From a Fiat 147 "all broken" to a Ferrari F8 Spider. In the vertigo of the life of a footballer you can touch these extremes that graph the reality of Pedro Massacessi. Crack of the 80s emerged in Independiente, was called to be the successor of Ricardo Bochini with the Red shirt. Despite his talent, he could not leave a deep mark on Avellaneda. But his current situation allows him to have no regrets about those times: he is a successful businessman based in the United States who, in his heritage, has an impressive collection of cars.
Born on January 9, 1966 in the Santa Fe city of Ceres, he was 12 years younger than Bocha. Owner of talent and a mane that reminded the remarkable footballer of Zárate in his beginnings, he was the best prospect of heir of Bochini that was seen in the red part of Avellaneda, ahead of Gerardo Reinoso and Daniel Garnero, two other candidates.
While Independiente is now at the expense of the help of influencer Santiago Maratea, Massacessi has no nostalgia for those times of loneliness in the big city and trying to break through in football. Those were the years in which he drove that Fiat 147, which is far from the power of the Ferraris or the Lamborghini that he has in his garage.
The incredible cars of Pedro Massacessi
The former footballer debuted in Independiente in 1987 and two years later won his only title at the club, the 1988-89 First Division championship he won in the team led by Jorge Solari. After a brief stint in Chaco For Ever, he emigrated abroad never to return as a player to Argentina.
Pedro Massacessi with Ricardo Bochini in a production of El Gráfico.
Retired almost 30 years ago, he told the newspaper Olé the formula that allowed him to succeed in business and, in this way, strengthen the collection of sports cars with which he rides on American streets. Even on social networks he has shared a video in which, accompanied by his family, he went to pick up the Ferrari F8 Spider at the local dealership.
"I stopped playing in Mexico, I settled in Argentina. There was a strong devaluation and I bought a piece of land in April. I had dollars. A week 14 people came offering me advice and business. I can sell properties, for example. I did it to learn. Studied. I did courses of action. Today, with the family, we have a business. The best thing you can invest in is yourself. Kids have to understand that. You can't spend all day messing around," he advised the new generations.
An image of Pedro Massacessi and his family, shared by his daughter Amy on social networks. Photo: Instagram @amy_massacessi
His venture is in the real estate sector, Framaya Real Estate Investments. He has an economic solvency that allows him to maintain "nine cars" with his children. "How do I pay for them? Half cash and the other half, in five-year installments. I pay those fees with the business." Even so, he admits: "I could buy my first BMW 0 kilometer at 45."
Pedro Massacessi's cars
When he bought a Ferrari F8 together with his daughter.
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Now, in his garage he has a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a Porsche, as emblematic sports cars, He also has a Mercedes-Benz, a Tesla Model 3 and a Range Rover SUV, among some of the models he exhibited in photos.
One of the great sports cars that Pedro Massacessi handles is the Porsche classic, corresponding to the eighth and last generation of the German sports car, with an estimated price of about $ 130,000.
Pedro Massacessi's Porsche. Photo: Instagram @amy_massacessi
It has a six-cylinder boxer engine of 3.0 liters of displacement, capable of delivering 385 horsepower. Its traction is rear, and its box is an eight-speed automatic. It goes from 0 to 100 km / h, in 4.2 seconds, while its maximum speed is 293 km / h.
This sports car of the year 2020 has a 10.5-liter atmospheric V2 engine of displacement of 610 hp that is associated with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and double clutch. The distinctive thing about this vehicle is that, in addition to having all-wheel drive, the steering also acts on the rear wheels, so it maneuvers better at low speed and is more stable at high speeds.
Pedro Massacessi and the Lamborghini Huracan.
Its technical sheet accuses an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 325 km / h. It is around $ 220,000.
Ferrari F8 Spider
This is the convertible version of the Ferrari F8 Tributo, a model that was launched in 2020. Its roof folds completely in 14 seconds and it is possible to do so with a speed of up to 45 km / h.
Pedro Massacessi with the Ferrari F8 Spider.
This jewel, with a price of more than $ 260,000, has a V8 engine of 3.9 liters of displacement that is supported by two turbochargers to yield 720 hp. Its performance figures are chilling: 2.9 seconds "takes" to go from 0 to 100 km / h, and its maximum speed is 340 km / h.
Although he does not integrate his garage right now, he assured that in June it will be delivered. It is the first plug-in hybrid in Ferrari's history (the first hybrid was LaFerrari). It has a gasoline V8 engine, plus three electric motors that in total produce 1,000 horsepower.
It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.6 seconds, while it takes only 200.6 seconds to climb to 7 km / h. It's around half a million dollars.