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8 most extravagant cars owned by Korean celebrities

Nov 7, 2021
G-Dragon is an entrepreneur, rapper and fashion designer and rolls down in a lightning quick McLaren 650S. The car uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged McLaren M838T V8 engine that churns out 650-horsepower and 678-Nm of torque. It zooms from zero to 100 in 3 seconds and tops off at 333-km/hour with price of $270,000 or Rs 2 crore in India.
Exo’s Chanyeol rides in a Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG
Chanyeol from rap group Exo is another big name in this competition of extravagant cars. He cruises through the streets of Seoul in a Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG. Blending beauty with brawn, the G65 AMG packs a 5.5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine that makes 400 kW (544-horsepower) and torque of 760-Nm. It’s capable of doing zero to 100 km/hour in just 5.3 seconds, maxing out at 230-km/hour. It costs close to Rs 2.4 crore.
Jessica Jung owns a Maserati Quattroporte
Jessica is actually a Korean-American celebrity bringing the best of both worlds. Driving a Quattroporte, the sedan uses a 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 guzzler that puts out 430-horsepower and 580-Nm of torque. Expect a price tag of Rs 1.7 crore on this Italian luxury cruiser. As a former member of the South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation, she’s a singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Dok2’s Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Edition
Dok2 is a real force to be reckoned with in the Korean rap scene. His car Rolls-Royce, Luminary Edition, is 1 of 55 which boasts a starlight headliner, a decor that comprises 1,340 fibre-optic lights illuminating the roof, creating the appearance of a sky full of stars. This car is powered by a capable V-12 that produces 624-horsepower and 605-ft lbs of torque. The engine propels the car to a top speed of 155-mph and priced at $402,000 the car is undoubtedly one of the favourite Korean celebrity cars.
Jay Park Bentley Flying Spur
The jack of all trades, Korean-American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and entrepreneur is also a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement. He cruises in a Bentley Flying Spur, the carmaker’s top-of-the-line luxury cruiser. In the power department, it presents a 6.0-litre twin turbo-charged W12 guzzler producing 635-horsepower and 900-Nm of torque and cost about Rs 3.2 crore.
JYJ’s Junsu and his Lamborghini Aventador
Xia or Junsu, part of the Korean boy band JYJ, is a singer, model, dancer, and stage actor. He rides a sinister Lamborghini Aventador that packs a V12 producing 759.01-horsepower and 720-Nm of torque. It’s capable of zooming up to 350-km/hour. In terms of price, the car slates in at Rs 5 crore onwards.
IU drives a Porsche Cayenne
Lee Ji-Eun, known professionally as IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She drives a jumbo Porsche Cayenne which uses a hefty 4.5-litre V8 engine that churns out 340-horsepower. However, you can pump that up depending on which engine you choose. In terms of speed, the car sprints from zero to 100 km/hour in a time of 5.7 seconds and maxes at 256-km/hour and cost Rupees 1.41 crore onwards.
T-Ara’s Hyomin Lotus Evora 400:
It is one of the most obscure and unique Korean celebrity cars out there. The Lotus Evora 400 is simply a class apart which makes 400-horsepower from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine and 409-Nm of torque. The top speed is 174 mph with a snappy zero to 60-mph time of 4.1 seconds and costs about 100 grand.