Benzema is undoubtedly a monster when it comes to being a striker, and he currently plays for Real Madrid, the richest football club in the world. It’s common for rich clubs to pay bonkers salaries to important players to keep them appeased with the club, and Benzema, being one of the assets of the Spanish club, is given a fat salary with which he has acquired a net worth of $75 million.
So what does he do with his hard-earned money? Well, the best footballers are known to live a highly luxurious life and own plenty of assets like mansions, private jets, supercars, and other earthly possessions. And this Frenchman indeed has a drool-worthy set of cars, which we will take a peek at.
Karim Benzema Has An Addiction To Ferraris
Similar to most people, Benzema also has a special place in his heart for Ferraris, and in his YouTube video, he expresses his love for Ferraris by saying, “When I was young, if there was a car that made me dream, it was a Ferrari.” It was more of a brand. “I liked the Ferrari brand when I was younger.”
Benzema owns four Ferraris. The first is the $330,000 Ferrari 458 Spider, which has a 570-horsepower 4.5-liter V8 and can reach 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Another one in his possession is a Ferrari 488 Pista that costs similar to the 458 Spider and has a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 711 horses to push it sixty in 2.9 seconds.
Another one is the $300,000 2018 GTC4Lusso, powered by a 680-hp 6.3-liter V12 and having a similar performance as its other Ferraris. More impressively, Karim treasures a 2015 LaFerrari that costs a bonkers $1.4 million and comes with a 6.2-liter hybrid V12 that is capable of producing 950 horses to push it to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
A Proud Owner of Super Rare Mercedes Cars
Benzema undoubtedly is a special player and has contributed profusely to both Real Madrid and the French national team. Thus, he deserves some special cars to uphold the status quo.
The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner has a distinct set of Mercedes cars. The first one is the rare $1 million Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss with only 75 units built to date, and it featured a 5.5-liter supercharged V8 engine that produced a staggering 605 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque to deliver a thrilling ride.
Besides this, Benzema also owns a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a Mercedes-AMG G63, and an unorthodox Mercedes-Benz G500 4X4 Squared.
Embracing national pride with Bugattis
Benzema and Bugatti, both French by origin, make a charming couple. Benzema owns two special Bugattis, and once you hear what he owns, you’ll turn red with jealousy.
Benzema treasures a super-rare Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang. During the time of its launch, the Veyron Pur Sang sold for a heavy $1.9 million, with only five units in production. Presently, there are only a pair of Pur Sangs left, and Benzema owns one of the five units made to date. The other Bugatti is the costliest car in his collection—the Bugatti Chiron.
The Chiron presently costs $3.8 million in the US and is powered by a massive 8.0-liter W16 mill that breathes out a shocking 1,479 ponies and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, making this beauty one of the fastest cars to date with a 0-60 mph run covered in 2.2 seconds and a quarter mile in just 9.1 seconds.
Benzema’s Impressive Set Of British Exotics
Apart from having Italian and German luxury cars, Benzema also showcases his love for British luxury cars through his impressive collection of McLaren and Rolls-Royce cars.
Karim loves McLarens and has often been spotted on the training grounds with his McLarens. Karim owns three McLarens: a $380,000 blue 2022 McLaren 765LT Spider, which he added this February; a yellow McLaren 570S; and a $300,000 McLaren 720S Luxury Sports Coupe.
In addition to these, he has a couple of Rolls-Royces in his garage. A white Rolls-Royce Wraith also lives in his garage. Benzema’s quarter-million Rolls-Royce Wraith packs a 625-hp 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine under the hood and is a mansion on the wheels. The second Rolls-Royce that he owns is a deep blue-colored $350,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. On top of these, he also owns a Land Rover Range Rover Velar.
A Profound Love For Lamborghini
Benzema adores supercars, and if you’re still not convinced, he also owns some Lamborghinis, which you’ve probably seen on his Instagram. He owns a red Lamborghini Aventador, a black Lamborghini Huracan, and a yellow Lamborghini Urus, which he bought just after it was launched in 2017.
Daily Drivers And Special Cars
Real Madrid previously had an agreement with Audi that allowed players to choose any new car from their inventory. Similarly, Benzema has a few Audi cars, which he uses in his daily life. An Audi RS4, RSQ8, RS6 Avant, and a Q5 are what he uses daily.
Benzema has also confirmed that the black Mini Cooper S was his first car. Later, when he signed his contract with Lyon, he also bought a second-generation BMW M6 at the age of 18. Other cars in his garage include a Porsche 911 GT3, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and a Citroën ZX. Not only these, but his garage also includes a pair of Cadillac Escalades and a Ford Mustang, which demonstrate his love for American cars.
Sources: Instagram, YouTube