If you had an unlimited budget, your car would probably look quite a bit different to how it presently does, right? Celebrities have this luxury every day - the bigger stars like Elton John quite literally have a different car for every day ... of the year! We have a look at some of the cars (available in Hong Kong) that people choose to drive when money is no object. Necessities and preferences may differ, but one thing uniting all of these luxury cars in Hong Kong is a focus on quality, and an absolute sexiness.
Ben Affleck's choice is focused on speed as much as style - he drives a Mercedes vehicle S63 AMG. With a 518 horsepower, 6.3L V8 engine, it is lucky that he also has enough money to buy his own racetrack, or he'd never get to use this beast of a Hong Kong sports car to its potential. The S63 AMG has a modified seven speed automatic gearbox, which delivers 450 odd pounds/foot of torque. Some of the most individual features of this Mercedes vehicle are its 20" wheels, and the hot full bodykit. Ben Affleck would have all of the added extras available with this Hong Kong luxury sports car, like parking assistance, massaging front seats, body-securing bolsters in the front and keyless entry.
Jackie Chan in one of Hong Kong's biggest stars - his choice of sports car at home in Hong Kong is a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi actually supplied all of the vehicles for his earlier movies, and in 'Rumble in the Bronx's famous car park scene, the Hong Kong sports car featured was a special edition Evo IX. Jackie Chan's favorite cars are quite cost effective, retailing for under US$31,000. A two-liter turbo charged engine with 275hp and 295 pounds/feet of torque helps Chan race away from the bad guys, and Lancer Evo's famous handling and responsiveness makes for some very cool stunts.
Megan Fox is making a definite statement with her unusual choice of Mercedes vehicle - she doesn't play by the 'rules', and never has. Her Mercedes G500 SUV is available in Hong Kong as a premium vehicle, and this model has also carried around the likes of the Shah of Iran, and the Catholic Pope. Most Western countries use these as military vehicles - and Megan Fox certainly is wartime-tough! What's under the hood is focused on grunt, not top end speed - a 5.0L V8 engine puts out 292 hp at 5,500 rpm. The seven speed transmission that many Mercedes vehicles have is included.
Even more elaborate than celebrities' everyday drives are the ones they get to use in movies, and fans of the classics will feel their hearts thump a little faster at Hong Kong luxury cars like the one driven by Cate Blanchett in the newest Indiana Jones movie, a Delta 88 Oldsmobile. The Delta was first introduced in 1965, and the revised style featured coke-bottle profiles, and semi-fastback rooflines to give them a slick, modern look. Their three and four speed manual transmission may be a 'little' less advanced than the seven speed autos in new Mercedes car dealers in Hong Kong nowadays, but for classic fanatics, there is simply no comparison.
Bad Boys made Will Smith into a connoisseur of cool for kids everywhere, and his car played no small part in that transformation for the former Fresh Prince. Will Smith drove a Porsche 911 Carrera in Bad Boys - this model group of luxury sports cars for Hong Kong buyers included options like front and rear spoilers, 18" hollow spoke wheels, and limited slip diffs. The Carerra was also one of the first consumer cars where gear-shifting via finger tip switches on the steering wheel was possible.
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