Stars and Cars
Simon Cowell’s Impressive Car Collection
posted on May 08 2014 by Kiri Nowak
Simon Cowell’s success began after he launched Pop Idol with Simon Fuller. Since then he has become a household name, earning as much as $90 million a year. That kind of salary gives him access to a mind-blowing selection of boys toys, including some of the world’s most impressive cars.
Simon is quite the car fanatic and likes to spend a large chunk of his money on cars that are worth boasting about. When you are one of the richest men in show business you need one or two flashy cars to travel around in. He certainly made an impression when he appeared on Top Gear and showed off his driving skills in a reasonably priced car.
Simon’s collection is extremely diverse, from classic vintage models to 4 x 4’s, mini motors and world class sports cars. When it comes to automobiles he clearly enjoys a variety so that when he fancies a drive he can pick a car that suits his mood.
Here is a selection of Simon Cowell’s cars:
Jaguar Eagle Speedster
The Jaguar Eagle Speedster is perhaps Mr Cowell’s most visually stunning car of all. It’s been described by many as the most stunning car in the world. Simon actually got in touch with the technical director at Eagle after seeing the car featured on Top Gear.
Jeremy Clarkson described the car as ‘the most beautiful car I have ever seen. It might actually be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.’ As soon as Simon got his hands on the car he went straight on twitter to share his appreciation for it and tell the world about his extravagant purchase. He tweeted, ‘I think this may be the most beautiful car in the world. It's made by Eagle. Thank you Henry, Paul and the team.’
The Jaguar Eagle Speedster costs a huge £650k. It has a 4.7 litre engine and car reach 0-60mph in less than five seconds. It has a top speed of 160mph. The Eagle looks like a 1960’s classic but it has the performance of a modern car.
In terms of speed, the Bugatti Veyron trumps all the other supercars in Simon’s fleet. It is claimed to be the second fastest car in the world. It has a mind blowing top speed of 267mph, making an extremely attractive option for the rich and famous.
The Bugatti Veyron is the ultimate sign of wealth. Only a few lucky people can afford to buy this striking supercar, it has a starting price of $1.7 million. That’s how much it costs to purchase one of the fastest cars available to own.
Ford Bronco SUV
Simon likes to drive his Ford Bronco SUV around Los Angeles where he can have the roof down and soak up some sun. It seems the Ford Bronco is his car of choice for day to day trips around LA.
Simon’s Ford Bronco is a first-generation model from the 1960’s. However, Simon’s model is certainly not outdated; it has several flashy modifications including special rims, raised suspension and an all-black treatment.
Rolls Royce Phantom
Simon Cowell is the Royalty of show business so it’s understandable he might feel the need to own a piece of car royalty. The Rolls Royce Phantom is an iconic luxury car that is known for its unbeatable comfort.
There aren’t many cars that are as smooth and luxurious as the infamous Rolls Royce Phantom. Simon Cowell apparently owns not one but two Rolls Royce cars. Simon’s Phantom is black with a triple black interior and leather seats. He was less than impressed in 2009 when his brand new Rolls Royce was damaged while he was filming the X Factor in Manchester.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Simon is also a fan of Ferrari’s; he reportedly has purchased two impressive Ferrari’s over the years. One of these is his sleek silver Ferrari 458 Italia. A celebrity’s fleet of cars isn’t complete unless a Ferrari is included in their collection.
The Ferrari 458 is an extremely exclusive car that’s not easy to get hold of. It apparently has a waiting list of up to three years. It has tops speeds of 202mph and a 4.5 litre V8 engine. Other celebs that own this car include Gordon Ramsay and Kim Kardashian.
Another car in Simon’s collection is the £220,000 Bentley Azure convertible. The Azure is a large four seater convertible. This is another car that Simon likes to drive around LA. It has a 6.75 litre V8 engine, 360 break horsepower and it’s 5.4 metres long. It’s a nice edition to Simon Cowell’s insane collection of extremely expensive cars.
The Bentley Azure debuted in March 1995 at the Geneva Motor Show and ran to 2003. There were only 251 of these cars built. The Azure is the fourth most consuming car on sale in the United Kingdom.
Ford Model B
This is one of Simon’s quirkier cars. The Ford Model B is a classic car from 1932 that enables Mr Cowell to go back in time. His Ford Model B is a modified version of the car that has a powerful flathead V8 engine.
The retro style Ford Model B certainly stands out on today’s roads, it has a classic, eye catching design. Simon’s particular model is red and black. It’s a very nice looking car to ride around in that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Believe it or not Simon Cowell has a Smart Car. It’s not exactly the kind of car you would expect him to invest in. Of course his car is kitted out with all the added extras, but compared to the rest of his collection it’s still a budget car.
Maybe Simon felt he needed a break from standing out in his jaw dropping supercars and wanted a slightly more common car. His car has 17-inch RSL wheels and a full colour change, he opted for a completely black version of the well-known Smart Car.