In the Crazy Rich Asians trailer, we’re treated to some glimpses of the cars those crazy rich Asians drive.
The most prominent of which is a red Audi R8, along with a BMW i8, Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes-AMG GT, McLaren 650S, Rolls-Royce Wraith, plus cameo appearances from a few luxury limos, including a vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit.
But we can’t help but think some of the cars (worthy though they may be) don’t quite match their owners’ personalities.
So, what crazy cars would be have our crazy rich characters drive, then?
Nick Young—Porsche 959
One of Nick’s defining traits is the way he hides how ridiculously rich he is, and it’s a bit difficult to do that with a modern car. So what’s a poor little rich boy to do? Why, buy a vintage Porsche, of course. Not just any vintage Porsche, though, but a 959, a limited-edition hypercar (only 345 were made) from the 1980s. To most people, it’s just a funny-looking 911, but for those in the know, well. Sound like Nick yet?
Charlie Wu—McLaren Senna
Let’s face it, the McLaren Senna is hardly what you’d call conventionally handsome. And any tech billionaire worth his/her salt is hardly conventional. So, the Senna is the perfect hypercar for Charlie. Appropriate too, since the Senna is packed to the gills with advanced tech—its exhaust system is titanium and Inconel (an aerospace super-alloy), and even the bolts used in it have been scrutinised to yield a 33 percent weight saving.
Astrid Teo—Aston Martin DB11 Volante
One of Aston Martin’s watchwords is beauty, which also happens to be one of Astrid’s. We can totally see her swanning around in the Aston Martin DB11. But not just any DB11, mind you. Her spirit car would be the DB11 Volante, which loses the DB11’s roof and gains a whole lotta style points. But even more than the car’s beauty is how the DB11 is the latest in a dynasty that stretches back to 1948, a perfect reflection of Astrid’s old-money family.
Colin Khoo—Bentley Continental GT
They say nice guys finish last, but Colin obviously didn’t get that memo, so what we’d have him drive is something that clearly marks him out as a (moneyed) man of taste and discretion, but also not flashy. In short, the sort of car driven by a gentleman—something like the Bentley Continental GT. Naturally, he’d have his Continental GT in British Racing Green, with a cream leather interior and matching emerald green stitching.
Eleanor Young—Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Imperious, regal and at the absolute pinnacle of the game, which are traits that both Eleanor and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan share. It’s clear that Eleanor settles for nothing but the best in her privileged life, so it should be safe to assume she’s the same way when it comes to choosing her cars. Like Eleanor, the Cullinan has presence and gravitas, fitting for what is literally the Rolls-Royce of SUVs.
Araminta Lee—Bugatti Chiron
Araminta is the woman who has everything, with looks, smarts, power and money in equal measure. We can only imagine car shopping for someone like that tremendously difficult… or not. The car that fits the bill is the Bugatti Chiron, which like her, has everything. Power, speed, luxury, craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail. And in more similarities with Araminta, the Chiron is a remarkably rare breed—just 500 will ever leave the Bugatti factory.