Iron Mike’s Revving Arsenal: Inside Mike Tyson’s Car Kingdom

By Simon Boseman

Published June 12, 2024

Iron Mike’s Revving Arsenal: Inside Mike Tyson’s Car Kingdom
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Mike Tyson is an American retired professional boxer who tore through the Heavyweight division with his menacing aura, predator-like nature, and the perfect art of peekaboo-style boxing. Mike has a net worth of $10 million while his car collection has almost every significant automobile from the 80s and 90s.

His exotic collection features classic cars like a Cadillac Eldorado, Mercedes-Benz 560 SL, Jaguar E-Type, Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, and Rolls-Royce Corniche. Reportedly, the champ also has some expensive automobiles in his garage like Ferrari 456 GT Spyder, Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster, Ferrari F50, and Lamborghini Diablo VTTT. Read on and get to know about these masterpiece pieces of machinery from Tyson’s garage.


 10. 1985 Cadillac Eldorado

Produced from 1953 to 2002, the Cadillac Eldorado was Mike’s first-ever car that he bought. The car was known for its affordable luxury and sleek design. The convertible boasts upscale interior quality with a bunch of additional features. The iconic car matched the prominent and posh lifestyle of the world heavyweight boxing champion and was already a symbol of excellence in the hands of some prominent figures like Elvis Presley. The Eldorado is one of Mike’s most prized possessions over other convertibles.

1985 Cadillac EldoradoSpecs
Price$31,286*
Powertrain4.1L V8
Horsepower137 hp
Torque205 lb-ft
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph12.1 seconds
Top Speed109 MPH

The American Classic features a 4.1L V8 engine with a power output of 137 hp and 205 lb-ft of torque. The car generally runs on a 4-speed automatic transmission while the 109 mph top speed is unimpressive. The convertible takes 12.1 seconds to finish the 0-60 mph run from a standstill.


9. 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

In the '80s and '90s, Mercedes cars were on a roll and starting to gain the most attention among celebrities. Well, when Tyson was in his prime in that time frame, he made friends with rapper Tupac who convinced him to get an M-Benz 560 SL convertible. The 2-door roadster was M-Benz’s one of the highly praised automobiles at that time. The car featured a lightweight body structure alongside comfortable seating and good-quality materials. Tyson has been seen a few times with the 560 SL speeding on highways with his friends.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SLSpecs
Price$48, 000
Powertrain5.5L V8
Horsepower227 hp
Torque276 lb-ft
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph7 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

The 560 SL is powered by a 5.5L V8 capable of generating a total of 227 horsepower with 276 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with a 4-speed auto gearbox for a smooth ride. The car can reach a top speed of 130 mph while it can hit the 60 mph mark from a standstill in 7 seconds.


8. 1960s Jaguar E-Type

1960s Jaguar E-Type

Most car enthusiasts and some well-respected names in the industry have said that the Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s is the most beautiful car ever. Even Enzo Ferrari has considered it the most beautiful one ever and why not? The elegant body profile, swooping front bonnet, one-of-a-kind front grille, and aerodynamic body profile are surely up for worldwide attention and admiration. Though it was from the time of the ‘60s, the automotive masterpiece is a testament to timeless and modern design.

1960s Jaguar E-TypeSpecs
Price$77,000
Powertrain3.8L Inline-6
Horsepower265 hp
Torque240 lb-ft
Transmission4-Speed Manual
0-60 mph7 seconds
Top Speed155 MPH

The iconic E-Type is powered by a 3.8L Inline-6 engine pushing out a total of 265 horsepower with 240 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox that can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds. The car has an outstanding top speed of 155 mph.


7. 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

It seems that Mike probably loved his 560 SL in the first place and bought the M-Benz 500 SL convertible in the ’90s. At that time, the 500 SL was the epitome of luxurious convertibles boasting unmatched offerings and top-of-the-line automotive excellence. The car came with a cloth convertible top, a mobile phone, advanced safety features, and an auto roll bar. The 2-door luxury roadster cost Mike a total of $83K which is justifiable considering the luxury amenities and the craze of Mercedes-Benz cars among celebrities around that time.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLSpecs
Price$83,000
Powertrain5.0L SOHC V8
Horsepower326 hp
Torque332 lb-ft
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph6.1 seconds
Top Speed155 MPH

The 500 SL features a 5.0L SOHC V8 engine capable of generating a total of 326 horsepower with 332 lb-ft of peak torque. The transmission used in the car is a 4-speed auto gearbox and has a top speed of 155 mph. The car can hit the 60 mph mark in just 6.1 seconds from a standstill.


6. 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

There are no cars that describe and represent luxury more naturally than the Rolls-Royce. Mike became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion at the age of 19 and was chomping at the bits to get a Rolls-Royce. Finally, on his 21st birthday, Mike bought a 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur. It was an extended wheel-base version of the Silver Spirit and boasted more legroom than the Spirit. The car has upscale leather upholstery, gorgeous cabin and cabin materials, and top-notch luxury amenities. It cost $179K for the champ when he bought it.

1987 Rolls-Royce Silver SpurSpecs
Price$179,000
Powertrain6.75L V8
Horsepower237 hp
Torque332 lb-ft
Transmission3-Speed Automatic
0-60 mphNA
Top Speed120 MPH

The iconic silver spur is powered by a 6.75L V8 engine pushing out a total of 237 horsepower with 332 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a 3-speed auto system providing smooth acceleration. Although the 0-60 figure is not known, a 120 mph top speed compliments the convertible perfectly.


