Maybe it’s just us, but our fascination for sports athletes and the cars that they drive is a real sickness, bordering even on downright fanaticism. While we profess to be fans of these athletes and whatever sport they excel in, it’s hard not to get caught up in the fancy rides that they buy from the piles of money they receive when playing their respective sports.

This particular scoop photo was taken by a forum member from – noggin knock to you, Mr. SabraSport – featuring Inter FC striker Mario Balottelli and his jaw-dropping matte black Audi R8 V10.

Okay, given that this 20-year old soccer stud plays for Serie A in Italy, we’re going to excuse you for not being familiar with the dude. But even if you don’t know him, the car he drives certainly needs no introduction. And add that to the fact that it’s dressed in a matte black finish and has unique black/yellow rims with matching brake calipers and you have a car that’s going to make heads turn no matter who’s sitting behind the wheel.



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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (528) posted on 03.21.2011

Wow! Audi is always been look so classy and sporty. A little envy for that guysmiley
but i think that car seems a little bit small for him. That dude is kinda tall.

  (321) posted on 09.22.2010

I like the fact that the standard R8 4.2 and 5.2 are sports cars that also qualify as long-mile grand tourers. That is part of the appeal of the R8 over the Gallardo, and the Ferrari V8... and the mid-engine balance advantage over the Porsche turbo.

  (806) posted on 09.8.2010

Woah! wait!, there’s something amiss in the picture here. The shoes?!

  (745) posted on 08.18.2010

He has black Audi r8? That made him so gorgeous and popular.

  (808) posted on 08.17.2010

The guy looks like he just came from the grocery. And what’s with the violet boots? But then again, he’s Mario Balotelli.

  (570) posted on 08.2.2010

haha..the boots ruined the photo.

  (247) posted on 07.29.2010

That Audi r8 is an asset with its matte black color, I just cant help but notice that purple boots! smiley

  (159) posted on 07.28.2010

Nice looking car!

  (939) posted on 07.23.2010

Hmm, I never notice the actually but the boots he’s wearing. Purple?...

  (247) posted on 07.21.2010

last time I also saw a soccer player who has an Audi R8, but
it’s livery is german flag color.

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