There is no shortage of action movie stars today. We have everyone from living legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis to modern stars like Daniel Craig and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. But among all of them, one star who stands out is Jason Statham. He rose to fame in the Transporter film series, before going on to star in a series of action movies like Crank, Death Race, The Expendables and the Fast and Furious franchise.
In most of his roles, he doesn’t just beat up bad guys and save the day; he also uses a sweet ride to do it. He drove a BMW 735i E38 in the first Transporter movie, a Mini Cooper S in The Italian Job, a Pontiac GTO in The Mechanic, and lots more amazing cars in his other movie roles. We can go as far as saying that he’s become the unofficial James Bond; all he needs to do to seal the role is to order a vodka martini, shaken, not stirred.
It’s not only Statham’s movies where he drives dream cars. His love for beauty, power, and sophistication has carried over to his personal life. He has a garage full of cars most of us can only dream of: foreign machines like Audis and Mercedes; exotic supercars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis; even cars like Jaguars and Aston Martins. Whatever he buys, it’s sure to be something special. So, that’s why we’ve made this list of cars that Jason Statham drives in real life, and the ones he drove in his movies.
Real Life – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Jason Statham’s garage would be dull if it only had cars made in Germany. So, he’s added a little spice with the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Ferrari built this car to replace the 599 GTB—and to be both a supercar and a hybrid—and they did an excellent job.
According to Evo, the F12 Berlinetta produces a whopping 730 horsepower at 8250 rpm, all from its V12 engine. This results in a top speed of 211 mph and an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. This makes the F12 Berlinetta faster than supercars like the Enzo or the 599 GTO.
Real Life – Audi RS 6
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jason Statham owns a couple of Audis. He’s clearly a fan, and with good reason. One of his cars is the Audi RS 6. Despite its relatively low price—somewhere in the region of $90,000 as compared to Statham’s six-figure cars—it’s among the best cars in its class.
The RS 6 comes in two versions. The first is the Performance model, which is built to have tons of power; this is the one Statham owns. The second is the Avant, which is an estate with looks, practicality and more than enough power.
Real Life – Audi S8
Jason Statham clearly has a thing for Audis. He hasn’t just driven them in his movies; he also drives them in real life. So, it should come as no surprise that the actor is the proud owner of an Audi S8. This is a luxury sports car made for people who want to go fast while looking stylish; in short, it was made for Jason Statham.
The car has been produced in four generations, from 1996 until today. And it has only gotten more powerful, with speeds that let it keep up with the latest sports cars and an interior on par with the best luxury cars.
Real Life – Aston Martin DBS Volante
The Aston Martin is a car usually associated with James Bond. But heck, Jason Statham is as good as any Bond we know. He might even make a nice Bond one day.
The DBS Volante isn’t your everyday Aston Martin, though. It was originally manufactured between 2009 and 2012 as the convertible version of the DBS. It came with a motorized retractable fabric roof, a Bang and Olufsen speaker system and a 6.0-liter V12 engine which gave this beautiful machine 510 bhp. The Aston Martin DBS Volante was made for those who want natural air conditioning, and don’t mind showing off.
Real Life – Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640
In his movies, Jason Statham’s characters like to drive fast in their cars, whether it’s a Mini Cooper S or a tricked out Ford Mustang. In case you were wondering if that was simply his movie persona, we have some good news: he truly loves fast cars.
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 is one of Statham’s fastest cars. It’s small, loud and pretty quick: the two-door sports car goes from 0 to 60 in a blistering 3.4 seconds, thanks to its massive 6.5-liter V12 engine. During its 10-year production run, Lamborghini built 4,000 Murcielagos before replacing them with the Aventador.