Check Out The Most Badass Cars In Mike Tyson’s Collection

The former boxing champion splashed a sizeable amount of his $250 million boxing fortune on acquiring some of the most expensive cars.

What would you do if you made a few million dollars in one night? That was a straightforward answer for Mike Tyson, a professional boxing legend who once made $30 million in a single night of boxing in 1997 – a lot of money back then, and a lot of money now. He used his hard-earned wealth to support an extravagant lifestyle, which ranged from purchasing multiple real estate properties to owning exotic pets like a Bengal Tiger and getting into legal trouble and financial challenges. He also had an affinity for jewelry, clothing and high-end cars.

We’ve covered several enviable celebrity car collections from famous gearheads like Jay Leno, Ralph Lauren, and the Sultan of Brunei. While Mike Tyson’s garage may no longer be as grand as the mentioned figures, it has boasted some luxurious and exclusive cars few celebrities can claim to have owned. After amassing a fortune worth over $250 million in the 1980s and 1990s, a sizable amount went into acquiring some of the most expensive cars.

Note: We’ve assembled a list of the most valuable and high-performing cars ever featured in Mike Tyson’s collection and added interesting data using information from HagertyZero to 60 Times, and Acceleration Times.

10. 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Top Speed: 120 MPH

Few products speak luxury more fluently than a Rolls-Royce, and it’s no surprise that when Mike Tyson became the youngest WBA heavyweight champion in 1986, all he wanted was a Rolls-Royce. His manager convinced him to wait until he was 21, and on his birthday, he bought his first Royce, a Silver Spur, for about $179,000.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was an extended-wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, providing extra legroom and space for rear passengers. Inside you were treated to an opulent and handcrafted cabin with plush leather upholstery, fine wood veneers, and high-quality materials.

1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Specs

Body StyleLuxury sedan
Engine6.75-liter V8
Power Output237 hp
Torque332 lb-ft
Overall Length220 inches
Wheelbase128 inches
Top Speed120 MPH
Original Price$179,000 (1987)
Price Used$12,400

9. 1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Top Speed: 126 MPH

By the late 1980s, Mike was raking in lots of money, and his affinity for high-end cars was growing on him fast. One Rolls-Royce wasn’t enough, and after destroying Tony Tucker and becoming the IBF champion, he celebrated by blowing $245,000 on a Rolls-Royce Corniche. A year later, he received two Rolls-Royce cars, including another Corniche, as a gift from his manager, Don King, making it four Rolls-Royce cars in his garage by the time he turned 22. The Rolls-Royce Corniche luxury convertible is a forgotten classic car featuring a long, sweeping hood, a classic grille and a soft-top roof.

1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche Specs

Body Style2-door Convertible
Engine6.75-liter V8
Power Output218 hp
Torque325 lb-ft
Top Speed126 MPH
Original Price$245,000 (1987)
Price Used$56,000

8. 1985 Cadillac Eldorado

Top Speed: 109 MPH

The Cadillac Eldorado is a luxurious and iconic car model produced by Cadillac, boasting a long history, with various generations spanning from 1953 to 2002. It featured a sleek design, powerful performance, and an abundance of luxury features, becoming a symbol of affordable luxury and prestige and favored by many celebrities, including Elvis Presley and Mike Tyson.

Mike Tyson’s first car was a white 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, a fitting choice that reflected his rising success as a professional boxer with an extravagant lifestyle.

1985 Cadillac Eldorado Specs

Body StyleFull-size 2-door luxury convertible
Engine4.1-liter V8
Power Output137 hp, 205 lb-ft of torque
0-60 MPH12.1 seconds
Top Speed109 MPH
Original Price$31,286 (1985)
Price Used$11,000

7. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

Top Speed: 130 MPH

By the late ’80s and into the ’90s, Mike’s fame had ballooned, and he was making friends with Hollywood’s elite, including rapper Tupac Shakur, who inspired his subsequent automotive purchases. In the ’90s, celebrities loved Mercedes-Benz cars, and Tupac led Mike into spending $48,000 on a 1989 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 560 SL.

The 560 SL was a two-door roadster, and the most powerful Sport Lightweight Mercedes-Benz had shipped to the US. Its 5.5-liter V8 engine pushes 227 hp, which does a good job mitigating its heavy curb weight, for a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4 seconds and 130 mph top speed.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Specs

Body Style2-door Roadster
Engine5.5-liter V8
Power Output227 hp
Torque276 lb-ft
0 -60 MPH7 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH
Original Price$48,000 (1989)
Price Used$24,200

6. 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Top Speed: 155 MPH

A few months after acquiring the 560 SL, Mike Tyson bought a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, another two-door luxury roadster in the SL family. Mike must have loved the first Mercedes, and he probably bought it as a consolation for his shock loss to James Douglas in 1990.

