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Taking a Look at Some Celebrities’ Unique Cars

March 11, 2008

Some celebrities – Hollywood celebs, sports stars, music artists — like to keep a low profile while others tend to bask in the spotlight directed to them. They all approach and treat their stardom in varying ways, whether it’s about their preferences when staying in a hotel or their take on menu when going for a tour. It’s a real variety out there and it’s time to take a look at some of the vehicles of celebrities. Vehicles which are meant to grab attention and make people stop and stare.

The first on the list is Britney Spears’ 2005 Hummer H2. It’s huge, it’s pink and it’s owned by none other than the Pop Princess herself, Britney Spears. This Hummer H2 is powered by a 6-liter V8 engine and has a 4-speed automatic transmission. Based from the military-based H1, this Hummer was built as a more compact, more civilian-friendly and less costly than SUVs. It can accommodate up to five passengers with an optional third row.

Rapper baby Bash owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. This sleek car of his is done in two-tone, sure to catch anyone’s attention. This one’s a wagon with three trim levels offered: SE, SXT and RT. The SE houses a 2.7-liter V6 engine with 190 hp while the SXT is powered by a V6 with 250 hp. With the RT trim comes a 5.7-lier V8 engine with 340 hp. This Dodge seems to be designed to look cool and to give a powerful performance.

Basketball star Tracy McGrady preferred the 2002 Ferrari Spyder 360 Modena F1 as one of his choices of cars. It comes with leather seats, a blast of an effective air conditioning system, power windows, locks and mirrors, and AM/FM radio with CD player. This being a supercar seems to be a fitting choice for such a distinguished player.

source: Celebrities Gone Wild

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Beckham: All Blacked Out

February 18, 2008

David Beckham was recently spotted driving a Porsche Turbo Cabriolet when he picked up his wife, Victoria (“Posh Spice”), at the LAX Airport. This Cabriolet was customized for Beckham, getting an overhaul to suit his taste and style. The headrests of the vehicle had custom embroideries and the exterior was made all black. Beckham fans would be keen to know that his customized Porsche Turbo Cabriolet now matches the rest of his five black vehicles.

Distinctively styled with class, the Porsche Turbo Cabriolet has an engine which is all about power. It has turbochargers which features Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) and its 3.6-L engine has 353 kW at 6,000 rpm. It has a maximum torque of 620Nm, where it can rise to 680 Nm with the “overboost” function that comes with the Sport Chrono Package Turbo option. Safety is not left behind with this model. It has 6-piston fixed calipers at the front and the rear has four-piston fixed calipers. With monobloc aluminum construction, these brakes provide more stability and added efficiency in braking. This is just scratching the surface of safety. This particular model also comes with anti-theft protection and six separate airbags.

The standard seats have full electric adjustments, its seat base lowered to give more headroom. The rear seats have a lot of storage area. One simply folds the backrests down for that extra 155 liters’ worth of luggage space. The additional features of the Porsche Turbo Cabriolet are the “Welcome Home” lighting, ParkAssist, Cruise control, HomeLink, and Dimming mirrors.

The Porsche Turbo Cabriolet is the vehicle with high torque at low engine speeds. This means that there is no turbo lag. It also has excellent handling and increase in performance. The power output may be high but that its fuel consumption? You’d be surprised to know that it’s low.

source: Celebrity Cars Blog

Roy Orpheus and His Fleet of Seven Vehicles

January 30, 2008

Owning the latest or one of the luxury cars is one of the ways professional football players manifest their celebration of success. Orpheus Roye, the defensive tackle belonging to the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns, is one of them. Not having a lot when he was growing up, he sees his collection of vehicles as an indication that he’s made it and he’s still making it. Roy thinks of them as a reward to the hard work he’s been doing. Some of the vehicles he has are 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupe, 2005 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, 2006 Bentley Flying Spur, 2007 Mercedes S550 sedan, and finally, a white 2007 Maybach 57S.

Other NFL stars seen sporting fancy vehicles around town are the following:

Ronnie brown with his 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550
Rod Coleman with his BMW 645i
Jamar Fletcher with his 2005 Bentley GT Continental
Dion Grant with his 2008 Mercedes CL63
Carlos Rogers with his 2007 Mercedes S550
Emmitt Smith with his 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

It is worth it to know that Emmett Smith is a retired National Football League player, best known for his thirteen years of playing for the Dallas Cowboys team. Emmitt Smith has won three Super Bowl rings with previously mentioned team. Not only that but he was also named eight times in the Pro Bowl. He is currently an ESPN analyst.

source: The Kansas CW

Yao’s simple ride

August 17, 2007

Yao Ming with wifeYao Ming, the Chinese Houston Rockets player, likes his ride plain and simple. Not the usual Ferrari or a customized car with big, shiny rims. He is happy with his a BMW 7-series that feature a “Y&Y” logo – for Yao and his wife Ye Li – on the rear.

