50 Athletes Who Drive The Coolest Cars

Venus Williams – Mercedes GLS

Ranking among the greats in professional tennis, Venus Williams was once given credit as the world’s number 1 in the sport. Her younger sister, Serena, is of course known to be the one who ushered in the new era in women’s professional tennis. Venus has shown satisfaction towards her Mercedes GLS. She did own various Audi cars and a Mercedes G-class as well. The full-size luxury vehicle is the flagship model of the Mercedes-Benz SUV line. This vehicle can accommodate 7 passengers comfortably. This vehicle line has been in production since 2006 to the present and is a favorite among athletes of all sports.

Lleyton Hewitt – Ferrari 360 Spider

In 2004, Lleyton Hewitt felt he deserved a black Ferrari 360 Spider, and so he bought one. Apparently, he was the only one who owned such a vehicle in the Adelaide region of Australia at the time. This rear-wheel-drive sports car was in production between 1999 to 2005. The Spider is fitted with a 3.6 L Tipo F131 V8 engine. Only 2,389 Spiders were manufactured worldwide, so it was no surprise that Hewitt wanted it as part of his investments and collection. He and his wife had, in recent years, bought a new home with a garage that fits eight cars. One could only imagine what vehicles are inside.

Gianluigi Buffon – Lancia Ypsilon

In the football field, Buffon is a well-respected and a legendary goalkeeper. Many give him credit for being among the best goalkeepers in the history of football. Outside the field, however, Buffon is not exactly one that goes for flashy vehicles, despite his estimated net worth of around $28 to 50 million dollars. With that amount, he certainly can afford a top-of-the-line sports car but his vehicle of choice had so far been a Lancia Ypsilon—a supermini manufactured by the Italian automaker Lancia. He also owns a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 0 to 60 of just around 5 seconds.

Eden Hazard – Nissan GT-R

Not many are aware of who Eden Hazard is, but this powerful Belgian footballer is considered as one of the best players due to his speed, dribbling, acceleration, and passing. In 2015, he reportedly drew a salary of GBP 10.4 million, which is certainly enough to pay off the average home mortgage ten times over. As a testament to his wealth, he acquired various vehicles, including a Nissan GT-R, a BMW X6M, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, two Audis and a Range Rover Sport. He is usually seen in his GT-R. This sports car was first unveiled in 2007 and is fitted with a 3.8 L V6 engine.

Leonardo Bonucci – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The vice-captain of AC Milan has an exquisite car collection to match his stature in the football world. In 2017 he drew a salary of €7.5 million, and with that salary could certainly afford to buy as many cars as he wanted. He apparently has down-to-earth vehicles such as an Audi R4 Avant and a Fiat Panda–perhaps for everyday usage. At the other end of the spectrum, he owns a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which is a front-mid engine vehicle. It packs power as it is fitted with a 6.3 L V12 engine which indeed consumes a lot of gas. But for the successful footballer, it should not be a problem.

Neymar Jr – Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadster

Neymar da Silva Santos is a Brazilian footballer who plays forward for the Paris Saint-Germain team. He is also known worldwide as among the finest football players. When he transferred to the Paris Saint-Germain team, he was given a salary of $44 million a year. This means that apart from paying off mortgages, he can afford to buy the most expensive vehicles. He is so rich that apart from road machines, he also owns helicopters and jet planes. His car collection includes Ferraris, Audis, and a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadster. This Roadster can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.

Luis Suarez – BMW X5 Black Edition

This Barcelona football heavyweight is well-known for biting like Mike Tyson during and even before the World Cup. He reportedly had biting incidents on at least three occasions. Biting aside, he does drive the coolest cars from among his collection. His most luxurious SUVs include a Range Rover Sport, an Audi Q7, a Cadillac Escalade, and a BMW X5 Black Edition. The last one has a very elegant look and also has a powerful V8 engine. It also has 567 horsepower, which sure consumes a lot of gas. This is of course expected of SUVs, which are really made for off-road, high-power demand conditions.

Alex Ovechkin – Mercedes SL65 AMG

Ovechkin is said to be one of the best hockey players in the world. He is also known to love his Mercedes cars. He had a Mercedes SL65 AMG customized and fitted with his vanity plate “AO GR8” to serve as a testament to his greatness. The athlete had this car in his possession for four years but decided to sell it in 2013—probably after realizing that driving a car with a price tag of $249,800 that had his initials on it was maybe not a good idea. The good thing is that this is not the only car he has in his investment portfolio. He also received a Mercedes-Benz from Vladimir Putin in 2014, following Russia’s championship.

Sidney Crosby – Tesla Model S

Canadian hockey player Sidney Crosby is the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins and a proud owner of an excellent collection of vehicles. He has been seen driving a Range Rover Sport. This SUV is rated for function, comfort, and impact. The car’s muscular tone also complements Crosby as an athlete. Apart from the Range Rover, he had also been seen flooring the pedals of a Lamborghini Gallardo and a BMW M6 Convertible. His latest car, however, is a Tesla Model S. This good-for-the-environment vehicle runs on electricity, with an EPA range of 402 miles. This range is rated higher than other battery-powered electric vehicles.

Carey Price – Ford F-150

Carey Price loves fishing and hunting—certainly an outdoor type. Hence, a truck would be the logical choice for him. Indeed, one will be silly to take something like a Ferrari out to fishing. His vehicle of choice is a Ford F-150 pickup truck. This Montreal Canadiens goalie makes over $7 million per season and can certainly afford a pimped out F-150. In an interview with CBC, Price revealed that he cannot remember driving other vehicle types other than a truck. Just a wild guess: I would say his car collection most likely consisted of nothing but trucks–maybe trucks are the best investments for him because of his outdoorsy lifestyle.