Rod Stewart a.k.a Rod The Mod’s Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published January 4, 2024

Rod Stewart a.k.a Rod The Mod’s Car Collection

Sir Rod Stewart started his music career in 1962 and after 60 good years of success, the artist has a net worth of more than $250 Million. Apart from singing and songwriting, Stewart loves cars and has always shown a keen interest in the automotive industry. His garage holds a priceless Ferrari Enzo, a car with a legacy, along with the Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’. The collection also includes the fabled Lamborghini Diablo, the Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, and some other exotic classics. Let’s sink in to find out more about what the artist has stored in his garage. 

10. 1969 Marcos

After starting his career in 1962, Rod found instant success and did what any musician with a significant fortune in his hand would do, got an eye-catching 1969 Marcos GT.

1969 Marcos

The Marcos GT was launched in 1959 with a wooden chassis and later updated to a steel frame.

1969 MarcosSpecs
Price$24,000 (est value)
Powertrain3.0L V6
Horsepower144 hp
Torque195 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH6.8 seconds
Top Speed124 MPH

The 1969 Marcos GT used Ford’s 3.0L V6 which in turn was paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The car offered a responsive acceleration feel and had the ability to speed past 60 MPH from a standstill in 6.8 seconds. This was scary fast for the 1960s we might add.

9. 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

The next car in the Billboard magazine’s 17th most successful artist car collection is indeed the all-German 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera.

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

Having said that, the car was stolen from the artist at a gunpoint by a car-jacker. The 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera was indeed the first production sports car with a turbocharger.

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo CarreraSpecs
Powertrain3.0L turbocharged flat-6
Horsepower228 hp
Torque245 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH5.7 seconds
Top Speed152 MPH

Powered by an innovative 3.0L turbocharged flat-6 engine, the 911 Turbo Carrera could swift past 60 MPH from a dead stop in 5.7 seconds and had the ability to do 150 MPH with no sweat. On paper, 228 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque is what was jotted down by the brand.

8. 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, the most successful model of the German marquee gained the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s attention in the second year of its launch. The songwriter had a 2007 model, however didn’t drive it much and later sold it with some profit.

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

The 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder saw the production line from 2006 to 2013 before being replaced by the famous Lamborghini Huracán.

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo SpyderSpecs
Powertrain5.0L V10
Horsepower512 hp
Torque376 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 MPH4.0 seconds
Top Speed195 MPH

A 5.0L V10 sitting under the hood of the 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder sens power to all four wheels via a standard 6-speed manual or an available 6-speed automatic transmission. The sprint from 0 to 60 takes about 4.0 seconds to complete. 

7. 1991 Lamborghini Diablo

Another supercar with German genetics that has seen the walls of Rod’s garage is the 1991 Lamborghini Diablo. Impressed by the car, he bought it right after finishing his recording of ‘Vagabond Heart’.

1991 Lamborghini Diablo

The Diablo just like most of the lineup carries the tradition of the brand naming its models after the breeds of bulls who’ve fought in bullfighting.

1991 Lamborghini DiabloSpecs
Powertrain5.7L V12
Horsepower485 hp
Torque428 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH4.4 seconds
Top Speed202 MPH

A 5.0L V10 is what drives this Lamborghini Diablo via a 6-speed manual transmission. The output is rated at 512 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque which blasts it past 60 MPH mark from 0 in about 4.4 seconds.

6. 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Photographed multiple times driving it with his wife Penny Lancaster, Rod the Mod also owns a 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.

2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

This Italian beauty no doubt is one of the most talked about cars of the brand with arresting style. The 2014 458 Spider was succeeded by the Ferrari Grand Turismo Berlinetta.

2014 Ferrari 458 SpiderSpecs
Powertrain4.5L V8
Horsepower562 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 MPH3.4 seconds
Top Speed198 MPH

Under the hood of this sports car sits a 4.5L V8 motor which has been tuned to crank out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. On road, a 0 to 60 MPH sprint of 3.4 seconds compliments the overall power output.

