Rapper Birdman, also known as Bryan Williams, has reportedly spent $8,000,000 on the one-off Maybach Exelero coupe that was built back in 2005 by tire manufacturer Fulda as a rolling test-bed for high-performance rubber.

The Exelero has previously starred in a video clip for rival hip-hop star Jay-Z but despite this fact, in a post on his Twitter page, Birdman said: “They got this new Maybach that I want that costs $8 million, I gotta have it.”

Since that original post Birdman has posted this single pic of the car, as well as confirming that he has purchased it. The co-founder of record company Cash Money Records, Birdman is worth an estimated $100 million so we're sure he can certainly afford it.

One-off Maybach Exelero coupe

One-off Maybach Exelero coupe

Other cars in his collection include a Maybach Landaulet, valued at around $1.5 million, as well as a blood-red Bugatti Veyron, which at $2 million seems like a bargain compared to the Exelero.

Still, the Exelero comes with a luxurious interior and twin-turbocharged V-12 engine outputting some 700 horsepower and 753 pound-feet of torque. With his new ride, Birdman will be able to spring from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of around 218 mph.

The seller must have been happy as the car had been on the market since 2008.