Russell Peters explains how his cars are like boobs

Russell Peters explains how his cars are like boobs

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Let’s be honest: modesty has never been Russell Peters‘ strong suit. So when the Toronto-born, Brampton-raised comedian talked with the Globe and Mail about his sizable fancy car collection, he didn’t pull any punches.

So what’s in this funnyman’s garage? A 2007 Audi S8, a 2007 Infiniti M45, a 2007 Bentley Continental GTC, a 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged, a 1964 Impala convertible, a 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo, a 2009 Jaguar XFR and a 2010 Lexus LX570.

With an income of around $15 million a year, Peters has found himself having to explain the absence of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari in his collection, which he does thusly: “I could have easily bought a Lamborghini or Ferrari at any point of my life, but I don’t like getting in and out of them—they’re too low, and literally I hurt my balls getting in and out of those cars.” Nice visual.

And being the total original that he is, Peters couldn’t resist comparing his vehicles to women: “You can’t say I like big boobs or I like small boobs. Each woman has some beauty in her that you can look at and focus on. Cars are like that, too. Mind you, we’re talking about the supermodels of cars.” The man is a poet.

But even though his current cars are supermodels, his first ride way back in 1992 was more like the mousy girl with the sensible shoes in the back of the class: a Saturn SL. “It was $9,000 brand new,” said Peters. “It was my first car. You never forget your first, do you?”

The Russell Peters principles [Globe and Mail]