Learning to drive is a right of passage for teenagers all over the world. Learning to drive in your dream car is another story. Most teenagers learn to drive in an average family car. More parents are purchasing first cars for their teens, though. In fact, in 2012, Auto Trader did a survey of parents and found that only 14 percent received a car from their parents. However, 41 percent said they bought their child's first car.
The increase in parents purchasing cars for their kids is the result of changes in society, costs and wages, and a number of other things. Making a teenager work for their supercar is not the worst thing a parent could do, though. After all, there are no free rides in life, right? Actually, there are teens around the world driving cars cost more than your house and they have never worked a day in their lives.
Most of these teens are given their exotic dream cars just for being the offspring of generous super-rich parents. In fact, some of these kids are gifted their powerful supercars before they can even legally drive. A few of these great teens are self-made, but even when you work for your success, your parents still should not release you in a 500 + horsepower vehicle capable of zero to 60 in less than four seconds. That is exactly what parents are doing all of the world, though.
I found 20 teens driving cars that are outrageously expensive and no teenager or inexperienced driver has any business driving them. Check out the stories of these supercar owning teens and find out how owning these cars effects their life.
20 Ferrari 599 GTO - Reginae Carter, Daughter of Lil Wayne
Reginae Carter is the daughter of Lil Wayne. As the daughter of a famous rapper, it is fair to expect a nice ride when you start driving. However, 16-year-old Reginae Carter got not one, but two cars. Surprisingly, it was not her rapper father that gave her, her limited edition Ferrari 599 GTO, though. Turns out, Reginae's mom and stepdad bought the supercar with Weezy's blessing. Lil Wayne gave his oldest daughter a red BMW X4, her "daily driver," which is actually a practical car for an inexperienced driver.
19 Custom Supreme Wrapped Ferrari F12 Berlinetta - Rashed Belhasa
The red and white Supreme Louis Vuitton custom wrap on Rashed Belhasa's formerly yellow Ferrari F12 Berlinetta makes the car even more beautiful than before. Sadly, he can not even drive it for three more years. Belhasa is the 15-year-old son of a billionaire developer from Dubai. On Instagram young Belhasa is known as MoneyKicks.
He shares pictures of his lavish lifestyle on his account, which show him holding baby tigers, giving a flying on private planes, and being driven to school in cars that match his custom shoes and backpack. Belhasa has no need to work, yet he is very motivated. It is actually pretty impressive. Of course, his father funds his ventures, but Belhasa has a keen sense of style and he is a successful business man on his own, too.
18 Bentley Continental GT - Robert Mfune
Robert Mfune deserves to be on this list. He is truly self-made and at the age of 19 he is a millionaire. The teen grew up taking the bus and he worked at McDonald's before joining an investment trading firm in South Africa as a tea boy.
Mfune always applies himself and learns as much as he can from the people around him. He is caring, helpful, and an appreciate son to his mother. In just 3 short years Robert made himself over a million dollars. As soon as he made it, he bought his mom a car. He does not want people to see his mom riding the bus anymore since he found success.
17 Lamborghini Aventador and Audi R8 Spyder - Unknown Boston University Student
The unknown teen shown owns the beautiful orange Lamborghini Aventador and the gray Audi R8 Spyder behind it. He opted not to give his name to reporters from the Boston Globe. He arrived at the location for a car club meeting. While he declined to share any personal information, he informed reporters that most of the Fantastic Rush Rally members are international students, as young as 18-years-old.
A stuffed turtle sits on the dash of each of the exotic cars to signify the owners membership in the elite car club. On weekends the group of mostly international students cruise from New York to New Hampshire enjoying their rides and socializing.
16 Lamborghini Huracan - Andy and Anky Guo
Twins Andy and Anky Guo received a stunning red Lamborghini Huracan for their 18th birthday, but like many average teens they have to share their ride. The custom "CTGRY5" license plate is creative and attracts even more attention to the car.
These brothers say they wish for two cars, but their billionaire father is making them share. The brothers live in Vancouver while their coal tycoon dad travels between China's Shanxi Province and Canada.
15 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Galaxy - Jin Qiao
Jin Qiao is a Chinese immigrant living with his mother in Canada. The two moved 6 years ago. Normally, the now 20-year-old drives a Mercedes SUV, but he adores his Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Galaxy. The unique car was not made this way. The young Canadian resident added the interstellar wrap after purchasing the supercar. Originally, it was white.
