Here is The List Of Cars Owned by Beloved Rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

By Simon Boseman

Published January 4, 2024

Here is The List Of Cars Owned by Beloved Rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

The beloved rapper from the late 90’s achieved fame not just in the US but all over the world but unfortunately he could not enjoy it for long. The artist has had two studio albums, three posthumous albums, two compilation albums, one soundtrack and 27 singles under his name and the ones that were released after his untimely death had garnered immense love and respect from around the world. Biggie Smalls did not know how to drive but he still had a thing for cars which is apparent from his numerous mentions of different vehicles and automobile brands in his lyrics. He loved SUVs and Lexus had a special place in his heart and he owned a total of six cars. He was not into big upgrades or dazzling ornamentations for his cars and most of his collection is full of simple cars only. However, it is necessary to mention that the main things in all of his cars are stability and reliability. 

6. 1994 Honda Civic CX Hatchback

The Honda Civic Hatchback was owned by Biggie Smalls before he achieved success as a rapper. The Civic Hatchback was never considered to be a cool car but it has always been consistent with durability.

The CX version was the least powerful model in the history of Civic but Biggie considered it his own without any regret. The Civic has gone through many upgrades over the years. The model won by the rapper went on sale after 20 years. 

1994 Honda Civic CX HatchbackSpecs
Powertrain1.5L Naturally Aspirated, Inline-4
Horsepower70 hp
Torque91 lb.-ft
Transmission5-Speed Manual
0-60 MPH11.9 seconds
Top Speed96.3 MPH

The Honda Civic Hatchback comes with a 1.5L inline-6 engine that has the lowest power output in its category. The figure of 70 hp is unbelievably low and so is the maximum torque of 91 lb.-ft. The hatchback had a price tag of only $13,300 and depended on a 5-speed manual transmission. The 0 to 60 acceleration took 11.9 seconds for the car and it had a top speed of 96.3 MPH.

5. GMC Suburban 

The GMC Suburban is the most famous, or to be more precise, the most infamous car in Biggie’s collection. On May 21, 1997 the beloved rapper was shot dead while sitting inside the Suburban. The car had a powerful engine that offered impressive performance but the price tag was comparatively low with a figure of only $22,500.


The aggressive V8 of the groundbreaking SUV showed incredible on and off-road capability. The GMC was auctioned and sold at a whooping 1.5 million USD a few years ago.

GMC SuburbanSpecs
Powertrain5.7L Naturally Aspirated, V8
Horsepower250 hp
Torque335 lb.-ft
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH9.5 seconds
Top Speed115 MPH

The GMC Suburban had a massive engine of 5.7L and the naturally aspirated V8 was able to produce a horsepower of 250 hp. The maximum torque output was 335 lb.-ft and the 4-speed automatic transmission offered adequate shifting. It took around 9.5 seconds for the SUV to reach a speed of 60 MPH from a stop and the maximum speed was 115 MPH.

4. Lexus GS 300

The Lexus GS 300 was undoubtedly the most favorite of the beloved rapper as it is mentioned in as many as eleven of his songs.

The midsize sedan has a very simple outlook and the power output of the engine is pretty standard. Biggie still loved the car for some reason and had his friend drive it with him. The original price of the 90’s was only around $30,000 but the current version has received several upgrades since then.

Lexus GS 300Specs
Powertrain3.0L Naturally Aspirated, Inline-6
Horsepower220 hp
Torque210 lb.-ft
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH8.9 seconds
Top Speed143 MPH

The 3.0L naturally aspirated inline-6 engine of the Lexus is able to generate a maximum power of 220 hp. The torque output is 210 lb.-ft and the automatic gearbox offers acceptable shifting. The Lexus sedan takes less than 9 seconds for a 0 to 60 acceleration and it has a top speed of 143 MPH. 

3. Toyota Land Cruiser J8

The Toyota Land Cruiser was a big hit since its inauguration year and the Notorious B.I.G. was one of those people who did not wait for it to get old. He had the Land Cruiser in bright red and included it in one of his songs.


The popularity of the full-size SUV is still enviable for many rival brands and the fact that it delivers great performance is the primary reason for us falling in love with it.

Toyota Land Cruiser J8Specs
Powertrain4.0L Naturally Aspirated, Inline-6
Horsepower155 hp
Torque220 lb.-ft
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH11.9 seconds
Top Speed103 MPH

The Land Cruiser originally had a price tag of $34,300 and it came with a 4.0L inline-6 cylinder. The naturally aspirated engine was able to generate a power of 155 hp and the maximum torque was 220 lb.-ft. The Toyota has a top speed of only 103 MPH and the time taken for a 0 to 60 acceleration is 11.9 seconds.

2. Lexus LX 450

The Lexus LX was obviously Biggies’ favorite brand as he had bought more than one. However, he did not know how to drive and often had his friend Faith drive him in it. The luxury SUV has proven its worth on all terrains and offers smooth ride quality.

The spacious utility vehicle came with a large enough engine and offered a smooth gearbox that made it so popular. The LX 450 model has been replaced with a bigger 6.0L engine today.

Lexus LX 450Specs
Powertrain4.5L Naturally Aspirated, I-6
Horsepower212 hp
Torque275 lb.-ft
Transmission4-speed Automatic
0-60 MPH11.1 seconds
Top Speed136 MPH

The original price of the Lexus was $47,500 and came with a naturally aspirated inline-6 engine. The horsepower was only 212 hp and the maximum torque had a figure of 275 lb.-ft. The 4-speed automatic transmission was standard at that time and offered smooth handling as well. The off-roading ability was the USP of the SUV. the LX 450 needed only 11.1 seconds to reach a speed of 60 MPH from a stop.

1. Range Rover 4.6

The Range Rover 4.6 was an obvious favorite of the rapper and he mentioned it multiple times in his lyrics. The car was launched in 1994 with two different powertrains, one with a 4.0 liter engine and the other with a 4.6 liter. The heavy full-size SUV had a curb weight of nearly 5,000 lbs yet it managed to offer a pleasant ride with adequate handling.

range rover

The performance mode was the most attractive aspect of the car that allowed incredible response from the pedals and smooth shifting.

Range Rover 4.6Specs
Powertrain4.6L Naturally Aspirated, V8
Horsepower190 hp
Torque236 lb.-ft
Transmission4-speed Automatic
0-60 MPH9.9 seconds
Top Speed124 MPH

The price of the Land Rover at that time was $54,000 and had a naturally aspirated V8 engine. It generated a horsepower of 190 hp and the maximum torque was 236 lb.-ft. The 4-speed automatic was a smooth transmission back then and the SUV had a top speed of 124 MPH. The 0 to 60 acceleration was only 9.9 seconds for the Range Rover.

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