- The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is 51 years old today and is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $234 billion. The South African-born entrepreneur once bought a McLaren F1 when he sold an internet business for $400 million. We take a look at 10 of the coolest whips Musk owns including several Teslas, a classic Ford and an amphibious Lotus.
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1. Ford Model T
The Model T is widely regarded as the first mass-produced vehicle and the carmaker's owner Henry Ford famously said that customers can have their Model T in any colour, as long as it was black. According to The Sun, Musk received the classic car from a friend.
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2. Jaguar E-Type
The Jaguar E-Type is a British sports car from the 1960s that captured the imagination of many with its sleek styling and powerful engines. According to Jaguar, the company is restoring many models to their factory specifications.
3. McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 was at one time the world's fastest production car thanks to a BMW-sourced V12 engine. Musk bought the British supercar after he sold an internet business for $400 million, reports misc.video.
4. Porsche 911 Turbo
This is one of the fastest models in Porsche's line-up with a nickname of the 'widowmaker' because of its potent Boxer turbo engine, according to Porsche.
5. BMW 320i
The 3 Series is a classy sedan from the German manufacturer and it was Musk's first car according to Motorious.com. It is powered by a four-cylinder engine and arguably offered the best steering feel in its segment.
6. Hamann BMW M5
Musk owned another BMW in his collection, but this was far more powerful than the 320i. It's a V10-powered M5 with a Hamann kit. The M5 was developed when the carmaker supplied engines to the Williams F1 team, according to BMW.
7. Lotus Esprit “Wet Nellie”
This is easily the most interesting car in Musk's collection and was used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, according to Motorious.com.
The Lotus was modified to move underwater and was bought by Musk at an auction.
8. Tesla Roadster
Musk is the owner and founder of Tesla obviously has access to the company's vehicles and this was one of the first concepts. It is electrically powered and has a drop-top for wind in the hair driving enjoyment. According to AutoExpress, the roadster is based on a Lotus Elise.
9. Telsa Cybertruck
The perks of being the boss are that Musk can own a car that hasn't been launched yet. The cybertruck is still in prototype form, but the South African-born tech mogul has one parked in his garage with production starting from 2023, Electrek reports.
10. Tesla Model X
It's not surprising that Musk owns a few Tesla models, including the cool-looking Model X complete with falcon doors. The electric SUV has seriously pace from its four motors and has a range of over 530 kilometres according to Tesla.
Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos: 3 tech billionaires with out-of-this-world lifestyles and cool toys
YEN.com.gh reports that Elon Musk is not the only billionaire that loves spending money on cool things, we focus on Richard Branson's islands and Jeff Bezos's massive clock.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is currently worth $131.9 billion. Bloomberg reports that British entrepreneur and Virgin Galatic founder Richard Branson's worth is listed at $5.51 billion.
The trio are well-known for space mi built business empires that employ hundreds of thousands of people across the world. We take a look at some of the outrageous items they've bought over the years, including Branson's islands, Musk's Gulfstream G650ER jet and Bezos' 10 000 hour clock.
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