On the court, score points, on the road, they drive in luxury. Yes, NBA players do earn a lot. The question now is, on what they would they spend their money, if not on expensive cars. You all know how rich a basketball player can be you know how much NBA teams can pay these players.
The rich and famous take it seriously when it comes to choosing a car since buying a car is a big deal. For them, maintaining a good image is important, so they end up with some of the highest priced vehicles in the world.
Get ready, because some of the prices might drop your jaws!
15. Stephen Curry – Porsche Panamera Turbo S ($180,300)
With a set of skills in basketball appreciated with $12 million salary, Curry has more than enough to buy one of the most expensive Porsche, the Panamera Turbo S. It is a luxury sedan, first launched in 2009. It is front-engined car powered by a 4.8-L V8 engine with direct fuel injection system capable of producing 570 hp at 6,000 rpm. It goes from 0-100 in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed? 309 kph. Nice.
14. LeBron James – Ferrari F430 ($186,925)
Ferrari F430 is a two-seat sports car first launched in 2004. It is powered by a 4.3-L V8 engine that generates 490 hp at 8,500 rpm. It goes from 0 to 100 mph in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 315 kph.
13. Michael Beasley – Bentley Continental Flying Spur ($200,000)
The 6-L W12 engine is positioned at the front and produces 552 bhp at 6,100 rpm. It goes from 0 to 100 in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 314 kph.
12. Kevin Durant – Ferrari California ($200,000)
Durant’s Ferrari California is powered by a powerful 4.3-L V8 engine that produces 453 hp at 7,750 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 in just 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 310 kph. A hell of a powerful red vehicle Durant has.
11. LeBron James – Ferrari 458 Spider ($262,000)
Ferrari 458 Spider is the successor of LeBron’s Ferrari F430. It is equipped with a 4.5-L V8 engine that produces 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. The Ferrari 458 Spider goes from 0 to 100 in 3 seconds and its top speed is 317 kph.
10. Lebron James – Ferrari 599 ($300,000)
Another Ferrari owned by LeBron. A vehicle with a 6.0-L V12 engine, so powerful that it can produce 612 hp and 608 Nm torque at 5,600 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 330 kph. Yep, that is fast!
9. Dwight Howard – Bentley Mulsanne ($300,000)
It is a car with 6.75-L twin-turbo L-series V8 engine and 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic transmission. The engine produces 505 hp at 4,200 rpm, its acceleration goes like this, from 0 to 100 in 5 seconds and a top speed of 295 kph.
8. Dwyane Wade – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta ($330,000)
F12’s engine won the International Engine of the 2013 Year Awards for Best Performance and Best Engine above 4.0-L. The 6.3-L V12 produces 730 hp at 8,250 and goes from 0 to 100 in just 3.1 seconds. Its top speed is 340 kph.
7. Russel Westbrook – Lamborghini Aventador ($387,000)
It is fast as 350 kph, accelerates from 0 to 100 in just 2.9 seconds. Need we say more?
6. LeBron James – Rolls Royce Phantom ($400,000)
LeBron’s Rolls-Royce model features a 6.8-L V12 engine that produces 453 hp and has 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2-door 4-seat convertible goes up to 249 kph and accelerates from 0 to 100 in 5.7 seconds.
5. LeBron James – Maybach 57S ($415,000)
We are not done talking about LeBron James, you can’t blame him for having so many cool cars, though. The Maybach 57 S (uses a 6.0-L version of the V12 engine made by Mercedes-AMG. The powerful engine produces 612 hp. Its top speed is 275 kph.
4. Dwyane Wade – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ($500,000)
The SLR stands for Sport Light Racing. McLaren’s Mercedes is powered by 5.4-L supercharged M155 SLR V8 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission. It features active aerodynamic. It can go up to 336 kph as it accelerates from 0 to 100 in 4 seconds.
3. Dwight Howard – Knight XV ($600,000)
The SUV is powered by a 6.8-L V10 engine that is capable of producing 400 hp. It boosts the car to go as fast as 161 kph.
2. LeBron James – Lamborghini Aventador Roadster ($670,000)
LeBron again. This time with a 6.5-L V12 engine, 700-hp output, and 350-kph top speed. It takes 3 seconds to go from 0 to 100.
1. Derrick Rose’s Bugatti Veyron ($1.7 million)
And the first place goes to Derrick Rose’s Bugatti Veyron. The Bugatti Veyron is powered by an 8.0-L W16 quad-turbocharged engine with 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. That engine produces 1,001 hp! Thanks to that, it reaches from 0 to 100 in just 2.5 seconds. Amazing.