Shaq O'Neal's Top Cars and What They Say About Him

By Simon Boseman

Published July 23, 2024

Shaq O'Neal's Top Cars and What They Say About Him

Table of Contents

  • Jeep Wrangler
  • 2002 Cadillac Escalade
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Ford F-650

Shaquille O'Neal is a well-remembered name in the history of the NBA. Shaq O'Neal won four NBA championships and three finals MVPs. Shaq is also a 15-time All-Star and 14-time All-NBA team player. Surely Shaq's popularity and net worth entitle him to own expensive cars. Most of Shaq's cars are custom-built because none can accommodate him comfortably, courtesy of his athletic build.


Although Shaq drives a Ford pickup truck daily, he still owns luxury and sports cars from brands like Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and Land Rover. So here's a list of Shaquille's car collection, with each car worth several million dollars. At any given time, he owns more than 20 cars, with one of his houses having parking space for 17 cars at a time. Holy Moley! In addition, he also has three yachts and a private jet. If you are interested in reading more about his other expensive and exquisite stuff.


10. Jeep Wrangler

Shaq Jeep Wrangler

Here comes the first car, which is the Shaq Jeep. The black custom Jeep Wrangler owned by Shaq O’Neal is the first car on our list. It’s reported that he purchased a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited four-door with a soft top and sent it straight to West Coast Customs.


Here, the interior and exterior of Shaq's Jeep Wrangler were modified to make it easy for him to drive in it. Thus, the four-door Wrangler became a two-door model and rolled on custom alloy wheels shod with knobby tires. The final cost of all the customization is unknown, but a standard Jeep Wrangler starts at $35,000.

Jeep WranglerSpecs
Price$35,000
Engine3.6L V6
Horsepower285 hp
Torque260 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.2 sec
Top Speed110 MPH

Shaq O’Neal’s custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is powered by a naturally aspirated, 3.6-liter V6 engine. Apart from that it comes with numerous custom touches such as Roadwire leather seats and Pioneer audio system on the interior and a matte black paint job, Rigid Industries off-road light, Magnaflow exhaust, and many more on the exterior.

9. 2002 Cadillac Escalade

The burgundy-colored, customized 2002 Cadillac Escalade is one of the craziest cars Shaq O’Neal bought when he was still playing professional basketball. The full-size SUV has been fully customized and features scissor doors, 26-inch chrome alloy wheels, a front grille finished in chrome with a Superman logo on it, etc. With all the changes made, his 2002 Escalade is said to have cost him $52,230.

2002 Cadillac EscaladeSpecs
Price$52,230
Engine6.0L V8
Horsepower345 hp
Torque380 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.4 sec
Top Speed133 MPH

The custom 2002 Cadillac Escalade owned by Shaq O’Neal comes with a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V8 engine. Apart from that, the interior of the SUV gets full leather upholstery and a custom audio upgrade from Audiobahn.


8. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

shaquille o'neal mercedes

After Shaq O’Neal sold his customized 2001 Chevrolet Express G1500 passenger van, he got himself a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter passenger van. Straight away, he sent it for customization to Sprinter Vans of America. His black Mercedes-Benz van was stripped completely from the inside. The actual price of his fully customized van isn’t available, but a new Sprinter Van from Mercedes-Benz starts at $57,940.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter VanSpecs
Price$57,940
Engine3.0L Turbo V6
Horsepower188 hp
Torque325 lb-ft
Transmission9-speed automatic
0-60 MPHN/A
Top SpeedN/A

Shaq O’Neal’s fully customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter passenger van is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine. Other than that the interior features a hardwood floor, custom reclining seats, flat screens all around, built-in iPads, a minibar, and a high-end sound system.

Since there has been a lot of customization and modification done to the van, its real-world performance figures aren’t available. The standard models can do a 0–60 sprint in under 12.0 seconds.

7. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The red Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sporting a custom wrap was a gift Shaq O’Neal gave himself on his 50th birthday. The custom Charger sports "Diesel Dog Mafia" logos on the sides and hood. He's riding on custom alloy wheels with red accents and Pirelli P Zero tires.

