by Uptin Saiidi
It was just last year in an interview with GQ that Taylor Lautner insisted he and the magazine’s reporter have lunch at the Olive Garden for his cover-story interview. Nothing fancy for Taylor, unless you consider unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks high-end. Despite quickly rising to international stardom, the 19-year-old has always been fairly sensible. “I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn,” he told GQ.
But Taylor’s bank account must have been itching for a little extravagance because TMZ is reporting the “Twilight” star has bought a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The ride costs more than $200,000 and reaches up to 60 miles per hour in as little as four seconds. That’s fast enough to make anyone struggle to stay grounded.
Inspired by Taylor’s flashy new purchase, we decided to take a look at other young celebs and their—dare we say—”first cars.” Although, one question begged to be answered: When do these celebrities even have time to drive? Being escorted to red carpets, interviews and film sets often leaves them with little time to drive themselves anywhere…
Oh, well. Here’s hoping the Olive Garden has valet parking.
What do you think of Taylor’s new ride?