Simon Cowell's Cars Collection

Love him or hate him, British manufacturer Simon Cowell is one of the highest-paid TV personalities withinside the international, and his storage displays that!

Simon Cowell is maximum acknowledged for his blunt complaint and regularly harsh judgments of individuals on severa fact expertise shows. He’s been a choose and manufacturer of Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent amongst others. He’s been named one of the a hundred maximum influential human beings withinside the international through Time in 2004 and 2010. In 2008, The Daily Telegraph ranked him #6 on their listing of the “a hundred Most Powerful People in British Culture.” So, you can say he’s sort of a massive deal.

Updated July 2020: As movie star automobile collections continuously develop and change, we have got up to date the listing of Simon Cowell's maximum brilliant rides. While he did lately promote his exuberant Bugatti Veyron and auctioned off his Bentley Azure, Cowell has additionally had lots of latest additions to his storage, which include the Lamborghini Urus sports activities SUV. Read directly to capture up!

Cowell has the cappotential to push a person to superstardom with a unmarried type word. He unmarried-handedly created the enduring pop boy band One Direction, in addition to others. He additionally has a internet really well worth of about $550 million and in 2017 he picked up an annual revenue of $ninety five million from his more than one fact display ventures, making him one of the highest-paid TV personalities withinside the international.

Given all that money, you would possibly marvel what he spends it on. Well, we’re thrilled to mention that he has one of the maximum stunning automobile collections withinside the international, packed complete of British beauties and Italian sports activities vehicles. His automobile series truly offers different movie star personalities like Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld a run for his or her money. Throughout the years, he’s gathered a group that includes Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars, Aston Martins, Ferraris, and more.

Here are all the coolest vehicles from Simon Cowell’s series.

Ferrari F430
The Ferrari F430 was the successor to the Ferrari 360, in case you’re keeping track of the timeline. It was produced between 2004 and 2009 and was unveiled at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. This one was colored black, just like his 360, though it was much more expensive than its predecessor: $186,925 to $217,318, in fact.

The car featured the E-Diff, a computer-controlled limited slip active differential that varied the distribution of torque based on inputs such as the steering angle and lateral acceleration. It featured a 4.3-liter V8 engine of the “Ferrari-Maserati” F136 family, which gave it 483 hp, a 3.6-second 0-60 mph acceleration time, and a top speed of 196 mph.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe
Out of all the Ferraris that Simon Cowell owns, the F-Type Coupe is his most modern. It’s a two-seater sports car that was based on the shortened platform of the XK convertible and was launched in 2013. It is still in production today and is considered the spiritual successor to the famous E-Type.

The newest 2018 models run on a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder “Ingenium” engine with 296 hp, though we suspect this particular model uses the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that grants it between 335 to 375 hp. Its top speed is around 161 to 171 mph, and a new one will run you about $60,000.
Jaguar XK120
This is another one of Simon Cowell’s best classic cars. The Jaguar XK120 was a marvel when it was released in 1948, and it was only produced for six short years (until 1954). But during that time, it broke multiple high-speed records, becoming the fastest production car in the world after going 132.596 mph through the flying mile in 1949, then becoming the first production car to average over 100 mph for 24 hours in 1950 (107.46 mph average).

These days, this car fetches a pretty penny, with a 1952 XK120 Supersonic model selling at RM Sotheby’s for over $2-million recently. We’re guessing Simon rarely drives this car because this is one that’s almost better to be looked at than it is to be driven (and risk hurting it).
Ferrari California
The Ferrari California is a grand touring sports car and the third and final Ferrari in Simon Cowell’s garage. It was produced between 2008 and 2017, first powered by a front-mid mounted, naturally aspirated 4.3-liter V8 engine, then using a new twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8. The car was introduced as the entry-level of the model range, even though it includes man design innovations from Ferrari (and starts at $202,000).
It was the first front-engined Ferrari with a V8, the first to feature a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the first with a folding metal roof, the first with multi-link rear suspension, and the first with direct fuel injection. Cowell’s is also, unsurprisingly, painted black.