In 1990, the Mercedes-Benz 500 SL was at the pinnacle of luxury. And like all SL-Class cars of the time, it came with a removable aluminum hardtop and a cloth convertible top. The roadster also came with a mobile phone and an innovative safety feature—an automatic roll bar that extended in the event of a rollover accident.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Specs

Body Style2-door Convertible
Engine5-liter SOHC V8
Power Output326 hp
Torque332 lb-ft
0-60 MPH6.1 seconds
Top Speed155 MPH
Original Price$83,000 (1990)
Price Used$12,200

5. 1996 Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo

Top Speed: 222 MPH

Mike bought his first-ever Lamborghini, a yellow Super Diablo Twin Turbo, in 1996 after destroying Bruce Seldon in Vegas and bagging $15 million on the same night his friend Tupac was shot dead after attending the fight.

The Super Diablo Twin Turbo was a modified version of the Diablo, with only seven examples of the car built, adding two turbos to the V12 engine pushing 750 hp and propelling the vehicle to a breathtaking top speed of 222 miles per hour.

Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo Specs

Body Style2-door coupe, two-seater Berlinetta
Engine5.7-liter V12 with twin Garret T4 turbos
Power Output750 hp
Torque427 lb-ft
0-60 MPH3.2 seconds
Top Speed222 MPH
Units Produced7
Original Price$500,000 (1996)

4. 1960s Jaguar E-Type

Top Speed: 155 MPH

Many people, including the legendary Enzo Ferrari, consider the Jaguar E-Type the most beautiful car ever, and there is little to argue against it. Its iconic design, which combined elegance, aerodynamic curves, and a long, sweeping bonnet, has captured the attention and admiration of car enthusiasts worldwide. Introduced in the 1960s, the E-Type was an automotive masterpiece that showcased a perfect blend of classic and modern styling elements while delivering exceptional performance. Today they are some of the most valuable and coveted classic cars in the collector’s market, and Mike Tyson acquired one in the early 2000s

Jaguar E-Type Specs

Body Style2-door Roadster
Engine3.8 or 4.2-liter inline-six
Power Output265-295 hp
Torque240-295 lb-ft
0-60 MPH7 seconds
Top Speed150 – 155 MPH
Production1961 – 1975
Current price$77,000 – $5,000,000 (year dependent)

3. 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

Top Speed: 200 MPH

Mike Tyson blew $300,000 on a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roaster not long before he filed for bankruptcy in 2003 with $27 million in debt accrued due to a combination of lavish spending, extravagant lifestyle choices, legal battles, divorces, and mismanagement of his finances.

The Diablo VT Roadster was a convertible variant of the iconic Diablo supercar, featuring a hardtop roof while retaining the aggressive aerodynamic styling cues of the coupe.

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster Specs

Body Style2-door Roadster
Engine6-liter V12
Power Output543 hp
Torque457 lb-ft
0-60 MPH4.0 seconds
Top Speed200 MPH
Units Produced466
Original Price$300,000 (1999)
Price Used$296,000

2. 1995 Ferrari F50

Top Speed: 202 MPH

The early ’90s saw Mike Tyson imprisoned after being convicted of rape. After serving a three-year sentence, he returned to the ring and regained the WBC title in 1995. He bought two Ferraris, including a 1995 Ferrari F50, to celebrate his freedom and victory.

Ferrari produced less than 350 of the F50, incorporating elements from the brand’s successful Formula One racing technology and making it rarer than the incredible F40.

1995 Ferrari F50 Specs

Body Style2-door Coupe
Engine4.7-liter V12
Power Output513 hp
Torque347 lb-ft
0-60 MPH3.7 seconds
Top Speed202 MPH
Unit produced349
Original Price$475,000 (1995)
Price Used$3,700,000

1. 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Spyder

Top Speed: 192 MPH

The Ferrari 456 GT Cabriolet was the second of two Ferraris Mike Tyson bought in 1995 and one of three convertibles built by Straman. The only other convertible options were two 456 Spyders built by Pininfarina for the Sultan of Brunei’s collection. The base 1995 Ferrari 456 GT had a price tag of $207,030, and buyers had to add $50,000 for the convertible conversion.

1995 Ferrari F50 Specs

Body Style2-door Convertible
Engine5.5-liter V12
Power Output436 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
0-60 MPH5.2 seconds
Top Speed192 MPH
Units produced3
Original Price$257,030 (1995)

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