5. 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB

If you think the list would be complete with a Rolls-Royce, Rod would have agreed with you. This calls for the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB that the artist uses when he happens to be in a chauffeur-driven mood.

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB

The Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB features an extended wheelbase of 7 inches in exchange for an additional $40,000 on the base price.

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWBSpecs
Powertrain6.6L turbocharged V12
Horsepower563 hp
Torque575 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH5.0 seconds
Top Speed177 MPH

The Rolls-Royce Ghost houses a 6.6L turbocharged V12 which flings 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft torque to rear wheels. With that being said, a top speed of 177 MPH and 5 seconds of 0 to 60 MPH makes it stand out in the fullsize luxury sedan segment. 

4. 1988 Lamborghini Countach QV

In love with the 1988 Lamborghini Countach QV, the Brit Award recipient reportedly bought it used for $165,000. For the record, the new car retailed for almost $118,000. The artist however didn’t keep the car and sold it after a few years.

1988 Lamborghini Countach QV

Debuted in 1971 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Countach QV carried unique and artistic design characteristics which made it an instant gossip among car enthusiasts.

1988 Lamborghini Countach QVSpecs
Price$400,000 (est value)
Powertrain5.2L V12
Horsepower420 hp
Torque341 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH4.7 seconds
Top Speed183 MPH

The Lamborghini Countach QV (Quattrovalvole) was indeed a statement and housed a 5.2L V12 engine with 4-valves per cylinder. Packing in 420 horsepower and 341 lb-ft of torque, the Countach QV needed a mere 4.7 seconds to reveal 60 MPH on the speedo.

3. Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’

In 1977, Rod toured Australia where his Sydney concert recorded a gathering of 32,000 spectators. While Rod was there, he bought a right-handed Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’ and fell in love with it. When he returned back to LA, he took the car with him and had it converted to a left-hand drive.

Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’

The Periscopio had a different roof layout and the roof panel was recessed allowing a periscopic view of the rear, thus the name. Only 150 units were made with this unique design modification.

Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’Specs
Price$1 million
Powertrain4.0L V12
Horsepower375 hp
Torque266 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH6.2 seconds
Top Speed180 MPH

This mid-engine Lamborghini uses a 4.0L V12 motor with a 5-speed manual transmission. An output of 375 horsepower and 266 lb-ft torque is propelled to rear wheels helping it to achieve a 0 to 60 MPH run time of 6.2 seconds.

2. 2003 Ferrari Enzo

The most popular car of the UK Music Hall of Famer is in fact the 2003 Ferrari Enzo. Rod sold it later but regrets the decision since the car is now worth around $3 million.

2003 Ferrari Enzo

The Enzo was the most futuristic car from the brand with F1 DNA and only 400 units were ever made. The car was named after the founder of the Italian brand, Enzo Ferrari.

2003 Ferrari EnzoSpecs
Price$3 million
Powertrain6.0L V12
Horsepower660 hp
Torque485 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPH3.5 seconds
Top Speed216 MPH

Under the hood of this Ferrari Enzo sits a gigantic 6.0L V12, responsible for jaw-dropping 660 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed capability of 216 MPH and a mid-three-second run time of 0 to 60 MPH, this prancing horse was the only connection between Ferrari road cars and their Formula One racing.

1. 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Coupe 

After treating himself to a Lamborghini Miura in 1971, Rod got a taste of Miura’s design philosophy and driving attributes. A year later, he bought the more expensive and exclusive 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Coupe which remained in his collection till 1985.

1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Coupe 

Rod’s Miura SV Coupe was one of the only seven right-handed models ever made out of a total 150.

1972 Lamborghini Miura SV CoupéSpecs
Price$1.4 Million
Powertrain4.0L V12
Horsepower370 hp
Torque286 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH6.3 seconds
Top Speed175 MPH

The Miura SV Coupe offered the same Miura’s 4.0L V12 engine and 5-speed manual transmission. The output, however, was rated at 370 horsepower and 286 lb-ft torque making it a cut above the regular Miura which for the record made 350 horsepower. For a 0 to 60 MPH sprint, 6.3 seconds is what it would take in a straight line. 

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