5. 1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Mike was walking around with a ton load of money and the addiction to high-end cars was growing on him exponentially. He owns a total of 4 Rolls-Royces and the second one he bought after a few months of buying the Silver Spur. The Rolls-Royce Corniche is a less-appreciated Rolls-Royce classic car that came with all the desired offerings at that time. The luxury convertible features an elongated and swooping front bonnet, the signature front grille, and a prominent side body profile. It cost Mike a whooping $245K for the car.

1987 Rolls-Royce CornicheSpecs
Price$245,000
Powertrain6.75L V8
Horsepower218 hp
Torque325 lb-ft
Transmission3-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph10.9 seconds
Top Speed118 MPH

The Rolls-Royce features a massive 6.75L V8 engine pushing out a total of 218 horsepower with 325 lb-ft of torque. The model lineup mainly uses a 3-speed auto transmission for a smoother ride. The convertible reaches the 0-60 mph mark in under 11 seconds with a claimed top speed of 118 mph.


4. 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Spyder

Mike has a couple of Ferraris in his garage but the 456 GT Spyder remains the earliest Ferrari he bought. The car had coupe and convertible versions but you had to pay an extra 50K for the convertible one. Knowing his nature, Mike wasted no time buying the convertible version of the 456 GT. Mike bought the Cabriolet built by Straman which has significance of its own. Mike owns a black-colored 456 GT Spyder and it cost him a total of $257K for the Ferrari.

1995 Ferrari 456 GT SpyderSpecs
Price$257,000
Powertrain5.5L V12
Horsepower436 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
Transmission6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph5.2 seconds
Top Speed192 MPH

The Ferrari has a 5.5L V12 engine pushing out a maximum of 436 horsepower with 398 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission offers lag-free acceleration while its quickness can be observed by the 5.2-second time limit. The car falls short in the top-speed category with a 192 mph limit.


3. 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

Tyson is known for his aggressive boxing in the ring but those imprints passed on to his decision-making capabilities as well. He burned a whooping 300 grand on a Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster. The car was a convertible version of the infamous Diablo supercar known for its enraging dominance on the road. When Mike bought the car it was right before he filed for bankruptcy. His lavish and upscale lifestyle alongside controversial life choices and legal battles was the reason behind his wealth loss.

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT RoadsterSpecs
Price$300,000
Powertrain6.0L V12
Horsepower543 hp
Torque457 lb-ft
Transmission5-Speed Manual
0-60 mph4 seconds
Top Speed200 MPH

The Lamborghini Roadster consists of a 6.0L V12 engine capable of generating a total of 543 horsepower with 457 lb-ft of torque. The car is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox for better control and a faster start. The roadster can hit the 60 mph mark in 4 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.


2. 1995 Ferrari F50

Mike Tyson was sent to jail after being convicted of rape in the early 90s. After serving his due sentence behind bars, the former champ regained the WBC title in 1995. He celebrated his victory and freedom by buying the iconic Ferrari F50 for a whopping $475 grand. The car was mainly a test from Ferrari, incorporating different parts from the F1 racing technology making it a rare piece in Ferraris automotive history. The company produced less than 350 pieces of the F50.

1995 Ferrari F50Specs
Price$475,000
Powertrain4.7L V12
Horsepower513 hp
Torque347 lb-ft
Transmission6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph3.7 seconds
Top Speed202 MPH

The Ferrari features a 4.7L V12 with a power output of 513 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. The car can reach a top speed of 202 mph easily while the 6-speed manual transmission provides seamless transition from easy to sport. The Ferrari has a 0-60 mph acceleration in under 4 seconds.


 1. 1996 Lamborghini Diablo VTTT

The Lamborghini Diablo VTTT was Mike’s first-ever Lamborghini that he bought. It was right after he defeated Bruce Seldon in a devastating fashion and received his $15 million paycheck. The Super Diablo is known for its one-of-a-kind Twin Garrett T4 Turbo engines giving out monstrous power output and distinct engine sound. The yellow-colored supercar boasts superior performance, unquestionable styling, and top-of-the-line features and gizmos. The car was originally priced at half a million dollars in 1996. The Super Diablo was a modified version of the Diablo, with only seven examples built.

1996 Lamborghini Diablo VTTTSpecs
Price$500,000
Powertrain5.7L Twin Garret T4 Turbo V12
Horsepower750 hp
Torque427 lb-ft
Transmission6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph3.2 seconds
Top Speed222 MPH

The Lamborghini is powered by a massive 5.7L V12 engine. The engine is fitted with two T4 turbo resulting in a power output of 750 hp and 427 lb-ft of torque. The engine is fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox causing smooth and fast acceleration. The car can hit the 60 mph mark from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 222 mph.


Well, that was all for Mike Tyson's car collection. However, if you are interested in checking out the car collections of other celebrities, make sure to check out the links below.


FAQs

What is Mike Tyson best known for?

Nicknamed "Iron Mike" and "Kid Dynamite" in his early career, and later known as "The Baddest Man on the Planet", Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.

What is Mike Tyson's greatest fight?

On November 22, 1986, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing when he delivered a second-roundWhen did Tyson retire? TKO, to his opponent Trevor Berbick. Mike Tyson produced perhaps the most dominant performance of his career, as he would K.O. Michael Spinks in approximately 91 seconds.

When did Tyson retire?

"Iron Mike" Tyson was the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987-90 and retired in 2005 after winning 50 fights, 44 by knockout.

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