Simon Cowell has only driven his $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron supercar twice in three years, and joked he once hit 250 miles per hour while speeding along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Simon Cowell has only driven his $1.7 million supercar twice in three years.
The music mogul splashed out on a Bugatti Veyron in 2010 after falling in love with the vehicle when he spotted it in a showroom in Beverly Hills, California, but he only decided to part with his money after phoning a friend to check if he was making the right decision.
Speaking on an episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', which is due to air today (22.11.13), he said: "It was beckoning me to buy it. Seriously.
"The following day I walked in and bought it."
While he has only taken the speedy motor out on two occasions, Simon - who is expecting his first child with US socialite Lauren Silverman in February - joked he once sped down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at 250 miles per hour.
He quipped "I hit 250 on Sunset."
He then added: "'I'm lying. Police if you're watching..."
Earlier in the episode, Ellen gave Simon a mini-Bugatti as a present for his unborn son, and the 'X Factor' boss was delighted with the gift.
He said: "Oh my god. I love it."
Ellen joked: "And he'll probably drive it twice in three years, also."