The names Benn and Eubank carry a certain prestige in British boxing. The iconic 1990s rivalry between Chris Eubank Sr. and Nigel Benn facilitated some of the decade’s most dramatic and hardest-fought battles, with Eubank triumphing after nine rounds in the first bout, and the second ending in a well-earned draw.
30 years on from Eubank and Benn’s second clash at Old Trafford, their sons, Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn, are slated to face off in the ring on October 8. Both experienced boxers in their own right, the card has captured the imagination of boxing enthusiasts across the country. With Eubank Jr. moving down in order to make weight, and Benn moving up, the fight is anyone’s game.
But when it comes to their car collection, who holds the belts? Both have shown to be petrolheads, regularly sharing pictures of their cars on social media. To find out who reigns supreme when it comes to motoring, prestige car experts Anglo Scottish Asset Finance have taken a look at some of the best cars owned by each fighter.
Most recently pictured atop the bonnet of a Rolls-Royce Wraith – with custom plates, of course – Benn has been known to flex his car collection on Instagram, a testament to his own progress in the boxing game. As holder of the WBA continental welterweight title, Benn’s 21-0 record has netted him some healthy paydays, and his car collection reflects that. Which cars can be found in Conor Benn’s garage?
The most powerful Rolls-Royce ever, the Wraith goes from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and boasts 624bhp. Despite this, however, the Wraith exudes a charm and class that differentiates it from other supercars.
With a wallet-busting RRP of £258,000 – plus the mod cons and blacked-out grill which undoubtedly cost a pretty penny – Benn’s primary motor is not cheap.
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
Purchased as a reward after a landmark victory over former WBO world champion Chris Algieri, Benn’s Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG offers the boxer a rawer alternative to the classier Wraith. Retail prices start at just under £125,000, so it’s a good bit cheaper than the Wraith, but certainly an eye-watering amount for you or I…
Benn is also the owner of a Mercedes-Benz GLE, which his wife, Victoria, drives day-to-day. Having previously owned a Range Rover, the Mercedes-Benz GLE – with prices starting at almost £68,000 – became the Benn family’s go-to 4×4.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
For most of us, owning a ‘weekend car’ is the dream. However, Benn not only has a weekend car – amongst his fleet of other motors – but it happens to be a Porsche 911 4S! His dad, Nigel, was famously the owner of a white Porsche back in the 1990s, and Conor is following in his footsteps, with the personalised plate ‘K0 13ENN’
A renowned petrolhead, Eubank Jr. also boasts an extensive car collection. His love for all things fast clearly extends past the limits of four wheels, as he recently posted a picture atop a Harley Davidson 107 Motorcycle. His car collection might just beat Benn’s, but it’s a tough call, since there’s so many sought-after cars in both men’s garages.
The avant-garde stylings of a Lamborghini are perfect for a man raised under the flamboyant wing of Chris Eubank Sr; with top speeds of over 200mph and reaching 0-60 in just 2.3 seconds, it’s the perfect car for a speed freak. Kitted out in a tasteful matte black, the Huracan Performante edition costs £215,000, and is reportedly one of Eubank’s favourites.
Back in July 2019, Eubank posted a video showing his new, one-of-a-kind McLaren 720s being delivered. Decked out in a cherry red colourway, Eubank’s new motor had been modified by Germany luxury brand Mansory. The McLaren is worth a cool £218,000 from stock, with the luxury modification job sure to cost a good bit on top! Like Benn, he also has personalised plates, with the licence ‘EU13ANK.’
Bought as a 29th birthday present to himself, Eubank Jr.’s BMW i8 is the only hybrid in either of the pair’s garage. With a top speed of 155mph and 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, the i8 is almost restrained compared to the Huracan. It’s still a beast under the bonnet, however, with 228bhp from the 3 cylinder engine and an extra 141bhp coming from an electric motor.
When Eubank Jr. was interviewed by Top Gear back in 2019, he called the Mercedes G63 – a.k.a. the G Wagon – his dream car. Anglo Scottish can now reveal his dream has come true. The boxer is now the proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz G63, for which prices start at a touch above £164,000.
Range Rover Urban SVR
Eubank is also the owner of a Range Rover Urban SVR, which he has owned since 2017. Not one to blend into the crowd, Eubank’s Range Rover appears in a blacked-out paint job with an onyx bodykit, for that little bit of extra prestige.
So, as two of Britain’s leading fighters prepare to go head-to-head, we’ll let you be the judge when it comes to their garages. Is Eubank winning by a stoppage? Maybe it’s a knockout for Benn? What do you think? Whatever happens, October 8th is shaping up to be a historic night.