Celebrity Cars: What do the rich and famous drive?

Bugatti Veyron

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Have you ever wondered which cars celebrities drive when they give their chauffeurs a day off? Unlike most of us who have a budget, celebs live in a world where they can choose from almost any car in the world, without hesitation. For these stars, a car isn’t just a vehicle for practicality to get you to and from work or to your local Tesco, but a symbol of status and wealth.

Corden’s Corker

A League of Their Own presenter James Corden decided to treat himself to a new car after he announced his girlfriend was pregnant with their first child. You would expect a father-to-be to opt for a sensible and family-friendly motor that you can rely on once the baby arrives, but the comedian had other ideas.

Corden bought himself the high-performing 285bhp Jaguar Convertible XKR. Reaching 60mph in just 4.6 seconds, the luxurious vehicle ticked all the adrenaline-seeking boxes. However, the one thing this sports car is missing is the space for a baby seat. Good luck explaining that to the missus.

Beckham’s Beauty

David Beckham is often seen behind the wheel of his Black Cadillac Escalade ESV. The sleek car boasts 26” TIS Drop Star rims, leather interior, a Bose speaker system and an abundance of space, seating up to eight people comfortably.
This sleek car is perfect for the global style icon and his ever-growing brood. With power to face the worst weather conditions, the Beckham family can always rely on their Escalade. We wonder if Victoria Beckham has ever tried (and failed) to take this beauty for a spin in her 6-inch Louboutins.

Carr’s Car

Funny man Alan Carr drives around in a British classic – the Mini Cooper. With its sensibly fast speed and great road handling, it’s perfect for the cheeky comedian. The small size means that Carr can park easily without getting into a huff and look trendy while he cruises around.
Alan Carr (no relation to Jimmy Carr) recently realised how popular his Mini is when a thief broke into his home, took the keys to his beloved motor and drove off. His replacement was another British classic – the push bike. He reveals: ‘I’ve been driving around on my push bike – and I fell off’. Poor Alan.

Simon’s Stunner

When talking about celebrity cars, there’s one celeb that cannot go unmentioned. The ultimate car collector has got to be Simon Cowell. Simon’s garage is overflowing with some of the best supercars in the world. The most breathtaking machine is undoubtedly the Bugatti Veyron.
The Bugatti Veyron is not only the most expensive car in the world, but also the fastest (well, legally that is). With an impressive top speed of 253mph, Simon can definitely let off some steam in this stunner.

It’ll come as a big relief to car lovers that this car won’t just sit in his garage or not utilised to its full capacity as Simon Cowell knows how to handle a car the way it should be. The X Factor judge proved his driving ability on Top Gear during the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ segment when he impressed Jeremy Clarkson and co to become the third fastest non-professional driver to complete the challenge on Series 8.

Celebrities are lucky enough to have a different motor every day of the week if they please – and many of them do. It’s a great way to spend their money on something fun and impress everyone around them. If money was no object, what would be your dream car? What do you think about the above mentioned cars? Please post your comments below to share your thoughts.

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  1. Money no object? An Aston Martin DB9 coupe would be my dream car.

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