If only we had a spare million dollars….

A few months ago, we did a post on celebrity rides and referenced Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s recent purchase of the first production Hennessey Venom GT Spyder model. Well, we thought it was a good time to revisit the Hennessey Venom GT — still the fastest production car on the planet. Hennessey claims the car can achieve a top speed of 272 mph (437 km/h).

Based on a highly modified Lotus Exige chassis, the Venom GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of General Motors’ 6.2 L (380 cu in) LS9 V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1. The modified engine produces 1,200 HP and 1,155 lb-ft. torque. Yes, this is not a typo it produces 1,200 HP! Of course there is a catch though and that’s the price which starts at $1 million USD.

The mid-engine V8 is paired to the rear wheels with a Ricardo 6-speed transmission. The bodywork leverages handmade lightweight carbon fiber along with carbon fiber wheels resulting in a production curb weight of only 2,700 lb (1,200 kg). To deliver the ultimate supercar stopping power required braking components include 15 inch carbon ceramic rotors and Brembo 6-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers in the rear.

However, to truly experience this car you need to watch the following video as pictures just do not do it justice.  The video is of Steven’s actual car as he kindly shared it for a recent episode of Drive’s show Tuned. I guess we all know why he did American Idol now?

Celebrity Rides

I know what you are thinking, why are we going down this route? Seriously though, it’s an endless topic and if you are into cars its well worth looking into further.  And for transparency’s sake, having loads of celebrity names on the site will not hurt our SEO rankings.

So let’s start with Canada’s own, Justin Bieber.  It should be no surprise that at only eighteen years old he wants to drive every cool car in the world and he can since the little dude made over $55 million last year according to Forbes magazine.

Here are some of the Biebes’ recent rides. The chrome plated Fisker Karma ­electric car which was a recent gift from buddy Ellen DeGeneres.

Cadillac Batmobile from West Coast Customs 

His very first Ferrari.

Porsche 911 Turbo

A Lambo at sixteen. What’s his Mom thinking?

Mercedes Sprinter Van

Smart Car

He sure likes his matte black rides but it seems like the chrome look is starting to be the newest fad hitting LA’s car culture.

Here is a small assortment of some over the top rides from today’s very rich pop star crowd. Beginning with Chris Brown’s Jet fighter inspired Lambo Gallardo – I guess he is not worried about standing out with the Paparrazi.

Aerosmith frontman and current American Idol judge, Steven Tyler recently purchased the world’s fastest street legal car called the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder for $1.1 million USD.

Lil Wayne – The first rapper to own a Bugatti Veyron.

Tyga’s Gold plated Audi R8.

Nicki Minaj’s pink Bentley Continental.

Kim Kardashian sitting in Scott Disick’s chrome plated Audi R8.

For the full list of celebs and their cars go to Celebrity cars and Celebrity Carz.