Cristiano Ronaldo is pretty passionate about cars and loves stepping on the gas. The range of brands and the different sports models he has in his incredible garage are proof of this. Real Madrid’s Portuguese player likes to change cars often, depending on the occasion, and it is quite common to see him arrive at […]
23 de mayo de 2015 Harvey Holtom - Sportyou
Cristiano Ronaldo is pretty passionate about cars and loves stepping on the gas. The range of brands and the different sports models he has in his incredible garage are proof of this. Real Madrid’s Portuguese player likes to change cars often, depending on the occasion, and it is quite common to see him arrive at the Valdebebas training ground in a different car every day.
1. Audi R8 Spyder V10
This spectacular German convertible has a ten-cylinder, 525 hp engine. The basic version costs €198,575. It carries a Lamborghini-sourced V10 engine of 5.0 litres, which allows it to reach a top speed of 325 kph and acceleration that takes it from zero to 100 kph in just 3.6 seconds. A car to go for a high-speed open air ride in, thanks to its retractable canvas roof.
2. Bugatti Veyron
When it was launched in 2004, this was the fastest car in the world, with a top speed of 407 kph, making it the first serially-produced car in history to break through the 400 kph ceiling. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds thanks to its humungous 16-cylinder, 1,001 hp engine. The cheapest version costs €1.3 million. A curious fact is that the engine has four turbos and its average consumption is of 14.7 litres per 100 kilometres.
3. Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
For just €366,525, this sensational Lamborghini could be yours. A carbon-fibre super sports model, with a newly-designed and centrally-installed naturally-aspirated V12 engine whose 700 hp lets it to go past 350 kph and accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 2.9 seconds. One of the great attractions of this car is not its power, but its scissor doors.
4. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
This elegant GT from Ferrari cost €283,575 when it was first launched back in 2006, and it had some «economical» features such as the HGTE package that improved handling, at the price of €23,339. It reaches 330 kph, with an acceleration rate of 0-100 kph in 3.7 seconds. These features make even Cristiano dizzy – he had a crash in this car when he was still at Manchester United.
5. McLaren MP4-12C
The first sports model of McLaren’s new range of road cars cost €238,062 and was launched with the aim of surpassing the Ferrari range with a V8 motor. The 615 hp come from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. With a maximum speed of 328 kph, this McLaren could take on any sports model and this is partly due to the technology inherited from F1, such as the carbon brake discs.
6. Rolls-Royce Phantom
Luxury materialised in a car, that is what defines the Rolls Royce Phantom and justifies the €478,361 price tag. In its luxurious interior (buyers can choose from five types of leather and details such as personalised rear seats with coffe table for €315,100) you hardly feel the speed of a 460 hp car that can go at a speed of 240 kph. This is not really a car that is designed for the owner to drive, rather it is one that has been thought up for him to enjoy a placid journey while comfortably seated in the rear seats.
7. Bentley Continental GTC
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson called this one the «footballers» car’. It is a convertible which offers all manner of features and fun. One of the luxury features is top-the quality leather and hardwood in the dashboard. It cost €263,000 and had a W12, 575 hp engine that reached 314 kph. The amazing, optional satin-finish paintjob cost another €28,962, so any scrape could be just a little bit expensive!
8. Aston Martin DB9
For years this has been the GT car in the Aston Martin range. Designed for fun-filled long trips and, it wows people with its features; the DB9 has a 517 hp V12 motor, more than enough power to reach a top speed of 295 kph and to go from 0 to 100 kph in 4.6 seconds. When you are at the wheel of this car, you feel like a true James Bond.
9. Audi R8 Coupé
Inspired by and built with many elements from the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Audi R8 was the the first refence-point sports model in the Audi range. Its 430 hp V8 FSI centrally-mounted engine combined perfectly with the aluminium chassis and ‘quattro’ four-wheel traction. With its full LED headlights, this sports model, capable of reaching speeds of over 300 kph dazzles everyone who comes near it.
10. Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio
The legend. That is how the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio could be classified, despite having a rear-mounted engine, which for many is a design fault. For decades, many people have had a lot of fun with this car, both because of its design and because of its features. This 911 Cabrio has the power that the horizontally opposed-6-cylinder 521 hp engine brings with it. The more expensive option, the ‘PCCB-brake’ model, costs an extra €10,480.
11. Audi RS 6 Avant
Don’t let this Audi’s chassis fool you. Yes, it is a family car, but maybe not every member of the family will enjoy all of this sports model’s features. Its twin-turbo 560 hp engine means the top speed of the RS 6 Avant is over 300 kph, a velocity that some kids might baulk at. At a price of €131,470, Audi offers a car that you can take to go shopping or have fun in on the most demanding race course.
12. Mansory Porsche Cayenne
Not everybody thinks the Porsche Cayenne is the most distinguished model. Because of that the Mansory offers a chassis that has different bumpers, a different bonnet, a rear-bumper diffuser and a lot of carbon fibre. Its twin-turbo V8 engine has been increased from 500 to 690 hp, making the Cayenne a SUV that can reach 300 kph. Anyone who wants to get their hands on this Cayenne, of course, will have to shell out €400,000.
13. Audi Q7
It’s not all about sports cars. That is why it is useful to find a gap for cars like the Audi Q7, which offers a lot of space and the opportunity to go off the beaten track. This car’s 340 hp V8 diesel engine is why the Q7 weighs two tons and gets up to 240 kph. As well as this, the Audi Q7 offers technology such as the MMI touch system, one of the its star features.
14. Maserati GranCabrio
What this Maserati Grancabrio has to show off is great Italian syle, designed by Pininfarina. Its natuarally-aspirated V8 engine produces 450 hp and has a 510 NM torque motor. It is not the speediest sports car out there, nor the most powerful, as it it does not do more than 300 kph, but even still it offers an image that few convertivbles can equal. And let’s not forget that its V8 engine can give us many hours of fun.
15. BMW M6
This high-performance BMW GT car has a 507 hp V10 engine and a seven-speed sequential transmission derived from Formula 1. Priced at €115,000 when it was launched in 2005, the M6’s carbon fibre roof, as well as giving it a sporty look, lowered its centre of gravity, which improved its road performance. Its acceleration, from 0 to 100 kph is one of its unforgettable features.
16. Audi S8
The perfect car to arrive at any meeting in. Its sobre and elegant design, meaning whoever is at the wheel will not be noticed, combines perfectly with its 520 hp V8 engine. For the price of €125,840, you can buy this showy saloon car, which can reach 250 kph in 4.2 seconds. A sports car that has everything you would expect of a five-metre saloon car.