10 Crazy and Ridiculous Custom Cars Celebrities Love to Drive
Celebrities are often people that others look up to and who set trends that, in many cases, spark new obsessions. Many celebrities choose to do this with extravagant homes and fashion items, while others use their car choices to make a statement.
There are and have been celebrities with excellent automotive taste – from Steve McQueen with his 1956 Jaguar XKSS to Jerry Seinfeld and his collection of Porsche 911s and Jay Leno, of course, with his incredible assortment of vehicles. But while some celebrities are real car enthusiasts, others are just there for publicity and weirdness. These range from a pink Bentley Continental GT to a completely redesigned DeLorean DMC-12 and even a leopard-print Audi R8.
While that doesn’t mean celebrities are necessarily bad at picking cars, their customization choices can be a little dodgy. With that, here are 10 dodgy custom cars driven by celebrities.
ten Paris Hilton’s pink Bentley Continental GT
Paris Hilton – or whoever advises her – has relatively good taste in cars. She’s owned a gray Mercedes-McLaren SLR (now owned by Ed Bolian) and a Lexus LFA – which thankfully she didn’t modify. One of his most off-putting additions to his collection was a pink Bentley Continental GT.
Bentley offers pink as a color, but where their pink is a deep pink, quite pretty and regal, Ms. Hilton’s Continental was a flat, hideous pink. The worst part about the car wasn’t the aftermarket grille or the ugly wheels, but the reupholstered interior that featured the same pink color on the leather. Absolutely atrocious!
9 Nicki Minaj’s pink Lamborghini Aventador
The Lamborghini Aventador is an amazing car that has now come to the end of its production. The naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 screams as the revs rise and the whole driving experience is something special. Unfortunately, famous people are allowed to buy them.
Nicki Minaj, known for her music, is one of those famous people and decided to make her Aventador pink. Granted, it’s a shade better than Paris Hilton’s, but she had aftermarket wheels installed that give the car a tacky look. Luckily, she kept the stock indoors.
8 Deadmau5’s Lamborghini Huracan
Deadmau5 is famous for his electronic house music and fondness for Nyan Cat, the famous internet meme. He bought a Ferrari 458 Spyder and wrapped the car in a Nyan Cat livery – calling it his ‘Purrari’, after which Ferrari issued a cease and desist order, forcing him to remove the wrapper.
As a result, he sold the 458 and bought a Lamborghini Huracan, wrapped the car in the same livery and has since driven in his ‘Purracan’, taking knocks on Ferrari whenever he could. This custom Lamborghini is definitely one of the best custom celebrity cars.
seven Jojo Siwa’s Tesla Model X
Jojo Siwa is a dancer, singer and YouTuber who rose to popularity in 2016 after releasing a hit single. She was named one of the most influential people of 2020 and has participated and competed in many dancing and singing competitions.
For her 16th birthday, Jojo received a Tesla Model X as a gift. The Model X is a great car, however, its own has been customized with dodgy wheels, psychedelic seats and a wrap that only features its own face. It’s definitely near the top of the list of cars we never want to drive.
6 Kanye West’s Lamborghini Urus
Kanye West has quite an impressive car collection, including an extremely rare Stirling Moss Mercedes-McLaren SLR, a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and a pair of luxurious DARTZ armored SUVs. One of its more recent additions includes a Lamborghini Urus.
While Lamborghini isn’t a new marque for Mr. West – who owned a blacked-out Aventador – the Urus is subtly, but distinctly modified. The super SUV is painted in a matt beige/cream color and it is fitted with massive one-piece wheels. The vehicle as a whole looks either like some type of military transporter or – as Carscoops pointed out – like a German taxi. Probably not the look Mr. West was going for.
5 Kim Kardashian’s Cadillac Escalade
Kim Kardashian, like her ex-husband Kanye West, has a pretty nice collection of cars. She has bought many cars, however, she currently owns a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, a Lamborghini Urus and a Rolls-Royce Ghost. In February 2022, she spent over $100,000 wrapping them up — all in gray, with accents and everything.
One of her best customized cars is the Cadillac Escalade which she uses to drive most of the time. It’s silver with blacked-out windows and very few changes except for the gorgeous 26-inch wheels. The Escalade was modified by Platinum Motorsport and the wheels were designed for the car. One of the most beautiful cars driven by famous people.
4 David Beckham’s Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead
David Beckham had a rather nice Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead that he used to drive before selling it in 2012. The Phantom Drophead was the pinnacle of convertible extravaganza before Rolls-Royce launched the Dawn. It featured all the same luxuries as that of the 4-door Phantom.
Although Beckham had good taste in automobiles, his choice of wheels was not so great. The wheel design was that of lowriders and the darkening of the spokes made the car look tacky and cheap – even though it cost him $400,000. A bit of a mess then.
3 Flo Rida’s golden chrome Bugatti Veyron
It seems that when a famous person is successful, they show it by buying a Bugatti. In Flo Rida’s case, he bought a Veyron 16.4. While the Veyron itself is considered by the automotive community to be quite flashy and extravagant, Flo Rida decided to up the ante.
To do this, he had the Veyron wrapped in gold chrome and installed 5-spoke wheels with gold accents to complete the whole thing. While many would consider it too much, some really liked it. In fact, Jamie Foxx liked it so much he did the exact same thing with his Veyron. At least he kept the stock wheels.
2 Justin Bieber’s Rolls-Royce Wraith
One of the latest additions to Justin Bieber’s car collection is a Rolls-Royce Wraith. While the Wraith is a beautiful car with elegant lines and extreme luxury, Mr. Bieber decided to go even further. He gave it to the West Coast Customs Garage, and they turned it into a driving concept car.
Inspired by the Rolls-Royce 103EX concept car, this Wraith is designed to look like it’s “floating” instead of rolling on tires. While the 103EX is a master class in design, the West Coast Customs Wraith is not. The design ruined the look of the Wraith and the rear is by far the worst. It’s a design that even TheSketchMonkey can’t fix.
1 Will.I.Am’s Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Will.I.Am has a rather colorful history when it comes to custom cars. His most famous is the heavily modified DeLorean DMC-12, which is somehow even squarer than the original. Unfortunately, where the standard DeLorean looked like a concept car for the road, the custom version ruins the whole design.
Recently, Will.I.Am unveiled a new addition to their outrageous collection. A Mercedes-Benz AMG GT – with the nose of a G-Wagon. The car started out as a 4-door AMG GT but was redesigned to be a 2-door and have the rear hinged doors, like a Rolls-Royce. The front was replaced with a G-Wagons and Monoblock wheels were installed. The result is a hodgepodge of Mercedes designs – most of which shouldn’t be close to each other.
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