When you’re one of the richest people in the world, buying some really cool cars isn’t too much of a problem – and Elon Musk just loves a flashy engine.
The leader of companies like Tesla, Twitter and SpaceX has an impressive car collection that includes some stunning multi-million dollar engines.
When Mr. Musk isn’t developing a new product idea or getting into another controversy, he enjoys driving.
Surprisingly, the successful entrepreneur doesn’t have the latest hypercar or a fleet of Ferraris waiting to be driven.
Of course he has some Teslas, but also some far more unusual cars that are more nostalgic acquisitions than status symbols.
Ford Model T
It is one of the most famous cars in the world and is widely considered to be the first modern production vehicle.
It was simple, robust and arguably paved the way for the automobile age and the world we live in today.
Elon Musk got this car as a gift from a friend.
BMW 3 Series
The 320i was one of BMW’s most iconic sedans and probably the car many people think of when they hear the name ‘3 Series’.
A 1978 model was Elon Musk’s first car, which he owned for years before becoming absurdly wealthy.
He bought the car in 1993 for $1,400 and enjoyed a massive upgrade just six years later.
The McLaren F1 is one of the greatest cars of all time.
The beautiful three-seater was the fastest production car in the world for over a decade.
Elon Musk bought his McLaren F1 for $1 million in 1999 after just making $22 million in Silicon Valley.
And to his credit, he used the machine as much as possible, even on ordinary trips around California.
However, he eventually crashed it while en route to a business meeting, and although his passenger was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, both occupants were unharmed.
Elon Musk sold the car for a substantial profit – McLaren F1s are now worth around £20million – and his company Tesla has since been producing electric cars that are faster than the F1.
The Cybertruck looks like something out of a mobile game and not one of the better ones.
But it’s one of the few exciting models in the important — if not particularly lucrative — electric truck space.
Tesla’s Cybertruck isn’t on sale yet, but Elon Musk has been driving his prototype around.
Order books are expected to open towards the end of 2023, with prices starting around $40,000.
Lotus Esprit (amphibious)
Elon Musk no doubt thinks he shares some similarities with James Bond.
And now he owns one of 007’s most famous cars, the amphibious 1976 Lotus Esprit The spy who loved me.
There are clear similarities between this and the Cybertruck.
And while the movie prop isn’t actually designed for use as an amphibious vehicle, it does have some submarine capabilities.
It was probably the first electric car that was really cool.
And although the Roadster bears little resemblance to the Model 3 and Model
The battery electric sports car was based on the lightweight Lotus Elise, a famous British sports car famous among petrolheads.
The Tesla Roadster is very rare with fewer than 2,500 sold.
It’s also the only car in space.
Tesla Model X
Musk has seven children, so a two-seater sports car isn’t much use for the school trip.
He was spotted traveling in the Tesla Model X SUV, which has three rows of seats inside and can accommodate seven people.
Tesla Model S plaid
Elon has admitted that he spends most of his time driving a Tesla Model S.
That makes sense as it’s arguably the best looking Tesla on the market and one of the most comfortable to drive.
The plaid version of the Model S has 1020 hp and claims to do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds – useless in most situations, but cool stats.
Jaguar E Type
Apparently, the Jaguar E-Type was one of the first cars Musk really fell in love with as a young man.
When he had the money, he had to have one, but it wasn’t all that simple.
Reportedly it broke on the way home from the dealer and hasn’t been particularly reliable since.
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