Paris Hilton's Car: She's a Barbie Girl, In a Barbie World

By on October 5, 2012 in ArticlesCelebrity Cars

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For a hot minute, Paris Hilton was everywhere.  The socialite and heiress, turned reality star, became the young woman everyone wanted to emulate, or date.  No matter whether it was clothing, perfume, shoes, or handbags, if Paris was seen with it, it was instantly famous.  She was invited to every social gathering, party, runway show, and awards ceremony imaginable, simply because her presence brought the paparazzi.  However, over the last few years, her popularity has been largely overshadowed by equally vacuous personalities such as Kim Kardashian and the cast members of the various, "Real Housewives" franchises.  So, now when Paris buys something, or shows up somewhere, it is far less newsworthy than it used to be.  In fact, her purchase of a Bentley GT Continental, barely rated a peep.

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Paris Hilton's car, the aforementioned Bentley, is special for two reasons.  The Bentley is a very high end luxury vehicle, and runs smoothly with its 6.0 litre twin-turbo charged W12 engine.  It can go 0-60 in 4.3 seconds (impressive for a car that weighs over 5,000 pounds), and can reach speeds of 200 mph.  Apparently, Ms. Hilton was discontent with a mere standard Bentley, and decided to "up-the-ante" on the $220,000 car.  She had the dashboard encrusted with $285,000 worth of diamonds, and then customized the color as well.  The entire vehicle, from the interior to the wheels, is bright pink.  She managed to beat it up pretty badly when she drove into it with her black SUV, but it has since been repaired.  She bought the car for herself, and said she wanted it to feel like her own "Barbie" vehicle.  Well, to each his own.  Apparently, when you have more money than most small nations, these are the ways you amuse yourself.

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