But that’s not all. Shaq got the door hinges changed so that they open upward instead of out—in short, scissor doors. The actual price paid for his custom Dodge is unknown, but a new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat starts at $68,320.

Dodge Charger SRT HellcatSpecs
Price$68,320
Engine6.2L Supercharged V8
Horsepower797 hp
Torque707 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH3.6 sec
Top Speed203 MPH

The custom-wrapped Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in Shaq O’Neal’s car collection comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. Other than that the SRT Hellcat showcases some cool customizations such as an illuminated SRT logo on the front grille, small green lights inside the headlights, red LEDs under the car, red brake calipers and many more.


6. Land Rover Range Rover

The black Land Rover Range Rover owned by Shaq O’Neal is unlike any other Land Rover on the road. It rides on custom alloy wheels shod with low-profile tires. The front grilles have been removed, and all company logos and badges have been removed and replaced with Shaq’s favorite Superman logo.

But unlike his other cars, Shaq stopped here and let all the other things in the car remain in stock form. In terms of price, his Range Rover is said to be worth $93,500.

Land Rover Range RoverSpecs
Price$93,500
Engine4.4L NA V8
Horsepower305 hp
Torque325 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.3 sec
Top Seed140 MPH

Shaq O’Neal’s custom Land Rover Range Rover is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.4-liter V8 engine. Other than the interior of the SUV has also been customized, one of the highlighting additions is the wooden decorations that can be hidden with just a press of a button.

5. Ford F-650

This is probably the most frequently asked car of Shaq. It is Shaq's F650. The big and intimidating black Ford F-650 is the daily driver and Shaq O’Neal’s favorite ride. Also, Shaq's Ford F650 is the only car in his garage that is taller than him. A new Ford F-650 starts at $63,425.

Shaq's truck has been heavily customized for him by Wade Ford of Super Trucks. Thus, the final price of the Shaquille O'Neal truck is $124,150, according to the third party.

Ford F-650Specs
Price$124,150
Engine6.7L Turbo V8
Horsepower300 hp
Torque725 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPHN/A
Top Speed90 MPH

The custom Ford F-650 pickup truck owned by Shaq O’Neal comes with a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 engine. Other than that, the F-650 comes with heated leather seats, HD navigation, an updated suspension, stainless steel fuel tanks, and many more.


4. 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible

Shaq O’Neal couldn't have easily fitted in a regular Dodge Challenger. So he got a new silver 2016 Challenger R/T and sent it straight to Droptop Customs. Here the roof was chopped, and several other structural modifications were made to not only make the chassis strong but also be able to take the weight of the NBA champion.

With all the customization included, his Dodge Challenger R/T convertible’s final price came to be $146,000.

2016 Dodge Challenger R/T ConvertibleSpecs
Price$146,000
Engine5.7L HEMI V8
Horsepower370 hp
Torque395 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPHN/A
Top SpeedN/A

Shaq O’Neal’s custom 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T on the interior, features a custom leather upholstery. Along with that, the sound system was also upgraded. Also, since the company only sells the Challenger coupe, the official or third-party performance figures of a Challenger convertible are not available.

3. 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo

There you go, Shaq's Lamborghini. Just like the Shaq Ferrari (now sold) that sat on a stretched platform, Shaq O’Neal got the Lamborghini to do the same for his silver Gallardo. Apart from this, he also ordered a couple more modifications done to the car, resulting in the 2007 Gallardo, with an original MSRP of $178,550, costing him more than $190,000.

2007 Lamborghini GallardoSpecs
Price$178,550
Engine5.0L NA V10
Horsepower512 hp
Torque376 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 MPH3.8 sec
Top Speed195 MPH

The custom 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo long-wheelbase owned by Shaq O’Neal comes with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V10 engine. Along with that to fit himself properly inside the car, Shaq had to customize the Lambo. Some of the customizations include custom extended doors, rood-side windows, and floor pans.