Rolls-Royce Phantom
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the most expensive Rolls-Royce models money can buy at the moment, and it’s also one of Simon’s favorite cars. Given that knowledge, it should come as no surprise that he owns two. A 2018 model starts at $417,825, but Simon Cowell's drophead coupe Phantom costs just about $500,000. This car is the epitome of British elegance and luxury, and since Cowell is such a big fan of all things British, it’s the perfect car for him.

The Phantom coupe uses a 6.75-liter V12 that’s found in older Phantom models, with 453 hp and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. It also uses suicide doors, since it harkens back to older Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the first generation of which was first produced in 1925!

Ferrari 360
The Ferrari 360 is certainly not the most expensive car in Simon’s garage or even the most expensive Ferrari. In fact, it’s kind of a “starter” Ferrari, only costing between $80,000 to $119,000 (“only” is a relative term here). It’s a two-seater, rear-wheel-drive sports car that was produced between 1999 and 2005, succeeding in the Ferrari F355.

It was made from an entirely new all-aluminum space-frame that made it 40% stiffer than the F355’s steel frame. The car ran on a 3.6-liter Tipo F131 V8 engine, which gave it 395 horsepower, a manufacturer’s top speed of 183 mph (though it redlined at 175 mph), and a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 4.98 seconds. Cowell opted for the stealthy black exterior and black interior.
Mitsubishi Evo VII Race Car
Simon Cowell has a definite need for speed, and this car is the perfect example of that. It’s a Mitsubishi Evo VII racing car, which is one of the most frequently-modded JDM cars in the world. Cowell was also a partner in the Royal Ascot Racing Club, a thoroughbred horse racing syndicate which also shows his need to see things go fast.

The Evo VII was produced between 2001 and 2003. The car was based on the larger Lancer Cedia platform, so it was heavier than the Evo VI, but it also had multiple chassis tweaks to make it more powerful. Seeing as Simon Cowell has topped the Top Gear racing charts not once, but twice, shows that this is a car perfectly suited to his needs.

Caterham 7 CSR
The Caterham 7 CSR is a pretty rare sports car that is a heavily modified Caterham Super Seven. There are two engine options for the car, including a 200-bhp 2.3-liter inline-four Ford Duratec engine that has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.7 seconds, and an upgraded Cosworth-tuned, 260-bhp unit with a 3.1-second 0-60 mph time.

It has a top speed of 155 mph. The CSR has excellent handling and is extremely agile, and it’s a fully British car, making it fit right at home in Simon’s eclectic car collection. The car costs £37,000 if Caterham builds it, or £34,500 if you do it yourself. Edmunds.com calls the car “the performance bargain of the car world.”
Morgan Aero SS
Here’s another classic car that Simon Cowell owns, the Morgan Aero SS. There aren’t that many of these luxury Aeros in the U.S., but Simon is the proud owner of one. The Morgan Aero is actually a traditionally styled car that came out in 2000, not in the ‘50s like it looks. The car is made from an aluminum chassis and is designed to resemble post-War classics, and it’s built with a BMW V8 engine which gives it what Autoweek magazine calls “supercar performance.” The Aero puts out 367 hp, a top speed of 170 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds.
Aston Martin DB7
Simon Cowell has owned three of these beauties in his lifetime. The Aston Martin DB7 had an original MSRP of $151,800. It is another example of British car manufacturing at its finest. The car was a grand tourer that was produced between 1994 and 2004, available as either a coupe or a convertible. The car ran on a 3.2-liter supercharged I6 engine that was based on the Jaguar non-supercharged AJ6 engine.

It was marketed as the “entry-level” model below the V8 Virage, and it was the highest produced vehicle in Aston Martin’s history, with over 7,000 built and sold before it was replaced by the DB9.
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
One of the classiest cars in Simon Cowell’s luxury collection is certainly this Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III. The Silver Cloud was produced between 1955 and 1966, during a time in which 7,372 were produced.

