While not known for Oscar-worth acting, David Hasselhoff is one of the most famous American actors. Most known for Baywatch and Knight Rider, Hasselhoff became immensely famous in the ’80s and ’90s. Now, he has a new show on Netflix called Hoff the Record, which is a sort of satirical show based on him trying to resurrect his career in the UK, in the same vein as Curb Your Enthusiasm or Episodes. However, what’s even more interesting about The Hoff is that he’s apparently a big BMW fan and drives an ALPINA B6.
In the latest edition of Motor Trend’s Celebrity Drive segment, they interview David Hasselhoff about his love for cars, especially his ALPINA. It’s not often you see celebrities rep an ALPINA. In fact, I’m struggling to think of any that do. But The Hoff does and that’s pretty incredible. His specific ALPINA B6 is painted in Frozen Bronze Metallic, which is one of the coolest possible colors, especially for Michael Knight himself. But the awesomeness doesn’t stop there. Take a look at the inside of his car and you’ll see the two-tone Opal White/Amaro Brown leather interior. Both the exterior and interior colors are Individual options, because of course The Hoff can’t settle for standard colors. (Also, check the wicked mustache in the MT pics)
Under the hood lies a tuned version of BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that makes a massive 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. So it’s faster than a BMW M6 Gran Coupe while also being more luxurious. That power is one of the things that drew Hasselhoff to the car. “It’s so fast, and I just had some fun the other day doing all the corners in a parking lot which was empty. I wanted to see if it would spin out. And it didn’t. I was going pretty fast,” Hasselhoff told MT.
But it’s not just the power. It’s the combination of its power, style and capability. “You can get four people in it comfortably, but it’s really a man’s sports car that is just beyond sexy, and to be honest, it makes me extremely happy just to look at it,” he says. “When I see it in the parking lot, I just go, ‘Wow’ and then I realize it’s mine, and it makes me feel fantastic.” We understand, Hoff, and we’re actually quite jealous.
So many celebrities have fancy, extravagant and exciting cars. Take a quick walk down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and you won’t have enough fingers to count how many Ferraris you see. But seeing something like a Frozen Bronze ALPINA B6 is rare no matter where you are. That will turn heads even when surrounded by mid-engine exotics. The best part, though, is that it isn’t just any celebrity that has one. It’s The Hoff, Michael Knight, quite possibly the most beloved American actor in Germany and Austria. You may not be a fan of his acting, or some of the things he’s done in public, but he has good taste in cars.
[Source: Motor Trend]
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