They may live thousands of kilometres from the nearest luxury car manufacturer, but Australian celebrities are just as obsessed with their four wheeled purchases as their overseas counterparts.
Here are seven celebrities whose garages are worth almost as much attention as the stars themselves:
The only thing better than a date with fashion star Elle Macpherson would be a date with her garage. The multi-millionaire model and fashion label owner recently got her hands on a charming 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Driven by 007 in Goldfinger, this car’s stats may have been surpassed by its younger brothers, but its class is eternal. Macpherson also owns a Fiat 500 drop top. While you can today purchase the Fiat 500 for a mere $20 000AUD, it will never be as cool as Macpherson’s – she owns the first one ever made.
It may not have the bad boy appeal of Wolverine’s motorcycle, but Australian actor Hugh Jackman spends his days in a Range Rover Sport. With its giant interior, this V6 four wheel drive is a practical yet luxurious way for Jackman and his two kids to drive the streets.
The handsome Audi A7 is one of the only cars good looking enough to transport Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr. The four-door sedan is known for its creature comforts, and features luxury leather seats, matte oak interior trim and surprisingly good speakers. With a 3 Litre V6 engine, the A7 holds its own on the road too, and can reach 100km/h in 5.4 seconds.
Kyle Minogue loves her Maserati GranTurismo S. A lot.
In fact, the singer-song writer uses her $380 000 Maserati in the Roman Coppola version of her music video “Sexercise.” Kylie’s feelings for the car aren’t surprising – with a 323kw engine, and 434 horsepower, this sexy 2-door coupe is worth falling in love with.
Actress Nicole Kidman may not look like a supercar junkie, but her Bentley Continental GT scores high on the flashiness scale. Boasting a beast-like 423kw V8 engine, this luxury car can reach 100km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds. The car can reach a top speed of 318km/h, and can be voice activated in six languages.
Legendary cricketer Shane Warne does look like a supercar junkie, mainly because he is rarely seen driving anything costing less than $150 000. However, the standout vehicle in his souped up garage is his $3 million Bugatti Veyron.
With a top speed of 408.47km/h the Bugatti Veyron was the world’s fastest roadster in 2013. When Warne feels like driving slower than a helicopter, he can still take his pick of his Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes C63 AMG, and Ferrari 360 Spider.
If you’re looking to buy a car like Eric Bana’s you are likely to end up walking. Obsessively customised, Bana’s bright red Ford Falcon Coupe XB holds its own well among the cars on this list. Except Bana has owned the car since he was fifteen. A 1973 model, the Ford was gutted and revamped by a luxury car expert in an innovative build which took over 3000 hours. Sadly, Bana smashed the car in a Tasmanian Rally, and it is currently being painstakingly restored.