Leisure and wild spending has become synonymous with luxurious lifestyles that celebrities lead. And with all that spending, comes all the finely tuned and intricately designed cars that anyone would love to get their hands on.
Brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce are the names we get accustomed to and associate well-known people with. While that may be true in most cases, some celebrities have decided to be a bit less mainstream with their car choices. From small, compact smart cars, to the more complex, decked out ones, here are 15 celebrities that drive the most surprising cars.
15 Will.i.am – 1958 Volkswagen Beetle
While it is true that Will.i.am has been a top tier singer for a while now, customizing cars is definitely not his forte. Spending over $900,000, the artist ended up with something not remotely close to the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle chassis used to build and design this car.
14 Clint Eastwood – GMC Typhoon
Starring in movies like Unforgiven and High Plains Drifter, Clint Eastwood became known for portraying the badest gunslingers you’ve seen. And just like his movies, Eastwood has chosen a more classic approach towards his preferred car.
Produced only between 1992 and 1993, this boxy truck is actually one of the quickest and most ridiculous pickups in the world, capable of reaching a 60 mph in 4.1 seconds – almost 30 years ago!
13 Conan O’Brien – 1992 Ford Taurus
With hit shows like the Late Night and Conan, it’s no surprise this popular host rakes in over 12 million dollars a year. But despite his large earnings, O’Brien has decided to keep things modest with the plain and boring 1992 Ford Taurus. With a dated 140-horsepower 3.0 liter V-6. It might not be the strongest out there, but it gets the job done, and to Conan, that’s what matters.
12 Angelina Jolie – BMW Hydrogen 7
One of the most prominent and iconic names in Hollywood is Angelina Jolie, and it’s for a reason. From her time on the set of Maleficent to her time on the not so family-friendly set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Jolie has gained the admiration of both young and old.
Her car of choice is a super-luxury sedan that runs on both hydrogen and premium gasoline, giving it the ability to constantly be able to fuel up should one of the two stations be unavailable.
11 Leonardo Dicaprio – Toyota Prius
Apart from winning an Oscar for the movie The Revenant, Leonardo Dicaprio has also made quite a reputation for himself as a person deeply concerned about climate change. Nevertheless, it’s surprising that one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors drives one of auto industry’s most hated cars, ever – the Prius. Environmentally friendly as it is, it’s still a beater with a 1.8L engine and a top speed of 112 mph.
10 Colin Farrell – 1987 Ford Bronco
The Irish actor has made a name for himself after being discovered following his role in the war drama Tigerland. After that, it was smooth sailing towards the life of a Hollywood star.
The Bronco was the SUV version of Ford’s infamous line of pickup trucks, the F-100 series. With a top speed of 92 mph, the 145-hp truck has more than enough power for the actor who enjoys keeping his SUV on the road, it seems.
9 Travis Barker – 1956 Cadillac DeVille
Known for being the current drummer for the American Alternative rock band Blink-182, Travis Barker has found great success both in his work with the band and his several other singles or collaborations.
When the drummer is not busy with his performances, he’s expanding his impressive Cadillac collection. One of the notable mentions his 1956 Cadillac DeVille, a car that was a symbol of luxury and status in its time. The performance isn’t any less commendable with a 285 horsepower 6.0-liter V-8, an engine that matches the car’s bulky aggressive design.
8 Gavin Rossdale – Jeep Wagoneer
The second band member to make the list with their surprising car choice is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the English rock band Bush. Rossdale’s car collection includes the Jeep Wagoneer, a vehicle he loves using for family errands such as taking his children to their basketball game.
7 Jeff Dunham – 1966 Batmobile
Jeff Dunham rose to fame as one of America’s funniest ventriloquists. And as his shows and bank account started getting packed, so did his garage. Despite having a very vast and fascinating car collection, none of his cars compare to his replica of the batmobile from the classic 1966 Tv series.
The car featured a 330-horsepower V8, capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 90 mph in just 5.2 seconds. While the Batmobile initially had a max speed of 300 mph, separate turbine afterburners were added that gave the car the ability to reach speeds of 350 mph and above.
6 George R. R. Martin – Tesla Model X
As an author of A Song Of Ice And Fire, a book series that was later produced as Game of Thrones, you’d think Martin would own more of an old school vehicle given the nature of his books. But, the author’s ride couldn’t be more modern as he owns a Tesla Model X.
With a price of almost $105,000, the Model X is one of the most energy-efficient vehicles available on the market as it is powered by two electric motors. It has an acceleration of 2.7 seconds in Ludicrous mode and 6 seconds without, making it the fastest SUV of 2020.
5 Kevin Hart – Mercedes G65
With a net worth of 200 million dollars, Hart is now one of the richest comedians in the world. And as a person who has often joked about his own height, it came off as an ironic surprise to everyone when Hart purchased a gigantic 6,000-lb Mercedes G65.
The kind of engine it takes to run the G-Wagon is a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 worth 621 horsepower. The luxury SUV has a price tag of $220,000, but it cost Hart a bit extra for the window tints, and the wheel and rim changes.
4 George Clooney – Tango 600
A name that went down as one of Hollywood’s greatest is George Clooney. Winning three Golden Globe and two Academy Awards, the actor has created a legacy for himself. And just like several of his peers, he owns an electric car.
This little electric “car” costs a staggering $420,000 to make, and Clooney is among the very few that own one. Even fully charged, it’ll only suffice for a trip of a mere 100 miles. It does reach 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, though, and is considered to be the world’s safest car.
3 Justin Timberlake – Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Being one of the very few singers who did well in the movie industry, Justin Timberlake has had an exceptional acting career, such as his role in Disney’s musical movie Trolls. And despite owning several luxury cars among his collection, his personal favorite is the off-roading powerhouse known as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
2 Jennifer Lawrence – Volkswagen Eos
Despite her success, Lawrence is far from a wild spender and is financially wise. That’s why she still drives around in her Volkswagen Eos, a car she’s had for quite a while now. With a very simple straightforward design and a 200 horsepower engine resulting in a top speed of 140 mph, the car is known for its reliability.
1 Justin Bieber – Smart Fortwo
Being one of the richest entertainers, Bieber is no stranger to car collections worth more than a few houses. And one of the more bizarre cars found in that collection is a Smart Fortwo.
As one of the more affordable green cars with an average price of 17,000$, the car is pretty neat. The engine is worth a humble 74 horsepower that pulls the car at a potential top speed of 79 mph. Not bad for a car powered by a lithium-ion battery. But just like the Tango 600, the car has a short range of 90 miles when the battery is fully charged.