Olympic Stars and Their Cars
by Sarah Lomas
One of the biggest events of the sporting calendar is upon us, so as the excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympics gets underway, we take a look at the different cars that some of the biggest Olympic names drive.
Usain Bolt – Nissan MY15 GTR
Who else would we start this list with? The world’s fastest man also has a keen interest in the world’s fastest cars, with an impressive collection of supercars from Ferraris to BMWs, but his latest addition this sporty Nissan. And of course, it matches up to Bolt in the speed stakes accelerating from 0-60mph in just 2.9 seconds. You may just see him rolling up to see his favourite team Manchester United training or playing, so locals, be sure to keep an eye out!
Oh and if you want to see more from his super car collection then this video will make you a little bit green with envy…!
Ben Ainslie – Range Rover Sport
This multiple gold medalist spends most of his time driving a slick Range Rover Sport. However, he’s also got an Aston Martin in the garage for playing with.
After ditching his bright red Ferrari for being too flash and moving onto an Aston Martin and then a Jag, our favourite Scot actually regularly drives an VW Polo – his first car! Ok, so he also owns a Porsche Cayenne…
Serena Williams – Bentley Continental
Number one on the court, Serena is a powerful lady in more ways than one. When she’s not training, she spends her time enjoying this luxurious red Bentley Continental.
Michael Phelps – Mercedes-Benz SL63
The US Olympic swimmer boasts almost as many cars as he does gold medals and this Mercedes is one of those in his fleet of sports cars, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds.
So there we have our rundown of some of the top Olympian’s vehicles, it’s fair to say while these champions aren’t tied up with hours and hours of Olympic training from personal trainers each day, they’re enjoying the high life in some seriously cool motors! Be sure to check back on our blog soon for more celebrity car rundowns!
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