Kanye West trades his Lamborghini for a Hyundai.

From Lamborghini to… Hyundai?

He owns a fleet of luxury sports cars, however, Kanye West was spotted cruising in a slightly cheaper ride on Saturday night.

A $17,000 Hyundai Elantra to be precise.

The rap mogul, 37, and wife Kim Kardashian were seen leaving high-end restaurant and Los Angeles hotspot Nobu in the affordable car over the weekend. His favoured matte black Lamborghini Aventador – a birthday present from Kim – was nowhere to be seen.

Rapper Kanye West grins broadly as the $17,000 Hyundai Elantra pulls up. (Via Twitter).

Kanye's face lit up in a broad grin as the silver-grey car pulled up alongside them as they waited in the valet queue.

Unfazed, the singer opened the back door for Kim, 34, before hopping into the passenger seat of the South Korea-manufactured car. The Daily Mail reported a male friend of the two celebrities seemed to own the vehicle, after the man hopped into the driver's seat and drove off.

A male friend of the celebrities appeared to own the car. (Via Twitter).

The car was an ironic choice for Kanye, given the rapper has previously poked fun at the Hyundai in his 2009 hit Gold Digger:

You will see him on TV any given Sunday
Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai.

The lyrics refer to professional athletes who are taken advantage of by money-hungry women.

Kanye's preferred car - a $750,000 matte black Lamborghini Aventador that was a birthday present from Kim. (Via Twitter).

But Hyundai Australia spokesman Bill Thomas was full of praise for the pair's chosen set of wheels.

"We reckon the Elantra looks a million dollars, so from our point of view Kanye and Kim aren't trading down too much!" he told iVillage Australia.

The Elantra Series II model. (Image supplied).

And this is what my 2001 Hyundai Elantra (that I bought second hand in 2011 for $8000) looks like:

Flashy, huh?

He may not have technically driven the car. Or even owned it. But nothing is going to stop me from saying I have the same set of wheels as Kanye West.

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