Inside Moto GP Legend Valentino Rossi’s Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published June 12, 2024

Inside Moto GP Legend Valentino Rossi’s Car Collection
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Valentino Rossi is one of the most successful and iconic motorcycle racers in the history of the sport. Rossi's career began in the 125cc class, where he won his first championship in 1997. He then moved up to the 250cc class and won the championship there in 1999. In 2000, Rossi moved up to the premier MotoGP class, where he quickly established himself as a dominant force. Rossi won his first MotoGP championship in 2001, riding for the Honda factory team. He followed that up with another championship in 2002 and 2003 before switching to the Yamaha factory team in 2004.

With Yamaha, Rossi won four more championships in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009, cementing his status as one of the greatest riders in MotoGP history. He ended up retiring from MotoGP in 2021. During his time in the sport, Rossi went head-to-head with some of the best MotoGP riders of all time, like Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, and Casey Stoner. Not only is Valentino Rossi fast on bikes, but also behind the wheel of a car. Rossi is an Italian who was born in 1979. He started his racing career by driving karts and won the regional karting championship at the age of 11.

He has also driven Formula One cars on several occasions. He is currently competing in the GT World Challenge Europe for the team WRT, and he drives an Audi R8 LMS. With Valentino Rossi's net worth estimated at around $200 million, he hasn't got garage residents screaming bing-bling, but rather serving practical purposes. Let's take a look at Rossi’s car collection.


Valentino Rossi’s Ford Fiesta: Unleashing the Asphalt Symphony

Rossi's Ford Fiesta isn't your everyday Ford Fiesta, it's a rally-bred beast. The vehicle is fine-tuned for each rally stage. It also has a long-travel suspension which soaks up bumps and jumps like a champ. Rossi’s Fiesta glides through curves like a seasoned maestro. It’s not just a car; it’s his instrument, hitting high notes on the racetrack.

Ford FiestaSpecs
Price$85,000*
Powertrain1.6L Turbocharged Inline-4
Horsepower300 hp
Torque331 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed sequential
0-60 MPH4.0 seconds
Top Speed110 mph

The Ford Fiesta gains a 1.6L Turbocharged Inline-4 mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission which churns out 300 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle goes from 0-60 mph in under 4.0 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 110 mph.


Valentino Rossi's Ford Transit - A Four-Wheeled Steed

Valentino Rossi also owns a Ford Transit which he got customized from Van Sport and Carlex Design. It receives modified bumpers and spoilers. It has also been lowered by 3 cm using Eibach springs, and also gets 18-inch multispoke wheels by OZ. From racetracks to road trips, the Transit’s got Rossi's back.

Ford TransitSpecs
Price$66,000
Powertrain3.5L V6
Horsepower310 hp
Torque400 lb-ft
Transmission10-speed automatic
0-60 MPH6.7 Seconds
Top Speed97 mph

The Ford Transit gets a 3.5L V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This system churns out 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, with that amount of power, the vehicle goes from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 97 mph.


Rossi’s 2019 Ford Ranger: Tackling the Wild with Grit and Guts

Also designed by Van Sport and Carlex Design, the next ride in his collection is a Ford Ranger which is finished in matte black along with some VR46 decals all over the body. According to us, it is probably the best-looking Ranger there is.

It is an ideal vehicle for off road driving and Rossi would definitely love driving it off-road. Unlike the Ford F-150, it uses a smaller inline-4 engine but delivers commendable power output and off-road performance for its price tag.

2019 Ford RangerSpecs
Price$34,565
Powertrain2.3L inline-4 engine
Horsepower270 hp
Torque310 lb-ft
Transmission10-speed automatic transmission
0-60 MPH6.8 seconds
Top Speed110 mph

The Ford Ranger makes use of a 2.3L inline-4 engine that churns out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Affixed to a 10-speed automatic transmission, this pickup truck could reach 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds and maxes out at 110 mph which is still a laudable performance for a pickup truck.


Rossi's Peach Beauty - BMW M3 GTS

It appears that Valentino Rossi also owned a BMW M3 GTS E92 finished in a bright orange shade. Unlike the M3, the GTS is built mainly for tracks with a more powerful engine, track-tuned suspension, and reduction in weight to keep the driver lively from the moment you get behind the wheel.

Unlike the new M3, this uses a monstrous V8 engine that sounds utterly angry and wild. This is considered as one of the greatest M cars to have rolled out of the BMW factory.

2011 BMW M3 GTSSpecs
Price$147,000
Powertrain4.4L V8 engine
Horsepower450 hp
Torque324 lb-ft
Transmission7 speed automatic transmission
0-60 MPH4.4 seconds
Top Speed190 mph

The BMW M3 GTS incorporates a 4.4L V8 engine that gets mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is capable of putting out 450 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque. With that, it manages 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and attains a speed of 190 mph.


Rossi’s Ferrari 458 Italia: The Perfect Blend of Speed and Style

According to various sources, he also owns a Ferrari 458 Italia finished in Giallo modena paint, a bright yellow shade which was gifted by Ferrari itself for racing in Blancpain Endurance GT3 race in Monza. Without a doubt, the 458 Italia is the best car in his humble collection.

This is the last of its kind. After that, Ferrari shifted to turbocharged V8 engine which doesn’t sound as loud as the naturally aspirated V8 engine used in the 458 Italia, making it one of the most desirable V8 Ferraris ever made.

2012 Ferrari 458 ItaliaSpecs
Price$229,832
Powertrain4.5L V8 engine
Horsepower562 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
Transmission7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission
0-60 MPH3.0 seconds
Top Speed202 mph

The 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5L V8 engine and an F1 derived 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powertrain is capable of cranking out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. As for the performance, this prancing horse could hit 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 202 mph.


That’s all for Valentino Rossi’s car collection. However, if you are interested in looking into the car collection of other celebrities, make sure to check out the links below.


FAQs

How many Grand Prix World Championships has Valentino Rossi won?

Valentino Rossi had won 9 Grand Prix World Championships. He won seven MotoGP World Championships, one 500cc World Championship, and one 125cc World Championship.

What is Valentino Rossi's best season?

Valentino Rossi's best season was in 2005 when he won the MotoGP championship with 302 points. He won 11 races that season, including the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, which is his home race.

When did Valentino Rossi retire from MotoGP?

Valentino Rossi retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season. His last race was the Valencia Grand Prix on November 14, 2021. He finished the race in 10th place.

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