Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kobe Bryant's Car

A look at Kobe Bryant's collection of luxurious cars

White Range Rover
It's a $94,000 SUV with 510 horsepower worth of luxury that's a perfect reflection of its driver - Kobe is a fierce competitor on court, a master in his element.

Bentley Continental GT Coupe
A Bentley Continental GT  symbol of Old World luxury and affluence, reveal the enduring influence of his childhood in Europe. This elegant Bentley is also a convertible; it costs $190 thousand. When Bryant goes out in it, you can believe his goal is to impress.

Azure Mulliner
At $270 thousand, Kobe's exotic Azure Bentley is fully equipped. Just to name a few things: a turbo-charged V-8 sits under the hood, it has full power, leather interior, a convertible top, and a 140 watt stereo system with a six disc CD changer.

Cadillac Escalade ESV
A Cadillac Escalade humbly serves as transport for Bryant's family and NBA-size friends.

Chevrolet Impala
This isn't just any Impala; it's a 1963 drop-top. If you were to see Kobe cruising in this, he would probably be somewhere along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Kobe Bryant is wealthy enough to get the car he wants. He got himself a Ferrari. Not just a Ferrari but a F430. It's a screaming beast of a sports car that is quick like its owner and can go from zero to 60 in under four seconds. It costs well over $300,000. About driving the car, Bryant has been quoted as saying "It feels like you're strapped onto a rocket."

Vanessa Bryant's Car

Vanessa Bryant's Car, a Modified Automatic Lamborghini

Vanessa Bryant is the only person in the world to own an automatic-only Lamborghini MurciƩlago. For her 19th birthday (2001), Kobe gave her the car as a gift. According to car enthusiast magazine Dub, upon realizing Vanessa could not drive a manual transmission, Kobe Bryant had the car converted to an automatic by having a special adapter for the transmission installed. The estimated cost of the car after conversion and customization was $400,000.

How cool is that?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Michael Jordan's Cars

"His Airness." "The Great One." "The greatest basketball player of all time."
All these names are synonymous with one man and one man only, Michael Jordan.

Okay'nuff said. Let's take a look at this Basketball legend's collection of cars:

Ducati 999

Riding swiftly on his Ducati 999, Jordan adores exploring the city roads. Designed by Ducati Motors, Jordan’s Ducati is a high performance race oriented motorcycle featuring a 998cc liquid cooled engine providing a linear torque delivery. Equipped with a trellis chassis and state of the art suspension, the superbike is one of the finest handling motorcycles. The bike’s completely adjustable riding position enhances the riding comfort while its powerful braking system guarantees safety under all conditions.

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

 Jordan has been a proud owner of the “2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren”, another classic car in the player’s grand car collection. A tuned version of the SLR McLaren, the plush vehicle incorporates a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine developing 670hp with a top speed of 209mph and an acceleration of 0-60 mph in mere 3.6 second. The car’s lightweight carbon fiber body construction and an active aerodynamics offers optimum handling comfort while driving.  Jordan’s dear car is currently for sale on e bay.

Cadillac XLR

 Jordan’s plush “Cadillac XLR” is a real grand touring machine which is an outcome of corporate badge engineering. Equipped with a 320 horsepower V8 engine and a magnetic ride control suspension, the luxury roadster is designed for sheer performance. The interiors incorporate a clean looking cabin with comfortable leather seating and ample leg space offering enhanced comfort while the exteriors glitter with lightweight aluminum composite panels. The state of the art technologies equipped in the machine include a head up display, large touch screen and adaptive cruise controls.

Range Rover

 Michael owns the classy “Range Rover”, which completely matches the legendary player’s style. Range Rover’s immense on road capability is attributed to its powerful V8 engine delivering 375 hp, four-speed manual transmission and a solid-axle front and rear suspension. The five-passenger luxury SUV features a unibody construction and a blend of “traditional and modern” cabin design. The interior’s feature supple leather seats with an upright seating position enhancing the travel comfort. The incorporated gauge cluster includes a big LCD screen and an effective navigation system offering both on- and off-road mapping, which is much desired in a luxury vehicle.

Source: http://bornrich.com