Elon Musk's car collection


Ford Model T (1920)

The first attempt at a mass-produced car for the general public, Henry Ford's Model T was released in October 1908.

E-Type Jaguar Roadster (1967)

Musk calls his E-Type Jaguar his first love and he fell for it at the age of 17. It was 1988, the year before he decided to move to Canada, and someone gave him a book of the greatest classic convertibles ever made.

Lotus Esprit, aka ‘Wet Nellie’ (1976)

Elon's representative entered the bidding for this iconic piece of automotive James Bond memorabilia in 2013. And they weren't disappointed. The modified Lotus Esprit, dubbed “Wet Nellie”, was created by a company in Florida and cost $100,000 and although it only served as an underwater prop.

BMW 320i (1978)

This was the first iteration of the legendary BMW 3 Series and was unveiled at the Olympic Stadium in Munich in 1975.

Aero L-39 Albatros (1994)

As well as a love of cars, when Musk felt the need, the need for speed, he opted for something with a little more… oomph. "Probably the most fun plane I have is a Russian fighter jet," Musk said. "It has a Czech air frame, a Ukrainian engine, Russian avionics.

McLaren F1 (1997)

“When my first company got bought, I had to decide between buying a house in Palo Alto or a McLaren F1 (best car ever in my opinion),” Musk Tweeted.

Hamman BMW M5 (2006)

BMW-tuning specialist Hamman had its wicked way with an M5 and turned an already fabulous car into a thing of Bavarian wonder.

Tesla Roadster (2008)

In 2008, Tesla finally unveiled their first electric car, the Roadster (aka project Dark Star). Based on the chassis of a Lotus Elise, it used lithium-ion batteries, had a range of 227 miles, could accelerate from nought to 60mph in 3.7 seconds.

Audi Q7 (2010)

He chose what was then one of the world's most luxurious SUVs, the Audi Q7… and he wasn't overly impressed (he loved the style, not the substance).

Porsche 911 Turbo (2012)

Musk always had a soft spot for 911s and who can blame him? The iconic and legendary sports car has been refined and perfected for decades and remains one the ultimate driver's cars.

Tesla Model S Performance (2019)

When asked which car he drives the most, Musk admitted it was his Tesla Model S. Described by Top Gear magazine as a “game-changer”, this four-door, five-seat EV is the benchmark for plug-in vehicles and the Performance model comes with “Ludicrous” mode.

Tesla Cybertruck (2020)

The next chapter in the Tesla story is the Cybertruck, Musk's futuristic EV pick-up that looks like something RoboCop would have driven in 1987… but in a good way. With seating for six, a range of up to 500 miles, a body made of ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel and armoured glass that can only be broken.