Lionel Messi is one of the best footballer to have ever lived. He can be one of many richest athletes to have ever lived, and though he should spend a great portion of his £500,000 weekly wage on the standard issues – you understand, homes, youngsters’s toys and the weekly Lidl meals store – he additionally likes to indulge his ardour for motors.
The Argentine has sufficient cash within the financial institution to purchase no matter automotive he needs, in actual fact he might purchase two Bentley Continental GT’s each week if he skimped on the meals store, however what automobiles does the six-time Ballon d’Or winner truly drive? Let’s have a look inside Messi’s storage…
Dodge Charger SRT8, £45,000
The traditional American muscle automotive, maybe not what you anticipate from Messi. Made well-known due to Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker within the iconic Fast and Furious movie sequence, the Dodge Charger was first launched again in 1964. This distinctive, historic automotive has had many regenerations since then, however hasn’t misplaced contact with its roots.
Messi’s model, the SRT8 boasts a v8 engine that produces 425 bhp and might attain 171mph whereas SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology. Although Messi is unlikely to be seen bombing across the streets of Barcelona, that is nonetheless a critically cool motor to have in your storage. Plus, it solely prices £45okay, which means Messi might purchase one in every of these each single day and nonetheless have £27okay to spare.
Audi R8 Spyder, £120,000
One of his quickest highway automobiles, the Audi R8 Spyder can do 0-60mph in a ridiculous 3.Three seconds. In some ways, this Audi R8 is an old-school supercar with a fearsome v12 engine. Forget fancy tech and gull-wing doorways, this can be a automotive constructed for pace and might hit 200mph. It continues to be one of many best trying supercars available on the market and if Messi wanted any extra consideration, it could definitely draw extra eyes his means.
Thanks to Barcelona’s sponsorship with Audi, Messi additionally owns an A7 and a Q7, good work, or as they are saying in Audi land, ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’…
Mercedes SLS AMG, £200,000
These automobiles have gotten costlier and extra indulgent as we progress. Next up is the Mercedes SLS AMG, a automotive with big energy, which appears to be like prefer it ought to belong to NASA relatively than Messi. This rocketship of a automotive has a outstanding retractable rear wing, which robotically goes up at 70mph to supply the automotive with extra downforce by way of the corners.
In phrases of self-indulgence, gull wing doorways are maybe probably the most outlandish characteristic a automotive can have and this solely provides to the spaceship vibe. It appears to be like superior however the energy is maybe the most important speaking level, as it will possibly hit 196mph due to its 6.2L V8 engine. With solely two seats, the youngsters should keep at residence when Messi takes this one for a spin.
Pagani Zonda Roadster £1.5m
Now that is the sort of automotive you anticipate one of many highest paid gamers on the earth to personal. Ridiculous, virtually undriveable and costly. The Pagani Zonda Roadster price £1.5m (or three weeks wages to Mr Messi) and can’t even be pushed on the roads.
Only 40 of those have been ever made, so Messi is a part of an unique membership who personal one in every of these beauties. One of probably the most putting supercars, the Pagani Zonda is critically fast. We know the 33-year-old is a pace freak with a ball at his toes however this model from Pagani can hit 217mph on the observe. The most costly automotive in his storage is now a collector’s merchandise as Pagani stopped making Zondas in 2017, so Messi would seemingly make a revenue if he have been ever to half means with this one.
1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti £30m (Or perhaps not)
How a couple of legendary story to finish? Lionel Messi went viral again in 2016 after he ‘reportedly’ paid £30m at public sale for a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti pushed by none aside from Stirling Moss within the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix. This is a real piece of sporting historical past, therefore the hefty price ticket and the thriller purchaser was thought initially to be one of the best footballer on the planet.
However, Messi refuted these claims on the time with a cheeky Instagram put up. He merely put the caption ‘My New Car’ whereas holding up a mannequin of Lightning McQueen from the Cars movies. Although the true proprietor stays unverified, the Messi hearsay was enjoyable whereas it lasted. But the four-time Champions League winner doesn’t actually have this piece of sporting memorabilia in his storage. Or does he…