When you are celebrity, why would you buy a car right off the showroom floor?
We have done many lists to show off celebrities with the coolest cars. However, in order to really stand out as a celebrity car collector, ordering cars from the dealership just isn't special enough. Sure, a limited edition model is pretty exclusive, but the best way to be unique is to order a custom supercar. These five celebrities have all commissioned custom cars. These are cars that were built specifically for them so there is no chance that they will ever see another one like it on the street.
This stunning creation may look European, but it was actually built by General Motors. In 2006, Jay Leno collaborated with GM's Advanced Design Studio to build this 650 horsepower car with a Honeywell LTS101 turbine engine. The car was dubbed the GM EcoJet, and no one but Leno will ever own one.
When you think about it, owning a one-off Pagani isn't really that special. Before you burst into an angry rage, let us explain. Pagani offers tons of customization options that allow customers to basically create a bespoke car. Pagani often gives these cars their own special name and limits other customers from ordering the same exact car. However, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton's Pagani is a bit more special than just a bespoke purple color. Hamilton's Zonda 760 LH is the only 760 series car to posses a manual transmission. We think it is simply amazing that a car company would sell you a car with a transmission that no one else has. We wish more companies would do this.
The Maybach Exelero was commissioned in 2004 by Goodyear Tire's German division Fulda Tires. The car was meant to test a new generation of wide tires. The Exelero is a four-seater with a 700 horsepower twin-turbo V12 engine. The styling is meant to resemble a car from the 1930s. The car was purchased in 2011 by the rapper Birdman for an insane $8 million price tag. Birdman reportedly sold the car to Mechatronik, a restoration shop in Germany where the car reportedly still resides. To this day, the Exelero is one of the most expensive new cars to ever be built.
Buying a Ferrari is a pretty special privilege. So when Ferrari actually lets you design your own car, you know that you have made it in the world. The Ferrari GG50 was built in 2005 to commemorate renowned Ferrari designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. Giugiaro was allowed to hand-form his own creation based on the Ferrari 612 platform. The GG50 used a 540hp V12. If you pay Ferrari enough money, you can commission them to build you a one-off car. The GG50 is special because Ferrari actually allowed Giugiaro to go his own way with the styling. Image being able to draw your own car and have the premier supercar company build it for you. That sounds much better than picking up a 488 GTB at the dealer.
This drop-dead gorgeous car is the 1934 Lincoln Model 40 Special Speedster. This Lincoln was styled by Ford's chief designer E.T. Gregorie for Edsel Ford, Henry Ford's son. Esdel asked Gregorie to design a car that was low, long and rakish and styled to look like an airplane. The car was painted in Edsel's favorite color, Pearl Essence Gunmetal Dark, and came with a 75-hp, 221-cubic-inch flathead V8. The block on this engine reportedly cracked and Edsel replaced it with a 239-cubic-inch V8 from Mercury. With the addition of Edelbrock high-compression cylinder heads, the car produced 100 horsepower. We think that this is one of the most gorgeous cars that we have ever seen.