A game based on the trainer’s decisions on cars. In the first row are super SUVs, but also small electric cars
There used to be room for Porsches in Roberto Mancini’s garage, but in 2018 he opted for a Maserati Levante GranSport, a powerful Italian SUV that’s easy to drive but also comfortable and spacious. And then factoring in the Autobianchi Y10 that the former national team coach bought with his first earnings as a footballer, here’s a gamble: If he were to coach Saudi Arabia on a three-year deal worth 40 million a year, what cars could the? he buys? The highly controversial fun is based on the cars chosen by the coach in the recent and distant past.
Rolls Royce Cullinan
Perhaps the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the Goodwood big SUV also chosen by Cristiano Ronaldo, is the natural evolution of the Levante, a step forward, particularly in terms of spaciousness. And why not aim for the maximum, the 420,000 euro Black Badge? It is a 534 cm giant powered by a 6,749 cc V12 engine that produces 600 hp and propels the vehicle’s considerable tonnage, 2,735 kg, to 250 km/h.
Still in the SUV segment, but geared more towards performance and driving dynamics and with a clear Italian influence, there is the Ferrari Purosangue. To Mancini’s eventual delight, the Maranello house resumed orders for the car last March, with delivery in 2026. However, given the success achieved, we must hurry. On the other hand, it is a jewel on wheels with a length of 497 cm and a 6,496 cc V12 engine that delivers 725 hp and a maximum torque of 716 Nm. The weight of the car is 2,033 kg, the jump from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.3 seconds and the top speed is 312 km/h. The price is 390 thousand euros.
As mentioned, Mancini was also a driver of a Porsche 911 Turbo in the past, but the new Turbo S can bring a lot of joy. The classic six-cylinder with a displacement of 3,745 cm³ has been increased to 650 hp and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The sports car, weighing 1,715 kg, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 330 km/h. The list price is almost 250,000 euros.
However, if one thinks of the already mentioned Y10, the bus, perhaps as a second car, could opt for small models but with style and an Italian touch. So the easiest choice is the Fiat 500. And there’s plenty to enjoy here. First of all with the mild hybrid or the electric motor? And then sedan or convertible? And why not in the pepperier version, expertly seasoned by Abarth? Only Mancini can give us an answer. Prices between thermal and electric, Fiat and Abarth range from 18,000 to 42,650 euros.
This game ends with Fiat’s latest novelty, the Topolino, a two-seater electric mini car that focuses on style and sustainability. Equipped with a 5.4 kWh battery, it has a range of 75 km and is highly customizable. Given the base price of 9,890 euros, Mancini could take a decent fleet.
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