Lionel Messi has a taste for trophies and goals, but he also has a taste for cars, and the style of his Audi R8 shows it…
Like many other top world football players, Messi has quite a car collection.
While we will surely look at the rest of his cars in other articles, we want to focus on his Audi R8 road car, which is a 2-seater sports car using the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
Built by quattro GmbH, Lionel Messi’s Audi R8 is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. Its list of safety features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL).
The German 6-speed car is 174 inches long, about 75 inches wide and 49 inches in height.
The Barcelona footballer’s Audi R8 weight stands at over 1,500 kg, and is said to cost around 150,000 GBP. Now, let us look at photos of Lionel Messi’s car.
The last picture above is actually a large thumbnail of a video. But if you would like to see how Messi’s car rolls in reality, then just view the YouTube video below, in which the No.10 player drives his way to the stadium ahead of a match.
So now, tell us what you prefer: Lionel Messi’s Audi R8 or Cristiano Ronaldo’s Lamborghini?