Whether it be Lupe Fiasco’s soon to drop “Lamborghini Angels” or the latest summer blockbuster premiere, celebrities and hot cars go together like Hollywood and Vine. At the end of May, Steven Tyler picked up his insane $1.1 million Hennessy Venom GT Spyder. Later, Kim Kardashian delivered every man’s birthday dream to her beau, Kanye West, a brand new $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador. Thing is, these are just two of the amazingly expensive cars routinely driven by top notch celebs. So, here’s some of the best celebrity cars we’ve seen.
The birthday move pulled by Kim Kardashian is not a new trick. Beyoncé bought her husband, Jay Z, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for his 41st birthday. The Veyron (Super Sport) holds the crown of world’s fastest car, with a top speed of 267 mph, and costs a cool a $2 million.
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Other owners include Lil Wayne, who’s made no secret that he actually bought his Bugatti Veyron for $1.8 million…in cash. Subtly hinting that many rappers who claim to own the ultra rare hyper-car are just posing. Or they have really generous sugar mamas.
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Some of the most popular rides among the Hollywood elite are the latest models from Rolls-Royce. The $250,000 Ghost has been spotted with Christina Aguilera, Petra Ecclestone and Jennifer Lopez behind the wheel.
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The massive, but still classy, Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe has been seen around L.A. with Scott Disick, Pharell Williams and David Beckham at the helm. The prodigous convertible commands a hefty $450,000 price tag. If that’s a little too rich for your blood, David Beckham recently sold his custom DUB-edition Rolls-Royce Drophead at a $170,000 discount.
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Conspicuous excess may not be cool if you’re an environmentally conscious celebrity. Thankfully, with the arrival of the sexy, plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma, it’s totally OK again. No longer relegated to driving a distinctively beige Toyota Prius, stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber and Taylor Lautner have been quick to showcase their early production $100,000 eco-mobiles.
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Twilight star Taylor Lautner also owns an Audi R8, but we hear he has had more problems driving it than the totally-new-to-driving pop star, Lady Gaga. The 26-year-old Gaga has been spotted taking driving lessons in a $146,000 Audi R8. On stage extravagance aside, Gaga appears to still be living on planet earth, despite raking in about $90 million between records sales, promotions and concerts in 2011.
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We make it no secret that we admire Amber Heard for her many…talents. But honestly, there’s nothing sexier than a woman who knows her cars, especially if those cars are classic American Muscle. Now, how do we propose without sounding like a total creep?
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There is probably no bigger car nut in Hollywood (Jay Leno aside) than Patrick Dempsey. He takes the cake, with a stable of classic cars including a Jaguar D-type (one recently sold at auction for $11 million), $150,000 Mercedes 190 SLR, and a $450,000 Ferrari Daytona. He’s usually seen driving around Hollywood in a $140,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He also races cars…professionally. Yeah, we’d marry him too.
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Not all celebrities are just buying cars. Victoria Beckham has crossed over to actually making them. Mrs. Beckham, named Range Rover’s Creative Executive Director in 2010, spent the last two years working closely with brand on the Evoque Victoria Beckham Special Edition. The hand-finished matte paint, vintage tan leather interior and rose gold wheel accents are thanks to Victoria’s handy work. Not bad at all, for a Spice Girl.
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