Celebrities often use their cars as props in photoshoots, and Pharrell Williams seems to be no exception. To draw attention to his upcoming digital auction, the singer used a photo of him and his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
The “Happy” singer announced his first digital auction house, where he’ll be selling his “cultural artifacts” in a very stylish online garage sale. Among the items, there will be a Women’s Rights motorcycle leather jacket, a Jacob & Co custom gold-encased Blackberry phone, a diamond N.E.R.D. chain, a gold PlayStation portable, and more.
But, although it’s part of the same photo set, there’s something that won’t be going under the hammer – his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
The Grammy Award-winning artist has had this car for over a decade. He shared in an older interview with the Daily Mail that he “loves driving” and explained that, “I drive an Enzo Ferrari, but also have a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that I ride around in. The other vehicle that I love is my tour bus, because it has a studio installed in the back and I can record wherever I am in the world.”
Of course, since then, he’s added more vehicles to his collection, but he proudly reminded everyone that he still has the silver Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
Under the hood, the grand tourer, which was in production between 2003 and 2009, has a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 engine which delivers 617 horsepower (626 ps) and a maximum torque of 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) to the rear wheels via a 5G-Tronic automatic transmission. When it comes to performance, it can go from zero to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph).
Pharrell also owns a Ferrari SF90 Stradale, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a Porsche 550 Spyder. But the SLR McLaren seemed to be the best choice when it came to his set filled with his “Son of a Pharaoh” collection.