Jay-Z Had a Hard Knock Life but Travels in Style!

Jay-Z is renowned for being one of the most successful rappers in the world, and he's also got an amazing car collection. He's been spotted driving everything from Ferraris to Lamborghinis, and he even has his own custom-made Maybach. 

Today's blog post is one of the most requested in Carmoola celebrity blog history, and we are super pumped to get straight into it!

Who is Jay-Z?

From the projects to the throne, New York rapper, producer, and entrepreneur Jay-Z embodied the quintessential rags-to-riches dream. He became one of the most successful MCs of his generation, whilst creating an empire that made him one of the richest artists of the era. After debuting in the late '90s, he began a chart run that notched up over a dozen number one albums spread over two decades. In addition to his solo work, Jay-Z also found mainstream crossover success with pop, R&B, and rock artists, notably collaborating with protégé Rihanna on their Grammy-winning "Umbrella". In addition to rapping, Jay-Z has also served as a label head, team owner (NBA's Brooklyn Nets), real-estate mogul, and fashion designer.

Jay-Z's Car Collection

For his 40th birthday, wife Beyoncé bought him a £1.75m Bugatti. He’s come a long way from the off-white Lexus from which he used to hustle drugs and his CDs in the mid-90s, and that profiled traffic stop described in “99 Problems”. Today he’s a billionaire mogul and has the prestige marques to match…Jay-Z has a craze for cars. And we intend to show you all we can. But, as always, we don't want to keep you here all day, you have your own car collection to be building, so these are the cars we are going to be diving into today;

  1. Pagani Zonda F
  2. Maybach Exelero
  3. Rolls-Royce Phantom
  4. Bentley Continental GT
  5. Bugatti Veyron

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Pagani Zonda F

Jay-Z isn't alone in the celebrity Pagani club. PSG's Lionel Messi is also a member, and wears his Pagani badge with pride. Mr. Carter's Pagani is slightly different however, the F in the Zonda’s name stands for Fangio, who won the Monaco GP twice during his storied career. The F was the biggest update Pagani had made to the supercar since it was launched in 1999, pushing the 7.3 litre AMG V12 up to 641bhp. Just 25 were built, making this one of the most valuable cars in today's car collection and the world. What a way to start...


Maybach Exelero

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is a one-off supercar commissioned by Fulda, a German subsidiary of Goodyear. Why was it built? To test tyres. How much does this tyre-testing machine cost? Just over five-and-a-half million pounds. This tyre tester was built off the bones of a Maybach and has a twin-turbo V12 engine producing 690 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque. You can actually find this car in our blog titled 'Most Expensive Cars Ever'. Of course Jay-Z would own it!


Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of the most iconic cars on the market. It's been around for over 100 years, and it's still one of the most popular cars among celebrities and the wealthy, trust us when we say, it's in the majority of our luxury driving blog posts. And, it's no surprise that Jay-Z has one in his collection, he clearly has a thing for expensive, luxury cars. So it's no surprise that he owns a Rolls Royce Phantom. Check out that private reg plate as well 🔥


Bentley Continental GT

Got a spare £185k lying around? If so, then get yourself a Bentley Continental GT, a car the rich and famous love driving. With a 6.0-litre W12 engine, the Bentley Continental GT drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. That means it's powerful. Very powerful. However, along with its high price, the GT is also an expensive car to run. But, we can't really see Jay-Z bothering about this, you know, with his net worth currently standing at about £1.1 billion 😂


Bugatti Veyron

favourite with footballers, the Bugatti Veyron does 265 mph-plus and has 1,000bhp. As far as snazzy cars go, this one looks like it came from out of space. And for £2m, the price is out of this world too. Still, that hasn’t deterred those with money to burn from having a set of keys to what is a very luxurious car. 



And that is it for today's blog post. We hope that you have enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it. At Carmoola, we can help you find the best car finance deal to suit your needs. Why not visit the 'How it Works' section and see how we can help you? If you are looking to finance your very own vehicle, check out the simple steps below;

  • Go to the Carmoola App
  • Enter your details & verify your ID
  • You will then get an illustration of what you could potentially borrow
  • Then go ahead and apply! 

And then if you are accepted, go on to find your dream car, and go ahead and simply pay with your virtual Carmoola card at the dealership (or online)! What’s not to like? 😃