Mike Tyson’s Car Collection Is Even More Decadent Than You Think
In his prime, Mike Tyson was one of the scariest men alive, as he could easily knock anyone out with just one punch. That reputation made him one of the most famous and wealthiest boxers ever, as he was able to make millions every time that he fought. But of course, Tyson’s story is one that’s full of luxury and decadence, so much so that he ended up bankrupting himself before he even retired from boxing.
The former champ did that by spending his money on a lot of lavish things, such as orgies, mansions, and of course, expensive cars. Here’s a look at a few of the most exotic cars that Mike Tyson owned.
1995 Ferrari F50
As HotCars wrote, after Tyson finished serving his time in prison for his rape sentence, he decided to not only make a return to boxing, but also to buy something nice for himself.
He had spent just under 3 years in prison, so he felt like he really needed something to boost his spirits. That something was a 1995 Ferrari F50, which is a very powerful sports car.
The F50 has a 4.7-liter V12 that got 513-hp and 347 lb-ft of torque. It could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in about 3.6 seconds, and it had a top speed of about 202 MPH.
This car was worth about $650,000 at the time of purchase, but it’s now worth much more since Ferrari only made 349 of them. As a result of its rarity, Automobile Magazine wrote that Tyson auctioned his F50 off for over $2.4 million.
1995 Ferrari 456 GT Spyder
Hot Cars wrote that Tyson bought his Spyder as a packaged deal with his F50, and, while the Spyder wasn’t as fast as the F50 was, it wasn’t a slouch, either.
This version of the Spyder had a 5.5-liter V12 that gave it 436-hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. It had a top speed of about 192 MPH, and it could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in about 5.2 seconds.
That said, Ferrari built far more of these Spyders than it had built F50s. A tad more than 3,000 of these Spyders were produced, and as a result, it’s not as rare as the F50 was. That said, it wasn’t cheap at the time of purchase either, as a brand-new one would’ve cost about $210,000.
However, like many of the luxury cars that Tyson owned, he sold his Spyder, in order to make ends meet. Hot Cars wrote that Tyson’s Spyder was put on sale for $75,000, but despite being more affordable, it was still a bad deal since the car needed a lot of work.
2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
Not long before the former champ’s financial issues forced him to file for bankruptcy, he bought himself a brand-new Lamborghini. This, like the F50, was a rare car, as only 30 or so were ever built.
Lamborghini only built a few of them in order to commemorate the new millennium. The VT Roadster wasn’t that different from the regular Diablo when it comes to its power, but it was different in how it looked and felt.
The Diablo VT Roadster had a 5.7-liter V12 that got 529-hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine allowed it to hit a top speed of about 208 MPH, and it could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in about 3.5 seconds. That said, despite being a powerful and rare car, its value hasn’t ballooned since Tyson bought his for about $275,000. And once again, just like the F50 and the Spyder, Tyson apparently already sold his Diablo.