Jackie Chan has loved cars all his life.
After decades of superstardom, the legendary martial artist/movie star is no stranger to the glitz and glamour of fame, adding some of the rarest rides to his personal collection over the years.
From specially customised Bentleys to Lamborghinis and an insanely huge lineup of Mitsubishis, Jackie definitely knows how to live life in the fast lane!
Being hailed as a representative for Asians in general (at least to me), it’s no surprise that he’s got so much love in the East, particularly in Japan because:
Jackie Loves Mitsubishi & They Love Him Back
According to Essentially Sports, Jackie’s total vehicle collection is worth over $10 million dollars noting a particularly special bond between himself and renowned Japanese vehicle manufacturer, Mitsubishi.
To commemorate their friendship, Mitsubishi and Chan have collaborated together plenty of times to build some of the sickest custom models. Take for example:
The ‘Jackie Chan Special’ (Custom Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8)
The limited-edition Mitsubishi EVO, ‘Jackie Chan Special’, was launched in the action star’s name and was originally sold for $77,000 at the time of launch (Sep ’06).
Produced by Mitsubishi’s Motorsport arm, Ralliart, the Jackie Chan Special Edition of the Lancer Evo 8 is powered by a 2-litre turbocharged engine that can reach up to speeds of 222 km/h as reported by Financial Express.
It comes in various colours and even has touchpad features! Moreover, only 50 people in the world have this car including Jackie himself. That being said, Jackie also has a taste for more vintage rides like the:
Mitsubishi 3000GT Prototype
Back in 1993, Jackie was involved in a short film, City Hunter. Featured in it was a Mitsubishi 3000GT Prototype powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine with all-wheel drive, dubbed the 3000GT VR4.
It has a top speed of 256 km/h and can go from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds! It’s been a good number of years since 1993, so whether Jackie still has the car is anyone’s guess really.
Oh but Jackie doesn’t just love retro rides. Wouldn’t you dabble in luxury if you were a Hollywood celebrity? I know I would. As the old saying goes, “If I was rich and famous, I’d get one too“.
Jackie Chan Edition Lamborghini Aventador
It seems that vehicle manufacturers really love slapping Jackie’s name onto their products. Which isn’t a bad thing at all. One day I aspire to have a custom-built car in my name.
This beast carries a 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces a total of 690hp. Aside from some changes to the exterior and interior of the car such as its titanium gray paint job, this Aventador didn’t have too many mechanical modifications.
Back in 2013, Jackie collaborated with luxury vehicle manufacturer, Bentley, for an advertisement where he portrayed a high-end chauffeur.
The short film featured Jackie telling various stories from childhood to recklessly spending money in the 1980s and finally deciding to become a dedicated philanthropist as a means of helping the needy.
A very noble gesture if I say so myself. This is but a glimpse of Jackie’s entire collection. On that note, If I hadn’t made it abundantly clear already, Jackie loves Misubishi (& vice versa), so check out his:
Custom Mitsubishi Pajero Turbo (The ‘Batmobile’)
Yup, Jackie owns a “Batmobile“, according to SCMP although it doesn’t quite look like one to me.
This Mitsubishi Pajero Turbo is custom-built with only its rear looking more like the Batmobile you’re probably thinking of. Either way, this monster has a specially constructed back half and it even comes equipped with an overloaded roof rack.
Apparently, it was also featured in his film, Armour of God 2: Operation Condor. I haven’t seen the movie myself but JUICE has a film connoisseur in our ranks so… future blog post?