2. 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Among Shaq's new cars, the only Rolls-Royce that is not a convertible in his garage is the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Shaq O’Neal loves to roll in style, and nothing comes close to matching that when you are in a Rolls-Royce SUV.

Unlike other cars, the Cullinan didn’t need to be structurally modified to fit him, but the front seats were moved a bit back to let him have even more comfortable seating. The final price of the SUV paid by Shaq is not known, but a 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan started at $348,500.

2020 Rolls-Royce CullinanSpecs
Price$348,500
Engine6.75L Twin-turbo V12
Horsepower563 hp
Torque627 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH5.0 sec
Top Speed155 MPH

Shaq O’Neal’s Rolls-Royce Cullinan carries a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine under the hood. The Cullinan’s twin-turbo V12. Apart from that the Cullinan has been well customized on the exterior, among them some of the highlighting customizations are the "Superman Logo" on the grille and the custom body kit that gives the SUV a buffier look.

1. Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

Shaq Rolls Royce Phantom

This is the most expensive car in the Shaq car collection. In 2009, at the peak of his career, Shaq O’Neal decided to treat himself to a proper luxury car. So he got himself a white Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead worth $450,000. thus making it the most expensive car in his collection.

But he didn't stop there; it was soon LeBron James' (his teammate's) birthday, so he bought two more cars of the same specification and gave one to him. And for the third, he gave Donald Trump (the former President of the United States) a Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce Phantom DropheadSpecs
Price$450,000
Engine6.75L NA V12
Horsepower453 hp
Torque531 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 MPH5.6 sec
Top Speed155 MPH

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead owned by Shaq O’Neal gets a naturally aspirated 6.75-liter V12 engine under the hood. Apart from that the Phantom Drophead offers numerous features and functions such as steering-mounted audio, cruise control, heated leather seats, and many more.


Honorable Mentions:

Shaq O'Neal's First Car (Ford Bronco II)

Shaq's First Car

 

We all know that the first car is always special, and the Ford Bronco II was Shaq's first car. The starting price of the Ford Bronco II was around $10,874, and it was first introduced in 1984. The Bronco II was not a fan favorite in any way, but Ford offered this compact version of the original Bronco owing to the rising popularity of compact cars. Ford offered three different engine options, including the 2.8L V6, 2.9L V6, and 2.3L Mitsubishi turbodiesel inline-four. Shaq O'Neal was amused by the Bronco song, and he chose this one to be his first ride


That is it for what Shaq O'Neal’s car collection has to offer If you want to find out about other car collections of personalities be sure to check out the links below –


FAQs

How many cars does Shaq O Neal have?

Shaq O'Neal is known around the world for his impeccable talent on the basketball court. However, he is also known for his expendable nature and love for expensive cars. Shaq owns 30 cars, and all of them are different from each other. Some cars, like the custom Jeep Wrangler, are known for their ruggedness, while others, like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Lamborghini Gallardo, are known for their performance. Shaq O'Neal is a Rolls-Royce fan and even gave one to them.

How many companies does Shaq own?

Shaq O'Neal certainly knows how to multiply his wealth and has invested in more than 50 companies. Car washes, restaurants, and fitness centers are among the businesses represented. Some famous examples of such companies are Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Five Guys Burgers, Krispy Kreme, and Papa John's Pizza.

How many cars did Shaq buy?

As per some reputed reports, Shaquille O'Neal was once disrespected at a Rolls-Royce dealership. However, Shaq made a comeback by buying three Rolls-Royce cars worth $1.3 million in one shot. Certainly, he is not the person to mess around with. Shaq once owned different vehicles like a Chevrolet G1500, a Mercedes Smart Car, a Terminator-themed F-650, and a Buick sedan.

What cars does Shaquille O Neal own?

Over the course of his successful career in the NBA, Shaq has owned multiple expensive cars. However, the most expensive ones have been the Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan, the Land Rover Range Rover (Superman), the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. Most of his cars were custom-made to his taste, and the Vaydor Roadster and other stretched Ferrari and Lamborghini models are prime examples of that.

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