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Ten most expensive cars in Africa

Few African celebrities have showcased their love for luxury through their impressive car collections, considering expensive vehicles as a significant symbol of wealth.

From Nigeria to various countries across the continent, wealthy individuals boast some of the most luxurious car fleets.

These high-profile personalities recognize the global recognition that extravagant cars bring, making them a prominent marker of affluence.

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According to Carmart, Here are the 10 most expensive cars in Africa this 2024:

Bugatti Veyron

Priced at $1.9 million (1.08 billion Naira), the Bugatti Veyron is renowned as the fastest super sports car of its era, achieving an impressive average maximum speed of 408.84 km/h. The sold-out mid-engine sports car features a 16-cylinder engine, boasting acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2 ½ seconds.

The Bugatti Veyron stands at the pinnacle of expensive vehicles worldwide, and in Africa, a select group of affluent individuals possesses this exclusive sports car. Among them are former Nigerian senator Dino Melaye, Aliko Dangote, Samuel Eto’o, and others.

Bentley Bentayga

Earning the title of “World’s Fastest SUV” in 2020, the Bentley Bentayga is celebrated for its medium-sized design that combines ample space and comfort. Alongside other features, its handcrafted cabin detailing redefines luxury.

In Africa, the Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV, priced at 133 million Naira, is owned by a select few, including Nigerian singer Davido and footballer Obafemi Martins.

Rolls Royce Phantom

Among Africa’s affluent individuals, the Rolls Royce Phantom, valued at 190 million Naira, is possessed by notable figures such as Nigerian businessman Man Like Chico, Chris Okotie, Jimmy Tau, and J Martins.

As Rolls Royce’s pinnacle model, the Phantom, succeeding the Cullinan, stands as their most advanced offering. Equipped with a twin-turbo V-12 engine and a satellite-aided gearbox utilizing GPS data, it scans the road ahead, anticipates driving requirements, and proactively adjusts the transmission for an unparalleled driving experience.

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Ferrari Spider

The Ferrari Spider, priced at approximately 220 million, is possessed by individuals including Mompha, Ned Nwoko, B-naira, and Nigerian footballer Victor Moses.

As one of Ferrari’s cutting-edge sports cars, the Ferrari Spider boasts advanced technology. With an effortless drive, it delivers 670 cv at 8,000 rpm, a remarkable power output of 172 cv/l, maximum torque of 760 Nm in seventh gear, and a rapid throttle response time of 0.8 seconds at 2,000 rpm in gear 3.

Rolls Royce Cullinan

The Rolls Royce Cullinan, priced at approximately 250 million, is owned by the Nigerian singer Davido.

Equipped with a twin-turbo 6.7 V12 engine, the Cullinan delivers 563 horsepower and achieves an impressive 0-60mph acceleration in just 4.8 seconds. This Rolls-Royce features an air suspension system that automatically adjusts its height through a road-scanning camera. Its spacious cabin, particularly on the passenger side, is adorned with leather, lambs-wool carpeting, and milled-aluminium accents.

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huraćan, valued at 115 million Naira, is owned by affluent individuals such as Davido, Ned Nwoko, and DJ Cuppy, the daughter of Otedola.

The Huraćan stands as one of Lamborghini’s technological marvels, featuring impressive specifications. With a stunning acceleration of 0-97km/h (60 mph) in 2.5 seconds and a remarkable maximum speed of 341km/h (212 mph), this sports car embodies a blend of beauty, quality, and prestige.

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The McLaren, valued at $58,489, is owned by notable African individuals such as DJ Cuppy and Akon, standing out as one of the most elegant sports supercars.

A collaborative creation by Mercedes and McLaren, this supercar embodies excellence in terms of speed, handling, and luxury, meeting the expectations of discerning car enthusiasts in Africa and beyond.

Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador ranks among the pricey cars owned by celebrities in Africa, including Gabonese footballer Aubameyang, Nigerian footballer Obafemi Martins, rapper Olamide, and businessman Mompha, among others.

Valued at 218 million, this super sports car accelerates to 60mph in under 3 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 217mph. The potent all-wheel-drive vehicle is available in coupe and convertible versions, featuring a 6.5-liter 730 horsepower V12 engine and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Lamborghini Urus

The Lamborghini Urus, priced at over 120 million, is owned by Nigerian singers Davido and Wizkid, representing another luxurious vehicle in their collections.

Lamborghini skillfully blends the soul of a sports car with the body of an SUV in the Urus, which has become one of the company’s best-selling models. Crafted with premium materials and carbon fiber, the Urus exudes pure luxury in its finish.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

The G-Wagon, valued at around 90 to 100 million Naira, is a popular choice among wealthy Africans, including DJ Black Coffee, Davido, Obafemi Martins, Olamide, DJ Tira, Amanda du-Pont, and Wizkid.

Regarded as an “off-road legend,” the G-Wagon stands out not only for its off-roading capabilities but also for its robust performance. This durability makes it a favorite among African celebrities who appreciate its ability to withstand challenging road conditions. Offering a blend of luxury, comfort, and off-road prowess, the G-Wagon provides a unique driving experience.