- Khanyi Mbau is a well-known lover of nice things, from her hair all the way down to her cars, the celeb is a true ambassador of the soft life
- The actress has always had an obsession with expensive cars but one brand she just can't seem to get enough of is her precious Lamborghinis
- Khanyi had a chat with Briefly News and told us all there is to know about her burning passion for the most luxurious supercars in the world
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South Africa's original slay queen, Khanyi Mbau provides the perfect example of what a petrol head's garage should look like.
The actress has accumulated an impressive collection of wheels throughout the years, ranging from Lamborghini, Porsche to Rolls Royce. Khanyi has opened up about how her father inspired her obsession.
In an exclusive interview with Briefly News, Khanyi said her love for luxury vehicles heavily stems from growing up watching her late dad, Menzi Mcunu, build an impressive collection of the famous gusheshe.
"It started when I was 7. My dad was an avid BMW fan and had a collection of BMW 325 iS’s."
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This memory has really stuck with the daddy's girl, so much so that even today, her favourite old school sports car, the BMW 325 iS drop-top, is inspired by her father's biggest obsession.
She has always admired Menzi's love for cars and little did she know that a light was being sparked in her too.
Khanyi Mbau's love for Lamborghini sparked by a TV show
The celeb remembers being about 10 years old, watching a show called The Lives of the Rich and Famous and laying her eyes on her very first Lamborghini.
Right then and there she told Menzi that she would grow up to be the youngest woman in SA to drive one.
Mbau knew that being the youngest owner of a Lambo would take some time and work but as a teen, she needed to choose a car for her very first set of wheels.
While most kids her age at that time would get a Getz or Tazz as a first car, Khanyi went all out.
"My first Lux purchase was my Peugeot 206 cc and at that time it was R450 000. I was 17 going on 18 in a few days and I had to wait for my licence to be issued in that week", she told Briefly News.
In 2007, Mail&Guardian reported that Khanyi's dreams of owning a Lambo came true at just 21 years old. Mbau was then the second-youngest woman in Africa to own the car and has been a die-hard Lamborghini fan ever since.
Khanyi's fave is the R8 million Lamborghini Hurucan but Bugatti is crawling into her heart too
Her favourite Lamborghini of all time is the Huracan, worth R8 million. As much as Khanyi adores Lambo's, she had to admit there is a car that is slowly stealing away a piece of her heart.
The Bugatti Divo might just dethrone her precious Huracan as a favourite but the R86.4 million price tag might just be an obstacle.
With such expensive taste, one might want to know what it takes for Khanyi to fall in love with a car. She said:
"The road holding, torque, craftsmanship, the kilowatts, the engine and the history of how it was made.. cars are art. The acceleration is paramount, it’s the main route to victory! So supremely acceleration has become the standard for the supercar style of the vehicle!"
Khanyi Mbau's deep burning passion for supercars had Briefly News wondering what she feels like when she revs the engines of these beats. Her answer was simple:
"I feel immortal, I become iron man, Tony Stark."
What music is Khanyi listening to while driving her lux whip?
So Mbau's has the cars down. Now the real question is what does one listen to while driving in some of the most luxurious cars in the world?
Well, the tunes in Khanyi's car are highly dependant on the person sitting in the passenger seat. Most of the time she has her daughter, Khanz, riding shotgun and the two love jamming to some trap music.
But to give someone new the full, luxurious and sexy experience of riding in one of her supercars, Khanyi would change up the tunes and lay on the sensual vibes:
"I would play lounge to give someone the full experience of driving in a sportscar. It helps you smell the leather of the car and feel the lush carpet under your feet. You would also take in my perfume becasue I would blow the air-con gently."
Khanyi Mbau loves her luxury rides, more so her obsession with Lamborghini
Briefly News recently reported that Khanyi will star in the popular drama series, The Wife.
Khanyi, who is elated to land the role but also nervous to do it justice, is set to frontman the second season of the show as the eldest wife of the Zulu clan.
Khanyi announced she will play the role of Zandile, The Resolute aka Nksosana's wife (Mondli Makhoba).
The actress will make her first debut this week and assume a bigger role in February next year.
Speaking to Briefly News, Khanyi said:
"It’s such a blessing to be given an opportunity by Stained Glass to be part of such a huge story."
Source: Briefly News