The X Factor has been running for many years 🌟 and in the 16th series has some seriously high-profile judges, including Simon Cowell, Cheryl, Demi Lovato, and Rick Astley. Today we are taking a look at each judge's car collection and how they have earned their money.
So, what is the X-Factor? The X Factor is a popular TV show where aspiring singers compete for a recording contract. The show has been running for many years now and has had some high-profile judges, including the producer, Simon Cowell, Cheryl, Demi Lovato, and Rick Astley. Today we are taking a look at each judge's car collection and how they have earned their money.
Simon Cowell is one of the most well-known faces on television. He is the creator of The X Factor and was a judge on the show for many years. He is now a judge on America's Got Talent & The US version of the show as well. Cowell is known for his love of fast cars and has a collection that is envied worldwide.
Cheryl is a singer, songwriter, and television personality who rose to fame after appearing on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. She was a judge on The X Factor for 11 seasons until she left for personal reasons. Now, she has returned for the 16th season with a new panel of judges. Cheryl has had numerous hits including "Call My Name" and "Crazy Stupid Love".
Demi Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to fame after starring in the Disney Channel film Camp Rock. Lovato is a judge on The X Factor and has had hits such as "Skyscraper" and "Heart Attack".
Rick Astley is a British singer, songwriter, and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with his debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up". Astley was a judge on The US X Factor for two seasons until he left. He has since made a comeback in 2022.
So there you have it, the X Factor judges. Now we know how they have made their money, let's find out what are their favourite cars? Stay tuned to find out!
If we are being honest, this could be a blog post in itself, and the lead judge of the X Factor definitely has a car collection to match his title.
The first car on our list is the Bugatti Veyron. This car is seriously fast with a top speed of 253 mph and 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds. It's no wonder that this is one of Cowell's favourite cars 😂
This car is definitely for Ferrari lovers and has a top speed of 196 mph with a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds. With a price tag of £140,000, it's actually a reasonably cheap Ferrari, if that's even something we can say!
This car is the epitome of luxury. It has a top speed of 155 mph and 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds, but what makes this car so special is the luxurious interior. This car definitely says "I have arrived", which could be the reason that Simon turns up to the Live Auditions in his Phantom, as you can see on the picture below...
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is a gorgeous car and is one of Cowell's favourites. It has a top speed of 186 mph and a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds, but what makes this car so special is the design. This car epitomises British design quality, which is respected worldwide, especially by us here at Carmoola!
Now let's take a look at Cheryl's car collection. And despite the seemingly constant moaning from various famous faces about fans, there are some perks to being a celebrity.
I mean check out our influencer post, there is a staggering amount of money one can make by simply promoting a brand to millions of followers. However – if your name is Cheryl Cole – you are on a different level. You get free Bentleys.
At its heart, the Bentley Mulsanne is a luxury limousine, but it’s so much more than that. It’s also the ultimate expression of wealth and prosperity, a lesson in craftsmanship and quality, a symbol of a great British institution, not to mention being an exceptional piece of engineering. Yes, it has an if-you-have-to-ask price tag, but if you can afford to even think about buying one, you won’t so much as bat an eyelid at the cost.
The Grammy-nominated American singer, actress, and songwriter, Demi Lovato, has had a lucrative career, one of the reasons why she has landed the X Factor role. More importantly for us, she also seems to be a huge fan of cars and has filled her garage with a few of the world's best. Brace yourself as some of these cars are simply mind-blowing.
- Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC: Demi Lovato is one of the few people who own AMD GTC, one of Mercedes’ top-tier convertibles. Lovato used to have SL550 and the E350, but got tired of them and got this 550-horsepower vehicle. The car comes with a 4-liter V8 bi-turbo engine and costs just over £100,000.
- Jaguar F-Type: Demi Lovato doesn’t just own one, but two Jaguar F-Types. She got the one pictured below after teaming up with Jaguar for an advertising campaign back in 2016. Hence, now she owns two; one blue and one white!
- Ferrari 458 Italia: This is one of the best sports cars ever made and Lovato is lucky (or rich) enough to drive it when she was in Germany. The 4.5-liter V8 engine can produce 562 horsepower and it is considered to be an extraordinary machine.
The English singer, songwriter, and radio personality, best known for his 1987 hit single "Never Gonna Give You Up", Rick Astley is another X Factor Judge with an impressive car collection.
Aston Martin DB9: The DB9 is one of the most popular cars that Rick Astley owns. It's a workhorse of a vehicle, with a top speed of 186 mph and 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds.
Bentley Bentayga: The Bentayga is Bentley's first-ever SUV and it's definitely a luxurious one at that. It has a top speed of 187 mph and 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds, which makes it one of the fastest SUVs on the market
Reliant Robin: Perhaps our favourite car in everyone's collection. The Reliant Robin is iconic for that news scene in Top Gear and it appears in Rick's music video. Just check out the photo for yourself, hilarious. 😂 Who doesn't love seeing a yellow Reliant Robin
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