The world of sports has been a part of our lives ever since time immemorial. We have seen sports change gradually over the years. Although some years back, athletics was a male-dominated world, that is changing slowly as days go by. Nowadays we see athletes driving expensive luxury cars and that does not surprise us.
When it comes to rewarding themselves with luxurious Porsche cars, there are some athletes who know how to do it better than the rest. Some of these sportsmen and women have been spotted driving around in exotic cars worth hundreds of millions. To juice things up, some of these athletes are women! This is a sure indication that they are earning good money in the sporting industry. Some of these cars are so expensive that a normal citizen could not afford to purchase even if they wanted to, but for the athletes, price does not really matter.
On the other hand, there is a group of athletes who do not see the need of spoiling themselves with these expensive luxurious cars. Rather, they are spotted driving cars that even a normal person does not want to be seen driving around. Despite the money they earn, they still insist on being “humble.” Whatever their definition of humble might be, they should not be seen driving such cars provided the kind of salary they receive! In this article, we are going to look at top female athletes, together with the different cars that they drive.
20 Exotic: Garbine Muguruza - Porsche 911 Carrera
Garbine Muguruza Blanco is of Spanish-Venezuelan descent. She is a professional tennis player and previous worldwide number one but is currently ranked third in singles by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
She is a woman of good taste when it comes to cars, she drives a Porsche.
Her car was manufactured by Porsche AG, a German vehicle manufacturer who specializes in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. When you drive around in a car like this, it shows that you are rich because the car costs quite a hefty fee! Her car is fitted with some of the latest technology that helps it to be efficient.
19 Exotic: Pamela Anderson - Maserati Quattroporte
Another female athlete who has been spotted driving with a rather unusual car is Pamela Anderson she drives a Maserati Quattroporte. The name Quattroporte is translated from Italian and plainly means "four doors."
Ever since it came to the market, there have been six generations of this vehicle, the first one was introduced in 1963, and the present model was launched in 2016. The Quattroporte of the first generation had a steel unibody formation, accompanied by a front subframe. The suspension at the front is independent, with coil springs and hydraulic dampers. This car is all that you could wish for.
18 Exotic: Martina Navratilova - Mercedes-Benz 450SL
This next athlete has clearly got class. Martina Navratilova is a professional tennis player from America. She was selected as the best female tennis player of the year 2005 by Tennis Magazine. Due to her success, she is able to afford a Mercedes-benz 450 SL. The name of the Mercedes-Benz SL has always indicated a certain level of car style and complexity when it comes to the features, and the brand has spanned generations.
In the year 1976, the SL was incorporated with a continuous fuel injection system, together with transistorized ignition. The cars went unchanged in 1979, and in 1980, the fuel injection system was revised, further cutting power from 180 hp to 160 hp.
17 Exotic: Tracy Austin - Porsche 924
Tracy Austin is an American who was previously a worldwide number 1 professional tennis player. She has won three Grand Slam titles, the women's singles title being one of them. For a player who has stayed for long in the industry, as expected she drives a really exotic car, the Porsche 924.
A 2-door car, the 924 was meant to replace the Porsche 914 as the firm's entry-level model.
The 924 was the first Porsche that goes to the road to have an engine at the front-rear wheel drive configuration. It was also the first Porsche to be offered with a wholly automatic transmission and she is the proud owner of one!
16 Exotic: Lindsey Vonn - Audi R8 Spyder
Lindsey Vonn is not a new name when it comes to athletics. She is one of the women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. She bought herself an Audi R8 Spyder.
This car is completely designed, advanced, and factory-made by Audi AG's private junior firm that manufactures high-performance vehicle parts.
The essential construction of the R8 is founded on the Audi Space Frame and uses an aluminum monocoque which is made using space frame principles. The car was built by Audi Sport GmbH in a recently renewed workshop at Audi's aluminum site at Neckarsulm in Germany.
15 Exotic: Angelique Kerber - Porsche 911
Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player who is also a former world number 1. Having made her professional entrance in 2003, Kerber rose to fame when she reached the semifinals of the US Open. With such fame, you cannot afford being seen driving around in a mediocre car. Kerber owns a Porsche 911.
