Actor Rowan Atkinson, worldly renowned as Mr. Bean isn’t just all about movies. The 56 year-old owns an estimated wealth of 65 Million Dollars and is a known car enthusiast and races cars as a hobby. Atkinson, who holds a lorry driving license, has also written reviews for British magazines like Car, Octane and Evo. Here’s a look at his huge Vintage and Supercar collection.
- Aston Martin V8 Zagato
Aston Martin V8 Zagato, the endurance racing supercar was born from the creative minds of British manufacturer Aston Martin and the Italian coach-builder Zagato with only 101 units of the exclusive $8,00,000 supercar available for purchase.
- Audi A8
Performance and passenger comfort has been an asset of the Audi A8. This sophisticated Audi sedan, priced at $95,000 is power packed with style. Going 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, nimble handling and a quattro all wheel drive, this car is surely a class apart in Atkinson’s collection.
- Mercedes-Benz 500E
This beautiful 1990 model from Atkinson’s garage has a 5.0L V8 engine and is know as the ‘Wolf in sheep’s clothing’. Because of its look, limited numbers, hand-built construction, and unique pedigree, the 500 E is already considered a “classic”, even within Mercedes-Benz.
- Bentley Mulsanne
The Mulsanne is a thoroughly modern full-size sedan that captures the essence of the Bentley marquee. The 6.75L V8 engine is capable of producing a prodigious 505 horsepower and goes 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Costing almost a million dollars, this cas is surely a keeper.
- Honda Civic Hybrid
Civic hybrid engine is Honda’s fourth-generation gas-electric power plant. Similar to the engines found in the rest of Honda’s lineup, the Civic Hybrid is equipped with an inline 4-cylinder engine featuring a three-stage version of the company’s VTEC (variable valve timing and lift electronic control) system. It’s called the i-VTEC (intelligent-VTEC) system.
- Lancia Delta Integrale
The Delta Integrale is a road car from Lancia, with all wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a Giugiaro-styled 5 door hatchback body style. The 2 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that has an output of 207 bhp.
- McLaren F1
The F1 has an arrowhead seating position with the driver placed centrally, slightly ahead of the two passengers. It was the first production car to have a carbon-composite chassis, delivering great rigidity with light weight, making it Atkinson’s most prized possession.
And the last one in his collection, the true emperor of automobiles is the…
- Rolls Royce Phantom
The Phantom uses a unique chassis platform, body, interior, and retains traditional Rolls-Royce design cues. The car will automatically brake to a walking speed if a coach door remains open when driving off. This, by far, is the most luxurious car in Atkinson’s garage.
This proves that Rowan Atkinson is a true Automotive Whiz.