If you had a glittering career and a bank balance to match, what would you spend your money on? For many of us, a fleet of exotic cars would sit at the top of our wishlist. A passion for cars is something that is shared by millions of people all over the world, not least some of the most famous faces on the planet.
Many of the top A-listers are not happy with just the most expensive performance car straight out of the showroom, many celebs will often customise their car with performance car parts and visual styling with a body kit and paint job to achieve a highly unique showpiece so when arriving at a camera snapping event they will get all the attention.
With cash to spend, what kinds of vehicles are the stars of the red carpet and the football field snapping up? If you’re intrigued by celebrities with performance modified cars, here’s an insight into the makes and models chosen by the A-list.
Many of us dream of strolling into a pristine showroom full of supercars and ambling through the displays, pondering which object of beauty, speed and elegance to add to our collection. If this visual is usually followed by an alarm going off, you might have to keep your fingers crossed for a lottery win and settle for reading about stars with modified cars instead of creating your own fleet of personalised exotic cars.
The good news is that if you do scoop the jackpot or a windfall comes your way, at least you can take inspiration for your first purchase from these fancy celebrity investments:
The fantasy league of footballer’s cars
When it comes to building premium collections of supercars, there are few groups that can rival the world’s best-known footballers. Between them, the stars of La Liga, the Premier League and the MLS own just about every star-spangled model imaginable.
Zlatan Clearly possesses an eye for a star buy, and his garage boasts some of the finest vehicles ever made. Amongst the Maserati’s and Lamborghinis lies the jewel in the crown, the Ferrari Enzo. A stunning example of Italian design, this is one of just 399 models in the world. Zlatan likes to talk the talk and walk the walk on and off the pitch, and he’s not afraid to personalise his cars to fit in with his unique brand image.
Cristiano is another footballer who boasts an expansive collection of ridiculously expensive cars. In a recent TV interview with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese maestro revealed that he had over 20 supercars thanks to a deep-seated interest in driving, high powered performance cars. Among his most treasured pieces is the Lamborghini Aventador, which is valued at a staggering $4 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s custom Lamborghini Aventador
It wouldn’t be right to talk about Ronaldo with mentioning his number one rival, Lionel Messi. A fellow fan, Messi is said to own one of the world’s most expensive cars, the Ferrari Sport Spider Scaglietti. This spectacular showpiece, which is packed with features that were never designed for road use, would set you back over $32 million!
Lionel Messi’s Ferrari Sport Spider Scaglietti
David is another high-profile petrol head. Despite owning a series of sleek sports cars, Becks is most commonly spotted making his way through the busy streets of London or the winding country roads close to his rural residences in souped-up 4x4s and SUVs. Think blacked-out Range Rovers, Jeeps and Cadillacs with all the trimmings.
David Beckham in his custom Rolls Royce
Flying the flag for America
America is home to some of the most enthusiastic car owners on the planet, and modification is big business. Leading the way across the pond are Will.i.am, Jay Leno and the Kardashian/Jenner family.
This A-lister has a passion for retro wagons, and even planned to launch his own car company specialising in modifications. Owning his infamous Delorean which he affectionately referred to as DeLor.I.Am. has been reported in the press many times due to various dramas from going missing and also being impounded for not being road legal. However this doesn’t stop the superstar for having a dream of owning the craziest cars on the planet.
Mr Leno is one of the world’s best-known car collectors, and he took his hobby to another level when teaming up with General Motors to produce the EcoJet. This highly-modified concept car featured a gas turbine helicopter engine.
Jay Leno’s modified concept car, EcoJet
The Kardashians and Jenners
These social media giants are often spotted cruising around Calabasas in the latest rides, and almost every member of the clan has their own personal collection of supercars and family-friendly SUVs. One of Kim’s first forays into the luxury car market saw her driving around in a sparkling white Ferrari 458 Italia.
Now a mother of four, Kim is usually seen behind the wheel of a modified, blacked-out Range Rover. Little sister, Kylie, rumoured to be the youngest billionaire on the planet, recently shared a clip of a $3 million Bugatti on social media. This distinctive vehicle is part of an exclusive fleet built up by the makeup guru over the last five years.
Kylie Jenner Stepping Out of Her Orange Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
In summary, do you blame them, who wouldn’t own one of these works of art, crazy cars will always exist as long as celebs keep buying them and modifying them so they stand out from the crowd?