There’s only one thing Karim Benzema loves more than football, and that’s cars.
One of the best strikers in the world, “King Karim” has made a wedge playing the game – and he’s invested it wisely, buying some sweet rides.
Time to feast your eyes on the French star’s enviable car collection.
Ferrari 458 Spider
Just like Mesut Özil, Frank Lampard and Theo Walcott, Benzema’s car collection includes a Ferrari 458 Spider.
He used to be regularly seen darting round the streets of Madrid in the Rosso Corsa Prancing Horse, which is said to have cost in the region of $240,000.
The 458 produces a stunning 562 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, accelerating from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.0 seconds and reaching a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Sitting pride of place in Benzema’s garage is his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
Said to have cost in excess of $900,000, it’s the special Stirling Moss edition version, which can go from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in just 3.5 seconds.
Back in 2017, the footballer showed off his prized possession on social media, shortly after crashing his Audi RS6 (doh!).
Benzema arrivant à l'entrainement avec sa Lamborghini Aventador 🏎 pic.twitter.com/druyf86pVZ— BenzemaNewsFR (@BenzemaNewsFR) December 29, 2016
Heading to the store in a red Lamborghini will get you noticed.
And if it’s a super-fast Aventador model, you’ll be sure that Karim Benzema is in and out of the supermercado in minutes.
Italian craftsmanship at its finest, the Lamborghini Aventador features a V12 engine with 730 hp, capable of reaching 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill in just 2.9 seconds.
Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang
Cost: $1.9 million
Benzema’s first Bugatti purchase was the super-exclusive Veyron Pur Sang.
Worth $1.9 million, and one of those cars that’s a collectors’ item that grows in pruce, the footballer clearly loves the stylish supercar.
The Veyron has 1,001hp and, despite weighing a heft 4,052 pounds (1,838 kg), it can reach 97 km/h (60 mph) in only 2.5 seconds.
Cost: $3 million
One of Benzema’s most recent acquisitions is this $3 million Bugatti Chiron.
The hypercar absolutely trounces the already brilliant Veyron in terms of performance.
Its top speed is limited to 420 km/h (261 mph), while it’s capable of reaching 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just under 2.5 seconds.
The Bugatti Chiron is not just a hypercar, it’s a hyper hyper car.