In an interview with his co-player, Shaquille O’Neil, he said “If you let me choose a wedding gift for him, I would give Yao four 24-inch customized rims at his wedding ceremony.”

It seem that Shaq want his fellow Rockets player to have a fancier ride.

Serena takes the wheel

July 3, 2007

Top of the line sports cars may not be enough for our celebrities, some of them want to experience the thrill of race car driving, thanks to a reality show, “Fast Cars & Superstars — Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race”, young celebrities will now have a chance to experience life in the fast lane.

One famous sports celebrity, Serena Williams got the ride of her life as she, together with NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, drove at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

Talking about her experience, the tennis pro said, “The fact that they’re driving 200 mph behind each other and there’s like two inches that separate them,” she said. “And then if, they just, you know — it’s crazy.”

Fast Cars & Superstars — Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race is sponsored by Cars.com. The show started in June 7 and can be seen on ABC. The show feature twelve celebrity drivers whom will partner with the Gillette Young Guns – six of stock car racing’s most talented and popular drivers. Their goal is to learn what it takes to win on the race track during the seven episode series.

Watch out for more news about the celebrities on the show on the next posts.

Celebrities riding in style

June 16, 2007

Once a celebrity gets the fancy clothes and the bling they either opt for a large house or a luxurious ride. Most of the time they are seen driving or riding their elegant cars from one place to another. While some parties, others go to the party in style. One popular choice for some celebrities is the Rolls Royce Phantom.

 

In the next posts I will be taking a look at some celebrities who are proud owners of this amazing vehicle.

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One sports celebrity who enjoys driving a Rolls Royce Phantom is Shaquille O’Neil. The NBA star likes to roll with this vehicle because it can accommodate his built. Shaq has a 2004 model that features a exclusive set of Superman wheels.

 

But he is not the only famous personality who fancied the Phantom so just watch out for the next posts to know who else likes this ride.

Some Magical touch

June 15, 2007

Ervin “Magic” Johnson, the legendary NBA player gives a bit of his magic touch in the “Magic” DUB edition 2006 Lincoln Mark LT.

Magic Lincoln Mark LT

 

The Magic DUB edition Lincoln Mark LT was designed by urban auto industry experts, DUB together with Magic Johnson. The Magic DUB Mark LT includes special custom features such as performance exhaust, 24-inch rims, suede and leather interiors, lower grille insert, 7-inch TV monitors for seats, DVD/LCD in-dash head unit, 15-inch flip-down LCD center, window and taillight tints, and sound system with two amplifiers and 1×10-inch woofers. Suggested retail for this vehicle including its DUB Edition upgrades is $64,035.

Incide the Lincoln

 

The standard Mark LT is powered by a base 5.4-liter, three-valve Triton V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3750 rpm. It offers four full doors, front captain’s chairs and a full rear seat, making it very comfortable for 5 adult passengers. Its exterior features a theme of chrome accents, with a dominant signature waterfall grille, wide tail lamps and thick-spoked wheels.

Ride it like Beckham

April 28, 2007

david-beckham-picture-1.jpg Known as the best soccer player in England, David Beckham has an obsession with cars, and apparently has too many of them. One of his latest acquisition is the Italian supercar, Lamborghini Gallardo. With a paycheck of $250 million for joining Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. This football star really knows how to ride.

The Gallardo was designed as a competitor to Ferrari‘s 360 Modena, and now competes with its replacement, the F430. Although performance is lower than that of the Murcielago, it is still very high, and the Gallardo has much better rearward visibility (than the Murcielago) and, according to reviewers, is more maneuverable and tractable in low-speed traffic, making the Gallardo a more practical car to drive. It is also much more practical to use in bad weather than many other supercars, thanks to rear-biased all-wheel drive

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At current U.S. prices, a base Gallardo costs about US$175,000 to $300,000.

The Gallardo offers two choices of transmissions, a conventional six-speed manual transmission, and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled auto-clutch manual, or, as Lamborghini abbreviates it to, “E-gear”. The latter allows the driver to make shifts much faster than an automatic transmission would, with the control that a manual offers. The driver shifts up and down via paddles behind the steering wheel, and does not need to manually actuate the clutch.

Surely with this ride, he can go wherever he wants to.