Cars owned by top Sports personalities: What is common among sports people across the world apart from the passion for their sport? The obvious answer is the fondness for lavish things available such as homes in multiple locations, private jets, vacations on exotic beaches, and, of course, luxury cars. Almost every player wishes to splurge their wealth on cars and as a matter of fact they do that. From Roger Federer to Lionel Messi to Shaquille O’Neal, all owns an array of supercars. There is no car which one can’t find with these sports personalities.
The car owned by people easily reflects their personalities. Likewise, world’s top sports player cars describe them. Some drives SUVs, while some prefer trucks and other like sports cars. But no matter what they drive, there’s always luxury attached to it. With this article, we display the cars owned by 6 of the world’s top sports players that appears on every true car enthusiast dream garage list.
Roger Federer- Switzerland Tennis Player
The International Tennis legend, Roger Federer has won several championships including 17 Grand Slam singles titles and 6 ATP World Tour Finals. Like his love for Tennis, the Grand Slam champion is also known for his love for sport cars like Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, Aston Martin DB9.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster-
Federer owns a silver color convertible, which was the ninth most expensive car that has ruled over the road when it came. This super car is powered by a 6.3liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 563bhp and 650Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that helps the Roadster to achieve 62mph in just 3.2 seconds and hit the top speed of 197mph. The Swiss Tennis star has even complimented the car. He once said “This is seriously a cool car… This is really one of my favorite all-time cars. I love it.” The car provides speedy ride during long drives without any hassle and have no reason for hating it.
Aston Martin DB9-
There’s no doubt why the Tennis champion loves this car. DB9 is the iconic heart of the Aston Martin model range. It is a two front seats and a rear seat coupé that comes with a 6.0L V12 engine. The engine provides torque of 569Nm and a maximum power of 456PS. The car is definitely an eye candy with the interior made with leather and walnut wood, and on dashboard satnav and Bluetooth comes standard. The car is made largely of aluminum and the chassis is the VH platform. It is designed for elegance and balance where every dimension and line works in synchronization. DB9 can sprint from 0 to 60mph in just 4.7 seconds with the top speed of 186mph.
Sachin Tendulkar- Indian Cricket Player
The Master Blaster of world cricket is known for his love for two things- cricket and cars. We all know about his achievements in cricket, so let’s talk about his cars. The first car owned by him was Maruti 800 and he still owns it. Sachin is a brand ambassador of BMW cars and some of the BMWs owned by him are the BMW 7 series, 730 D, Benz E 63 AMG, BMW 5 series, M5, M6, X5. He loves to ride in his Ferrari and Porsche around in Mumbai late at night. Other luxury cars include Nissan GT-R, Audi Q7, Porsche Boxter and Volvo S80.
2011 Nissan GT-R-
Sachin Tendulkar’s shiny Nissan GT-R, air-shipped directly from Japan is one of his favorite sport cars. Power of the car is provided by the standard 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo engine with 530HP at 6,400rpm with maximum torque of 612Nm from 3,200 to 6,000 rpm. The car can go from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds with ‘launch control’ and 3.8 seconds without. The top speed of the car is rated at 300km/hr. The car offers best driving control in Manual and R mode, while the automatic mode works best in give and take condition. Tendulkar is the proud owner of first and the only GT-R unit in the country.
Mercedes Benz C36-
The ‘God of Cricket’ owns a silver color Mercedes Benz C36. This is the first AMG branded car to be sold by Mercedes to take on the popular BMW M3. The car boasts its 4 cylinder, inline six engine, 276 horsepower at 5750 rpm and 284 lb-ft of torque. C36 accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.8seconds with a top speed limited to 250km/hr. The perfect combination of features makes this car worth including in the Sachin Tendulkar’s car collection.
Sachin owns a spacious sporty car, Porsche Boxster. The mid-engined two-seater roadster built by Porsche features a 6-cylinder horizontally opposed aluminum alloy 2.9 liter engine with displacement and has a maximum power of 188 kW. The Boxster has awesome black leather interiors with hi-fi music system and manual gear panel. The car is also known for its safety features.
BMW M6 coupé-
The latest edition to Tendulkar’s infinite auto collection is 2013 model BMW M6 coupé. The four-door coupé is powered by a twin-turbo V8 4395cc petrol engine. The top speed of this extremely fast car is limited 250kph and can explode 0 to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds.
Lionel Messi- Argentina Football Player
Lionel Messi is an Argentina football player who plays for Barcelona club. The footballer has won the Ballon d’Or award for three times and is among the best football players in the world. Messi is the highest paid footballer in the world and that allows him to buy almost everything in the world. Some of the cars owned by him are Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati GranTurismo S, Audi 8 Spyder, Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, Lexus 4×4, Dodge Charger SRT8, Audi Q7, Toyota Prius.
Maserati GranTurismo S-
Messi’s clean white Maserati GranTurismo S is powered with a ferocious 4.7-liter V8 engine, a 6-speed sequential semi-automatic transmission. The car features a 4.7-liter V8 engine, a 6-speed sequential semi-automatic transmission. It is most powerful GranTurismo that produces 450 PS. The car features diamond-like coating for the cams and followers that are used in F1 cars to reduce friction and help increase the power output. GranTurismo S sprints from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 188mph.
