Sean Combs has gone by many names throughout his career, from “P Diddy” and more formally “Puff Daddy” to just "Diddy." According to Forbes magazine, Combs is worth over $820 million dollars, but P. Diddy’s income is not only from success in recording. His diverse career spans multiple industries, includes his clothing line, his own brand of Vodka, and fragrances for both men and women. P. Diddy has also been in many films and television shows. He has produced many music videos and starred in videos featuring vehicles so expensive that everyday people would find them akin to the mortgage on a rather nice home.
Of course, the people that know and or are related to him are very lucky as well, such as his son, Justin, who received a Maybach for his 16th Birthday. And let’s not forget that P. Diddy gave the keys of his Lamborghini Gallardo to Justin Bieber for his 16th birthday.
Diddy has many flashy videos with very fast and interesting rides in them. From the hit 1997 video for "Hypnotized" where P. Diddy and the late Christopher Wallace, A.K.A Biggie Smalls, are fleeing bad guys in all-black Suzuki Katanas and Yamaha 600s, P. Diddy also drives while Biggie rides in the passenger seat of a convertible Mercedes-Benz E-Class—all while driving in reverse. Let’s take a look and see what else is in the garage of the bad boy that takes hits from the 80s and makes them sound so crazy.
38 Maybach 57
The Maybach is the super luxo-cruiser version of the Mercedes Benz S-Class. According to Car and Driver magazine, the Maybach 57 has 6 piston brake calipers, 528 LEDs in the taillights, memory buttons galore, two video screens, one DVD player, 21 speakers, and even a hook up for a PlayStation or Xbox. The Maybach 57 also has independent front and rear air conditioners, two mobile phones, two champagne-flute holders for those bottles of Dom Perignon or Cristal, which are kept cool in those lovely holders as well. I’m still not finished: 12 cylinders, two turbochargers, and even an umbrella fit into the mix. The only thing you need is a chauffeur or chauffeuse if you prefer a female driver.
37 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Diddy made a promise to Justin Bieber on his 16th birthday that he will give him the keys to his white Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder according to TMZ. He did not back down on his word and he gave the 16-year-old the keys. Car and Driver claims the Gallardo has a 5.2-liter V10 engine.
P. Diddy has a silver Gallardo as well, though.
Let’s not forget the six-speed transmission and with 543 to 562 horsepower (depending on the model) is enough to take this lightweight wonder to its top speed of 192 MPH. Modern Lamborghinis are named after prize-winning bulls and when on the road, the Gallardo takes no bull from anyone.
36 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
It’s British, handmade, luxurious, and expensive. The Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe needs no introduction, but I'll give it one anyway. According to Car and Driver, at just over $530,000, the Rolls Royce Drophead coupe is a show stopper not just because the MSRP can top a new waterfront home in some areas, but because it is luxurious and flashy. Nothing says "I am successful" like a new Rolls. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has a curb weight of 5,995 lbs and a horsepower rating of 453 horsepower. It may not be the fastest vehicle to get from point A to point B, but the Rolls is designed to enjoy the ride along the way.
35 1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Diddy's 1958 Corvette is a two-door convertible with an optional removable hardtop. According to Road and Track, the Corvette came standard with a 283ci V-8 with the choice of a carburetor or fuel injection.
The 289 was mated with a standard 3-speed manual and options of either a 4-speed manual or a 2-speed power glide (which is obviously an automatic transmission).
The original price in 1958 was $3,591 but today, a 1958 Corvette will demand a starting price of $60,000 or more in “fair” condition. With the base model producing 230 horsepower and the twin-carb engine producing 270 horsepower, this Corvette screams “bad boy for life.”
34 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Diddy has a white Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and I can’t resist calling it a “Miracle Whip” because the hardtop, mirrors, bumpers, and step rails are all white. It has custom seats and an uprated stereo and according to Money Inc., P. Diddy removes the doors and bumps music with his friends. The custom 20-inch rims have white accents, as well. Although not really customized for off-road duty, it doesn’t matter because not everyone is an outlander hero. According to Car and Driver, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is equipped with a 3.6 V-6 engine with 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a 6 -speed manual transmission.
