Hennessey Venom GT Spyder $1.1 Million Aerosmith classic rock icon Steven Tyler, composer of “Dude (Looks like A Lady)” and other rock ballads, could not have purchased a vehicle that better represents his personality. He was the first driver in the world to purchase a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. The gorgeous machine, a glossy black curvy body packs a twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 producing 1,200 horsepower and a ton of torque. Like a rocket, it hits 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The beauty debuted at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Tyler test-drove the Spyder and waited two hours before placing his order. After eight years of a wonderful relationship, the two have parted.
Tyler auctioned the sleek hypercar off to charity to raise medical research funds for our veterans. It was purchased for $800,000! The Good Samaritan originally paid $1.1 million for the Hennessey Venom. The craft was built by the Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering company which specializes in modifying supercars.
Lamborghini Aventador $400K The performance machine designed for rocketing speed and steady handling is called the Lamborghini Aventador. In Italian, it means “fighting bull.” Nicki Minaj may be the only person in the world capable of making an aggressive bull blush. There are no words. The rap act Nicki Minaj, as she calls herself, flows into fashion modeling, acting, any genre of performing. She’s the most-followed rapper on Instagram, she’s been a judge on American Idol.
She’s a super-pop phenom who digs customizing the most virility-charged supercar into a Barbie convertible. Is it a statement of feminine strength and independence? Or a mortification of her gender? The entertainer has a few other options tucked away. A Range Rover, a Maybach, and a 1965 El Camino muscle car.
Porsche Panamera $200K “Take this big ribbon off my eyes / I’m exposed, and it’s no big surprise.” Gwen Stefani is still just a girl performing her music two-plus decades after releasing No Doubt’s phenomenal album Tragic Kingdom. By now, Stefani has a nice fleet of fun cars to drive. The Southern California artist traded in her Italian Maserati to snag a $200K full-sized luxury Porsche Panamera model. Under the hood is a German-engineered 4.8-liter Twin Turbo 507 PS V8.
It’s like having the comfort of a Maserati in a Porsche. Now she has another Maserati, the amazing Quattroporte model. They call their luxury sedan a purveyor of “race-bred excitement.” It’s exciting because it’s fast and lavish. Rapturous. She also drives a Range Rover and a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. Those are two serious station wagons for shuttling the fam!
Rolls Royce Phantom $500K As a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Antonio Brown ran yards, lots of yards. At Oakland, the Raiders made the ostentatious player the highest-paid receiver in the league. His Stealer pride, demonstrated by this customized Rolls Royce Phantom Steelers-mobile, will have to be re-customized. Change out that gold race stripe for silver on that $500,000 ride. Instead, Brown showed up to Raiders camp in Napa on day-one in a hot-air balloon.
He could have arrived in his vintage 1931 Rolls Royce. Traditionally, he had ceremoniously pulled up to Stealer camp in his matching luxury vessel. When he landed in the hot-air balloon, he proclaimed, “Raider Nation, I’m here, Napa. It’s time to get to work baby. Float like a butterfly, sting like AB.”
Chevrolet Impala $250K The Chevy Impala is a classic American muscle car that became somewhat of a cultural icon. For example, television show CW’s Supernatural featured an old, black 2-door 1967 Chevy Impala. The car, called “Baby,” mirrored the popularity of the TV show’s star characters. Meanwhile, collecting American muscle caught on as people like David Spade were drawn to the hobby. Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester caught the restoration bug too.
His 1972 Impala, fully restored, it cost him $250,000 to make it into a classic car masterpiece. Inside it has Porsche imported leather, handmade dash, doors and console, custom everything. On the outside, it’s custom red pearl candy paint with a custom convertible top and grill. The NFL great absolutely adores it.