Kanye West Hits Cannes in Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss

When attending a party with the extravagant Elton John, normal symbols of wealth just won’t do. Luckily, Kanye West is not a man shy away from over-the-top behavior when it comes to fashion eyewear and even cars.

The wheels of choice for the 33-year old rapper: a $1.7million Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss limited edition model. According to The Daily Mail, Kanye and his friend were on their way to one of the most exciting Cannes parties of the year, the annual amfAR dinner and auction, held at the Hotel du Cap in the Cap d'Antibes.

The combo of the rare supercar and that black tuxedo gives Kanye that James Bond look, and what veritable 007 agent would be complete without a fitting Bond-girl. Later in the day, Kanye joined supermodel, Naomi Campbell, on stage at the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala to raise awareness for the cause.

Only 75 examples of the rare supercar were ever made, so we don’t expect that Kanye actually owns this one. This uncompromising car has no roof, nor a windscreen to protect the driver and passenger from the outside world. Further eye-catching features include two air scoops behind the driver and passenger. The side skirts on the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss are also very high, as a result in the designers' decision to favor folding swing-wing doors which open forwards.

The limited-edition model comes with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower, enough to propel it from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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