Fisker Karma $135K Leonardo DiCaprio took responsible-driving to a whole new level. Falling in love with the Fisker Karma, he moved to invest in Fisker Automotive, become its brand ambassador and, of course, purchase a shiny new silver Fisker Karma. He was one of 3,000 on the sold-out waiting list anticipating buying the $100,000 luxury plug-in hybrid. He’s long supported sustainable causes and was also on board with the Tesla Roadster, another high-end electric sports car. As for the Karma, he says it’s beautiful-looking and rides like a sports car. He likes it because of its extended-range capability, an upgrade to the hybrids he had purchased in the past.
Now that he’s an equity investor, he’ll plug the Fisker liberally! Fisker Automotive also agreed to support the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in the deal, as well as his eco-friendly manufacture goal requests such as cruelty-free upholstery. The Karma is solar-powered. Just like solar-paneled homes, solar panels on the roof of the Karma generate electricity that charges the car’s Lithium-Ion battery and runs the climate control system.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 $1.4 Million We all know this old-time Risky Business superstar and Mission Impossible franchise emissary, but do you know his supercar? Consider yourself introduced to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Cruise was the first celeb to own the fastest car in the world. It’s not just gorgeous on the outside. The Bugatti Veyron, strapped with a stampeding 1,200 horsepower engine, roars out of a green-light with an acceleration rate of 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
Its carbon-fiber monocoque design makes it stunning and lightweight. Top speeds find the performance beast at 257 mph. Cruise presented his swank new ride at the world premiere of Mission Impossible III in 2006. The world’s most expensive car put him back $1.4 million, but it’s not the only sleek set of wheels Mr. Cruise commandeers. His 1979 Porsche 911 964 was his baby, but he also owns a sleek 1958 frost-blue Corvette, a Chevrolet Chevelle SS 2-door coupe, a 4-door BMW 7-Series, a Mercedes-Benz S Class, a Mercedes CLK W209, a Cadillac Escalade a Ford Mustang Saleen S281 in grey, and a Ford Mustang Saleen S281 in orange. Consider that a sample of his collection.
Scion xB (Scion eBox) $55,000 Yay Tom! Just one more reason to love everybody’s favorite movie star. Tom Hanks has gone green. There’s no better way to reduce emissions than by eliminating them completely. Hank’s Toyota Scion xB has been converted to an all-electric Scion eBox. He was the very first person to purchase a converted xB in 2007. He unveiled the work of Toyota’s AC Propulsion division after they converted his Scion xB into a battery on wheels.
The car charges in 2-5 hours and has a range of about 160 miles. Top speed? A safe and swift 95 mph. As one of the faster EVs, it can get out of the way of traffic in a jiffy. The eBox reaches 0-60 in seven seconds. It cost Hanks $55,000. With a net worth of $350 million, it’s not about the money. Hanks was proudly quoted saying, “There are three electric cars sitting on the moon, and now another one in my garage.”
GMC Typhoon $30K Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend. His name is internationally recognized as the synonym for badass. Cars, guns and retribution. So, what does the man who played “Dirty Harry” drive? Unsurprisingly, muscle cars like the green 1972 Ford Gran Torino, the one Eastwood co-starred within Gran Torino, come to mind. Or, maybe, supercharged luxury Corvettes. The truth is, as he revealed to Jimmy Fallon one night, he drives a GMC Typhoon. A what? Exactly. The GMC Typhoon is a limited-production vehicle that came out in 1992.
He still has it. Don’t worry, it’s fast. With a turbocharged V6, the hulking SUV whips from 0-60 in 5.3 seconds! Alternatively, to balance things out, he buzzes around in an all-electric Fiat 500e. It can go 84 miles on a full charge. And, like the Typhoon, it’s affordable. The Fiat 500e costs about $32,000. If it seems a bit steep, just think about how you’ll save about a hundred dollars a month on gas!
Porsche 928 S4 $30K Magnum, P.I. aired from 1980 to 1988. Eighties TV couldn't be called, “Eighties TV,” without this handsome private investigator patrolling tropical resort towns in a flashy candy-apple red Ferrari each week. And would Hawaiian shirts have become a thing without Mr. Magnum? As legend has it, he was supposed to drive a Porsche 928 in the series, but his substantial 6-foot-4 frame could not squeeze into the sports car, and neither would the Porsche execs custom-provide an altered 928.
I’m sure the man whose mustache comes before him enjoyed the Italian-model upgrade. In 1988, however, Selleck got himself a custom Porsche 928 S4 5-speed—fully loaded with a beige leather interior and charcoal-black paint.