Drake's $1 Million Rolls-Royce Could Be The Gaudiest Thing On Four Wheels

18 November 2019
Gear, Cars, ROLLS-ROYCE, Drake
Images: Courtesy of Driving Emotions Motorcar
Yep, that's a diamond-encrusted Owl ornament

Those who paid attention to last weekend's Camp Flog Knaw festival may have come some way towards feeling sorry for Aubrey Graham, otherwise known as Drake, after his stint as Tyler The Creator's special guest headliner saw him booed off stage by a hostile crowd of hipsters.

Things are clearly not all that bad for Drake, however. We can't imagine it's easy to feel sad too long when you havea custom Rolls Royce waiting for you at home — particularly when the Roller in question is the the first of its kind.

The tricked out Rolls Royce was the first of the 'Bushukan' special editions of the iconic Rolls Royce Phantom, which gets its name from the body kit fitted on the model by luxury car customisation house Mansory. Drake shared a video of the car on his Instagram stories over the weekend, confirming it is indeed his and not simply the project of a cashed-up fan of the 6 god.

The body kit — the first of its kind fitted to the Phantom — was fitted by auto shop Driving Emotions Motorcar in Toronto. The car gets Drake's signature OVO treatment courtesy of a black and gold two-tone paint job.

However the true highlight of the car rests within its hood. In place of Rolls-Royce's signature spirit ornament sits a golden OVO owl, encrusted with diamonds from the Hearts on Fire Diamond Company. We dare say it's probably worth more than a good deal of the cars on the road right now.

Stock, the Phantom VIII is worth in excess of $1 million AUD, however it's thought that the customisations as requested by Drake would have added at least another couple of hundred thousand to the car's final price. Still very much the standard bearer of the Rolls-Royce range alongside the smaller Ghost, convertible GT Dawn and Cullinan SUV, it stands as the pinnacle of automotive luxury, boasting a whisper-quiet ride and power courtesy of a 6.7-litre twin-turbo V12.

This isn't the first time Drake has made headlines for his eye-catching choice of rides. The modern-day king of bling has a LaFerrari and a Bugatti Veyron to his name, and also made headlines earlier this year when his car dealer, Tony Bet, also procured for him a custom Mercedes G-Wagen. He also recently took delivery of a million-dollar jacket, courtesy of the Toronto Raptors.

In more celebrity car news, Gordon Ramsay's car collection will make you light-headed.

Via GQ Australia