What cars does YouTube star PewDiePie own?
Earning over £20 million per year, what cars does he choose to splash his cash on?
For those of you who don't know who he is, Felix Kjellberg otherwise known as PewDiePie, is one of the most subscribed YouTubers on the global video platform. Until March 2019, PewDiePie had the most subscribers on YouTube but a major Indian media label known as T-Series surpassed him leaving the YouTube king to settle for second place.
Due to his mind blowing subscriber count as well as a total of 23 billion views across all his videos, his videos have allowed him to spend some well earned money. He very rarely flaunts his wealth and seldom shows the cars he owns.
So here is a list of the cars PewDiePie has owned:
Volvo XC90 T8
What goes well with a Swedish YouTuber? A Swedish car of course! PewDiePie bought this SUV in 2017 and it's not hard to see why he was attracted to it. This hybrid car has a combined power output of 407bhp which is fairly good for an SUV. It also goes from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds.
The Volvo XC90 T8 starts at a modest £67k and has optional extras such as air suspension which will set you back £2150. The party piece of this car however is that, in cold weather, the car will heat up to a set temperature before you enter its luxurious cabin.
This hybrid has been said to have a stiff ride but that is the only thing that is sub-standard about the quality of the Volvo. The fully electric range is 14 miles and on petrol it's 510 on a full tank. You can also take up to six more people on your electrifying drives as the T8 is a seven-seater and unlike its German rivals, it doesn't sacrifice its third row of seats for a battery.
Here is an Instagram post where PewDiePie posts a picture of the interior of his Volvo along with a candid photo of his adorable dog called Edgar:
485.8k Likes, 3,037 Comments - PewDiePie (@pewdiepie) on Instagram: “Rare photo of edgar being calm”
The second entry on this list is a Mini? PewDiePie is very fond of the UK and the culture we have based around our cars. PewDiePie bought this car in 2015 when he only had 40 million subscribers. He has said that he uses the Mini often and enjoys long drives around Brighton with it.
The Mini Convertible doesn't offer as much space or as much comfort as its German rivals such as the Audi A3 Convertible or the VW Golf Convertible but the British car does claw back some admiration in its classic and timeless styling. The 182bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine can go from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
The electric fabric does hamper boot space and renders the rear seats very small and uncomfortable for long journeys. The 'Go Kart' like chassis means that it's a fun car to drive but when you go over poorly surfaced roads, you start to experience the very firm ride which can be a hindrance when you're driving on countryside roads or in speed bump infested urban environments.
Here is another shot of his cute dog in the footwell of his Mini:
403.8k Likes, 3,571 Comments - PewDiePie (@pewdiepie) on Instagram: “Dog doesn't like car rides”
Finally - something that's more likely to be bought by an extremely rich celebrity. PewDiePie first showcased his ownership of the 911 when he showed it parked on his driveway. He did this whist filming his Outdoor VR video where he goes outside in his local Brighton neighbourhood whilst wearing a VR headset.
Don't question his clothes - or the lack of them
The Porsche 911 is a definitive sports car classic. It's almost unaltered design has cemented the iconic side profile that we now associate with the Stuttgart based firm.
The Porsche 911 that Felix owns is the 2016 911 which was the first ever 911 to stray away from naturally aspirated engines and opt for the turbo powered motor instead. The price for a 2016 911 with PDK transmission? £88,245.
This wallet troubling sum gives you 414bhp and a 0-62 mph time of just under four seconds. The added turbo could suggest why the engine note from the 2016 variant is not as distinct and as edgy as it's predecessor.
Vehicles like Audi’s R8 and the Lamborghini Huracan might be pretenders to the throne, but the 911 remains the king. There’s no doubt the 911 is the car for the owner who wants to be able to have their cake and eat it too.
If you asked anyone what car PewDiePie owns, it would be this Japanese beauty. This car featured in his video titled 'My New Car' which was released amidst a lot of YouTubers showcasing their various exotic and expensive motors. As a joke, PewDiePie thought it would be funny if he revealed what looks to be a prehistoric Nissan Micra.
The video features Felix walking around his 'New Car' and showing that he has quite a messy interior and he also keeps a body pillow in the passengers seat.
Not much can be said about this rather peculiar motor but what can be said is that this video got quite a bit of attention. The video was viewed by officials at Nissan UK and immediately saw the amount of views that this video got.
Nissan proceeded to contact PewDiePie so that they could discuss a commercial deal - eight months later, PewDiePie released a video that saw him testing the new 2017 Nissan Micra which Nissan UK lent to him to use in his video.
Here is that video: