Money help’s you live a lavish and luxurious life and fulfill all your desires. A majority of uber riches are doing just that; from investing their money in new business ideas to owning a fleet of fast luxurious cars, they have it all covered. Speed and luxury, in particular, are common passions shared by the uber rich around the world. In this blog post, we present seven fancy rides of the uber riches that resonate luxury and performance. Take a look.
1. Michael Bloomberg – Audi R8
Michael Bloomberg, the multi-millionaire owner of Bloomberg L.P and ex-Mayor of New York moves around in style in his posh Audi R8. The model is retailing for around $163,000 and is the perfect example of speed, elegance, and stability. Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that churns out 540 horsepower, the R8 takes just 2.8 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Adding to the car’s awesomeness are its sporty interiors and comforting ergonomics.
2. Carlos Slim Helu – Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecom tycoon who regularly challenges Bill Gates for the richest person in the world drives a cool $300,000 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The car features a 6-liter W12 engine under the hood, which makes 616 horsepower. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 200 miles per hour.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio – Fisker Karma Hybrid
Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the finest American actors and an avid environmental activist, is the proud owner of eco-friendly Fisker Karma Hybrid. He’s among the trendsetter of environment-friendly cars among Hollywood actors. Unfortunately, despite catching the fancy of various auto enthusiasts, the company went bankrupt and was acquired by a China-based auto maker.
4. Richard Branson – Gibbs Aquada
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group with a net worth of approximately $5.1 billion, has an extensive automobile collection, including private jets and a swanky and unique amphibious land-water vehicle – Gibbs Aquada. Retailing at around $100,000, the vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter Rover V6 engine that helps the car do up to 100 miles per hour on land and 31 miles per hour or 27 knots on water. In 2004, Richard Branson crossed the English Channel on his Gibbs Aquada.
5. Jay Leno – Mercedes SLR McLaren
Jay Leno is a popular comedian, actor, philanthropist, and television host has a fetish for luxury cars. It is believed that he has a 17,000-square-foot garage to store his extensive car collection that ranges from 1906 Stanley steamer to an EcoJet. His favorite ride from the humongous 286 vehicles collection is the Mercedes SLR McLaren valued at $250,000. The car is powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 engine that churns out 617 units of horsepower and has a top speed of 209 miles per hour.
6. Bill Gates – Porsche 959 Coupe
What do you drive when you are the richest person on the planet? Maybe a limited edition car? Well, the world’s richest person, Bill Gates surely does that. He owns a $400,000 Porsche 959 Coupe, which is owned by only 229 other individuals. The car is powered by a 2849cc twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that makes 515 units of horsepower and can reach a top speed of 195 miles per hour.
7. Alwaleed Bin Talal – Rolls-Royce Phantom
The last spot in the list is taken by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud and his royal ride Rolls-Royce Phantom. Retailing at a price range of $246,000 and $447,000, the car features a 6.75-litre V12 under the hood and makes 453 units of horsepower. The Rolls-Royce Phantom can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
Owning any of these rides will set you back by hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you are on a budget and want to own one of these beauties, explore pre-owned, salvage, or repairable cars for sale listed on leading auction sites such as AutoBidMaster. We are sure you will find more than a few cars worth your time and money in our huge inventory. To learn more about any of the repairable salvage cars or rebuilt salvage title cars for sale listed with us, fill out our contact form or call +1 (503) 298-4300, Mon – Fri (6 am – 4 pm PST).