Kanye West dressed elegantly and smiled happily while driving a Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss

Standard prosperity symbols are not acceptable at an Elton John celebration. Fortunately, Kanye West is not averse to driving ostentatious automobiles and fashion-forward eyewear.

Kanye West Hits Cannes in Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss - autoevolution

The rapper travels in a Stirling Moss limited edition Mercedes-Benz SLR worth $1.7 million. The Daily Mail reports that Kanye and his companion were en route to the Hotel du Cap in Cap d’Antibes for the amfAR dinner and auction.

Kanye West Driving A Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss | Mercedes benz,  Slr mclaren, Benz

With his black tuxedo and rare supercar, Kanye West resembles James Bond; therefore, he requires a Bond lady. Later that day, Kanye West and Naomi Campbell co-hosted the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala.

Kanye West and Virgil Abloh Arriving at Cannes 2009 in a Mercedes Benz SLR  McLaren Stirling Moss : r/Autos

The uncommon supercar was produced in a limited edition of 75, so it is unlikely that Kanye possesses one. This uncompromising vehicle lacks a windscreen and canopy for the protection of the pilot and passenger. Rearward of the driver and passenger are two air vents. Due to the elevated side skirts of the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, the designers opted for swing-wing doors with forward-opening mechanisms.

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The 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine of the limited-edition model generates 650 horsepower and has a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h). It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds.