Teodorin Obiang was the second vice president of Equatorial Guinea, and recently he had his collection of supercars seized and auctioned off to the highest bidder. The Swiss government had probed into his finances and found he had been embezzling money and taking funds from the country's public assets. They took a fleet of his cars and managed to raise over $20 million off of the venture, which was donated to the oppressed people of this nation.
The auction took place in Geneva, Switzerland at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club, and we were given a glimpse at some of the amazing cars he had in his collection. There were so many top-of-the-line models and they fetched quite a price. Keep reading to learn about ten of the coolest cars seized from the VP of Equatorial Guinea.
This car sold for just under $87,000 and part of the reason was that it needed quite a few repairs before you could take it out for a spin. It might not look like much, but it was a grey armored vehicle that is perfect for anyone with enemies in high places.
This car had horrible gas mileage, but it did come with a powerful V8 turbo 6.8-liter engine. It was classy and comfortable with plush seats and luxury poured into every facet of this car.
This classic car will throw you back in your seat as it accelerates, and it is something we bet the VP of Equatorial Guinea did not want to lose. It sold at auction for about $113,000 and it was built like a work of art. It comes with the flashy Bentley rims and an interior that is probably more comfortable than your living room sofa.
It features plenty of wood tones that makes for an old-school feel, but it comes equipped with an electronic onboard system. We can only imagine what it must be like to drive this bad boy around town in all of its pristine glory.
This car is fast, and it flew off the auction block for a price of $1.56 million. It was designed by Marek Reichman and it produces 750 bhp, which is unfathomable for many of us when we compare it to our average commuting cars.
It only has room for two people and can hit top speeds of 205-mph. You can even hit 60 mph in a mere 3.3 seconds, so a speeding ticket is easily earned in vehicles of this magnitude. This supercar tears up roadways, and we can only imagine how Teodorin Obiang must have felt when he heard this car had been sold.
Only fifteen of these cars were ever built, so the $1.9 million price tag shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. It was driven less than 1,500 miles and it comes with a 6.5-liter V-12 engine.
It was released the year after the Reventon coupe and takes only 3.4 seconds to reach a speed of 60 mph. The entire car was based on a fighter jet, from the exterior design to the efficient instrument panel that even displays the G-force.
This man obviously had an obsession with fast cars, which is why he decided to add this car to his collection before it was seized. This car was sold for $1.26 million at the auction and it fetched such a high price due to its rarity.
There were only 375 of these beauties ever made, and this car even has less than 1,000-miles on it. When you combine these two factors, with its exceptional driving experience, you find a car that every man, woman, and child wishes they had in their garage.
No playboy lifestyle would be complete without a super rare and expensive Lamborghini. One look at this car and you know it has to be worth a large sum of money — that total came out to be $8.3 million at auction. This was the cream of the crop from his collection and it was the star of the auctioning block, as people came from all over to see this breathtaking vehicle.
The luxury seating combined with its exceptional acceleration makes it extremely desirable, and it is part of the reason why the bidding lasted for a whole seven minutes. There were only 9 units produced, and now someone else has the pleasure of owning one of the rarest Lamborghinis.
The 2003 Ferrari Enzo was also a hot commodity at this event, as someone decided to pony up $3.1 million to take this car home. There were only 400 produced and it was in almost pristine condition.
Ferrari utilized the technology they developed for Formula 1 in this car, between carbon brake disks and advanced shock absorbers. It has the ability to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and the top speed is about 218 mph. There is so much power beneath the hood and we envy the person who decided to snatch this car up from the auction.
This car left the auction lot for $1.5 million and part of the reason is that it was number 251 of the 918 cars ever made. It utilizes hybrid technology to help power its remarkably fast engine and they achieved this by combining the engine with two electric motors to power the axels. It looks like a racecar and anyone who sits behind the wheel will have to agree, especially as a simple look reveals an interior and exterior dominated by carbon fiber.
This car fetched a high price of $867,947 and was in such great condition that it was considered to be new. There were only 799 of these cars ever built and it was voted "Supercar of the Year 2012" by Top Gear magazine.
It comes with a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that performs like a champ as it hits 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. There are paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel for maximum performance and we can only imagine the disdain the VP must have felt when this car was taken with the rest of his fleet.
We know the VP of Equatorial Guinea had to have been pretty disappointed when this epic car was taken from him and sold for $4.6 million. There were only six of these cars ever produced, so the chances of him buying another are slim to none.
This car came with the blue and black color scheme, complete with beige leather seats for the car's interior. The design helps it fly at top speeds that are unimaginable to anyone who has never driven a car of this greatness, but we can dream of the adrenaline rush this car's new owner must be feeling.