For most people, living a flashy lifestyle would be incomplete without an expensive car. We see the rich and famous driving the latest sports cars and the flashiest sedans on a daily basis, often leaving us wondering who owns the most expensive car in the world.
That honour goes to none other than Shawn Carter, more popularly known as “Jay Z.”
The rapper and businessman is a regular feature in the top 5 of Forbes’ richest rapper lists and is equally well-known for being one half of the world’s wealthiest super-couple.
In addition to his business interests ranging from owning a basketball team to heading a music label, Jay Z splurges some of his millions on fancy wheels.
With a net worth of $550 million, he owns the most expensive car in the world in the form of the Maybach Exelero.
With a Twin Turbo and V12 engine, the Exelero get the title of being “the most expensive car in the world” mainly due to the fact that it is continually touted as “rare.” The cars are custom-built, so there are very few in production.
The two-seater coupe’s unique shape has earned it the nickname of “Batmobile lookalike” while it combines the quality of a high-end limousine with the power of a sports coupe.
Created for the testing of high-performance tyres, the Exelero costs a whopping $8 million.
The project team started working on the car in 2003 and it took 25 months to complete from idea to finish.
Other popular expensive cars in the world of the rich and famous include:
The Bugatti Chiron
After making its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Chiron was claimed to be “the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive super sports car” by Bugatti.
Described as the “fastest street-legal production car” the Chiron proves this by getting from 0-100km/h in less than 2.5 seconds.
One of the world’s most exclusive cars, the Italian-produced Lamborghini Veneno was called the “best Lamborghini ever made” by Top Gear.
Reaching a top speed of 354km/h, it can also do 0-97km/h in 2.8 seconds.