The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the most graphic and excessive movies I have ever seen. As a consequence, the outstanding vehicle lineup is overshadowed by a barrage of white collar crime, drugs, and naked women. But seriously, the cars are downright impressive.
Most of the fly whips belong to Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street weasel played by my favorite actor, Leonardi DiCaprio. Be warned, Leo does not always treat his sports cars (or anything else for that matter) with the respect that they deserve. Over the course of the film, Jordan’s modes of transportation chronicle his progression up the socioeconomic ladder. In the opening scene, he’s taking the bus to his first day on Wall Street. A few scenes later, his hair is slicked back and he is whipping a twosome of classic Jags. Soon enough, he’s gunning it down the highway in a Miami Vice-inspired white Ferrari while his wife, well, never mind.
It’s all helicopters, yachts, and Lambos from that point on. Oh, and his buddies have some flashy rides as well.
After Wall Street crashes and Jordan’s firm goes under, he finds a new gig in Long Island selling penny stocks to average Joes who don’t know any better. At this point, he’s making $72,000 a month, more than enough to afford this zippy yellow Jag.
After a few months of fleecing post office workers and garbage men for all they are worth, Jordan and newfound sidekick, Donnie Azoff, played by Jonah Hill, decide to run their own firm out of this old garage. Jordan must have had a hookup at the Jaguar dealership because he pulls up to the garage in another classic Jaguar.
Ok, now we’re talking! At this point, Jordan and Donnie’s new firm, Stratton Oakmont, is on the map and Jordan is back on Wall Street. He decides that the best way to let the world know is to get the same car that Don Johnson drove in Miami Vice.
Ahh, the Countach! Two decades later and this car still has some of the most provocative lines out there. One of my only problems with the movie is that they actually totaled the car while filming. I would feel a lot better if they had done some CGI magic and made it seem like the car got wrecked. I will never forgive Marty Scorsese for this sacrilege, but I will continue to see his movies.
170-Foot Mega Yacht
Luxury sports cars are one thing. Mega yachts are another. Here’s a shot of The Naomi, a 170-foot monstrosity Jordan buys as a wedding present for his wife fittingly named Naomi played by Margot Robbie. This shot was filmed at Battery Park Marina in Southern Manhattan.
The guys in Jordan’s crew end up with some nice cars too. This Range Rover belongs to Jordan’s old buddy, Brad, “The Quaalude King of Queens.” I have to say I am a fan of the old-school, boxy Ranges.
Rolls Royce Silver Spirit
Jonah Hill absolutely kills it in this movie as Donnie Azoff. And his two-tone Rolls Royce ain’t too shabby either.