Stars Who Love Pricey Cars
Celebrities seem to do everything bigger than the rest of us. Whereas we might indulge in chocolate or a new outfit, they're more likely to go on an expensive getaway, buy real estate, or even a luxury car — often one that costs just as much as a house!
Take a look at a few celebs known for their hot wheels:
Justin Bieber: The Biebs made headlines in March when he received a $100,000 hybrid Fisker Karma for his 18th birthday from his manager Scooter Braun. The luxe sports car, which only hit showrooms in December 2011, is seriously flashy, since it's completely covered in chrome. And police on the streets of L.A. have definitely noticed it! In July, he was driving the pricey car when he was pulled over for driving more than 100 miles per hour on L.A.'s busy 101 Freeway, which he claimed was because he was being chased by the paparazzi, according to TMZ. Just four months later, the website reported that Bieber was stopped while driving another sweet ride: a white Ferrari.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Kimye, as the couple of eight months has been nicknamed, share a love of more than just each other — they're also both passionate about luxury cars. Kardashian, whose auto obsession has been documented on her show "Keeping Up With Kardashians," has been known to drive a Ferrari 458 Italia valued at more than $229,825, according to Us Weekly. One of the first signs that West was serious about the relationship came in May when he allowed Kardashian to take his $500,000 Mercedes McLaren while running errands. West also owns a $380,000 Lamborghini that he received in June on his 35th birthday — a gift from Kim, of course!
Jay-Z: What do you get the guy who has everything, or could at least buy it? For Jay-Z's 41st birthday in 2010, Beyonce presented her car enthusiast hubby with what ABC News called "the most expensive car in the world": a $2 million Bugatti Grand Sport, which instantly became the crown jewel of his pricey car collection. Jay has such a thing for ritzy rides that he even gave one a supporting role in the video for one of his songs with Kanye West, "Otis." The car aficionados opted to feature scenes in the vid of a blowtorch and a saw demolishing a $373,000 Maybach, which they later auctioned off for charity.
David Beckham: The sexy soccer star has so many cars that last spring he sold part of the collection (two Bentleys, a BMW 645, a Range Rover Sport, and a Lamborghini Gallardo, according to The Sun) he'd left at home in London when he moved to Los Angeles to play for the Galaxy. (We're guessing Beckham probably didn't want to deal with the hassle of having his fancy rides transported overseas. Ah, rich people problems!) But, of course, Becks still has a fleet of luxury vehicles his adopted city of L.A. In the States, Becks has most recently been seen racing around in a custom Ferrari.
Paris Hilton: At one time, socialite Paris Hilton was so closely associated with her pink Bentley that Forbes claimed Bentley was concerned about her connection to the brand! Citing an insider, the business mag reported in October 2011 that Hilton wasn't the type of classy customer that the company seeks. Nevertheless, that didn't stop Paris from driving all over L.A. in her pink car, which matches the baby blue Bentley that also sits in her garage at home. But lately, she prefers to go shopping in a white Lexus LFA, valued at $375,000, which TMZ says she received as a birthday gift in 2011 from her boyfriend at the time, Cy Waits. Bentley should be very pleased.
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