Check Out All The Classic Cars Owned By Janet Jackson

By Simon Boseman

Published June 23, 2024

Check Out All The Classic Cars Owned By Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson has a diverse collection of cars which reflects her passion for automobiles. She has some rare machines like the famous car from Ghostbusters, a Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance, the classic car from Janet Jackson’s “You Want This” and the Porsche 356C Cabriolet, the Italian-designed coupe that was the collaboration between Ghia, Karmann, and Volkswagen, and many more that is listed below.

2001 Jaguar X-Type

Coming up first is Jaguar which reportedly took advantage of Janet Jackson’s “All for You” world tour in 2001 and sponsored it, this was also the period of Jaguar’s all-new X-Type mid-size car and it was the company’s first all-wheel drive vehicle. The company’s name took a turn to each person’s thought as they were treated to a commercial of Jaguar featuring Janet Jackson before each arena event.

2001 Jaguar X-TypeSpecs
Powertrain3.0L V6
Horsepower196 hp
Torque241 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed automatic
0-60 MPH6.6 seconds
Top Speed146 MPH

2001 Jaguar X-Type comes with a 2.5L and a 3.0L V6, which is mated with a 5-speed automatic for the jizz. The 3.0L V6 churns around 196 horsepower and 241 lb-ft of torque. The car claims a top speed of 146 mph and goes from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds to be precise.

1962 Studebaker Gran Tourismo Hawk

The 1962 Studebaker Gran Tourismo Hawk had an impact on American influences, the roofline of the car was inspired by the Ford Thunderbird, with Thick-C pillars, and the chrome edge that ran front to the rear highlighting the fashion of the time as it was also found on the Lincoln Continental This was a grand touring coupe sold by Studebaker Motors between 1962 and 1964.

1962 Studebaker Gran Tourismo HawkSpecs
Powertrain4.7L V8
Horsepower225 hp
Torque305 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed manual
0-60 MPH7.8 seconds
Top Speed103 MPH

The 1962 Studebaker Gran Tourismo Hawk came up with a 3.0L V8 mated to a 3-speed manual, this system churned out 225 horsepower and 305-pound feet of torque and claimed the 0-60 in 7.8 seconds at the top speed of 103 mph.

1966 Ford Thunderbird

The 1966 Ford Thunderbird was a classic car produced by the Ford company and was a part of the fourth generation of Thunderbirds which was manufactured from 1964 to 1966. Janet Jackson, the iconic actress, and singer, showcased her 1989 Ford Thunderbird in the music video for her hit song “Throb”. This classic T-Bird was part of her impressive car collection, adding to her star-studded style and flair. 

1966 Ford ThunderbirdSpecs
Powertrain6.4L V8
Horsepower315 hp
Torque427 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.5 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

The 1966 Ford Thunderbird came fitted with different engine options that included the 6.4L V8 which was mated with a 3-speed automatic and churned out 315 ponies. This acclaimed the 0-60 in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 130 MPH. However, a larger engine option was available with a 7.0L V8, and that was able to provide a noticeable improvement in the acceleration.

1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

An absolute flagship car made through the halo effect just in time as the world started recovering from WWII, the Ghia was created by the hand-in-hand collaboration of Karmann, Ghia, and Volkswagen. Even though the vehicle lacked power, it was unique in its handmade or rather “built” body panels which were coated with English pewter, which worked wonders in elevating the price of this 2+2. Janet Jackson showcased her 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe in the music video for her song “You Want This”

1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia CoupeSpecs
Powertrain1.2L Inline-4
Horsepower30 hp
Torque55 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPHNA
Top Speed86 MPH

The 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe came with an air-cooled 1.2L Inline-4 mated with a 4-speed manual that produced 30 ponies and 55 pounds of torque. The 0-60 details are not visible for this vehicle, however, it could touch a top speed of 86 mph.