It looks great with the wrap. It really makes it stand out, which is not easy in affluent Vancouver. In fact, the number of exotic cars in Vancouver doubled since 2009. The huge increase is thanks in part to teens like Jin Qiao purchasing the performance vehicles with their rich parents' money, something the president of China is openly concerned about.
14 Bentley Continental GT V8 - Elizaveta Adamenko
Elizaveta Adamenko, who goes by Liza, is the 18-year-old bride of a 55-year-old oil tycoon, named Valentin Romanov. Young Liza met and started dating when she was just 14-years-old. The pair married in 2016 when Romanov bought her a brand new white Bentley Continental GT V8. The powerful V8 gives 500 horsepower and costs around $200,000.
In addition to being the young wife of an oil tycoon Adamenko is a model. Her portfolio contains work for Vanity Fair and other high-end publications. Liza looks like a loving wife, but the pair has reportedly been together since the teen was just 14-years-old. That is illegal in Siberia where they met and it is also illegal in Singapore where the pair lives. Well, at least until the age of 16 in both places.
13 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 STS - Unknown Texas Girl
An unknown 15-year-old Texas girl drove this extremely rare Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 STS to school. A Reddit user posted a picture of the beautiful ride in the student parking lot of the Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. The car technically does not belong to her, but she is in possession of the keys. Apparently the teen's mom and stepfather think it is a suitable car for a high school student.
In Texas, like all US states the legal age to drive is 16, but the 15-year-old received a hardship license allowing her to drive it a year earlier. This frustrated many people who question how someone driving one of the rarest supercars in the world received a driver's license for teens with economic hardships.
12 Yellow Lamborghini Aventador - Lord Aleem
Aleem Iqbal, known on the internet as Lord Aleem is the owner of a whole fleet of exotic cars, which he and his dad rent. Their business is called Platinum Travel. The company site advertises an Audi R8 Spyder, Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, a Ferrari 458 Spider, and several Rolls Royces. Exotic car ownership has been a difficult road for the young entrepreneur, though. In fact, the self-proclaimed Lord seems to find himself in the middle of disaster frequently.
He wrecked the yellow Lamborghini Aventador after hydroplaning during heavy rain. Vandals torched several cars in the Platinum Travel fleet in an apparent attack against the Instagram star. In 2016 Iqbal cheated death in an apparent hit-and-run accident in one of his less expensive Audi cars.
A customer renting a Ferrari Spider from Platinum Travel for his wedding drove the white exotic car through a friend's house with his bride in the passenger seat after he accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the break. Then, most recently, in 2017, a judge banned Iqbal from driving any of the cars in the super fleet for 12 months. The ban seems harsh, but apparently the young owner has a problem controlling his speed and staying on the road.
11 Porsche 911 Carrera - Aspen Drewitt-Barlow
Aspen Drewitt-Barlow is the oldest son of the first gay couple to father children in Britain using a surrogate. Despite having a full family the teen's dads gave their oldest child a Porsche 911 Carrera and a custom made Rolex watch. Aspen and his twin, half-sister Saffron celebrated their Sweet 16 in style with an amazing party costing more than $24,000 and many other extravagant gifts.
Aspen takes the wealth of his fathers in stride. The Porsche 911 Carrera is a little much for a first car, but these kids are used to receiving thousands of dollars in spending money each month and have the finest designer clothes and shoes money can buy. Doing something huge is the only way for these dads to give a special gift. The dads are teaching the twins to follow in their footsteps. Both are successful self-made business men and according to the pair, their kids will make it on their own, too.
10 Maserati Quattroporte - Michael Kwan
Michael Kwan is the son of wealthy Asian parents. After moving to the United States to attend University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign he realized the money he received was enough to purchase a nice car. When he first arrived he bought an Escalade. He quickly realized how serious other wealthy international students are about their cars and decided to trade his Escalade on a more fitting Maserati Quattroporte before he finished his first year at the University.
Kwan is involved in a car club where he meets with other privileged exotic car owners. His $100,000 Maserati Quattroporte is among the most practical cars in the extravagant group. The engineering major explains the growing phenomenon of super young, super rich supercar owners. In his car club all of the members are from mainland China where outrageous luxury taxes make owning designer brands and supercars much more expensive. Kwan, like many others, used his affluence and seized the opportunity to experience owning a supercar for less than half of the cost back home.
9 Nissan GT-R - Unknown Teen in Singapore
An unnamed teen in Singapore crashed into a 65-year-old man driving a Toyota Corolla as it passed over a crossing. The impact caused the compact Toyota spinning and left the driver with painful broken ribs. The accident left the teen's $100,000 matte flat black performance Nissan GT-R badly damaged and the other driver's Corolla was severely damaged, as well.
