Hollywood celebrities drive the most expensive and luxurious cars that money can buy. While some of them use cars as a status symbol (Jay-Z), others are more concerned with environmental issues (Leonardo DiCaprio), and some have even admitted having a car addiction (Jay Leno and Robert Downey Jr) – either way, we think you’ll agree that they’re all pretty good to look at!
Tony Stark, the fictional character in Iron Man, has his own amazing supercar collection, but so does the actor who played him. Robert Downey Jr is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and he confessed his love affair with cars to Vanity Fair last year. He revealed his collection, which includes a Porsche, a Corvette, a Ford F150, a Bentley, a Volvo Woody, a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, Audi A8 and A7, a Mercedes-Benz wagon, and a 2011 VW GTI. Phew! That’s a lot of cars. Downey Jr admitted that he has a soft spot for Audis, and we’re not surprised, when he gets to drive one as nice as the R8, which is pictured above. The R8 has all-wheel drive, and a 4.2-litre engine that delivers 430bhp at 7900rpm. 0–60mph takes 4.2 seconds and top speed is 186mph.
How much does it cost? $246,000
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Simon Cowell drive a Bugatti Veyron. The oil change alone costs $21,000! The Veyron can reach 0–60mph in 2.6 seconds and the huge 8.0-litre engine has four turbochargers. Four! That’s crazy. The car has 1200bhp and will also be used in the Furious 7 movie later this year.
How much does it cost? $2.25million
Jay Leno is famous for a whole host of things, including being an actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host. But what we’re interested in is his incredible car collection. Leno has his own YouTube channel called Jay Leno’s Garage which features car and motorcycle reviews, car comparisons on everything from super cars to classic cars and racing cars, and everything in between!
Jay Leno’s favourite car is his Mercedes SLR McLaren pictured above (which Beyoncé also owns). There were only 3500 of these made, which hikes the price up considerably. Whilst the SLR McLaren isn’t the most expensive car in Leno’s collection, it is still his favourite.
How much does it cost? $500,000
Image: By Simon Davidson, CC by 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Jay-Z drives the most expensive car in Hollywood. His Maybach Excelero has 700hp and a twin-turbo V12 engine, and can reach 0–60mph in just 4.4 seconds. The car was custom-made in 2013, and is one-of-a-kind. Rapper Birdman used to own the car, until he wasn’t able to pay off the huge sum. Jay-Z bought the car from him and featured it in his video, ‘Lost Ones’. The Excelero is the most expensive car in this list by far.
How much does it cost? $8million
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Ashton Kutcher drives a Ferrari California, a hard top convertible that can go 0–60mph in just 3.6 seconds. It has a 3855cc 32v V8 turbo engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The California was the first Ferrari to feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a folding metal roof and direct petrol injection.
How much does it cost? $202,000
Leonardo DiCaprio bucks the trend in the Hollywood car game, by opting for environmentally friendly cars. DiCaprio owns the Fisker Karma, pictured above, and a Lexus hybrid. In an interview with Top Gear, he said: ‘Ever since I learned about hybrid vehicles, that's all I've really owned.’
DiCaprio loves Fisker so much that he invested in the company a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, it was announced that Fisker Karmas that originally cost $660,000 each have only been selling for $103,000.
How much does it cost? $660,000
Image: Ferrari 458 Italia via Flickr
Both Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber own a Ferrari 458 Italia in white. The 458 Italia is one of the most desirable super cars around. It can go from 0–60mph in just 3.3 seconds, and its 4.5-litre engine gives out an impressive 562bhp. Top speed is 201mph and the 458 Italia has a seven-speed dual-clutch automated-manual gearbox that is incredibly quick. The Berlinetta version will appear in Furious 7 later this year.
How much does it cost? $275,900 – $340,000