Amazon boss Jeff Bezos isn’t short of a few bob. In fact, he’s the richest man on earth and has an estimated wealth of $190 billion. Yes. Billion. And 190 of them… That’s a lot of dosh but it seems all isn’t well in the Bezos household as he’s set to divorce his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie; she stands to earn half of his fortune making her the richest woman on earth. Hmm, looks like all of those years of marriage will soon pay off…
Now, if we had that sort of money, we could buy a few countries - and plenty of previously unattainable cars too. We’d be generous of course; we hate it when the maid is late so to fix this she would get a Bugatti Chiron. The gardener would be gifted a Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio to help inspire him to beautify the landscape - by which we mean our pot plant. We’d be so rich that we’d misplace the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren P1 LM and not even realise, or care - because with that sort of dosh, we’d just buy others and probably lose them too! They’d be easy enough to locate; they’d be parked outside various karak shops in town. You know what they say, “You can take the boy out of Deira, but you can’t take Deira out of the boy!” Here’s 10 cars we’d immediately go and buy…
1 Rolls-Royce Sweptail - $13 million
This was commissioned for one specific customer, but with our newfound financial clout, we reckon we could sway him to part with this regal, hand-built beauty that was inspired by coachbuilding of the Twenties and Thirties. And if that didn’t work, we’d just buy Rolls-Royce. All of it.
2 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - $5 million
It was coated with real diamonds so we like it already and its 4.8-litre dual-supercharged V8 made 1,004 horses. We like it even more…
3 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster - $4.5 million
It was stunning from every angle. In fact it looked like an alien spacecraft. Hmm, we could probably buy one of those with our billions… Just 9 were built with one going up for sale for $11 million. That’s pocket change for us… The 6.5-litre V12 has 740 horses.
4 McLaren P1 LM - $3.6 million
Its 3.8-litre twinturbo V8 produced 1,000 horsepower. All five units sold, but with our fat wallet, we’d buy 1, 2, 3… er, all five!
5 Lykan Hypersport - $3.5 million
The star of Furious 7, it had headlights made of 240 15-carat diamonds and the LED blades made of 420 15-carat diamonds, so this really is our kind of car. And because we’re filthy rich, we’d happily drive it through a building like in the movie…
6 Mansory Bugatti Veyron Linea Vivere - $3.4 million
Based on the Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, this one got a gorgeous lacquered carbon-fibre body along with a new grille, shortened bonnet, larger side scoops, new spoiler package, new diffusers, and a new cabin. We usually shy away from Mansory creations but what the heck - here, take our cash!
7 Aston Martin Valkyrie - $3.2 million
They’re planning 150 of these and you guess where most of them will go to – that’s right, to us! Its 6.5-litre, naturally- aspirated V12 yields about a 1,000 horsepower. Meh, we’d pay Aston a few millions to give it a bit more oomph…
8 Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio - $3 million
Ferrari handpicked owners for this one, but our team of accountants would easily get us into their good books. Based on the 458 Spider and featuring an all-carbon-fibre frame, its naturally-aspirated 4.5-litre V8 sends 562 horses to the rear wheels.
9 Pagani Huraya BC - $3 million
Its 6.0-litre V12 bi-turbo sourced from AMG produces 790 horses. We like face-melting performance and so we’d snap this up - and then pay whatever it’d take to get our nose glued back on… Maybe some lipo while we’re at it…
10 Bugatti Chiron - $3 million
With an 8.0-litre turbocharged W16 making 1,500-horses, it’s no wonder it’s touted as the ‘world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sportscar’ – hmm, we’ll take half a dozen, thanks.