Inside The Garage Of U2’s Lead Singer Bono

By Simon Boseman

Published January 4, 2024

Inside The Garage Of U2’s Lead Singer Bono
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Bono was born in Dublin on 10th May 1960. He started his musical career when he was a teen by playing jam sessions occasionally. Initially, he played guitar and used to write lyrics for their songs. At first, he wasn’t confident enough to sing but eventually started singing and soon became the lead singer of the band. Even today, the U2 band is quite famous among music lovers and most of their songs are still celebrated and enjoyed even by the current generation. Now, Let’s move on to the car collection owned by Bono. 


3. Ford Cortina

Bono's Ford Cortina

The Ford Cortina is one of the beautiful cars ever made by Ford. It is a perfect car to cruise around the beach on a Sunday evening. It is not as fast as some of his other cars but definitely makes a statement of its own with its styling and relaxed driving characteristics. With its sleek design and iconic front end design, it is a timeless piece of machinery that never gets old. It is one of the most affordable yet stylish looking car in his garage.

Ford CortinaSpecs
Price$20,434
Powertrain1.6L inline-4 engine
Horsepower69 hp
Torque84 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual/3 speed automatic
0-60 mph10.2 seconds
Top Speed103 MPH

The Cortina is powered by a tiny 1.6L inline-4 engine that makes 69 horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets connected to a 4 speed manual transmission or a 3 speed automatic transmission. That said, it is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 10.2 seconds and goes all the way up to 103 mph.

2. Mercedes-Benz 450SEL

Bono's Mercedes Benz 450SEL

The true gem in his collection is a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL. It is a classic beauty that defined luxury motoring in the late 70s and would sweep you off your feet even now with its ageless design and comfort. It also boasts a 6.8L V8 engine that delivers superior performance and power delivery which is quite impressive for its time. It definitely was a style statement when it was released back in 1975.

Mercedes-Benz 450 SELSpecs
Price$33,637
Powertrain6.8L V8 engine
Horsepower286 hp
Torque403 lb-ft
Transmission3 speed automatic
0-60 mph8.8 seconds
Top Speed131 MPH

This classic beauty packs a 6.8L V8 engine which is good enough for 286 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque. This engine further gets affixed to a 3 speed automatic transmission. With this powertrain, this luxury hauling machine hits 60 mph in 8.8 seconds and tops out at 131 mph.

1. 2012 Maserati Quattroporte S

Bono's Maserati Gran Turismo

The most modern and luxury vehicle in Bono’s garage is a Maserati Quattroporte S which is a four door luxury sedan from the Italian marquee. Despite a luxury sedan, it has got a lot more to it. From its angry sounding V8 engine to its chassis setup to the well laid out cabin, everything is so refined and perfect about it.

2012 Maserati Quattroporte SSpecs
Price$127,250
Powertrain4.7L V8 engine
Horsepower425 hp
Torque361 lb-ft
Transmission6 speed automatic transmission
0-60 mph5 seconds
Top Speed177 MPH

For a luxury sedan, the Quattroporte is really fast. It boasts a 4.7L V8 engine that delivers 425 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque and gets connected to a 6 speed automatic transmission. In terms of performance, it could achieve 0-60 mph in 5 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.

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