1957 Austin Healey

Austin Healey was a British Sports Car manufacturer that was established in 1952 as the result of the joint venture formed by Donald Healey Motor Company and BMC’s (British Motor Corporation), Austin division. This car was shown in the music video “You Want This” by Jackson where she kept swirling around the vehicle and her actions made sure the car was appreciated by the celebrity.

1957 Austin HealeySpecs
Powertrain2.6L Inline-6
Horsepower103 hp
Torque142 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH12.9 seconds
Top Speed103 MPH

The 1957 Austin Healey’s recipe is the 2.6L Inline-6 paired with a 4-speed manual which put out 103 horsepower and 142 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle touched 60mph in 12.9 seconds and had a top speed of 103 mph.

Citroen SM

The Citroen SM was featured in Jackson’s 1998 music video “I Get Lonely”, and was used in a short scene. This high-performance coupe comes from the French manufacturer Citroen and placed third in the 1971 European Car of The Year contest.

Citroen SMSpecs
Powertrain2.7L V6
Horsepower174 hp
Torque172 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH8.5 seconds
Top Speed202 MPH

The Citroen SM came powered with a 2.7L V6 coupled with a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic, this system let out 174 horsepower and 172-pound feet of torque and reached a top speed of 202 mph.

1946 Chrysler De Soto Suburban Taxi

The DeSoto Suburban was produced by the DeSoto company after WWII, and the taxi made its way to Jackson’s star-studded video “Alright”. The DeSoto became the second most popular taxi manufacturer behind Checker for a long period.

1946 Chrysler De Soto Suburban TaxiSpecs
Powertrain3.9L Inline-6
Horsepower109 hp
Torque191 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed manual
0-60 MPH21.8 seconds
Top Speed76 MPH

The 1946 Chrysler De Soto Suburban Taxi was fitted with a 3.9L Inline-6 paired with the 3-speed manual, and this system generated 109 horsepower and 191-pound feet of torque, this made the car go from 0-60 in 21.8 seconds with a top speed of 76 mph.

1957 Dual Ghia Convertible

The 1957 Dual Ghia Convertible is one of the rare and luxurious automobiles which was produced in the United States between 1956 and 1958, only 117 of these were made produced and most of them were purchased by American celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, and Richard Nixon. Janet Jackson showcased her 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible in the music video for her song “Nasty”. This classic car, known for its luxury and timeless elegance, made a memorable appearance, adding to the video’s flair and sophistication.

1957 Dual Ghia ConvertibleSpecs
Powertrain5.2L V8
Horsepower260 hp
Torque330 lb-ft
Transmission2-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.9 seconds
Top Speed116 MPH

The exotic convertible possessed a 5.2L V8 mated to a 2-speed automatic and churned out 260 horsepower with 330 lb-ft of torque. This made the car go from 0-60 in 8.9 seconds and attain a top speed of 116 mph.

The 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance

This is easy to spot and named “Ecto-1" from Ghostbusters, but this cute little Miller also rolled into Jackson’s music video “You Want This”. The blend of Cadillac with Miller-Meteor’s ambulance body was the signature of high standard and that is quite long before today’s ambulances could ever imagine.

1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor AmbulanceSpecs
Powertrain6.9L V12
Horsepower325 hp
Torque420 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPH10.5 seconds
Top Speed120 MPH

The Miller-Meteor received its power from a 6.9L V12 engine which was coupled with a 6-speed automatic, this in turn made the car produce 325 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The posh ambulance went from 0-60 in 10.5 seconds and could attain a top speed of 120 mph, quite decent for emergencies.

1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

The 356 became Porsche’s first mass-market car to be precise, and SC resulted as the final configuration before the production came to an end in 1965. This vehicle was shown off in Jackson’s music video “You Want This”, well, who wouldn't? The car which is worth $100,000 today was priced at just $4,000 back in time.

