Here Is Rafael Nadal’s Updated 2024 Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published June 15, 2024

Here Is Rafael Nadal’s Updated 2024 Car Collection

The living legend of Tennis, Rafael Nadal’s status is comparable with some of the best athletes around the globe, where the passion and love become bigger than the sport itself. With 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles under his belt, Rafael is currently sitting at the second position in the history of the sport.

 

The legendary tennis maestro has been long associated with Korean car manufacturer Kia as their global brand ambassador and has two cars from them. But beyond his ties with Kia, the “King of Clay”, boasts a diverse array of automotive marvels that reflect his refined taste and passion for excellence. 


5. Kia Stinger GT

Begin the list with Nadal’s 2017 Kia Stinger GT, which the brand gifted since the athlete has been associated with them since 2004. The Stinger GT was Kia’s take on the affordable performance-oriented car without compromising the practicality of being a sedan. Kai also made a limited edition Stinger GT Rafael Nadal Edition for the Australian market where only 75 cars were produced.

2017 Kia Stinger Specs 
Price$37,435
Powertrain 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6
Horsepower365 hp
Torque376 lb-ft
Transmission8-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH4.6 seconds
Top Speed167 mph

President of Kia Motors Iberia Yangseop Gihl, Managing Director Emilio Herrera, and Marketing and Communications Director Ricardo de Diego handed the car over to the tennis star at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor, Majorca, in his hometown. While the delivery was taking place Emilion (MD) also stated that “Rafa represents consistency, effort, modesty, and passion. These are values we have in common. We are honored to hand him the keys to a new Stinger, the most surprising and thrilling of our models.” 


4. Kia EV6 GT 

Owing to his commitment to a greener planet, Nadal got his Kia EV6 GT delivered during a special ceremony at Rafal Nadal Academy same as the Stinger GT. The EV6 was an aggressive entry into the EV segment by KIA, and the GT aims to build on the strong start with shocking performance and an updated crisp look to go along with it.

2022 Kia EV6 GT Specs 
Price$57,695
Powertrain2-permanent-magnet synchronous motors
Horsepower320 hp
Torque446 lb-ft
Transmission1-speed direct drive
0-60 MPH5.1 seconds
Top Speed118 mph

According to Kia's media center, Rafael will use the specially commissioned EV6 GT extensively at home in Spain, and also will be taking to the major tournaments as per the possibility. That said the "King of Clay" also announced about his interest in switching all vehicles used at his tennis academy to EVs in 2022 and beyond to reduce the overall carbon footprint.


3. Mercedes Benz AMG SL55

From this point onwards, we are going to see the cars that Rafael paid his own hard-earned money on. Starting with the Mercedes AMG SL55 coupe was a grand tourer made between 2002-2008, and according to Car and Driver, the SL55 was the quickest factory Benz they have ever tested.

Mercedes Benz AMG SL55Specs 
Price$118,295
Powertrain5.5L supercharged V8
Horsepower493 hp
Torque516 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed automatic
0-60 MPH4.5 seconds
Top Speed156 mph

Rafael has been spotted several times in his striking red Grand Tourer while going to his practice, hitting the gym with his girlfriend, and meeting his fans. The immaculate handbuilt supercharged engine compliments the dynamic yet very strong playing style of the Spanish champion. Furthermore, the looks got experts saying that it is a German Ferrari, however, Nadal does keep the two geographical exoticness separate with the next car.


2. Ferrari 458 Italia

Embracing the exoticness of the Maranello-based Italian, the Ferrari 458 is classic in its own right. Rafael chose his 458 with a white exterior that fully exerts the lines done by Pininfarina and Ferrari took care of the mechanical aspect of the car so the 458 looks good and drives even better.

Ferrari 458 ItaliaSpecs 
Price$239,340
Powertrain4.5L V8
Horsepower562 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 MPH3.4 seconds
Top Speed202 mph

As you can see in the image above, Nadal has been spotted quite a few times with his Ferrari. We are guessing that he loves the sound of the multi-award-winning naturally aspirated V8 that can push this supermodel to 202 mph, which in contrast is 67 mph faster than Nadal’s fastest serve recorded at 135 mph.


1. Aston Martin DBS 

If you remember, Rafael Nadal is also known as the “King of Clay,” Therefore, a king needs class, and very few cars can beat an Aston Martin DBS, in this particular aspect. Being the choice of James Bond the DBS comes with the right amount of comfort mixed with some insane capabilities.

Aston Martin DBSSpecs 
Price$270,000
Powertrain5.9L V12
Horsepower510 hp
Torque420 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic
0-60 MPH4.2 seconds
Top Speed191 mph

Over the years, Rafael has been spotted in numerous instances in his all-grey DBS. He surely loves his priced possession as in one picture he was seen checking his wheel, maybe he might have gotten scratched. Furthermore, the 5.9 liter V12 engine is similar to Aston Martin’s DBR9 racecar which debuted at the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring and also took two consecutive wins at the 2007-2008 24 Hours of Le Mans. A winner for the winner indeed!


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