33 1997 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE-24 A124 ("Hypnotize")
The 1997 Mercedes E-Class convertible in the "Hypnotize" video, featuring the late Christopher Wallace, is used as a getaway vehicle. Goons on blacked out Japanese sport bikes chase the Mercedes with P. Diddy evading them while driving in reverse.
According to Car and Driver, the 1997 E-Class was a tank of a car, even in convertible form, and came equipped with self-leveling suspension and various engine options from inline 4-cylinders to diesels, and the more desirable V8 power plant.
Dubbed the A124 model, both the convertible and the sedan could also be equipped with the 4-Matic, which is a 4-wheel-drive system great for all weather conditions.
32 Bugatti Veyron ("Hello Good Morning" feat. Rick Ross and T.I.)
According to Top Gear, the Bugatti Veyron could reach a top speed of 253 MPH, making it the fastest street-legal production car in the world when it debuted. (I know many readers will ask about the Calloway Sledge Hammer because it reached a top speed of 254 MPH in 1988, but it was not a production vehicle.) The Bugatti Veyron has four turbochargers, 8 liters, and 16 cylinders in a W pattern and 64 valves. The W16 is mated to a dual-clutch, direct shift, computer-controlled automatic transmission which can be driven in automatic or paddle shift mode. A replacement transmission costs about $130,000. You should definitely be given a loaner vehicle while it’s being repaired for that price.
31 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche Series II ("Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down" feat. Mase)
After Biggie Smalls met his end, P. Diddy released the hit video “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”. In the video, P. Diddy blew up a 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche Series II. The reason why this was done according to The Muse is to prove to the world that even though Biggie Smalls was gone, P. Diddy’s career would not be over.
Blowing up an 85 Rolls Royce is an expensive way to convey this message, though.
According to Classic Driver, The Rolls-Royce Corniche Series II has a 6.75-liter OHV V8 producing 218 hp. The Corniche Series II has a real leather interior complete with real wood trim, rather than the more typical plastic imitation.
30 2012 Cadillac Escalade (Wrecked)
P.Diddy was riding in the back of the Cadillac Escalade—being piloted by his chauffeur at the time—when a car turned in front of the Escalade, causing it to crash into a Lexus RX, according to Auto Evolution. The large Cadillac Escalade is a very luxurious SUV with a massive 6.2 liter V8 producing 403 HP and was available with either all-wheel or two-wheel drive. Although according to vehicle tests by Top Gear, the Cadillac’s large V8 and AWD system do not have the capabilities of a hardcore AWD or 4WD vehicle, it makes up for what it’s lacking for off-road use with plenty of luxurious options.
29 BMW 2002
The BMW 2002 was released at a time where the American market was changing from large vehicles to smaller more fuel-efficient vehicles. Although not the most powerful vehicle, according to Car and Driver, the vehicle was better on gas and cornered much better than most larger American sedans and could still hold four passengers (including the driver) as well as keeping room for luggage in the trunk. With a manual or automatic transmission, the 4 cylinder engine ranged from 1600 – 2000 cc and produced around 114 horsepower or slightly more for the 2000 cc model. Top speed is about 100 mph, which was fast enough for the late 1960s and early 70s.
28 Ferrari 360 Spider
The Ferrari 360 Spider was P. Diddy’s choice because it’s fast, flashy, expensive, and topless. The Ferrari 360 was most likely designed as a convertible first considering all of the mechanical parts such as the engine, transmission and most of the body parts are the same as the hardtop version.
According to Road and Track, the Ferrari 360 has a 3.6 liter V8.
You can check on the engine, talk to it at night, or let spectators check it out through a glass window above the engine bay at the rear. Also, the Spider weighs only 132 lbs more than the hardtop version, another reason to suspect the 360 was designed as a roadster first.
