Bernard Arnault's Automotive Masterpieces Scream Speed and Elegance

By Simon Boseman

Published June 20, 2024

Bernard Arnault's Automotive Masterpieces Scream Speed and Elegance

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault, better known as Bernard Arnault, has proven to the world that even the richest businessman can come from a humble beginning. The French tycoon has been the CEO and chairman since the merging of Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessey. Currently, his net worth is stacked at $197 billion. Everything from his super luxury mansions and his personal accessories is meant to take our breath away. However, when it comes to his love for cars, we refuse to call it a garage as the term “museum” is more suited for his collection. If a car is considered unique, you can be sure that Arnault has it in his museum.

However, Arnault maintains an air of privacy around his impressive car collection. Perhaps it’s a way to safeguard his personal life amidst the spotlight or simply a reflection of his understated elegance. Regardless, the allure of Bernard Arnault’s car collection continues to captivate enthusiasts and admirers alike. Check out the details of his extremely luxurious garage below.

10. Rolls-Royce Dawn

Let us explain to you why the car collection of Bernard Arnault is such an unfathomable one to start with. If a collector owns a Rolls-Royce, you will usually find it on top of the list but not for Arnault. The amazing number of vehicles he possesses has pushed even the Rolls-Royce to the bottom of his collection.

The Dawn resting in his garage is a midsize convertible with one of the best performances in its contemporary market. It has top-notch luxury in the interior and the exterior is destined for optimum road presence.

Rolls-Royce DawnSpecs
Powertrain6.6L Twin-Turbo, V12
Horsepower563 hp
Torque605 ft.-lb
Transmission8-speed Automatic
0-60 MPH4.9 seconds
Top Speed155 MPH

The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a unique drophead that symbolizes status and luxury to the highest level. While the luxury is top-notch, added features such as steering wheel memory, and automated temperature control make the car a dream 4-wheel drophead.

9. 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

The Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss that Arnault owns is one of the only 75 models that have been manufactured. The supercar has incredible speed and performance and it still manages to offer great ride quality. One of the most incredible facts about the car is that it comes without a windshield so imagine the thrill of riding at a speed of 217 MPH with the wind blowing right on your face. The braking system of the Stirling Moss is equally impressive.

Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling MossSpecs
Powertrain5.4L Supercharged, V8
Horsepower650 hp
Torque604 lb.-ft
Transmission5-speed Automatic
0-60 MPH3.5 seconds
Top Speed217 MPH

This potent McLaren is the rarest version of the McLaren SLR and was inspired by Sir Stirling Moss's 1955 Mille Miglia victory. Owning such a masterpiece in his collection, Bernard is surely one of the richest car enthusiasts out there.

8. McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is inspired by none other than the iconic McLaren F1 and you can easily tell what to expect from the car. The million-dollar speedster owned by the billionaire businessman offers incredible power and performance. The design of the P1 is not just to make it more attractive on the road but it is built in a way that will aid the river and the function of the car to move easily in the real world.

The roof snorkel intake of the engine and the active aero components are provided in a way that makes the car more practical at an incredibly high speed.

McLaren P1Specs
Powertrain3.8L Twin-Turbo, V8 (132 kW electric motor)
Horsepower903 hp
Torque664 lb.-ft
Transmission7-speed DCT
0-60 MPH2.5 seconds
Top Speed217 MPH

Although the car is not fully electronic, the IPAS system provides an extra boost for the V8 setup. You can easily activate the feature by pressing the IPAS button on the steering wheel. Another amazing feature of the McLaren P1 that only F1 Racing uses is the KERS system (Kinetic Energy Recovery System).

7. Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 was in production from 1987 to 1992 and it is the last Ferrari approved by Enzo Ferrari himself. One of the all-time greatest supercars comes with a price tag of around 1.5 million USD and Arnault has one in his collection. The rear-wheel drive sports car has the engineering brilliance of Nicola Materazzi and the design is hand-sketched by Pininfarina. It comes with great ride quality and comfort and it is made to let the driver enjoy the ride.

Ferrari F40Specs
Powertrain2.9L Twin-Turbo, V8
Horsepower471 hp
Torque426 lb.-ft
Transmission5-speed Manual
0-60 MPH4.0 seconds
Top Speed201 MPH

While only 1,315 units of the Ferrari F40 were built, the U.S. got only 213 units. After the standard F40 models, from 1994 to 1996 F40 LM and F40 GTE were produced over time.

6. Ferrari Monza SP1

The Ferrari Monza SP1 is a whole new concept that comes as part of the “Icona” series. It is a car unlike any other in terms of design, engineering, and performance. Firstly, it is similar to the Stirling Moss in one aspect, it has no windshield. However, it comes with a lot of differences as well, for example, it has only one seat, and the space for the passenger seat is covered to provide a unique appearance. The Monza is super light while the elegance and refinement it has to offer simply take your breath away.

Ferrari Monza SP1Specs
Powertrain6.5L Naturally Aspirated V12
Horsepower809 hp
Torque530 lb.-ft
Transmission7-speed Automatic
0-60 MPH2.7 seconds
Top Speed186 mph

The Monza SP1 was initially inspired by the iconic 250 Testarossa and 166 MM. While its technology is borrowed from the 812 Superfast the total weight of the car is only 3,306 lbs enabling a smooth yet hardcore driving experience.

5. Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg is a Swedish brand that focuses only on supercars and the fact that Arnault owns one of the most expensive from their production simply takes his collection to a whole new level. The Regera which literally means “to reign” roars with a combination of a V8 and three electric motors. Koenigsegg models deliver unexpected functionality and performance and the Regera is no different in this case. Even with an impossible speed the vehicle is unbelievably quiet and offers an enjoyable ride.

Koenigsegg RegeraSpecs
Powertrain5.0L Koenigsegg Twin-Turbo, V8
Horsepower1,500 hp
Torque1,475 ft.-lb
TransmissionKoenigsegg Direct Drive
0-60 MPH2.8 seconds
Top Speed255 MPH

Among several prominent features, the exhaust system is one of Regera's crowning features. Developed with Akrapovic and designed by Christian, the exhaust system is built with titanium to a shape of fishtail.

4. 2008 Lamborghini Reventon

The Lamborghini Reventon is a two-door coupe, two-seater Berlinetta with horizontally hinged doors. The 2008 model acquired by the multi-billionaire is designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile. The vehicle comes with a high-strength tubular steel structure along with carbon fiber components. The Reventon is an immensely powerful speedster with outstanding looks. It has incredible ride quality and the comfort of the vehicle is top-notch. The stability is unmatched even at high speed.

Lamborghini ReventonSpecs
Powertrain6.5L Naturally Aspirated, V12
Horsepower650 hp
Torque487 ft.-lb
Transmission6-speed Automated Manual
0-60 MPH3.4 seconds
Top Speed211 MPH

The Reventon is based on the Lamborghini Murcielago but the company wanted to catch the attention. Thus, the design team presented a huge air intake which eventually turned into the infamous U.S. Air Force jet F-22 Raptor.

3. 1992 Bugatti EB110

The Bugatti EB110 was in production in the 90s and Arnault snatched one for his collection. The car is ultra-rare and ultra-quirky but these are not the only reason behind its fame. The body style of the EB110 is the brainchild of Marcello Gandini and it is one of the most attractive ones in the world. The performance of the Bugatti hardly has any comparisons even from its own segment and brand.

Bugatti EB110Specs
Powertrain3.5L Quad-Turbo, V12
Horsepower541 hp
Torque451 lb.-ft
Transmission6-speed Manual
0-60 MPH3.0 seconds
Top Speed216 MPH

The car uses a multipoint electronic fuel injection system which can tuned on based on the trims. While the GT version was much lighter compared to the SS version, still a top speed of 221 mph made the SS more ferocious on the streets.

2. Lykan HyperSport

There are a total of 7 HyperSports in the world and Bernard Arnault owns one of them. Out of his 20+ car collection, this is the second most expensive vehicle in Arnault’s possession with a price tag of 3.4 million USD. Now you must be wondering why a vehicle would cost so much and we are here to enlighten you.

The interior and exterior of the supercar including the front LED optics are decorated with platinum, silver, gold, and diamonds. Hence this is not just another powerful speedster, it is also one of the most decorated, stylish, and rarest pieces of automobile on earth.

Lykan HyperSportSpecs
Powertrain3.75L Twin-Turbo, H6
Horsepower780 hp
Torque708 lb.-ft
Transmission7-speed Dual-clutch
0-60 MPH2.7 seconds
Top Speed245 MPH

The "Furious 7" performance coupe features the world's first holographic mid-air display with interactive motion control. Another highlight feature of the exterior is that there are 440 diamonds pasted in the LED headlights.

1. Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina

Pininfarina is most notable for its collaborations with Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Peugeot but it is more often than not addressed for the Ferrari Pininfarina vehicles. The Sergio comes with a 4.5 L Ferrari F136 F V8 engine and delivers adequate power. The most expensive vehicle in Arnault’s collection offers impressive performance and the stability of the car is impeccable.

The ride quality is incredible and made to stand out from the crowd on the road. The comfort aspects are equally impressive as well.

Ferrari SergioSpecs
Powertrain4.5 L Ferrari F136 F V8
Horsepower597 hp @ 9000 rpm
Torque398 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch
0-60 MPH3.0 seconds
Top Speed202 MPH

The Sergio is already under the spotlight for its unconventional exterior design and elements. However, these unconventional designs do possess performance-enhancing abilities. Just like the front spoiler not only boasts aesthetic supremacy but also takes part in stabilization due to aerodynamic load and heat exchange.

Honorable Mentions:

Above are the top ten cars in Arnault’s collection but they are not limited to only them as he has a lot more to offer. Here we present some of the honorable mentions that we could not include in the top ten.

  1. Rolls-Royce Ghost
  2. Mercedes SLS GT2
  3. Bentley Bentayga
  4. McLaren X1
  5. Ferrari 599 XX
  6. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
  7. Ferrari 812 Superfast
  8. Ferrari Portofino
  9. Mercedes-Benz S Class
  10. BMW 7 Series
  11. Ford F 150
  12. Cadillac Escalade

This is it for what Bernard Arnault's car collection has to offer. However, if you are looking for more car collections, make sure to check out the links below -

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