What Kind of Car Does Elon Musk Drive?

December 4, 2023

When you're the man behind an electric car company and space rockets, it's not surprising that your garage would be stocked with a wide array of cars. Elon Musk owns a variety of Tesla models, including the prototype of his upcoming rocketship, so it's safe to say that the billionaire is a fan of sustainable transportation options. He also has a collection of Jaguars and Fords.

It's not shocking that the man who is working to revolutionize transportation of the future owns a classic sports car. The Tesla CEO is a huge Porsche 911 enthusiast, owning multiple examples of the iconic automobile over the years. In one particularly memorable incident, the silver-colored supercar became a symbol of Musk's wealth after he crashed it while taking PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel for a ride in 2000. While neither passenger was injured, the McLaren suffered extensive damage and was eventually sold off in 2007.

Musk was early to the BMW 3 Series party when he purchased this used model for $1,400 in 1994 and fixed it up himself. This iteration of the acclaimed German sedan had a powerful fuel-injected two-liter engine capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 in less than 10 seconds. Musk kept the car for a few years until one of its wheels fell off while a Zip2 intern was using it to run errands.

When Musk is looking to take his family out on the town, he typically opts for his Tesla Model X SUV with dramatic falcon-wing doors. The vehicle has plenty of seating, an impressive battery range, and makes ingress and egress easy for the entire brood (Musk has 6 kids).


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