27 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ("Last Night" ft. Keyshia Cole)
In the video for "Last Night" featuring Keyshia Cole, P. Diddy plays her boyfriend struggling with too much pride to call her and say he wants her back. In the vid, P. Diddy does a drive-by in a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and speeds off once he sees her with another guy. The McLaren is not the vehicle to sneak up on anyone due to its curvy body and 5.4-liter supercharged V8, though. According to Car and Driver, the McLaren SLR starts at $497, 750. Due to the price and a limited production run, this vehicle is definitely a future classic. Whether buying an SLR McLaren or an oceanfront home, both seem to be great investments.
26 Porsche 918 Spyder ("Through the Pain (She Told Me)" feat. Mario Winans)
The Porsche 918 Spyder is the company’s number one supercar. According to Car and Driver, the 918 is ahead of its time much like the Porsche 959, except with 875hp on tap, 0-60 MPH in 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of 214 MPH. Each front wheel even has its own electric motor.
With a starting price of $847,975, this is an extremely large purchase even for a lottery winner.
The internal combustion DOHC 32 valve V8 engine produces 608hp while the electric motors produce 127hp in the front and 154hp in the rear, for a combined total of 887hp. P. Diddy is not documented as the owner of the vehicle but even renting the beast is a treat.
25 Meyers Manx ("Trade It All" feat. Fabolous and Jagged Edge)
The Meyers Manx dune buggy was a hit when the first kit was introduced around 1967. According to Car and Driver, Bruce Meyers designed the kit to fit over a standard Volkswagen Beetle, instantly transforming it into a fun beach blaster with impressive performance numbers due to its lightweight fiberglass body. In the video for “Trade It All” featuring Fabolous and Jagged Edge, P. Diddy drives a Meyers Manx dune buggy with his friends. The great part about the Meyers Manx is the rudimentary yet effective VW Beetle running gear which makes this an affordable hot rod for the dunes.
24 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 ("Been Around The World" feat. Mase and Notorious B.I.G)
Imagine a luxurious Mercedes-Benz with an enormous 6.0-liter V12 engine. Motor Trend claims this Mercedes S600 produces 389hp at 5200 RPM. With a starting price of $130,300, this large people mover says, "I am wealthy and I love speed but I wish to take everyone with me on vacation or holiday." In the video for “Been around the World” P. Diddy, Mase, and B.I.G visit various countries and everyone knows them due to their dope jams, but they are also player hated. The luxurious Mercedes S600 might just be a great tool to bring out the player-haters.
23 Hummer H1 Wagon ("Been Around The World" feat. Mase and Notorious B.I.G)
The group of Hummer H1s featured in the video “Been Around The World” was driven by armed troops that eventually realized who P. Diddy, Mase and B.I.G. were, and then drove them in the decked-out civilian H1 Hummers to a palace where Jennifer Lopez reigned as queen.
Back to the Hummer H1, which was a 1996 model with 170hp and 200 ft-lb of torque.
Motor Trend claimed the H1 came in gas or diesel engines, with the V8 diesel engine displacing 6.5-liters, while an unleaded or petrol version was offered but did not have the towing capacity of the diesel version.
22 2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 ("Bad Boys For Life")
Its obvious P. Diddy loves his big Benzes, as the video “Bad Boys for life” shows an s600 drive up with P. Diddy and his entourage moving into a quiet, not-so-diverse neighborhood. P Diddy and the entourage have fun with the neighbors and everyone dances and enjoying P. Diddy’s jams. The 2001 Mercedes S600 in this video, compared to the Mercedes-Benzes in older videos, has plenty of newer features according to Car and Driver, which goes into details about the vehicle’s revolutionary “Distronic Intelligent Cruise” control system. The system has a sensor in the front bumper that detects obstacles and the vehicle can accelerate and brake according to traffic. Yes, it works even in rush hour traffic. This was a $2800 option back in 2001. Now that’s truly perfect for “Bad Boys For Life.”
21 Gasoline 49cc scooter (Bad Boys for Life)
Can one have this much fun without a scooter? No, a small scooter must be in the mix and although not the fastest mode of transportation, it’s better than walking. The EVO 2x “BIG 50cc” scooter according to TheSkateboarder.net has a top speed of 30-35 MPH which depends on the operator’s weight and gives the rider a range of around 20 miles per tank. The maximum load is 265lbs. The Scooter seems to be a low maintenance, low-cost way of getting from A to B but make sure your scooter is registered and street legal (with lights), and you should definitely wear a helmet. Even though the scooter is not very fast, operating one of these scooters under the influence is never recommended.
