The Bugatti. Don’t we all wish we had such a beautiful car? Unfortunately, the average Joe can’t afford this gem because there aren’t many cars with the price tag like that of the Bugatti. The company’s Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse for example, is the fastest convertible in the world. It’s capable of going 254 mph. and comes with a staggering price tag of $2.35 million.
The Bugatti is the ultimate status symbol. It’s sleek, fast and for a car, pretty darn sexy. For the single male celebs, it is one smoking hot chic magnet.
Despite its incredibly expensive price tag, the Bugatti is a popular choice among celebrities and other extremely wealthy people. Bugattis are owned by actors, athletes, musicians, real estate moguls and whoever else can afford one. Celebrities also drop extra cash to have their Bugatti customized with whatever they can think of that nobody else likely has.
Some of the most expensive Bugattis ever sold are sitting in the garages of some of the biggest celebrities. For some celebrities (like Floyd Mayweather) there are even more than one Bugatti parked in their garage. Here is a look at 13 of the most expensive Bugattis ever sold.
13 Chris Brown's Bugatti Veyron - $1.5 Million
Chris Brown likes his cars sleek and fast. The Bugatti Veyron caught his eye and he paid $1.5 million for the red sports car. Brown’s expensive ride is capable of speeds of up to 253 miles per hour. Brown picked up the car than showed off his new wheels by taking fellow singer Omarion, shopping at a Louis Vuitton store.
12 Katie Price's Pink Bugatti - $1.6 Million
Katie Price put down $1.6 million for her Bugatti. Price is not well known here in the United States, but in the UK she is a well-known celebrity who has appeared on television shows, had a not-so-successful singing career, worked as a topless model, as well as had two published books.
11 Soulja Boy's Bugatti - $1.7 Million
Soulja Boy, who was born DeAndre Cortez, is an American rapper, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. He paid $1.7 million for his Bugatti. After purchasing the sports car he posted a photo of his expensive new wheels on Instagram with the caption: "Finally got it. I deserve this. Worked hard 5 years str8!"
10 Simon Cowell's Bugatti Veyron - $1.7 Million
Simon Cowell, the ex judge of American Idol, paid $1.7 million for his Bugatti Veyron. Cowell’s Bugatti can reach speeds of 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. Once up to 60 mph, the car can be revved up to a frightening 267 mph. Cowell would often cop an attitude on American Idol, but when he was behind the wheel of his Bugatti Veyron, Cowell was all smiles.
9 The Game's Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - $1.7 Million
Rapper and reality star The Game pampered himself with a really expensive 33rd birthday present. He spent $1.7 million on a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 sports car. He also put down another $2.4 million for special features. The car can reach speeds of 267 miles per hour.
8 Flo Rida's Gold Bugatti Veyron - $1.7 million
Rapper Flo Rida purchased a Bugatti Veyron for $1.7million. Flo Rida had even more money to spare and had the entire car wrapped in gold and had new rims put on, which were 24 karat gold.
At first, Flo Rida had his million dollar machine originally wrapped in chrome, but he later changed his mind because he thought it didn't look "rich" enough so he had it wrapped in gold to create the first Gold Bugatti. The Bugatti's rims were also gold. It is unknown how much it cost Flo Rida to have the car wrapped.
7 Jay Z's White Bugatti Veyron Sport - $2 Million
In 2010, Beyonce paid $2 million for a White Bugatti Veyron Sport. The Bugatti was a gift for husband, Jay Z’s 41st birthday. Beyonce told the media that she had to wait a year after ordering the Bugatti to give it to him and she kept the Bugatti Veyron Sport a secret the whole time.
6 Bryan Williams' Bugatti Veyron - $2 Million
Bryan Williams, better known to his fans as Birdman, paid $2 million for his Bugatti Veyron. Williams was so happy with his purchase that he shared many photos of himself driving the sports car all over town. Birdman loves attention and driving around in a Bugatti Veyron certainly got him that.
5 PK Subban's Black and Cherry Red Bugatti - $2.25 Million
4 Aubrey Drake Graham's Bugatti - $2.5 Million
Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as the rapper Drake, paid $2.5 million for his Bugatti. The funds weren’t too hard for him to come by, as he earned $42 million just from his 2012 Club Paradise Tour alone. Drake also owns a Bentley Continental worth $280,400.
3 Jay Leno's Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - $2.5 Million
Jay Leno’s love of cars is well-known, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone that he would pay $2.5 million for a Special Edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is modeled after the old Bugatti Type 37A. The 37A, which was built in 1938, won many Grand Prix races. Leno’s new blue and white supercharged Bugatti is one of only three Bugattis signed on the Registry of the American Bugatti Club. The car can reach speeds of 127 miles per hour. It earned the distinction of being called the fastest production roadster ever.
2 Lil Wayne's Black and Red Bugatti Veyron - $2.7 million
Rapper Lil Wayne purchased a black and red Bugatti Veyron for $2.7 million. His purchase made him the first black rapper to own a Bugatti. It was long after his purchase that other rappers were ordering Bugattis, too.
I guess many either never heard of the Bugatti, couldn’t afford it, or maybe they were just waiting to see which rapper would be the first to scoop one up. It only takes one and the rest often follow. Lil Wayne should get some sort of commission for being the Bugatti rapper trailblazer.
1 Floyd Mayweather's Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - $3.5 Million
Floyd Mayweather paid a whopping $3.5 million for a brand new 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. This purchase was the boxing legend's 4th Bugatti. The fancy sports car is completely decked out with Floyd’s signature style all over it.
Mayweather, who resides in Las Vegas, posed happily beside his new car on Instagram. He purchased the car from Fusion Luxury Motors in California, from his friend and owner Obi Okeke. Okeke told the press that the 2015 was the 4th Bugatti that Mayweather had purchased from his business. Mayweather traded in a Bugatti with only 2,200 miles on it for his new car. Okeke says that the black and orange color scheme and interior of Mayweather’s new ride is one-of-a-kind.
Sources: jalopnik.com, metro.co.uk, forbes.com, wheels.ca
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