The Silver Cloud III was first introduced in Paris in 1962, along with the Bentley S3. Only a little over 2,000 of these were produced during its three-year run (1963 to 1966). It used a 6.2-liter 220-horsepower V8 engine, but this car wasn’t designed to go fast. It was designed to turn heads, which it certainly does. A recent model sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction for $264,000.
Lamborghini Urus
Obviously, Cowell is a huge fan of fast cars, and that passion extends to this practical SUV as well. Why settle for an ordinary family SUV when you can have a supercar in an SUV guise? And indeed, Cowell's brand-new Lamborghini Urus is an absolute monster, featuring a 642-horsepower twin-turbo V8 that sends it flying to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. That's just half a second slower than the Bugatti Chiron, and the Urus weighs 5,000 lbs!
1932 Ford Model B
Simon Cowell's highly-customized 1932 Ford Model B is definitely one of the more unusual cars in his collection. Yes, the car is over 90 years old, but it's been updated into a cool hot rod thanks to a powerful Ford V8 that's been installed under the hood. The vehicle was built by Galpin Auto Sports.
Bentley Arnage T
The Bentley Arnage was a large luxury car that was produced between 1998 and 2009. It was released alongside the Rolls-Royce-branded Silver Seraph, and the two cars were the first entirely new designs by the marques since 1980. The Arnage T was the sportier version of the car and was claimed to be the most powerful road-going Bentley at its launch at the Detroit Motor Show. It used a twin-turbocharged, 6.8-liter V8 engine, which was tuned to develop 465 horsepower. It had a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph. The price for the car started at $227,585.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Since Simon Cowell loves sports cars so much, I’m sure you might be a little surprised to finally find Lamborghini on this list, when you were probably expecting more. But alas, this Gallardo Spyder is the only one that Simon Cowell actually owns. The Gallardo Spyder was released in 2006 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and was considered to be an entirely new model of the car, with a 513-hp engine and a lower-ratio six-speed manual transmission. It was the convertible version of the car.
The V10 Gallardo was Lamborghini’s sales-leader and was the stable-mate to a succession of V12 flagship models, first to the Murcielago, then to the Aventador. The car was produced between 2003 and 2013, MSRP’d at $202,000, and had a top speed of 196 mph.
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
The Aston Martin DB9 was a British grand tourer that was produced between 2004 and 2016. The Volante version of the car was the convertible. The DB9 was the successor to the DB7, and it was initially criticized a bit for its weaker engine and handling, even though overall ratings from critics went well.

The engine was eventually tweaked to produce more horsepower (from 450- to 470- to 510-hp) and torque. It was also James Bond’s car of choice in Spectre. The car’s original MSRP was $203,295. Its 5.9-liter V12 engine had a top speed of 186 mph initially, then 190 mph, and then somehow down to 183 mph with its 510-hp configuration.
AC Cobra MK IV
The AC Cobra, or Shelby Cobra in the United States, is one of the most iconic sports cars of the 1960s. The car has been produced intermittently in both the U.K. and the U.S. since 1962. With its monstrous engine in its small body, the noise and power and speed, it’s no wonder that Simon Cowell loves this car so much. The Cobra was designed to use a big Chrysler V8 engine, which was different than all the other small sports cars that used V6s at the time. It was loud and powerful and revolutionary for an English car to have an engine like an American car, but it fits perfectly in Simon’s garage.

Ferrari 458 Italia
By now, it should be clear that Mr. Cowell is a big fan of the Italian prancing horse. The 458 is one of the most gorgeous and desirable cars from the brand, and Cowell acquired one back in 2012. Priced at about $200,000, Simon Cowell's Ferrari 458 Italia not only looks good but boasts 562 horsepower under the hood, able to take the car to a top speed of 202 mph!
Jaguar Eagle Speedster
We’ll end the article with this super rare Jaguar Eagle Speedster - a redefined Jaguar E-Type, a detailed-to-perfection car that is a testament to the purity of the original design.

Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear called the car “the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” which is quite some praise given the cars he’s driven. This particular car had a £650,000 motor restoration done to it to make it look as beautiful as it was in 1965. The Eagle Speedster comes with a price tag of $1 million, while the coupe is another $250,000, making it almost as expensive as the entire current Ferrari range put together.