Simon Cowell takes his £650k sports car for a solo sunset drive after roaring Britain’s Got Talent success.
When the sun’s shining, there’s no better way to see the sights of Los Angeles than from the driver’s seat of a vintage sports car.
It would seem Simon Cowell, 54, agrees with that sentiment as he took one of his fleet of sports cars out for a spin in his classic Jaguar, on Sunday evening.
And it’s no wonder he’s still smiling, as, not only is he driving one of the most beautiful cars in the world, but returning talent show Britain’s Got Talent hit dizzy new heights with viewing figures as it premiered on Saturday evening.
The show, which searches for an act to perform at the Royal Variety Show, scored its highest rating launch episode ever with 11.1 million viewers at the weekend.
The ITV1 talent show boasted a 47 per cent share last night as series eight got under way with laughs, tears and an owl act.
Prior to this, the highest launch audience for Britain’s Got Talent was 2010, when the opening episode attracted 10.6 million viewers.
Despite being on TV in the UK it would appear Simon’s enjoying some time in the sunshine in Los Angeles – having flown out last week.
Lauren Silverman, his current girlfriend, and the couple’s son seven-week-old Eric were seen jetting to New York the same day.
The Jaguar Eagle Speedster set the music mogul back a whopping £650k; multi-millionaire Cowell ordered the super-rare car after watching Jeremy Clarkson drive it on Top Gear.
With 310bhp coming from its 4.7-litre engine, the Jaguar will accelerate from 0-60mph in less than five seconds and hit a top speed of more than 160mph.
Wearing a standard grey t-shirt and his trademark black aviators, 54-year-old Simon looked laid-back as he went on his solo ride through town.
When he picked up the keys to his sparkling new sports car in March, he tweeted: ‘I think this may be the most beautiful car in the world. It’s made by Eagle. Thank you Henry, Paul and the team.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail