Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in his sport as the greatest of all time, Lionel Anres "Leo" Messi, is a 29 year-old Argentine football player, the only one in history to win five FIFA Ballons d'Or. He plays forward for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team and also happens to love fast and expensive cars.
Obviously a fan of finer things in life, Messi took up the option of spending a big one for himself, said bleacher report. At a value of £110,000 when he bought it not long ago, there is no debating the sheer beauty of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.
Listed on mobile.de at €119,900 (approx. $125,670), his GranTurismo MC Strasdale was modified. While Lionel Messi still owned the Maserati, the vehicle was still in its original paint: Bianco Eldorado (white). Now, however, the Italian thoroughbred wears red badges and red trim pieces over the not-matte-but-not-glossy paint. In addition to the customization, the odometer is showing 46,000 kilometers (25,582 miles), according to autoevolution.
A brand new Maserati GranTurismo MC retails for €157,787 in Italy. The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Strasdale comes with the "Spanish license and the original marks of Messi," according to the advertisement in the German vehicle market site.
Some of the listed description of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Strasdale for sale include: 331kW (450hp) power; approximately 14.41/100km combined, 22.71/100km in-town, 9.71/100km out-of-town consumption; automatic transmission; Euro4 pollutant class; automatic climate control, non-smoking vehicle; with the following equipment: ABS, board computer, electric windows, electric immobilizer, handsfree, light sensor, central locking, Bluetooth and CD player, MP3 interface, navigation system, sport package, sports gear, sports seats, light metal rims, ESP, electric sidemirror, servocontrol, cruise control, xenon headlights, and tuner/radio.
In related news, Maserati delayed the Alfieri production to focus on developing the next-generation GranTurismo. The expected arrival of the all-new model is sometime in 2018 at the earliest.