6 November 2018
As you drive in the streets of the Sunshine City you realise the number of expensive cars is growing at a very fast rate.Competition for the most luxurious is also increasing at an alarming rate.From the Bugatti Veyron Fbg Hemes edition to the Rolls Royce Phantom to the Bentley Bentyaga.
Ofcourse you get overwhelmed by the flooding Japanese fuel savers that the general public is opting for.But there is also space left for the Big Toys that the big men in town are seen rolling with.
With the economy not at its best, it is shocking to still have million dollar vehicles landing one after the other at the Robert Mugabe International Airport.If you spotted one or two supercars below is a list of ten of the most expensive cars in Zimbabwe parading the streets of Harare.
Bugatti Veyron Fbg Hemes- $2 000 000 USD
Flamboyant businessman, Frank Buyanga is the owner of the ‘mysterious’ $2 million supercar.
The Bugatti is the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive production super sports car in Zimbabwe’s history.The Veyron Fbg par Hermes is powered by a 16-cylinder “W” configuration engine which is fed by four turbochargers and features 64 valves, generating 1001 horse¬power at 6000 rpm. The engine draws on its 8-litre displacement to deliver a maximum torque of 1250 Newton-metres between 2200 and 5500 rpm. With full-time all-wheel drive, the car’s phenomenal power produces breath-takingly dynamic handling, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 407 Km/hr.
Armoured Mercedes Benz S-Class limousine- $1 000 000 USD
Former president Robert Mugabe has been given the iconic Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine he was using for official duties as part of his exit package following his dramatic ouster last November. The ultra-luxurious bulletproof and blast-proof car, whose cost is estimated at US$1,6 million, has been outfitted with civilian registration plates.
Rolls Royce Ghost – $595 000 USD
It is rumoured that there are more than three of them in the country but so far the flamboyant Businessman Genius aka Ginimbi Kadungure and Frank Buyanga have them in the streets of Harare. This car represents the Ultimate expression of luxury and one of the finest cars in the world.With a Biturbocharged 6.6-Liter 12 cyclinder engine that produces 563 Horse power you one can enjoy the Harare-Bulawayo road elegantly. With such a speed transmission and a powerful engine it can reach a 100Km/hr in just 4 seconds.
Hummer H2 Limo- $500 000
The Hummer H2 Limo Transformer may be the first vehicle of its kind in Zimbabwe, but it most certainly is not the first one in the world, contrary to claims to that effect by the vehicle’s importer, colourful Harare businessman, Phillip Chiyangwa.
He said such used Hummer would cost between $25 000 and $40 000. Stretching and customising would entail an additional $100 000 to $150 000. If this was the route followed by Chiyangwa, shipping and customs duty would have brought the total cost of importing his vehicle to about $500 000 the only alternative would have been to buy secondhand. Modified by a rent-a-limo service, this Hummer H2 Limo Transformer is most certainly a party on wheels. The 24-seater is fitted with extra floor space, extra legroom and extra seating, three jet doors, disco floors and ceiling with stand up head space, a stripper pole and three plasma screens including a 50-inch display. Sounds better than most nightclubs.
Bentley Mulsanne- $405 000
Zimbabwe was given the opportunity to witness such a master piece and we ought to thank the Managing Director for Traverze Zodwa Mkandla,Frank Buyanga and the Chief executive officer of Sakunda Mr Kuda Tagwirei for purchasing this beauty. We probably have not more than four of these in the country.
This is one of the most luxurious vehicles only for the wealthy.It has a touchscreen infotainment system with a 60GB solid-state hard drive, state-of-the-art blind spot assist and a telephone upgrade to 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot for a better user experience. Each of the two rear-seat passengers has a 10.4″ touch screen tablet for their information, communication and entertainment. The interior features redesigned seats, new door trims and armrests with a vast choice of veneers and 24 hide colours, though Bentley can also match paintwork or hide to any colour a customer cares to specify. Beneath the Mulsanne’s bonnet lies a 6¾ litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine which produces 505 bhp (377 kW / 512 PS) at 4,200 rpm and up to 1,020 Nm (752 lb.ft) of torque at 1,750 rpm. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds (0 -100 km/h in 5.3 seconds) and on to a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h). Performance figures like this are unheard of in any other four-door luxury car.
