What Car Would Ralph Lauren Drive? Quite a Few!

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When a man chalks up a multi-billion dollar fortune as a designer, chances are you’d expect him to have a pretty good taste in cars. Not that all folks from the fashion world know what they’re doing when it comes to vehicles of class and sophistication, but when it comes to one Mr. Ralph Lauren, the chap’s in a league of his own.

His endless bank account, taste for all things stunning and access to so many exclusive markets have enabled Ralph Lauren to build what’s considered by some to be the world’s most impressive collection of cars. And it’s not like he’s only buying them for the sake of it or to make money – he’s so in love with cars that he insists so many of their design traits have made it into his catwalk collections.

He owns literally dozens and dozens of stunning cars, but as is always the case there are some that stand out head and shoulders above the others. And lucky for us, he’s never shy to share his babies and regularly puts the whole job-lot on show.

One of his latest buys took the form of a Porsche Cayman, though with a price in excess of £500,000 it certainly wasn’t the same Cayman you see on the average city street. Instead, it’s a 750BHP Ruf CTR-3 Clubsport beast, churned out by the company famed for making already wicked-fast Porsche 911s even more epic. With a top speed of 230MPH and a zero to 60MPH time of 3.2 seconds, it’s a fitting addition to his arsenal.


He’s always had a bit of thing for Porsches and has been seen a fair few times at the wheel of his Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which features slick tires, a roll cage and a distinct absence of most luxuries for pure unbridled performance.

Another track-focused car picked up by Ralph Lauren over recent years is the decidedly stunning Ferrari 430 Scuderia, which like the Porsche above has been put on a serious diet in order to shed a full 100kg from the standard F340’s weight. In fact, it’s been tuned and tweaked to such an extent that it’s pretty equal in performance to the Ferrari Enzo, which is by rights the most mind-blowing track car the Italian carmaker has ever come up with.


A couple of years ago, Mr. Lauren allowed his favourite vehicles of all to be taken to Paris for an ‘Arts of Automobile’ car show, which included some of the world’s rarest and most valuable Ferraris, Bentleys and Bugattis. He also sent his treasured McLaren F1 to the show, which even after so many years remains one of the fastest and generally most spectacular supercars ever made.

A standout example from his Ferrari collection is his 1958 250 Testa Rossa, which also happens to be one of the most expensive to buy in the world today. No more than 34 of the things were built back in the day and even fewer remain in use today – certainly none in the same flawless condition as that of Mr. Lauren.