A video captures the moment the supercar careened into the slow moving compact car moving at speeds in excess of 60 mph. Officials arrested the teen driver at the scene and he reportedly faces up to a year in prison and a fine, but the fine is only a fraction of the Japanese performance car's price. An onlooker explained the drivers surviving the accident with minimal injuries as, "miraculous."
8 Gold Maserati GranCabrio - Hamza Sheikh
Hamza Sheikh is the teenage son of a billionaire. Police impounded Sheikh's Maserati for two days after they pulled him over and found he did not carry insurance. The playboy who was just learning to drive in his Maserati GranCabrio, did not seem worried. He stated that he can just use his Rolls Royce instead.
The officers who impounded the flashy car photographed it and tweeted the picture with the hashtag "#NoInsuranceNoCar." Sheikh like many children of rich Middle Eastern men was enjoying a vacation in London. He claims he missed a letter from insurance company requesting information and they dropped his insurance due to the oversight. During the summer it is common to see McLarens, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and many other expensive exotic cars and police are cracking down on the privileged teenagers.
7 Lamborghini Aventador - Shareef O'Neal
Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal recently turned 16 and the superstar dad gave his son a very beautiful Lamborghini with a Jeep to match. The vehicles have matching paint and look amazing together. Shareef will use the Jeep most of the time. Plus, Shareef has to maintain his grades to keep his ride. If his grades slip the former basketball star has no problem taking the lavish gift away.
6 Aston Martin - Guo MeiMei
Guo MeiMei stands in front of her pristine white Aston Martin in the photo. At the time that the picture was taken, everyone believed MeiMei was the daughter of a wealthy Chinese businessman or government official. Turns out, she was the mistress of a wealthy businessman. The whole thing came out when a member of her supercar circle called her out on Weibo, prompting people to investigate and discovering the truth.
5 McLaren 650S - Steven Aghakhani
Steven Aghakhani is a unique part of this group of extremely young exotic car owners. He is just 13-years-old. However, unlike some of the teens on the list, Steven has a proven record of racing success in his McLaren 650S.
The young car enthusiast takes after his rich father when it comes to car taste. He has had a fleet of some of the most exotic cars in the world at his disposal to enjoy his entire life. Amrik, his wealthy father, owns a Ford GT, a former F1 driver's Bugatti Veyron, several Lamborghinis, and a couple McLarens.
4 Audi R8 - Tanner Braungardt
Tanner is a 16-year-old YouTuber with 3.7 million subscribers. He had his brand new Audi R8 wrapped with a rose gold wrap and added gray wheels, Armytrix exhaust, custom branding, including a rose embossed on the roof, and matching gray side mirrors. Braungardt shared the amazing finished product on his YouTube channel.
Publicizing the reveal of his car mods earned Braungardt's video over 167,ooo views, since he published it in September of 2017. Kids in middle school love to watch the teen racing his car and they wait anxiously to see his car mods.
3 Custom Wrapped Nissan GTR Tanner Fox
Tanner Fox is another wildly successful YouTuber with more than 6.5 million subscribers on his channel. Like Tanner Baungardt, Fox celebrated his 16th birthday by sharing the purchase of his dream car with his subscribers. He choose a clean white Nissan GTR. However, as soon as he bought it, he started completing work on the supercar, later revealing the completed car to anxious fans, who loved it.
Tanner has already been in a pretty serious accident and his millions of followers were clearly upset by the incident. Watching the young GTR owner is almost shocking because, like the other Tanner, he looks really young.
2 Porsche 911 GT3 RS - Marcus Dobre
Cyrus drives a McLaren 570s, Darius drives a Lamborghini Huracan, Marcus drives a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, while Lucas drives the Ferrari 488 GTB. It is a pretty impressive set of cars for the Dobre family.
The entire family is successful and their loyal following continues to grow. Furthermore, it is clear these family members truly love each other and they do their best to make each other happy.
1 Ferrari 488 GTB - Lucas Dobre
Lucas and Marcus Dobre are not your typical teens. The brothers bought each other their dream cars recently. Their parents are wealthy and everyone in the family drives an amazing car. The twin brothers along with the rest of their family members appear on each others YouTube channels frequently.
Emotional videos of the two shedding tears while giving each other supercars is not all they post. The brothers often play pranks on each other and other YouTubers. In fact, that is how they make a name for themselves. Hopefully, these teenagers know to be serious behind the wheel.