Tina Turner is another one of those celebrities who had one of the biggest influences in the car world. As for his whole life, he recently ended up with more examples of what everyone dreamed of. We list the collection of an artist who has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more than 200 million records worldwide.
Tina Turner’s love affair with high-performance luxury cars began way back in 1971, when Sammy Davis Jr. has given the manufacturer Jaguar XJ6 a special gift in the name of sport. The car in question, which was given to him in Las Vegas, had a 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine, delivered a power of nearly 250 horsepower and offered 384 Newton-meters of torque.
Jaguar E-Type V12
In the mid-70s, his partner at the time, Ike Turner, gave him one of the iconic sports cars that allowed him to start his love story with V12s. With the I-Tina license plate, the Jaguar E-Type that it had at the time had mechanical hammers and was one of the most decorated cars in the British industry.
It was equipped with a 5.3-liter engine and more than 270 horsepower, along with a light and well-tuned chassis, which made it a sports car at the time. The manufacturer’s unit corresponds to the characteristics of the series III.
Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer V12
His most famous Jaguar was this custom Jaguar XJS V12 unit. Created by the manufacturer and builder Lynx, this sports car was transformed into a Shooting Brake of which only 67 units were manufactured. Tina Turner was one of the few with a left hand, namely number 34.
Curiously, the singer did not want to release the vehicle, because he decided to cancel the order due to the long wait. Finally in the hands of a businessman from Westphalia -Germany-. The first registration of this car is from 1988.
With Jaguar’s 5.3-liter V12 engine, it managed to pull out almost 300 horsepower in an electronic injection system.
We do not know if, in anticipation of this particular Jaguar being satisfied or for some other reason, at the end of the 80s the singer opted to acquire a Lamborghini LM002, the forerunner of the current Lamborghini Urus.
This large SUV was equipped with a Lamborghini Countach engine. His consumption was so high that he installed a 170 liter fuel tank.
Interestingly, this huge 4×4 was born in 1977, when Lamborghini built its first military vehicle, a prototype it called the ‘Cheetah’, hoping to sell it to the US Army. After several attempts, it would finally be distributed by the manufacturer itself.
Mercedes Benz G-Class
When Tina Turner decided to move to Switzerland, back in 1995, her taste in cars changed completely and it was common for her to move in a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, both in short and long versions.
At the time, they weren’t as flashy as they are today, but their robust design and interior space made singers always look forward to those big gasoline engines.