With more than $1.2 billion in the bank, Jay-Z and Beyoncé can buy pretty much whatever they want. And in their case, that means cars. These two automobile lovers know what they're buying. Jay-Z, in particular, shows deep respect for automotive history and a high level of knowledge about cars in the choices he makes, filling the Carters' garage with some of the most intriguing supercars and most luxurious vehicles ever made. While Beyoncé's side of the garage hosts more in the way of family vehicles, she certainly shows off her excellent taste with some high-end vehicles of her own. All in all, the car collection of Queen Bee and Jay-Z, which is worth millions of dollars, is one for the ages. Take a look.
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This ultra rare Italian monster hits 214 mph without breaking a sweat and explodes from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds, thanks to its Mercedes-Benz AMZ 7.3-liter V12 — and it's drop-dead gorgeous to boot, so it's not surprising that Jay-Z turns heads whenever he takes this baby out for a spin. The Zonda was designed by Horacio Pagani, who strives to combine performance with creativity when creating his unique cars. And the F in the name? — that's for famous race car driver Jan Manuel Fangio, a fitting tribute for a car so speedy off the mark.
For the Carters, their matching pair of S-class Benzes are probably the equivalent of a beater bought third-hand for the rest of us. You might recognize Jay-Z's from his video "Izzo." But let's give them props for sheer cuteness on the matchy-matchy of it all — after all, they both look fabulous behind the wheel, and they both can power these cars 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds. Do you ever wonder if they try to race against each other?
Not many 25-year-olds get a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud for their birthdays — in fact, Beyoncé may be the only one, since Jay-Z presented her with this beauty worth about $1 million. If that seems high for a car, keep in mind that only 7,000 or so were made of these gorgeous vehicles, which were only manufactured between 1955 and 1966. Jay-Z had this one customized to Queen B's preferences, complete with silver paint and baby blue leather upholstery because of course, he did!
It's more silver in the garage for Beyoncé with this sleek and sexy powerhouse of a Mercedes, which is worth half a million bucks stripped down, making it an ideal choice for the superstar. Only 3,500 cars were made in this joint production of McLaren and Mercedes-Benz, which lasted from 2003 to 2010. The aluminum 5.4-liter V8 powers this rarity from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds — which means Queen B can challenge Jay-Z's Zonda F any day.
How can you tell you might be seeing Jay-Z's Tesla Model S on the road? Well, he ordered his Model S "murdered out" — that is, with black-tinted windows, black aftermarket wheels, black taillight covers, basically every piece of aftermarket equipment or customization he could think of to turn the car as totally black as possible. Hey, just because you're an environmentally conscious billionaire, that doesn't mean you can't still set the standard for cool.
When you think of a family van, you can be forgiven if a soccer-mom minivan is what comes to mind — but for the Carters, this is what they mean when they say nothing's too good for their kids. Jay-Z and Beyoncé do the carpool run in this luxurious Benz that's probably bigger than your typical New York apartment. It's got a full bathroom yes, with a shower, a stereo system ringing in at $150,000, and satellite TV — you know, the basics.
When your husband gives you a car for your birthday, of course, turnabout is fair play, so it's no surprise that Beyoncé gave Jay-Z a car for his 41st — and what a car! This Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport was the fastest street-legal car when it was produced, with a top speed of 255 mph, thanks to its turbo quad W16 engine with 1,190 hp, which powers a 0 to 60 speed of 2.6 seconds. But you have to plan ahead to get one of these beauties — Beyoncé ordered her husband's car a full year before his birthday.
It may not be able to catch up to some of his other speedy vehicles on a race track, but you'd still turn your head to watch this flaming red Ferrari tool down the street. The hard top pops off when the weather's good, so it's no surprise that Jay-Z considers this funster one of his personal favorites. With a top speed of just under 200 mph, Mr. Carter can speed away pretty quickly if he doesn't want to be recognized.
Who needs ultra speed when you can get around town in an iconic roadster like this classic Corvette? Its power windows, fuel injection, and power convertible top were revolutionary for its day when it was one of the first Corvettes to hit the road. Back in the day, you could pick one up for just over $3,000 — while that was still a significant price tag at the time, of course, you couldn't come close to that now.
Sometimes you want to go for luxury rather than speed — and Jay-Z's Rolls Royce Phantom certainly fills that bill. Swathed in leather everything and equipped with several TVs, this fine automobile exudes comfort in every way. Yes, it's powered by a 6.75-liter V12, but when you're rolling through town in a vehicle so smooth you can't even feel the road, does that really matter?
How much would you pay for the perfect car? For Mr. Carter, that total seems to hover around the $8 million mark, making the Exelero, a one-off high-performance sports car commissioned to test tires, the most production vehicle in the world. With a top speed of around 200 mph, it also provides plenty of speed, making this two-seater an ideal choice when Jay-Z and the missus want to get away from the kids for a few hours.
A GMC Yukon may not seem like that special a car. After all, you can buy one anywhere. But this one is definitely special to Jay-Z. He partnered with GM to design this concept SUV, fitting it out in his signature colors, known as Jay-Z blue, which was applied with some of the most high-quality auto paint available. And hey, its well-designed cargo compartment comes in handy when you're hauling all that baby gear around.
Jay-Z isn't the first rapper to buy a Bentley, and he certainly won't be the last. This stylish car makes a statement of class and cash, even as it maintains its sense of luxury — even when cruising the highway at an impressive 207 mph. Looking at it, you might not believe this cushy baby can zip from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds, but that 6.0-liter V12 under the hood isn't there for looks.
As prestigious as the name Porsche is, this handsome roadster may also seem less impressive than many of the other cars they own — and at $116,000, it's pocket change for the Carters — but Jay-Z liked his so much that he bought one as a gift for Rihanna. And with a speed off the blocks of 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, this sports car certainly satisfies the Carter family's love for speed.
This classic charmer is the ideal choice for touring the romantic country of Italy — which is where Jay-Z picked it up in 2016. Sure, the engine's not that impressive, at only 1.5 liters, but how can you not smile when you see this old school delight passing you on the road. And it's certainly not a gas guzzler, another point in this Alfa Romeo Spider's favor.