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16 Hollywood Stars & Their Supercars

April 25th, 2014 3:00pm EDT | Patrick Hyland By: Patrick Hyland favorite Add to My News
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Honda. Ford. Chevy. These are all household names. We see them every day driving to work, or while going to grab a cup of coffee on the corner, or from our office window. They don't do anything special to really grab your attention - they just exist to get us from point A to point B. And for most of us, that's just fine.

But for those who can afford it, vehicles offer something else - status. And those vehicles are fast and loud, and they grab -no- command attention wherever they go. Whether it's through sleek, formula 1-like styling, or monstrous engines that roar like lions and move like cheetahs, these cars ensnare us, if only for the moment in which they pass. Most of us will never sit, let alone drive, these cars - unless you're okay with putting your house up for sale to do so. 

Still, we can enjoy them from a distance as they occasionally pop into and quickly out of our day-to-day activities. And luckily for us - we can watch our favorite celebrities stroll around in these muscular machines completely free of charge.

1. Steven Tyler

 Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Engine - 7.0L 1244 HP V8

0-60 - 2.7 seconds

Top Speed - 278 mph

Estimated Cost - $1M

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler may have a charmingly outdated fashion sense, but his taste in cars is spot on. The Hennessey Venom GT just recently stole the Guinness World record for fastest production car; 0-200 mph in 14.51 seconds, edging out the previous king-of-the-ring the Bugatti Veyron. If you're saying that the Venom GT looks a real lot like a Lotus Elise or Exige, you'd be right. The record smashing car is based off an Elise/Exige frame, gutted, and transformed into a track-tearing, asphalt-eating, corner-destroying madman. And that's the way we like it.

Just listen to that bad boy purr.

2. Jay Leno

McLaren F1

McLaren F1

Engine - 6.1L 621 HP V12

0-60 - 3.2 seconds

Top Speed - 240 mph

Estimated Cost - $970K

It's well documented that Jay Leno is one of Hollywood's biggest (if not THE biggest) motorheads. His car collection is so expansive, he manages to make some very wealthy Saudi Arabian princes jealous. The F1 is certainly one of the crown jewels of this collection though. It's one of the fastest hypercars ever made, and at it's release in 1994, it was lauded by Autocar magazine as "one of the great events in the history of the car, and it may possibly be the fastest production road car the world will ever see."  

3. Gwen Stefani

 Rolls Royce Wraith

Rollys-Royce Wraith

Engine - 6.6L 624 HP V12

0-60 - 4.4 seconds

Top Speed - 186 mph

Estimated Cost - $284K

When someone mentions Rolls-Royce and asks you to name a celebrity who you think might own one, Gwen Stefani is not the first person who comes to mind. That being said, it's a damn good car to own. Last year, Rolls decided to resurrect on of their oldest production cars - the Wraith, in keeping with their ghastly naming conventions (along with the Phantom, Spirit, Ghost and Seraph.)

It's a hauntingly beautiful car, keeping with the new trend in luxury supercars that leans towards harder, more deliberate and defined angles. Despite it having the class of a proper British gentleman, the thing tops out at a blazing 186 miles per hour, despite weighing in at well over 2 tons. 

4. Jay-Z

 Maybach 62s

Maybach 62s

Engine - 5.5L 612HP V12

0-60 - 4.8 seconds

Top Speed - 155 mph

Estimated Cost - $432K

Not many folks here in the states have even heard of Maybach - so here's the short explanation; Maybach is what Don Corleone might have rode in, had Maybach been in the US in the 40s. It's a true status car - meant to compete with the Bentleys and Rolls-Royces of the world. It's only fitting that a man of true wealth would own one, such as Jay-Z, who clocks in at a net worth of 520 million dollars. Just look at the thing - it's a hulking fortress of classiness. Don't be fooled by it's rather stodgy appearance though. It may weigh in at an automotively obese 3 tons, but its' beefy V12 will put so much power to the wheels so quickly, it will make your head spin. 

5. Jason Statham

DBS Volante

Aston Martin DBS Volante

Engine - 5.935L 510 HP V12

0-60 - 4.3 seconds

Top Speed - 191 mph

Estimated Cost - $300K

It's only fitting the man who played the speed-demon from 'The Transporter' should ride in a steed that could satisfy his voracious appetite for velocity. The Aston Martin has always had a special place in our hearts - the smooth styles, the sleek lines and the throaty growl that emanates from the tail pipe. It's light on its' feet and it tears up asphalt like some sort of savage animal. It beat the Bentley Continental GT around the Top Gear test track like a red-headed stepchild - by a full second. That may not seem like a lot - but in automotive time, it might as well have been a year.

6. Jennifer Lopez

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

Engine - 6.0L 552 HP W12

0-60 - 5 seconds

Top Speed - 198 mph

Estimated Cost - $280K

Oh but we don't want to leave the little Bentley completely in the dust. After all, it is a fine little supercar. In 2011, J.Lo loved the car so much, she bought a black-and-white pair; one for her and one for her then beau Casper Smart. After all, what's not to love? It's got sleek lines and an engine that could blow the tires off lesser cars. An interesting fact about this particular car is the configuration of the engine - instead of using a V12 configuration, it uses a W12 - which almsot looks like someone smooshed two V6s together side by side. But all that horsepower really does pay off down straight-aways, as it tops out at just shy of 200 mph. 

7. Robert Downey Jr.

 Audi R8

Audi R8

Engine - 5.2L 572 HP V10

0-60 - 3.9 seconds

Top Speed - 196 mph

Estimated Cost - $180K

No one makes supercars quite like the Germans. They have a proven pedigree in automotive engineering that's quite unlike other countries. From reliable every day drivers, to breakneck hypercars, the Germans know how to make things that have four wheels and go fast. The Audi R8 featured in the newest Iron Man movie is no exception. In fact, RDJ must have liked it so much, he got one for himself. It's a V10, which is uncharacteristic for supercars, which usually opt for the beefier 12 cylinder engines. Still, at 572 brake horsepower, it's not like anyone has room  or reason to complain. I mean... just listen to this absolutely beautiful machine.

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