After 25 years of avoiding the driver’s seat, this is the car that convinced Jennifer Lopez to return to driving

When Jennifer Lopez’s ex fiancé gifted her a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, she couldn’t refuse. Jennifer Lopez hadn’t driven in 25 years.

Even though Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were married in a drive-through ceremony in Las Vegas, her past romance with baseball star Alex Rodriguez is still present in her collection of cars.

The singer-turned-actress has an outstanding collection of high-end cars, such as a Bentley Continental GTC and Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, but the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet is perhaps the most striking addition.

Lopez’s former fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, gave her the Carmine Red, drop-top 911 as a surprise for her 50th birthday in late 2019.

Rodriguez had the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet customized by Florida tuning business Ocean Auto Club, which probably increased the price tag even more. The vehicle was originally purchased for more than $AU280,000.

With a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat six-cylinder engine and a peak speed of 310 km/h, the two-door, four-seat convertible can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

Rodriguez, who amassed a fortune while playing Major League Baseball, posted a video on his YouTube channel detailing the automobile’s purchase procedure and disclosing that Lopez hadn’t driven a car in over 20 years.

“The irony is, we’re going to buy her a car, but she hasn’t driven in 25 years,” Rodriguez said.

Ella, Rodriguez’s daughter, said, “She loves cars though and her driver’s license is valid.”

What is the cause of Lopez’s prolonged abstention from driving? The singer, whose net wealth is reported to be $400 million, usually travels with her companions in the passenger seat or hires a driver.

The 911 GTS Cabriolet’s second row is quite small for its passengers, forcing Lopez to drive it herself. In contrast, the other vehicles in her collection all have bigger rear seats.

Lopez was taken by surprise when Rodriguez and his children showed her the automobile at home, and she decided to have a test drive right away.

“I can’t believe I have to drive? I’ve never driven a vehicle quite like this one; it’s gorgeous. I’ve never, ever driven a vehicle.” When Lopez saw the Porsche, he remarked.

“I have my driving skills back… It’s been a while since I drove. She said, “You’re restoring my independence to me,” as she drove the convertible around the block.

For those of us who lust for a vehicle of that kind, Lopez’s description of the 911 GTS as “a little car that I can manage” was somewhat humorous.

Finished with a black leather inside with shimmering ‘JLo’ badges on the number plate and doors, the red 911 GTS was eye-catching.

Lopez has been shown driving her other cars after obtaining the 911, which suggests that the automobile gave her the motivation to drive again after 25 years of being a passenger.

Unfortunately, Lopez and Rodriguez called it quits on their engagement in the middle of 2021, and she soon got back together with her husband, Affleck.

It’s unclear what happened to the 911 after they broke up, although there are rumors that Lopez either took the Porsche back or gave it back to Rodriguez.

A few months after their breakup, in August 2021, Rodriguez shared an Instagram picture of himself standing with his collection of cars, with Lopez’s red 911 taking center stage.

The whereabouts of the automobile is unknown since Lopez hasn’t been seen driving the 911 and the Instagram image has since been removed.

She apparently loves arriving at a Vegas chapel in luxury, sitting shotgun in Ben Affleck’s Mercedes-AMG S63, or celebrating her latest wedding in a pink convertible Cadillac.

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