The Porsche 911 is a two-door, 2+2 high-performance German sports car with a rear engine. It has a rear-mounted engine which is a six-cylinder too. The car has undergone continuous growth, though the elementary concept is still unchanged.
14 Exotic: Jelena Jankovic - Porsche 911 Carrera 4s
Jelena Jankovic is a Serbian professional tennis player. She is also a former world number one in singles, a position achieved following her final appearance at the 2008 US Open. She owns a Porsche Carrera 4s.
The 911 Carrera 4S is given power by a 3.0L double turbocharged level six-cylinder engine which produces 420 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque.
This 911 Carrera 4S is additionally improved with such as 20" Carrera S wheels and a heated steering wheel.
13 Exotic: Maria Sharapova - Porsche 911 Carrera
Maria Sharapova is a professional tennis player from Russia. She has been given the rank of world’s number one in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on five different instances. She is among ten women to be the bearer of a career Grand Slam. She is also a medalist in Olympics since she won silver at the Summer Olympics in London. She drives around in a Porsche 991. This car is the inner meaning of the seventh generation Porsche 911 sports cars. They were revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, they were to be a replacement for the 997. She sure must have paid a hefty price for the car!
12 Exotic: Lindsey Davenport - Porsche 911
Lindsay Ann Davenport Leach is an American former professional tennis player. She has been rated world’s number one on 8 occasions, for 98 weeks. Davenport is among of five women who have been the year-end world number 1 at least four times (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2005) since 1975. She also owns a Porsche 911. The Porsche 911 is a two-door, 2+2 high-performance German sports car with a rear engine. It has a rear-mounted engine which is a six-cylinder too. The car has undergone continuous growth, though the elementary concept is still unchanged.
11 Exotic: Serena Williams - Bentley continental
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player. She was ranked world’s number one by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) in singles on eight different occurrences between 2002 and 2017. She drives around in a luxurious car called the new Bentley Continental GT. This car features clean lines which are very formal and wide, a low body, and an arousing sense of speed and presence. When you open the vehicle, a pre-programmed arrangement of external lighting welcomes you. To match the car’s outstanding inner design, the inner mood lighting can be organized to your choice.
10 Normal: Ronda Rousey - Honda Accord
Ronda Rousey was the first American female athlete to earn an Olympic medal in Judo, which was a bronze she won at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. When it comes to this athlete and cars the story gets sweet.
She once lived in a Honda Accord.
These are not expensive cars. The Honda accord used to be where Ronda would live and store all her gold medals. The car is a good one with great features but it is not ideal for an athlete who is winning gold medals. Thankfully, she recently sold the thing for just over $20,000.
9 Normal: Serena Williams - land rover
Another female athlete who is sometimes spotted driving a normal car is the superstar Serena Williams. She is an American professional tennis player. She was ranked world’s number one by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) in singles on eight different occurrences between 2002 and 2017. In her fleet of cars, she owns a Land Rover. The design for the original Land Rover was started in 1947 by Maurice Wilks.
The car had an early choice of color, dictated by military spare supplies of paint of the aircraft cockpit, so the early versions only came in several shades of light green.
She is a worldwide known athlete but still drives around in normal cars like this one.
8 Normal: Martina Navratilova - Skoda Octavia
Martina Navratilova, tennis player from America who took over women’s tennis in the late 1970s and the ’80s. Navratilova played in her first tennis tournament at the age of 8. She is another athlete who is often seen driving around in normal cars. She drives a Skoda Octavia.
The first generation of this car had a facelift in 2000 and was still made and sold in some markets, even after the second generation was brought around in 2004.
In other parts of Europe as well as Germany and Asia, the first-generation version was sold as the Octavia Tour, where the new version is sold as the Octavia. This car was good, yes, but not good enough for her.
7 Normal: Vivian Cheruiyot - Toyota Land Cruiser
Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot is a Kenyan long-distance runner who has specialized in track and cross country running. She represented Kenya at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the Summer Olympics of 2008, the Summer Olympics of 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal. She drives around a land cruiser.
The Land Cruiser's dependability and permanency have brought about a huge popularity, particularly in Australia where it is the best-selling body-on-frame car which is also a four-wheel drive.
Viviane has won very many medals in the numerous races she has won, but still drives around a Toyota! She should leave cars like this to people who can't afford more and buy a car that matches her worth.
6 Normal: Mercy Cherono - Toyota Allion
Mercy Cherono is a 2-time world junior champion in the 3,000 meters and she has also won gold medals at the World Youth Championships and 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. She is a Kenyan athlete who drives a Toyota Allion.
The Toyota Allion and its partner the Toyota Premio are cars which have been sold in Japan since 2001 by Toyota.
The cars are designated as compact by Japanese dimension rules, and the dimensions in the exterior do not change with periodic updates. The Allion came to replace the Toyota Carina, a version that first appeared in 1970. She is an athlete with so many achievements including golds. She should at least consider an upgrade in her garage.
5 Normal: Edna Kiplagat - Toyota Harrier
Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat is a Kenyan long-distance runner. At age 37, Edna Kiplagat won the 2017 Boston Marathon when she only took 2:21:52 hours to complete the course. With all her great achievements, she still drives a Toyota Harrier. The Toyota Harrier is a midsize crossover SUV which was being marketed since December by Toyota and is exclusively new to Toyota Store dealers in Japan.
In export markets, the Toyota Harrier was rebadged as the Lexus RX from March 1998. Second generation versions came to Japan in 2003, followed in hand by the Lexus for export. The Toyota Harrier is a really good car, but only for those who cannot afford better cars.
4 Normal: Sabine Lisicki - Peugeot 308
Sabine Katharina Lisicki is a professional tennis player from Germany. She is a famous athlete but still drives a Peugeot 308! This model of Peugeot was launched with an aim of replacing the Peugeot 307 in most international markets.
The new model was grounded upon the former 307’s framework, but this one has fresh bodywork and is to some extent wider and is longer too. It has a drag coefficient of 0.29, and it has a five-star Euro NCAP rating. Due to the facelift of 2011, the drag factor was dropped to 0.28. This is a good car for people who are not celebrities or athletes.
3 Normal: Anabel Croft - Buick Cascada
Annabel Nicola Croft professional British number one female tennis player, plus she is also and radio and television presenter. she won the WTA Tour event Virginia Slims of San Diego and represented Britain in the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup. She owns a Buick.
This is a normal car made by the formally Buick Motor Division, an upscale vehicle brand of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM). It has the privilege of being the oldest active American brand of vehicles and was the one that established General Motors. Buick also has the privilege of being the first production vehicle maker to equip its vehicles with engines which are above the valves.
2 Normal: Anna Kournikova - Cadillac Escalade
Anna Kournikova is a Russian professional tennis player. Her frequent appearances and celebrity status made her one of the best-known tennis stars in the whole world. She owns a fleet of cars and the one she is seen mostly driving is her Cadillac Escalade. The 1999 Escalade was closely identical to the GMC Yukon Denali but was reformed for the 2002 version year to make it be more in line with "art and science" design theme that belongs to Cadillac.
The production of the Escalade was skipped for the 2001 model year. The Escalade ESV and its counterpart the Escalade EXT were made in Silao, Mexico. For a person of her status, she should stick to the exotic cars lying around her garage.
1 Normal: Betty Nutha - Armstrong Siddeley
To finish our list of exceptional female athletes and the cars they drive, we will look at Betty Nuthall Shoemaker. she was an English tennis player. She was known for her powerful forehand. She has had many achievements but despite that, she drives a cheap car. Maybe it is due to the fact that she has a strong forehand that she decided to buy an Armstrong Siddeley. The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire is a big car which was made by a British company called Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited beginning from 1952 to 1960.
Sources: cargurus.com; autobytel.com; celebritiescarsblog.com