The rich and famous, the high and mighty are always more eccentric than us commoners, with the tendency to do things very differently. How they dress, their interests and habits even, always seem to come off as a little odd and quirky to us.
Maybe that’s why they’ve been able to attain such fortunes – by being different and challenging conventions – or they could just be two-bit white-collar thieves that steal from society to enrich their own lives, who knows.
Among all the weird tendencies we’ve come across, like owning a pet tiger or never wearing the same underwear twice, this one takes the cake (in the automotive sense) for the most bizarre ever.
The undisclosed owner of an 8 million US dollar condo in Miami just used his 1.5 million US dollar Pagani Zonda R, one of only 15 ever built, as a partition for his living room! Call it sacrilegious, call it protective or even an ego boost – this is by far the maddest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do with a car.
The Zonda R was once the fastest non-road-legal hypercar to lap the Nurburgring with a time of 6:47.50 before it was recently eclipsed by the de-restricted Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO Le Mans race car.
With a 6.0-litre V12 Mercedes-AMG engine that pumps out 750 hp and 710 Nm of torque, it propels the 1,070 kg hypercar from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.7 seconds before hitting its top speed in excess of 350 km/h.
This makes those millionaires in Singapore with their supercars elevated and parked in their high-rise condos look like elementary children playing in mud by comparison.
Apparently, it was a nightmare getting the car into the 4,200 square-feet beachfront unit. The renovators had to use a crane to hoist the car up in the air and into the luxury condo via the balcony.
Imagine what it’s like to dangle a 1.5 million US dollar piece of automotive marvel several stories in the air! Once inside, it was rotated sideways and supported by a stand made of custom aluminium and carbon fibre.