Car News: Who’s Driving the Coolest (and Craziest) Cars?

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A lot can be said about the personality of a person by how they choose their automobiles. While many people are resigned to choosing a car that fits into their budget, those with more cash in the bank may branch out a little more. Athletes are often the owners of big personalities and they’ve got millions of dollars to let those personalities shine in the form of vehicles.

Some of the personal design styles of these athletes can be a bit extreme, like Antonio Brown’s tricked out black and yellow Rolls-Royce Wraith, which has an interstellar motif with elements of his team (Pittsburg Steelers) logo within it.

Kobe Bryant, reportedly worth more than $300 million, can have any car and practically as many as he likes. He’s been known to plunk down big money for a Ferrari A458 Italia, a Bentley, a Range Rover and a Lamborghini.

Another NBA phenom, LeBron James, is the owner of a “snowed out” Camaro, featuring an all-white exterior, including the wheels. A YouTube video features James’ collection, which also includes a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458, Bentley Continental GT (white), Ferrari F430 Spider, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Porsche 911 Turbo … and the list goes on and on.

When you’re as tall as retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, you need a custom vehicle, like his “Superman” Escalade, which includes scissor doors and custom plating. Like James, he also has a garage full of cars and trucks, including a Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari and Cadillac.

Michael Jordan, the first billionaire sportsman, has a rather modest collection in comparison to other athletes, though he is known to own two Ferraris, a couple of Aston Martins and Mercedes, a Porsche, a Land Cruiser and a Corvette.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather cruises around in a Bugatti Veyron, which is estimated to have cost around $2 million. Rumor has it that one dealership sold the unbeaten fighter 100-plus luxury cars over the last two decades. And why not – his estimated worth is $400 million.

According to The Sportster, the most popular cars for athletes of all sports include the following:

  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Bentley
  • Porsche
  • Ferrari
  • Lamborghini
  • McLaren
  • Bugatti
  • Land Rover
  • Camaro
  • Corvette

If you’ve got consumers on your lot that have a need for speed and/or sporty design but lack the multi-million dollar contracts that sports stars have, you can steer them to a number of models that won’t break the bank.  What is the most popular sports car on your lot?

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