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From an amphibious tank to the Scania truck, the iconic cars that Maradona owned

2020-11-27T19:38:36.965Z

In his collection there was everything, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Rolls-Royce, and much more.11/26/2020 1:46 PM Clarín.com Cars Updated 11/26/2020 1:46 PM Diego Maradona had a wide collection of cars. Since he received his first salaries as a professional soccer player until his last days as technical director of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, the 10 moved in all kinds of vehicles. In Diego's car collection there were Argentine classics. One of the best known, especially for being one of



11/26/2020 1:46 PM

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Updated 11/26/2020 1:46 PM

Diego Maradona had a wide collection of cars.

Since he received his first salaries as a professional soccer player until his last days as technical director of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, the 10 moved in all kinds of vehicles.

In Diego's car collection there were Argentine classics.

One of the best known, especially for being one of the first, was a

1982

Fiat 128.

But it also had two of the most desired sports cars of the 80s: a

Ford Sierra XR4

and a

Renault Fuego GTA Max

.

In Europe, already as a consecrated player, Diego got on all kinds of luxury cars: Mercedes-Benz, BMW and, above all, Ferrari.

But among so many machines there were some that stood out above others.

And nothing was missing, because there were even

trucks and a tank.

Ferrari Testarossa.

One of the few black Ferraris that the Maranello house made was Diego's.

Ferrari Testarossa

It was perhaps one of the most remembered sports cars in Diego's collection, especially since it was a black Ferrari.

Bought in 1987, it was

the second black Testarossa

manufactured by the Maranello house in the world, since at that time their vehicles were mostly red.

The first had been for actor Sylvester Stallone.

While after Diego, who followed in his footsteps was Michael Jackson, who made it a convertible to differentiate himself.

The Ferrari Testarossa was characterized as the first car of the Italian brand to carry a 

12-cylinder boxer engine

(horizontally opposed) with 4 valves per cylinder.

It was also the most powerful engine in a standard sports car, with 390 horsepower and a maximum torque of 490 Nm that allowed it to reach

290 km / h

and accelerate from 0 to 100 in 5.8 seconds.

Ferrari F355.

Maradona bought it when he returned to the country in the 90s.

Ferrari F355 Spider

This sports car had resonance because it was one of the cars that Diego used after his return to Argentina, in the 90s.

The previous owner of the model had been the businessman

Amadeo Juncadella

, but he gained notoriety when Maradona got behind the wheel: his arrivals at the Ezeiza site of the "xeneize" team were remembered, accompanied by his then representative and friend Guillermo Cóppola.

In 2005, and with only 37,800 kilometers traveled, the F355 Spider ended up being auctioned on the Internet in an event created by Diego Armando Maradona Producciones SA, in which some 3,400 inquiries were received and a total of 66 offers were made.

The final auction price was

$ 670,150

.

But other proposals that were much superior and of dubious origin were discarded, which even reached 4 million dollars.

That same car ended up being acquired by the narco clan (Loza) in July 2009, although it came under the control of the State 10 years later after the domain's extinction law was applied in a record embargo.

The Ferrari F355 Spider started production in 1995 as the convertible version of the F355 coupe.

It had a

380 horsepower V8

engine

that was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The design of the model was signed by the prestigious Pininfarina design house and was the

first Ferrari convertible with a semi-automatic top

with electronic drive.


The unforgettable truck that Diego took to Boca practices in 1997.

Scania 360 113H

In 1997 Diego surprised everyone when he arrived at Boca training in Ezeiza, aboard an imposing light blue Scania truck.

And honking.

"You saw what a nice little machine. Now it will be difficult to make me notes, no journalist will be able to hang up," Diego said at the time.

That 320-horsepower "prominent nose" machine had been purchased by Maradona in order to carry out the

Sun Without Drugs

program across the country

.

Hunta Overcomer, the amphibious tank of the 10.

Hunta Overcomer 

In 2018, when Diego was appointed president of the Belarusian club

FC Dínamo Brest he

received nothing more and nothing less than an

amphibious tank

, specially designed for the

army

.

The Hunta Overcomer is an all-rounder that can traverse all types of terrain, and even has the knack for going through the water.

It is manufactured by the Belarusian-German company Sohra Group, which spent 5 years developing it.

This mass of

2.61 meters high and 4.50 meters long

, weighs 2.3 tons (its armored version can weigh up to 3.3 tons) and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, which can deliver a power of 95 hp or 120 hp, depending on the version, and a torque of 205 Nm or 291 Nm.

The final speed declared by Sohra is 70 km / h.

The body is made of fiberglass and has a 100-liter fuel tank to which an additional 95 liters can be added.

Inside, the capacity is for 7 occupants.

Rolls-Royce Ghost.

The imposing English ship that Diego handled in Dubai.

Rolls-Royce Ghost and BMW i8

During his time in Dubai as a technician for

Al Wasl

and

Al Fujairah

, Maradona had several jewels in his garage, but two impressive ones: a Rolls-Royce Ghost and a BMW i8.

Valued at just

over 300,000 euros

, the Rolls-Royce Ghost was equipped with a powerful 6.6-liter V12, capable of delivering 571 horsepower.

The English luxury ship was sold with two bodies, a short one measuring 5.40 meters long and the other long 5.57 meters long, and it had a particular rear door opening system, in the opposite direction to the conventional ones. known as "suicidal".

BMW i8, the only hybrid in the 10 collection.

On the other hand, the BMW i8 was one of one of the few

hybrids

to which the 10 was uploaded. 

With a futuristic design and opening doors type "Seagull Wings", the German sports car is characterized by being powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine that combines another electric drive and delivers a total power of 362 horsepower.

With a carbon fiber chassis and all-wheel drive, the i8 has a total autonomy of

600 kilometers

, of which only 37 are for electric use only.

BMW M4, the "patrol car"

One of Diego's last cars, already as technical director of Gimnasia (LP), was this BMW M4 tuned as a patrol car with which he appeared several times at the Estancia Chica property.

The BMW M4 Coupé is the sporty version of the 4 Series. It has a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder bi-turbo engine, which develops a power of 431 horsepower, and is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. .

It reaches a top speed of 250 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.1 seconds.

Source: clarin

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