestyle, it’s the need to let the world know how well you’re doing – even if you’re not doing very well at all.
At least until the bankruptcy order finally comes in anyway.
In the meantime though, what better way to get one up on your celebrity peers than to buy a flashy motor or, even better, a fleet of them?
Check out these celebs and their collections.
The flame-haired, bespectacled broadcaster is almost as famous for his collection of cars as he is for his breakfast shows, and his fleet includes Ferraris, Range Rovers, Jaguars and Ford Mustangs.
The pick of the bunch though, has to be his Series II 250 Ferrari GTO, which he sold for £18 million, reportedly to fund an even more expensive Series I GTO…
Jay Kay is another 90s superstar who used his sizeable wealth to fund a fleet of cars, and the Jamiroquai frontman has no less than 50 cars in his collection.
Among his favourites are a signal orange BMW 2002 Baur Cabriolet, a purple Porsche 911 2.7 RS, a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, and this Ferrari Vignale 330 GT – perfect for any rock star who happens to be off to Waitrose to get the big shop in…
Meanwhile, over in the US, Jerry Seinfeld spends much of his time, and considerable fortune – made predominantly on the back of the successful Seinfeld sitcom, his self-titled ‘show about nothing’ – collecting Porsches.
He reportedly paid a cool $500,000 for a Porsche 595 and rents a hangar at Santa Monica Airport to house his car collection.
If observational comedy and classic cars are your thing, you should check out Jerry Seinfeld’s latest series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
As birthdays go, your 35th isn’t considered much of a milestone – but that didn’t stop Kim Kardashian splashing out $750,000 on a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for her then boyfriend Kanye West, to celebrate him officially making it to halfway through his 30s.
The couple are now married and have a son together, but it’s rumoured they’re about to be divorced. And while it’s unclear when things went…er…west for the Wests, Kanye crunching the Lamborghini in Kim’s security gates in 2013 can’t have helped matters…
We’ve had a comedian with a love of coffee and classic cars, a rapper wrapping his supercar around some gateposts, and a couple of 90s superstars with incredible collections – and then comes along a full on A-list Hollywood superstar in, wait for it, a Toyota Prius.
It’s fair to say Leonardo DiCaprio is keen on electric cars – at the back end of 2013 he co-founded a Monaco-based Formula E team with Gildo Pallanca Pastor, owner of electric carmaker Venturi Automobiles.
The actor, who is also an environmental campaigner, reasoning is very admirable: “The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles.”
And so it should come as no surprise to learn DiCaprio drives around in a $24,000 Toyota Prius. But it does.
Have you ever seen a celebrity driving round in an unlikely looking motor? Let us know in a comment…
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