Samuel Huist
No Comments

Atlanta Rap Star Jeezy Shows Off New Red Ferrari

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Thanks to hit songs such as “Soul Survivor,” “Put On,” and “Lose My Mind,” Atlanta hip-hop artist Jeezy has cashed a large number of royalty checks in his career, which has allowed him to create a one-of-a-kind car collection that includes the likes of Maybach, Lamborghini, and Rolls Royce.

One of the newer additions to the rapper’s exotic car collection is a new red Ferrari. Jeezy even put on the matching red hat and sweatshirt to go along with the bright red performance car.

You Can Own It: 2Pac’s old Hummer H1 is going up for auction

A photo posted by @jeezy on

It’s unclear from the picture whether Jeezy is sitting inside a new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta or Ferrari 458 Speciale. While both vehicles can reach a top speed of more than 200 mph and each carries a starting MSRP of more than $250,000, there are also notable differences between the two Ferrari supercars. While the 567-horsepower V8 engine situated inside the Ferrari 458 Speciale may be the most powerful street-legal naturally-aspirated V8 created by the Italian carmaker, the Ferrari F12 packs an even more powerful 730-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine, making it Ferrari’s fastest road car ever.

If Jeezy opted for the F12 Berlinetta, then his Ferrari would have roughly 100 more horsepower than the Ferrari 599 GTB owned by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, which is worth pointing out since the 599 series is what the F12 replaced in Ferrari’s lineup.

Jeezy’s passion for Ferrari is also unique considering that almost every celebrity now has a relatively inexpensive Jeep Wrangler in their garage, as well as the fact that hip-hip’s current best-selling artist, Drake, bypassed the typical supercar brands and opted instead for a 2016 McLaren 675LT when looking for a new car to celebrate his recent album release.

Celebrity Rides: Chris Brown’s new Porsche 911 is the car you dream about owning

A photo posted by @jeezy on

News Sources: Top Gear, Auto Blog

  • Samuel HuistEditor

    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.