The world of celebrities holds an air of intrigue, and for car lovers, it’s often a source of envy. Imagine being able to fill your garage with names like Rolls Royce, Maybach or Ferrari. Think about adding a classic Porche or old-school revamped muscle car. Well, that’s exactly what many celebrities get to do—and Will Smith is no exception.
Many of us were introduced to Will Smith as The Fresh Prince. When “Parents Just Don’t Understand” hit the scene, teenagers everywhere made it their anthem. While many careers have the potential to slow down, Will Smith’s has only continued to grow. He went from music to television, and television to movies. His success has led to a hefty bank account and a garage full of sweet rides.
Maybach 57 S
The Maybach 57 S was unveiled in 2005, and offered luxury car connoisseurs a 6.0-Liter V12 and the ability to go from 0 to 60 in under five seconds. Smith's black Maybach is a 4-door sedan featuring top-of-the-line bells and whistles that include Bose sound system, in-door seat adjustment, top tech details, bulletproof windows and a luxury leather and wood grain finish. It’s rumored that Smith’s Maybach was valued around $400,000.
Who can forget the classic series “Men in Black?” While filming the third, Will Smith was spotted in a tricked-out, amped-up Ford Taurus. The favored car of police departments everywhere is hardly considered a cool ride, but somehow Smith managed to modify it with a fresh new look. What’s nice about that is it gives the average everyday person the chance to own something a celebrity does.
The 2012 Taurus sports a pretty sweet exterior as far as sedate sedans go, with styling that boasts a more powerful muscle car vibe. The 2012 Taurus rated high among both consumers and critics. Some of the top features were a beautiful interior design, extra-large trunk and excellent handling. With an economical MPG for a large car, it’s also a great ride when you want to save on gas. While the original cost of the 2012 Taurus ran between $25,000 to $35,000, you can now find them for half the price. That way, you have the savings left over to modify it and make it as cool as Agent J’s.
The Celebrity SUVs of Choice
What is the winner when it comes to celebrity SUVs? Is it the Mercedes G Wagon? Range Rover? Jeep? Will Smith has been spotted over the years in two celebrity classics. They are the:
- Lincoln Navigator – The Lincoln Navigator remains a luxury favorite. From the swanky interior to the technological perks, the Navigator appeals on many levels. Starting at around $60,000, the Navigator eats up pavement in a smooth, quiet way, but if someone wanted to use it to do some work (like hauling), it could. The reserve trim has everything you want from the responsive and powerful engine to the interior details that indulge your every whim.
- Cadillac Escalade ESV – The Cadillac Escalade ESV runs in the same vein as the Navigator, but it has a bit less towing capacity and starts at a base price of around $76,000. Cadillac isn’t a brand touting that they can go off-road and get work done. Rather, they tell it like it is: they offer a large SUV meant for the urban jungle that oozes luxury. Chances are, Smith had the premium luxury edition, which features seating for up to 8 with plenty of legroom for all, a powerful V8 engine and Cadillac’s signature plush finishes.
Will Smith is the car guy, while his wife clearly likes her motorcycles. While neither can claim to be one of Hollywood’s top vehicle collectors, it’s apparent they like nice rides.