This full-size luxury crossover SUV was launched in 2005 and was the first Audi model to offer Side Assist, a type of blind-spot detection and warning system. Q7 has six engine variants (three petrol and three diesels) and equipped with Quattro technology and height adjustable suspension. The car comes with Audi Music interface (AMI) feature that allow user manipulation of an iPod or similar MP3-style player, which can play through the main sound system.
Dodge Charger SRT8-
Adding a bit of American muscle to his collection, Messi own a Dodge Charger SRT8 with 3.5L V6 that produces 250hp and 339Nm of torque. SRT8 features an upgraded Brembo brakes, and interior and exterior updates. The 425 net horsepower of the modern 6.1 L Hemi makes it a little more powerful. This makes the 6.1 L Hemi engine the most powerful V8 engine that Chrysler has ever put in a production vehicle with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Ferrari F430 Spider-
This beautiful car was unveiled in 2004 in Paris comes with a 4.3-litre V8 engine that produces 490 PS. This car also featured Ferrari’s first steering mounted controls for drive settings. It can reach 0-60mph under 4 seconds. Lionel owns a convertible that is based on the standard Ferrari F430 sports car.
Shaquille O’Neal-American Basketball Player
The grand Basketball player in NBA, Shaquille O’Neal nicknamed Shaq is a rare expansive personality in the history of sports. Known for his witty and humorous comments, this American player is also popular for his array of supercars. His list contains cars on every driver’s dream such as Lamborghini Gallardo, Rolls Royce Phantom, Cadillac Escalade, and Mercedes-Benz SL550.
Rolls Royce Phantom-
The big man Shaquille O’Neal is a proud owner of the Rolls Royce Phantom that is a modern interpretation of luxury cars. The Phantom Extended Wheelbase provides 250mm of legroom for rear passengers. The car is equipped with the V12 engine and electronically controlled six-speed transmission. The roofline of the car is curved gently downward while the lower bodyline is swept upwards. Its impressive exteriors and spacious interiors make it a perfect car and the wide range of remarkable features enhanced the happiness.
The Lamborghini best selling model, Lamborghini Gallardo is named after a famous breed of fighting bull. The NBA star owns a Gallardo that is equipped with a 5.0-Liter V10 engine. The car is designed for pure class performance, which talks sheer grace with swiftness. To fit his 7-foot-1-inch stature, Shaquille got it stretched, adding a total of 12 inch in its overall length along with extension of the door, roof and side windows.
The Basketball superstar owns a Cadillac Escalade that is designed purposely for a luxurious life. Shaquille Escalade features an exquisite Burgundy exterior with elegant detailing and glittering chrome accents, attributing it a bold style with a magnetic personality. The car is quite spacious, comfortable along with sophisticated entertainment choices. The Superman’s Escalade is modified with Superman emblem on the rear hatch and on the two tone leather seats.
In the enviable list of Shaquille there is another perfect car, Mercedes-Benz SL550. The car’s agile handling, comfortable cabin, oleopneumatic active body control suspension, and incredible top speed of 157 mph attracted the American Basketball player. The SL500 comes with a 5.5 liter V-8 engine producing output of 382bhp and attains 0-60mph in mere 4.8 seconds.
Sir Alex Ferguson- Scottish Football Manager
Alex Ferguson or known as Sir Alexander Chapman is a Scottish former football manager and a player. This one of the most successful and the longest serving manager of Manchester United is going green fan. In contrast to supercars owned by other sport stars, he owns an energy- saving electric Chevrolet Volt.
Chevrolet Volt E-RV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle)-
It is the first car in the world to feature E-REV technology. Some generous specification of the car includes heated leather seats, Bluetooth with voice recognition and embedded phone, electronic keyless ignition with touch button start, 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient LED-based interior lighting, solar absorbing glass, DAB Digital Radio and an energy-efficient six-speaker stereo system that uses minimal electricity to operate. Ferguson owns a black color Volt that can cover up to 50 miles using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. When the battery runs out, a petrol-powered generator operates to extend the driving range another 300 miles on a full tank.
Maria Sharapova- Russian Tennis Player
Russian Tennis megastar Maria Sharapova is highly respected around the world and enjoys an outstanding reputation. This Tennis star since her teenage is a big fan of cars. Maria is a self-claimed car-lover and Porsche fan. She owns a Porsche 911 Carrera and a Range Rover.
Porsche 991 Carrera S Cabriolet-
The world’s former number 1 female professional tennis player owns a white color Porsche 911 Carrera, which was gifted to her after winning the 2012 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The interiors of the cars are very spacious with seats covered with high end leather. The engine of the car is 3400cc that gives an output of 350bhp. Carerra uses seven-speed manual transmission system and is featured with an electric power steering and an improved suspension system. This beautiful car is extremely fuel efficient and can zoom from 0 to 100kph in 4.6seconds with the top speed of 285kph.
This premium SUV is powered by a 5.0 L V8 engine that delivers power of 510hp.There is also a six speed automatic transmission complemented by manual shift control. The SUV is fitted with the revolutionary Dynamic Response suspension that promises better agility for the car in curvy roads and where there are sharp corners. The car’s interiors are extremely luxurious with premium leather seats and captivating interiors. As far as safety is concerned, Range Rover comes with the usual safety features with airbags and electronic cash-prevention aids. The backseat of the car can occupy only two persons.