There are many high-end cars in Messi's garage, like Ferrari F430, Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradal, Audi A7, etc.. His personal quality of maturity and imperturbability has also reflected on his choice of cars.
Yesterday ( Nov. 22, 2022 ) , Argentina stumbled to a shock 1-2 defeat against Saudi Arabia, which was Argentina’s first match in 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Since the beginning of 2022 FIFA World Cup, It’s been a hot topic whether Lionel Andrés Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo will go further in this competition.
In this World Cup, both Argentina and Portugal are star-studded, and they are almost equal on competitiveness, so actually it’s a competition of mentality.
Victory is a state of mind. Qatar World Cup is probably the last World Cup that Messi and Ronaldo attend. As soccer fans, we all want to see the peak duel between them, which will be a thrilling historical moment.
Ronaldo’ s state and performance is not good recently, though he is still very powerful. He is overeager for winning, which is able to affect the result of the match at a large extent, which is either good or bad.
However, there are many also many other competent players in Ronaldo’s Portugal, like Léo Santos, Danilo Pereira, Pepe, Rúben Neves and William Carvalho, who are able to make up a solid defence, even though they don’t take advantage in speed. And Ronaldo really needs a good center-forward to assist him, but no one can do this so far.
But Fernando Santos might have new strategy, and there’s no doubt that the players are all excellent. Portugal is hopefully to go into the top fourth or even the first.
Messi missed the title of champion in the 2014 World Cup, and it’s his last show in this year’s World Cup, so it’s obvious that he’s eager for the champion. And his performance in PSG has also proved his ability.
In the past few years, Argentina has gained a great mark. They not only won the championship of Copa America, but also kept the unbeaten record for more than 30 international soccer matches. Therefore, soccer fans place high expectation on him and Argentina team.
What’s critical is that Lionel Scaloni, the main coach of Argentina Team, has solved the problem in defence, so that Messi can concentrate on offense without worry about losing the possession of the ball. Usually a soccer team with good defence is really capable of winning the championship.
Although Argentina didn’t win in their first battle, we believe that they will adjust their state to meeting the upcoming challenges, just like what Messi has said, they ”are going to be more united than ever”.
Messi shows his maturity and imperturbability after the setback of his first match, and that’s why he could be such a great player and attracted so many fans. His personal quality has reflected on his choice of cars.
In 2004, Messi was only 16 years old and signed the first professional contract with Barcelona, then his annual celery rose from 0.3 million Euro to 8.5 million Euro within five years for his outstanding performance. At that time, as a famous and young soccer star, Messi chose Ferrari F430 as his personal car. Media often photographed him driving his Ferrari F430 at that time, which proved how much he loved this car.
The first public appearance of Ferrari F430 was at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. It was the successive replacement of Ferrari 360 Modena.
Many designs on the F430 were from the F1 racing car department, for example, the E-Diff and the gear case for F1 racing. Compared with 360 Modena, the aerodynamics nature was more obvious, increasing the down force by 50%.
The classic "four-eye taillight" were extremely advanced. Although it is not as imposing as ENZO, it has gradually evolved into a more modern and natural style from the F40 period to the 21st century.
At present, Ferrari F8 and Ferrari 812 still have the "four-eye taillight", while the circle-shape was weakened on the latest SF90 and 296GTB though retaining the "four-eye" .
The interior style was dynamic, and the center screen, the track yellow tachometer, the red start button on the steering wheel and the drive mode button were all popular.
Ferrari F430 is equipped with a mid-mounted rear drive and a 4.3L V8 naturally aspirated engine with a maximum power of 360kW (490hp) and a peak torque of 465Nm. It is able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 315km/h. Those numbers are already significantly higher than the 360 Modena, which uses a 3.6-L V8 engine. 7 years later, the F430 was replaced by the 458, which is another story.
Messi is also a fan of Maserati. Earlier he had an Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, which was the fastest, lightest and most powerful model in the Maserati family. Different from common models, Masserati GT MC Stradale emphasize more on racing and had been applied many factors of GT4 racing vehicle. It was powered by a 4.7L V8 naturally aspirated engine with a maximum power of 338kW (460hp), peak torque of 520Nm and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 4.6 seconds.
It was said that in Messi’s garage there were also more luxury cars like SLS AMG and Pagani Huarya. But as age increase, Messi has become more rational and modest.
Actually what Messi has chosen for driving, no matter before or recently, are very low-key. If you ever heard some news of Ronaldo, you will know that Ronaldo has paid more money on luxury cars of limited editions. Compared with Ronaldo, Messi's choice of car were unexpected.
From 2009 to 2012, Messi gained Golden Ball Award for four times, and reached a higher position in soccer area. In 2012, Messi’s first kid Tiago was born. Having become a father, Messi chose a Land Rover Range Evoque, which was a low-key and practical car.
The 5-door version and 3-door version of Range Rover Evoque share power and are available with a 2.0-T inline four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine and a 2.2-t inline four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. The 2.0T gasoline model has a maximum power of 177kW (241hp) and a peak torque of 340Nm. The low power of the diesel model is 110kW (150 horsepower) and the high power model is 140kW (190 horsepower).
What Messi ever drove were not mediocre cars. Audi also gave an Audi A7 to Messi as present. Audi A7 was commented as the most beautiful fastback car. It attracted countless consumers with its almost 5 meter long body and the smooth falling curve of the C column.
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