wo of the world’s biggest football stars drive some of the world’s most exotic supercars – and a Ford SportKa. Vijay Pattni plays top trumps with Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo’s cars.
Manchester United winger Ronaldo – who spent £150,000 on a registration plate – is reportedly on the waiting list for the world’s most famous hypercar: the Bugatti Veyron.
Ronaldo was apparently taken with the Veyron after filming a Nike advert where he raced it – on foot.
The Bugatti Veyron is powered by an 8-litre W12 engine producing 1,001bhp, and channels its mighty power through all four wheels. This means the £830,000 Bugatti Veyron can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and hits a 253mph top speed.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
The multi-millionaire footballer recently splashed out £350,000 on one of the world’s most opulent drop-tops – the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
The convertible Roller houses a 6.75-litre V12 engine developing 453bhp and will propel Ronaldo from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds.
And the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is elevated into ultra-exclusivity thanks to its leather interior which uses the hides from 17 bulls.
Check out the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe in action:
Bentley Continental GTC
Cristiano Ronaldo owned another convertible with an expensive badge – the Bentley Continental GTC.
The Bentley Continental GTC is a drop-edition of the Continental GT, and shares its 6-litre W12 engine, which produces 552bhp and 479lb/ft of pulling power.
And according to reports, Ronaldo’s new £150,000 “CR7” registration plate will feature on his Bentley Continental GTC.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Ronaldo bought a 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo from fellow footballer Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink when it was just six months old – which was later sold through Auto Trader.
The four-wheel-drive Porsche Cayenne Turbo features a 4.8-litre turbocharged V8 producing 500bhp – as much as a supercar – with a 0-62mph sprint of just 5.1 seconds.
Ronaldo’s old Cayenne features a host of body parts from German tuning house Techart, including 22-inch alloys and an aggressive styling kit.
Audi’s supercar hotshot is a perfect match for Ronaldo – fast, agile and world-class.
The R8 is Audi’s first proper supercar, and has shot straight to the top of the supercar charts, featuring a 4.2-litre V8 producing 414bhp.
But Ronaldo may want to spend his reported £130,000-a-week salary on the stunning new Audi “R16” – a 500bhp race-spec version of the Audi R8 for customer use…
Before signing with current club Manchester United, the 17-year-old Wayne Rooney was given an £11,000 Ford SportKa – for free.
The SportKa is a spicier version of the Ford Ka, and features a 94bhp 1.6-litre engine with a 0-60mph time of 9.7 seconds.
And the SportKa’s top speed? 108mph.
England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney – who turns 23 this year – owned an old BMW M3, widely regarded as one of the world’s finest handling sports coupes.
The Cheshire resident’s old M3 was packed with a 3.2-litre straight-six engine producing 343bhp – meaning a 0-62mph in five seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph.
And if Rooney liked this, he might be interested in the new BMW M3, which features a 420bhp V8 powerhouse…
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Most people get a good luck card before a big event – but things are a little different in the Rooney household.
Wayne’s fiancée Coleen McLoughlin presented him with a brand new 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S as a good luck gift before the England international embarked on the 2006 World Cup – but the Vanquish didn’t help much as Rooney was sent off in the quarter finals against Portugal.
Rooney’s old Aston Martin Vanquish S was up for sale on Auto Trader earlier this year, complete with his personalised number plate “WAZ8” – after his nickname “Wazza” – thrown in.
Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG
The Manchester United striker has just bagged an exclusive £1 million contract with Mercedes-Benz.
As part of Rooney’s two-year deal, he will get to drive his choice of Mercedes-Benz models to and from matches and most of his training sessions.
And this includes Rooney’s new customised Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG – a two-door coupe featuring a 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 525bhp and 465lb/ft of pulling power.
The £120,000 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds and hits a limited top speed of 155mph, which is 44mph slower than his other Mercedes…
Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM
Wayne Rooney – who earns £100,000 per week – now owns this £200,000 German supercar: the Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM.
The CLK DTM is a special edition of the car which features in the German touring car race series, and uses a supercharged 5.4-litre V8 engine producing more than 570bhp.
Which means Rooney can accelerate from 0-62mph in under four seconds and hit a top speed of 199mph.