20 1967 Pontiac GTO ("Bad Boys For Life")
The Pontiac GTO is a classic and although it sold new for only $3,764.19 according to Motor Trend, the prices today are through the roof. At 360hp from a 400-cu-in OHV V8 and receiving aspiration from a four-barrel Rochester Quadra jet carburetor, the Pontiac GTO runs 0-60 in 4.9 seconds when equipped with a four-speed manual transmission. John DeLorean (of later Back to the Future DeLorean fame) managed the team that designed the Pontiac GTO, the Firebird, and many more muscle cars produced by General Motors, and with only some small mods and minor tuning, a lucky owner could easily hope to get 400 ponies out of this beast.
19 2000 De Tomaso Qvale Mangusta ("Bad Boys For Life")
De Tomaso was a company that produced exotic automobiles that were not quite synonymous with Lamborghini, Ferrari, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo. According to Car and Driver, the Qvale Mangusta was a Mustang SVT parts bin special wrapped in a curvy Italian body.
Do not dismiss the Mangusta as a Mustang “wannabe” though.
Many enthusiasts may remember the Pantera; well, that vehicle was equipped with a 351 Ford Cleveland engine, so this is not an entirely new concept. The Mangusta has a V8 sourced from an SVT Ford Mustang which produces 320hp with 314 ft of torque with a Borg-Warner five-speed stick shift is the transmission for the performance minded individual.
18 McLaren F1
According to Road and Track, the Mclaren F1 is 2,205 lb beast and the OG of supercars. The driver's seat is mounted directly in the middle, and the DOHC BMW V12 produces 627 hp. The Mclaren F1 does 0-100 MPH in only 6.3 seconds and with a top speed of 230+ MPH, the F1 burned any- and everything on the road.
The F1 cost over a million dollars new and in 1994, this was definitely a seriously fast car.
The McLaren F1 was the beginning of a new era of supercars, a glimpse into the future. 24 karat gold plating under the vehicle’s engine cover is used to keep the body panels around the engine cool, protecting the paint. Nothing says big bucks like a gold engine bay.
17 Lamborghini Diablo
The Lamborghini Diablo brought new life to Lamborghini after the Chrysler Corporation bought Lamborghini for approximately $25.2 million dollars. According to Road and Track, the Lamborghini Diablo was based on the outgoing Countach but the Diablo had a DOHC 48-Valve V-12 putting out 485hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, and was good for a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. The base price new was $271,918 when new. A five-speed manual transmission came stock, this monster featured no paddle shifters, no ABS, and no traction control. This was a time period where buying an exotic or race car for the streets meant you were bad enough to handle the beast without computer-aided gadgets.
16 Porsche 959
Porsche made the 959 in the late 80s and it was an amazing machine but unfortunately, it did not meet U.S. regulations. Car and Driver in a roundabout way called this car perfect and though we all know there is no such thing as a perfect car, the Porsche 959 comes very close. The Porsche 959 has a twin-turbocharged flat-six with an all-aluminum head and block which produced 444 horsepower routed through a 6-speed transmission. This vehicle had abs, traction control, and all-wheel drive. Mind you, this car was developed in 1986. One turbo kicks in at 1,500 RPM while the second kicks in at 4,300 RPM to help reduce turbo lag.
15 Maserati GranTurismo
The Italian-made Maserati GranTurismo would be a car that a rap artist wouldn’t mind being seen in. It’s flashy and relatively quick. Base price is $134,775 according to Car and Driver, and it has a V8 from the same family as the Ferrari Modena. With 454 horsepower on tap from the 4.7-liter V-8 (unfortunately, a six-speed automatic is the only gearbox available) the GranTurismo could manage a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 187mph. This vehicle was produced before FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) bought the company, and Ferrari still had a say in development. Buying one of these beauties is just about the closest thing you can get to a Ferrari.
