Just like cheese and ham, or peanut butter and jelly, celebrities and fancy cars go together so well. Thanks to their huge earning potential, the stars can afford pretty much any ride they like making us wonder if these are the coolest celebrity cars ever.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Bugatti Centodieci
Not only is Cristiano Ronaldo a soccer superstar, he’s also a global attraction, with the Portuguese athlete having the most Instagram followers in the world. Ronaldo is known for his amazing car collection, with the McLaren Senna, Bugatti Chiron, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan all sitting in his garage. He is also rumored to be the proud new owner of the Bugatti Centodieci, which reportedly set the soccer star back $9.2 million.
Prince Charles – Aston Martin DB6 Volante
The Royal Family is one of the most quintessentially British things on the planet. It makes sense, then, that Prince Charles would own one of the most iconic cars in British history, the Aston Martin DB6 Volante. Prince Charles’ ride is different though, it has been converted to run on biofuel made from leftover wine.
Kendall Jenner – Ford Mustang Convertible
Being one of the most famous models in the world brings pressure to look good all the time. It seems Kendall has that sorted when she’s driving thanks to her amazing 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible that she’s often spotted riding around LA in.
Elon Musk – Lotus Esprit Submarine
Elon Musk is living out his wildest dreams, and he’s even the proud owner of his very own Bond car. The Tesla owner bought this iconic Bond car at auction in 2013, which cost him just under $1 million. Musk even has plans to convert it into a real submarine, just like in the movie.
We’re sure if we had the budgets these stars do, we’d also be riding around in some of the coolest celebrity cars in human history.
All around the world right now, an immeasurable amount of hospitals are overwhelmed – especially in hard-hit regions. And one thing they are in dire need of is: ventilators. These devices are meant to help those who are badly affected by the virus and have difficulty breathing.
But big-time car manufacturers such as Ford and GM, who have recently had to stunt their car production, have joined forces to build ventilators instead.
They also plan to produce more protective gear for hospital staff, who are caring for the wellbeing of their patients. Tesla is looking for a way to contribute by building functional ventilators using car parts.
The Tesla Ventilator
The company didn’t go into great detail about which components they are using. However, there are a few easy guesses, such as the suspension reservoir tanks used to pump enough air for patients who have difficulties breathing on their own. It’s also believed that various valves and sensors from car production are coming in handy right now.
Model 3’s Infotainment Display
Tesla has built together with the ventilator the Model 3’s infotainment display associated with a computer and control units.
This device was created in order to help doctors see how the patient is doing, what are their breathing patterns, etc. This could help the medical staff immensely in order to follow their patient’s progress.
Is It Going To Be Available Soon?
The Tesla engineers mentioned that the model isn’t finished, and they are not sure when the company might start delivering these devices – but they know the need is urgent. Many automakers are joining forces and trying to find all the tools they may have to build ventilators and help medical device companies expand production.
Automobile Industry Facing Criticism
Automakers have been criticized for not having these devices ready on time to deploy as many deliveries as possible during a period when hospitals need it the most. Tesla is typically building their designs from scratch. But using existing components could speed up the production. For now, it’s unknown how long will it take for automakers to complete these models. Only time will tell.