With the World Cup in full swing, most people’s minds are focused solely on soccer, with all other interests falling by the wayside. However, since we’re all about auto careers and the many entertaining ways car culture can show up in every walk of life, we’ve decided to give a rundown on some of the high performance cars that the stars of the World Cup ride around in. These are some heavy-hitting and supremely classy cars that are sure to make your auto mechanic jealous.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Incredibly hyped and celebrated, Cristiano Ronaldo has recently been heralded by many press outlets as the world’s most talented player. It should come as no surprise then that this top-level sportsman has an equally impressive automobile. Ronaldo’s Lamborghini is fittingly a powerhouse, reaching top speeds of almost 350 km/h! Much like the footballer himself, this car will leave a long lasting impression.
Wayne Rooney – Aston Martin Vanquish
Keeping it close to home, English footballer Wayne Rooney keeps it classy and classic with a stunning Aston Martin. The Vanquish is an exquisitely stylish model from the classic British car company, and while it may not be the fastest horse out of the gate, its elegant simplicity speaks volumes about Rooney’s character on and off the field. It also speaks to the volumes of money the sports star must be making, since the Aston Martin Vanquish retails for around $280,000 new. Guess professional sports must pay pretty well, huh? Check out a video of the Vanquish on Jay Leno’s Garage:
Mario Balotelli – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Italian culture runs deep in Mario Balotelli, honouring his country not only on the field but in style with his F12 Berlinetta as well. The Ferrari is a straightforward yet still excellent choice for the Italian native. It’s also an expensive little unit, running upwards of $300,000 at retail value. Considering he was previously driving around in a Bentley Continental Supersports in garish camouflage, the Ferarri is a welcomed upgrade.
Samuel Eto’o – Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupe
Cameroon born footballer Samuel Eto’o is something of an auto enthusiast poster boy. His car collection is rumoured to clock in at over $6 million, and he’s known as something of an eccentric when it comes to purchasing vehicles. Included in his fleet of vehicles is a Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin One-77 and Aston Martin V12 Zagato. It should come as no surprise then that this football great’s auto of choice these days is a Maybach 57 S Xenatec Coupe, an extremely rare vehicle that retails for over $1 million. Suffice it to say, Eto’o must be doing quite well for himself to be able to drop that kind of cash on a car. We wouldn’t be surprised if has an automotive technician on retainer!
So while all the world is focusing on who scored what goal, and what games were tied, we’re content with obsessing over the stunning automobiles these legends drive.