14 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The first iteration of the Corvette ZR1 opened the world’s eyes to the potential of the American supercar. According to Car and Driver, the Corvette ZR1 had a starting price of $64,000. The suspension was tuned by Lotus in Hethel, England, and the engine was tuned by Mercury Marine (MerCruiser, not the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company).
The engine used in the ZR1 was called the LT5 and produced 375-408hp stock between model years 1990 and 1995.
The LT5’s tolerances were checked by machine but the rest of the engine was assembled by hand. The LT5 was designed by Lotus and the Chevrolet Pontiac Canada division. This extraordinary team created the “King of the Hill”.
13 1965 Cadillac de Ville Convertible
With a starting price of $5,419 way back in 1965, according to Notorious Luxury.com, this big Caddy came equipped with all the luxury features of that time period. The de Ville Convertible had a 7.0 429CI engine to move the heavy ride and provide power to match its looks. The engine mounts were made of rubber so the passengers won’t feel the vibrations from the big V8, which featured a four-barrel carburetor and an automatic choke for cold winter starts. Horsepower was not the best at 340hp and with its weight, the caddy did 0-60 in around 8.4 seconds. But the 1965 de Ville in either Coupe or Convertible form was a status symbol, not a dragster.
12 DeLorean DMC-12
According to Car and Driver, the DeLorean DMC-12, most drivers and film fans know this vehicle as the Back to the Future time machine. Malcolm Bricklin had made an early attempt at developing a gull-winged “supercar” but was not quite as successful as John DeLorean. John Delorean, tarnished as a businessman due to the F.B.I’s attempt to convict him on trafficking charges (some say he was targeted due to financial hardship) was not charged due to hearsay and the fact that the illicit substances that were presented to him in a sting operation were confiscated by the F.B.I. The 130hp V6 in his DMC-12 was built by Renault, while the car's stainless steel body was not popular in the performance department but still remains an automotive icon.
11 Hennessey Venom F5
The Venom F5 is chasing the Bugatti Chiron as the world’s fastest car, according to Evo online. Equipped with a 7.4-liter, all-aluminum V8 engine—this is a Hennessey car after all—the Venom F5 uses two turbos to produce at least 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. With prices starting at $1.6 million, only 24 units will be produced, making it an instant collectible. Forget about 0-60, this car does 0-186mph in about 10 seconds. With carbon fiber and other space-age materials to lighten the bodywork, this two-seater is a screamer.
10 Porsche 356
Dr. Ferdinand Porsche created the 356 and since he created the original Volkswagen Beetle, the 356 has many parts from the Beetle but in a much sportier package. The engine is a four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-mounted pushrod OHV flat-four.
Dual carburetors were added to increase horsepower and a four-cam model was available in the mid- to late-1950s, according to Road and Track.
With 94 horsepower and a drop top, this would be the ideal vehicle to cruise the Pacific Coast Highway. Just make sure the weather is fair to perfect, and bring a jacket and driving gloves.
9 Dauer 962 Le Mans
Who doesn’t want a Le Mans race car for the street? It is fast, made by Porsche and looks uber exotic. According to Maxim, with 600hp twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, this racer is capable of a top speed of 251mph and a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds when in road-going form. The cost of admission is around 1.2 million USD. This vehicle is not made for large people or long comfortable trips. The driver and passenger are touching shoulders and if the driver is tall enough, his or her head will touch the bubble glass roof.
8 Noble M12
Nobles are low production, lightweight sports cars built in Leicester, UK. The company was created by Lee Noble and according to WheelerDealers.com, The Noble M12 GTO 2.5 has 310 hp and does 0-60 in 3.7 seconds thanks to a turbocharged Ford Duratec V6 engine. Ford has made engines for many exotics including the De Tomaso Pantera and the Sunbeam Tiger. A powerful engine in a lightweight body screams “Bad Boy” for life, though surprisingly, the vehicle has no antiroll bars, so handling may be quite a challenge.