Rolls Royce Wraith- $400 000
The most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce ever produced, according to the taglines. And the hardware sounds promising: a 6.6-litre, twin-turbo V12 that belts out 624bhp and 590lb ft of torque. That gives this enormous fastback serious pace: 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and a limited 155mph. That’s pretty darn rapid for a 2,365kg leather and walnut living room on wheels. Flamboyant businessman Ginimbi is the owner of this wraith
Mercedes Brabus G-class – $400 000
Based on the already powerful Mercedes-AMG, the Brabus SUV is one of the world’s most powerful off-road vehicles. Its twin-turbo V12 engine has seen its displacement upped to 6.3L, alongside a host of other improvements that increase the output to an insane 900 hp. As a result, this rugged ride can sprint from 0-62 in just 3.9 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 168 mph. The body has also been modified to help accommodate the 23-inch forged wheels, which work in concert with the Brabus-tuned dynamic suspension and high-performance braking system to ensure an enjoyable, safe ride. Sakunda business man Kuda Tagwirei owns one.
2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom- $392 000
Dr.Phillip Chiyangwa – a politician, businessman, socialite, football administrator and controversial personality in Zimbabwe was the first to have this Top of the range Phantom. Under the bonnet there are 12 cylinders and it has rear-wheel drive with a 6-Speed transmission. It has the usual quality leather seats,back up camera,moonroof,navigation system and a chauffer-driven set up.
Bentley Continental Gt- $300 000
Created for agile, exhilarating driving, the Continental GT is built on an innovative chassis and electrical architecture, featuring a completely new 6.0 litre W12 engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, for smooth, fast and efficient gear changes.So far we know four of these in the country. Ginimbi owns a red one and Phillip Chiyangwa owns a sky blue one. Spirit Embassy Ministries founder Prophet Uebert Angel Mudzanire allegedly convinced a Harare businessman to surrender his Bentley as a way of sowing a seed into his life, but the “man of God” immediately sold the vehicle just after receiving it despite having promised to return it to the owner if he failed to reap the promised harvest within the stipulated period.The controversial Bentley is black in colour with W16 engine.
Bentley Bentyaga- $235 000
A vehicle that drives as smooth as a silk sheet, is silent as a library, and is 600-horsepower strong, take a look at the 2018 Bentley Bentayga. With a starting price of $195,000 and easily cresting $245,000 for most versions, the latest entry in the luxury SUV market may feel overpriced. But for those who desire the best of British engineering in an SUV form, it’s the obvious choice.The Bentagya goes from 0-100 km/hr in 4.0 seconds.This is a 5,379-pound, eight-speed, AWD, beautiful beast. Top speed is 300 km/per hour. Frank Buyanga, Kuda Tagwirei and Ginimbi fell in love with this beast and have been seen in Harare driving them.
Aston Martin DB9- $210 000
This british car is also familiar in our Zimbabwean roads. However they are not so many due to their price.The Aston Martin DB9 was initially launched equipped with a 5.9 litre V12 engine. The engine produced 570 N⋅m (420 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm and a maximum power of 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS) at 6,000 rpm.The DB9 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 299 km/h.Frank Buyanga owns one which we rarely see but once in a while its driven in the poshy suburbs of Borrowdale and it is rumoured that Dr Chinyangwa has a similar Aston Martin.
It is no longer a secret that Zimbabweans love all sorts of cars from sports cars to SUVs.It is just unusual that in this economic situation people are still stubborn enough to quench their thirst on expensive exotic cars.We hope that more special vehicles will make their way to Zimbabwe so we can stop seeing them on magazines and television commercials.