10 Most Mind-Blowing Celebrity Cars of 2016
The year 2016 was an awful one in many ways, but it was fairly notable when it comes to celebrities and their exotic cars. From rap legend Snoop Dogg honoring retired NBA player Kobe Bryant with a custom 1967 Pontiac Parisienne, to NFL quarterback Cam Newton adding gold-plating to his 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass, this has been a year full of car-related surprises. With that being said, below are the 10 most incredible celebrity rides of 2016…
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- Cristiano Ronaldo’s Camaro ZL1
- Amber Rose’s Pink Wrangler
- Matt Kemp’s G-Wagen
- T.I.’s Denali Truck
- The Rock’s Custom F-150
- Drake’s Maybach 62S Landaulet
- Dr. Dre’s Stretched Escalade
- Justin Bieber’s Ferrari LaFerrari
- The Weeknd’s McLaren P1
- Kevin Hart’s 1966 Pontiac GTO
10) Cristiano Ronaldo’s Camaro ZL1
Coming in at number 10 is soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s Camaro ZL1 convertible. This American muscle car might seem like a modest vehicle for a superstar like Ronaldo, but the fifth-generation ZL1 featured a 6.2-liter V8 engine that provided 580 horsepower and 556 lf-ft of torque. To handle all of that power, Chevy engineers equipped Cristiano’s Chevy with Magnetic Ride Control dampers and high-performance Brembo brakes. Thanks to all of this premium equipment, the fifth-generation Camaro ZL1 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
9) Amber Rose’s Pink Wrangler
Here’s a question for you: What do comedian Kevin Hart, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, and celebrity model Amber Rose all have in common? If you answered that they all own Jeep Wranglers, then you’re absolutely correct! The legendary Wrangler is easily one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today and it’s also one of the most customizable, which is partially due to features like removable doors and convertible tops. In Rose’s case, she took her Wrangler to Roadstarr Motorsports so they could put a chrome pink wrap around her SUV.
8) Matt Kemp’s G-Wagen
Major League Baseball player Matt Kemp spent most of his professional career playing for teams in Southern California, so it only made sense that he bought a Mercedes G-Wagen since that’s what many celebrities in Los Angeles drive anyway. However, Kemp took the extra step of adding Gianelle Santo 2SS 24-inch wheels to his Mercedes to make it stand out just a little bit more. Other notable features that come standard on the G-Wagen include a sport exhaust system, a sunroof, and LED running lights.
7) T.I.’s Denali Truck
While many hip-hop stars prefer flashy sport cars or ultra-premium luxury sedans, Clifford “T.I.” Harris keeps things relatively simple with his all-black GMC Yukon Denali. T.I.’s Denali truck can basically serve as a mobile office for the rapper, as it comes standard with features such as OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as active noise cancellation, tri-zone climate control, and wireless charging for mobile devices. All of these features work together to provide a quiet and comfortable ride, which creates the perfect conditions for the Atlanta rapper to conduct business or write hit songs.
6) The Rock’s Custom F-150
When you’re as big as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, there’s no reason to buy a Porsche sports car or Ford GT supercar because you simply wouldn’t be able to fit inside the cockpit. However, one vehicle 6-foot 5-inch Johnson can fit inside is the Ford F-150 pickup truck, which may be the reason he decided to endorse the brand through a series of commercials. Furthermore, Johnson thinks so highly of the F-150 that he actually gave one to his uncle Tonga last year around Christmas time.
5) Drake’s Maybach 62S Landaulet
Aubrey “Drake” Graham is arguably the biggest rapper in the world right now. In the last six years, he’s sold more than 15 million records, and Forbes estimates that he’s earned around $60 million during that time. Drake has spent some of that cash creating a diverse collection of luxury cars, which includes a Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 675LT, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, and a Rolls Royce Wraith. However, none of those cars are worth as much as his Maybach 62S Landaulet, which was the final Maybach Landaulet convertible that was ever built. This vehicle is reportedly worth more than $1 million, but that’s just chump change for Drake nowadays.
4) Dr. Dre’s Stretched Escalade
One of the only hip-hop stars that can say they’ve made more money than Drake is legendary producer Andre “Dr. Dre” Young. Sure, Dre made millions producing for stars like Snoop Dogg and Eminem, but his big payday came a couple of years ago when he sold his Beats By Dr. Dre headphones for half a billion dollars to Apple. Dre evidently used some of that money to buy a customized and stretched Cadillac Escalade. The modifications made to this SUV were done by Becker Automotive Design and they include uniquely designed wheels and a custom strut grille.
3) Justin Bieber’s Ferrari LaFerrari
Pop star Justin Bieber owns one of the most audacious supercar collections in America, but oddly enough the Ferrari LaFerrari he posed with in this picture doesn’t belong to him. It’s the property of former Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton. The two celebrities were seen driving the LaFerrari around Beverly Hills in January of 2015. The Ferrari LaFerrari carries a starting MSRP of more than $1.4 million and it’s powered by 949-horsepower V12 engine that lets it zip from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
2) The Weeknd’s McLaren P1
R&B sensation The Weeknd might not have the same extensive track record as Drake or Justin Bieber when it comes to making hit songs, but he’s released a number of popular records over the last couple of years, which include “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face,” both of which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 100. As a reward for his hard work, the singer picked up a McLaren P1 supercar. Only 375 examples of this car were ever produced and each one was sold for more than $1 million. Made out of materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar blend, the McLaren P1 only weighs around 3,100 pounds and it can reach a top speed of 218 mph thanks to its unique hybrid powertrain.
1) Kevin Hart’s 1966 Pontiac GTO
There’s no other comedian right now that’s as popular as Kevin Hart. He’s starred in a series of hit films such as “Ride Along,” “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Get Hard.” But, when he isn’t acting, the comedian has been putting together one of the most impressive car collections that can be found in Hollywood. Besides owning a custom Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-AMG G65, the funny man also keeps a 1966 Pontiac GTO in his driveway. If you ever browse through Hart’s official Instagram page, you’ll see photo after photo of this classic muscle car, despite the fact that he owns supercars like the Ferrari 458 Spider and Mercedes SLS AMG.
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Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.