7 Porsche 911 2.7s Targa
The Porsche 911 2.7 Targa is a classic sports car with the handling to match. Although reminiscent of many 80s movies, the Porsche 911 2.7 does 0-60 in 8.4 seconds but this vehicle is about the driving experience less than outright speed. Excellence magazine reports a top speed of 137 mph and surprisingly, this Porsche only requires 87 octane. In automatic or manual form, the Porsche 911 2.7 Targa still maintains a curb weight of only slightly over 2,500 lbs. The engine is cooled by air and oil which adds to the Porsche’s reliability. P. Diddy would only need a pair of aviator sunglasses and driving gloves to enjoy this classic.
6 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Any Porsche 911 GT3 is better than your "basic" 911. According to Road and Track, the GT3 RS has a 500 horsepower, naturally-aspirated, horizontally-opposed flat-six engine mated with two optional gearboxes, a seven-speed dual0clutch automatic transmission or, of course, the optional six-speed stick-shift transmission, which can send this lightweight rocket from 0-60 time in approximately 3.0 seconds. Many of you might say that the Porsche 911 GT3 is not the most powerful Porsche out of Stuttgart, but this vehicle was made to be a driver’s car. This Porsche is at home on a winding road and will test your skills, abilities, and your bank account.
5 Ferrari F40
The Ferrari F40 had an MSRP of $399,150 when new. Car and Driver praises the car, which was equipped with a 478-hp V8 that breathes through twin-turbochargers. The transmission is a five-speed with no paddle shifters, and the entire car managed a curb weight of just 3,018 pounds.
The F40 does 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 197mph.
The going price for the Ferrari F40 is about $900,000 and insurance is going to run roughly $15,000 every six months. The engine is displayed through a Plexiglas rear hatch and a huge wing on the back keeps the drive wheels planted.
4 Jaguar E-Type
According to Classic Car Magazine, the Jaguar E-Type came with a 3.8 liter inline-six engine and had three options for carburetors: SU, Weber, or Zenith-Stromberg. Horsepower was about 265, which was very good for its day. The Jaguar E-Type is a classic and well known around the world for its sleek outline. There were small problems that plagued the E-Type but almost every classic has its faults, and we still love them anyway. The E-Type/XKE came with either a three-speed BorgWarner automatic or a four-speed manual transmission. The Series III was eventually offered with a V12 but the six-cylinder engine has fewer moving parts. P. Diddy could definitely handle either.
3 Corvette Callaway Sledgehammer
The fourth generation of the Corvette, also known as the C4, was a letdown to some but just the beginning of the domestic supercar's rise to serious performance levels. The ZR1, dubbed the King of the Hill was the fastest and most advanced Corvette in its day and it dethroned the Porsche 911.
After the ZR1, there was another package to transform the “King of the Hill” into the “King of the Mountain” and that vehicle was the Corvette Callaway Sledgehammer.
According to Car and Driver, the Sledgehammer's LT5 was force-fed through twin-turbos at 22 psi of boost, producing 898hp and 772 lb-ft torque. The Sledgehammer topped out at 254.76mph in 1988.
2 Ferrari Testarossa
Some cars are boring while some others are fast but have no personality. The Ferrari Testarossa is an icon of the 1980s due to the hit show Miami Vice, the hit cop show of the era featuring two guys in tacky suits tearing up Miami in a Ferrari Testarossa, solving crimes while looking cool. According to Car and Driver, the horizontally-opposed 12-cylinder engine known as the “redhead” because the cylinder heads were painted red. With 385 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 5.0 seconds, this car is a fast and a quintessential time capsule from the 1980s.
1 1969 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger needs no introduction. Dodge built the Charger because there was a need for a four-passenger sports car and the result was a powerhouse. With a 425-horsepower Hemi V8, which is named "Hemi" due to its hemispherical combustion chamber which has the main advantage of very little heat loss.
This aids in the combustion process leaving little to no unburnt fuel in the process.
The Dodge Charger weighs in at a bit over 4,000 lbs. and does 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. Not very bad for 1969—many classic vehicles were produced around this era and the Charger was one of the best.