1964 Porsche 356C CabrioletSpecs
Powertrain2.0L Aircooled Flat-4
Horsepower130 hp
Torque119 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH9.2 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

The 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet received its power supply from a 2.0L Aircooled Flat-4 engine coupled with a 4-speed manual which could give the car 130 horsepower and 119-pound feet of torque and made the car attain 0-60 in 9.2 seconds at the top speed of 130 mph.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

A masterpiece of its time and one of the finest sports cars made to date, the Lamborghini Gallardo with 14,022 units produced, makes it slightly hard to find. The car features a shorter frame, normal doors, and insane performance capabilities with the following specs

Lamborghini GallardoSpecs
Powertrain5.2L V10
Horsepower552 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPH3.5 seconds
Top Speed124 MPH

The heart of the famous Gallardo is the 5.2L V10 engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic which crans out 552 horsepower and 398 pond feet of torque crossing the 60 mph mark in 3.5 seconds at the top speed of 124 mph.

Bentley Continental GTC

Even though the car had an aging design back at the time, Janet and her then-partner Jermaine Dupri paid almost $300,000 to an LA-based Platinum Motorsport for the customized Bentley Continental GT. The couple split up in 2011 and that resulted in Dupri listing the car on eBay for auction, and the bids were up to $130,000.

Bentley Continental GTCSpecs
Powertrain6.0L W12 Twin-Turbo
Horsepower552 hp
Torque479 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPH4.8 seconds
Top Speed195 MPH

The Bentley gets its power with the 6.0L W12 Twin-Turbo that is paired with a 6-speed automatic, which supplies 552 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, making the car scoot from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds at a top speed of 195 mph.

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish might not be the latest or the most expensive in Jackson’s garage, but mind you, this four-wheeler is the most famous in the list and has also appeared to be Bond’s favorite. This was one of the first Bnetley cars to use a carbon fibre backbone which was specifically developed in partnership with Lotus. The car made a close resemblance with Project Vantage Concept which made its debut with a V12 engine at the 1998 North American International Auto Show.

Aston Martin V12 VanquishSpecs
Powertrain5.9L V12
Horsepower460 hp
Torque400 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automated manual
0-60 MPH4.9 seconds
Top Speed190 MPH

Under the hood of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish lies a 5.9L V12 engine coupled with a 6-speed automated manual transmission, this system helps in making 460 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque and attaining the 0-60 in 4.9 seconds at the top speed of 190 mph.

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Janet featured this car in her video song “Control” which she released as her third studio album. This lowrider featured the longest tail fins ever installed on a car and made its style the signature of the optimists during the World War, and all of these make it the most insane of all the cars Jackson owns.

1959 Cadillac Eldorado BiarritzSpecs
Powertrain6.4L V8
Horsepower345 hp
Torque435 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH11 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

Under the hood lies a tried and tested 6.4L V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic that yanks out 345 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. This system touches up to 60 mph in 11 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph.

Lamborghini Murcielago

Making it to the top of this long list is the white Lamborghini Murcielago, the exotic beast that stands still in the garage of Janet, but makes sure to give the driver a flash from their past when the vehicle is at its top speed on the tracks.

Lamborghini MurcielagoSpecs
Powertrain6.2L V12
Horsepower640 hp
Torque660 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 MPH3.3 seconds
Top Speed205 MPH

The Lamborghini Murcielago has a good 6.2L V12 matched with a 6-speed manual, making 640 horsepower and 660-pound feet of torque, and this in turn results in the mighty beast making the needle touch 60 miles in a flash of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 2015 mph.


How did Janet Jackson make her money?

From her early days in the spotlight to becoming a global icon, she's carved a path through album sales, electrifying tours, and strategic endorsements.

What did Janet Jackson do to help the world?

Janet Jackson is a leading advocate in HIV/AIDS research and serves as an ambassador for amfAR.

Who is the richest Jackson?

Born 16 May 1966, Janet is the youngest Jackson sibling, and she originally rose to fame starring in TV show The Jacksons. Arguably the most famous Jackson sibling after Michael, Janet is estimated to be worth a staggering $190 million.

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