1. Nicolas Cage’s Lamborghini Miura SVJ
The Lamborghini Miura was produced between 1966 and 1972. It began the trend of two-seater, mid-engined sports cars, and is considered to be the first supercar. The Miura SVJ is a modified Miura Jota. Nicolas Cage purchased it from the former Shah of Iran for more than $500,000 dollars.
2. 50 Cent’s Pontiac G8
50 Cent’s Pontiac is a sleek, rear-wheel drive vehicle. Production on this model began in 2008, but ceased in 2009 due to a GM decision to suspend the Pontiac brand. The platform is based on a platform created by Holden for the VE Commodore. 50 Cent’s car is completely customized: right down to the paint job. A first-class audio system was installed to make it perfect for 50 Cent.
3. Bill Gates’ Porsche 959
The Porsche 959 was a sports car manufactured between 1986 and 1989. When it was first produced, it held the title of “fastest street-legal production car,” with top speeds of over 190 mph. Not only was it the fastest, but it was also the most technologically advanced and was the ancestor of all modern supercars. Among the technical advances made on this car were an all-wheel driving system and magnesium alloy wheels that could form a seal all the way around the low priced automobile tires. Bill Gates imported the Porsche himself in 1987, which led it to be called the “Gates 959.” It was stored in Seattle for 13 years because of laws surrounding automobiles at the time, which Gates and his Microsoft partner worked to get changed.
4. David Beckham’s Lamborghini Gallardo
The Gallardo is Lamborghini’s most produced sports car to date. The engine is slightly smaller than the Lamborghini Miura–a V10 instead of a V12, but can still go from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds. He put in an order for a Lamborghini Murcielago while still playing for Manchester United, but put those plans on hold, eventually deciding to scrap them. He finally, in 2006, got his $200,000 Lamborghini Gallado.
5. Hayden Christensen’s Ferrari 360 Modena
This beauty was built between 1999 and 2005. It is a mid-engined, V8, rear wheel drive coupe. When developing this car, Ferrari partnered with Alcoa to develop an all-aluminum frame that was 40% stiffer and lighter than its predecessor’s steel frame. This car can go from 0 to 60 in about 4 seconds, too, burning the rubber off low priced automobile tires.
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