Whether you love them or hate them, One Direction are everywhere. Since making their debut on our screens, we’ve watched them transform from school boys to international pop stars almost overnight. With that fame comes money, and what do young men do with money? Spend it on cars of course!
If you’ve ever wondered what Harry Styles cruises around town in, or what car Zayn Malik impressed Victoria secrets model, Gigi Hadid, we’ll be finding out here.
Harry’s love of cars is well documented, and we’re not talking Vauxhall Corsas and Ford Fiestas, like most men his age. In fact, Harry only passed his driving test in 2011, and his very first car was a Range Rover Sport. As if the original price of a Range Rover Sport isn’t eye-watering enough, Harry soon discovered just how much it costs to insure one. Which, when you’re 17 years old and have just passed your driving test, rings in at £15,000. That premium certainly didn’t put him off his love of luxury cars, though, as his next purchase was an Audi R8 Coupe worth over £100,000. The exclusive supercar goes from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 197mph. We imagine that that wasn’t cheap to insure either!
Harry’s next car buy was rather more understated. Showing that it’s not all about speed, Harry splashed out on a 1970s Ford Capri. This buy nods to his love of vintage items and antiques, and shows he’s got a good eye for classic motors. However, Harry abandoned his beloved Capri in a London car park while he jetted off to LA to spend some time cruising around in a different vintage car: a Mercedes-Benz SL.
Mr Styles also added a Porsche to his impressive collection to mark his 19th birthday. Harry went along to a Manchester dealership and handed £100,000 over in return for a set of keys to a brand new, shiny Porsche Carrera for his dad, Des. He liked it so much, however, that he bought a Porsche Cayman S for himself too!
Zayn may have bagged himself a celebrity girlfriend and a few more tattoos since becoming a globe-trotting star, but his car collection doesn’t quite rival Harry’s. He is, however, the proud owner of a £32,000 Bentley Continental GT; a ride which most petrol heads can only dream of owning.
The sophisticated vehicle has a top speed of 198mph and can go from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. The car, which he bought back in July 2012, is a serious upgrade from the electric scooter he was pictured giving ex- fiancee, and Little Mix’s Perrie, a ride on in May. Unfortunately for Zayn, he’s the only member of One Direction who can’t actually drive yet. Although he’s currently learning, he might need to stick to a scooter for a little longer. He has, of course, informed the world that he’s planning on owning a fleet of expensive supercars one day.
He’s the oldest of the group, and has owned both a Porsche Boxster and an Aston Martin. It seems, however, that he got bored of the Porsche, or simply wanted to give someone else the chance to own it, as he put it up for sale on eBay last summer.
The Boxster finally sold for £30,000 after an offer of £50,000 from a particularly generous father fell through. The proud new owner of Louis’ Boxster, which he originally paid £45,000 for, is believed to be a very lucky teenage girl fan of One Direction.
Following celebrity suit, Louis also dished out £90,000 on Range Rover, and, showing his generous side, a Mini One D for his ex-girlfriend, Eleanor Calder.
Liam passed his driving test in January 2014, but he is the proud owner of a £260,000 Lamborghini Aventador which he was seen driving amid speculations of his and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini relationship.
The young pop star, however, did once tell the Daily Star Sunday that he was hoping to get his hands on a vintage Mustang. “The other boys”, he said, “have bought amazing sports cars so I don’t want to let the side down and buy a Corsa or something.”
Liam, however, was able to splash his cash on a car for someone else, as he bought an Audi TT for his (now ex) girlfriend, Danielle Peazer, giving teenage girls around the country yet another reason to love him. But rumour has it that Liam asked for it back after they entered splitsville. Ouch.