Pictures: A look at the richest South African, billionaire Johann Rupert’s R52 million car collection
Despite being dupped as one of the richest South African, billionaire Johann Rupert has been living large for years. However, in the wake of his billionaire status, he has managed to keep his private life under wraps, but of late, he has been flexing his financial muscles on the things he loves the most.
With an estimated net worth of around R130 billion, Rupert arguably owns one of the most significant car collections in the world. He doubles as the chairman of the Remgro and Richemont Group.
The celebrated business mogul owns some of the priced vintage cars that cost a fortune and is housed at Franschhoek Motor Museum in the Western Cape. These cars include a Porsche Carrera GT, Jaguar E-Type, Honda NSX and a Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG.
Of interest is the fact that his multi-million rand car collection is open to the public. Let’s dive into his expensive car collection that has attracted the world’s attention. Let’s look at the five expensive cars from his fleet that cost around R52 million.
A look at the richest South African, billionaire Johann Rupert’s R52 million car collection
He owns a limited edition of AMG model doffs. It’s similar to the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing series. It is powered by an AMG’s 5,5-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 428kW and 800N.m. Only 40 right-hand drives were ever produced and cost around R6 million.
Porsche Carrera GT
He also owns one of the first hypercars in his car collection, the Porsche Carrera GT. The edition has been dupped as one of the ultimate models to come from Zuffenhausen.
The car boasts around with a top speed of 330 km/h. It is currently valued at R20 million.
He owns one of the most famous sports cars, the Honda NSX “New Sports eXperimental.” The car boasts around with a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. It has a V6 engine that produces 216kW and 304 N.m.
It is priced at approximately R2 million.
Aston Martin DB4 GT
It’s one of the rarest cars one would find in the world. The supercharged car has a 100km/h sprint time of 6,1 seconds which back in 1961 was rapid. No doubt it’s one of the high-profile cars in Rupert’s collection.
The most valuable Aston Martin model ever DB4 GT has fetched over R20 million at auction.
Rupert’s Jaguar E-Type
Rupert’s Jaguar E-Type from 1968 is one of the prettiest in his car collection. The limited edition of the British sports car was produced between 1961 and 1974. Conservatively, this E-Type would be worth around R4 million.
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