Being the fastest runner in the NFL Scouting Combine sure has its advantages. Besides bragging rights, prospects with faster 40-yard dash times usually get picked higher in the draft and are subsequently rewarded with more lucrative contracts, but sporting apparel maker Adidas is sweetening the deal for this year’s participants. In this case, the three NFL prospects with the fastest 40-yard dash times will each receive a “custom” Porsche 911 Carrera. But, as with everything else in life, there’s a catch.

In order to win these white 911s with gold wheels and their questionable cheetah wraps, the prospects must first sign an endorsement contract with Adidas before the combine takes place later this month. Those who choose to sign with Adidas (and are one of the top three sprinters) are then eligible to lay claim to one of these Porsche coupes. USA Today reports that last year’s fastest man, Brandin Cooks (now wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints), received $100,000 from Adidas for his 4.33-second 40-yard time. Just for comparison, a base 2015 911 Carrera costs $84,300, but that doesn’t include the gold wheels or the cheetah plastered on each side of the car, which is probably enough to leave Ricky Bobby and his “ME” cougar a little jealous.

In the end, the car and the giveaway are aimed at creating a little buzz for Adidas’ latest football cleats, the Adizero 5-Star 40. The cleats weight just 4.7 ounces and make use of high-strength, low-weight materials.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Carrera.

Why it matters

Because one of the fastest men in the NFL deserves one of the fastest cars on the planet.

Porsche 911 Carrera

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The Porsche 911 Carrera is the entry-level offering in the 911’s broad model range. The rear-drive 911 Carrera is powered by a rear-mounted, 3.4-liter flat-six engine that produces 350 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque. With a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds, this means that whichever athletes win these custom Porsches will likely be able to sprint 40 yards before the Porsche can get up to 60 mph. The runners obviously won’t be able to touch the 911 Carrera’s top speed of 179 mph, though.

Source: USA Today

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adidas Football Offers Custom Porsche 911 Carrera Sports Cars to Fastest Prospects

adidas Football today announced that the brand is offering custom Porsche® 911® Carrera® sports car to the three fastest prospects. This offer is open to the athletes who sign with adidas prior to running their official 40 yard dashes later this month.

The custom Porsche® 911® Carrera® sports cars feature a Cheetah graphic pattern mirroring adidas’ new UNCAGED adizero 5-Star 40 cleat, which launches Thursday.

Weighing in at only 4.7 ounces, adidas’ UNCAGED adizero 5-Star 40 is the lightest football cleat ever. The fabric on the cleat’s upper is reinforced in key support zones and made with a SprintSkin Ultra that’s 15 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float on water. The upper is dropped onto a SPRINTFRAME football plate – the lightest football plate ever created. The plate features rebound characteristics in the forefoot to give players ultimate propulsion from toe-off through the final step of the 40 yard dash.

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