Some athletes have everything that they want. Besides good looks and a supermodel wife, Brady is a quarterback for the New England Patriots. He has played for teams that have won six Super Bowls and has achieved numerous awards. Due to Brady's accomplishments, many pundits consider him to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Brady has won Super Bowl MVP award four times, the most of any player, as well as three league MVP awards.
He is the oldest player to receive the awards. At age 41, Brady doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Although he might not want to leave the New England Patriots soon, his team has started looking for his replacement. Once Brady retires, he will leave as one of the greatest NFL players of all time.
He will have his wife, millions of dollars and an impressive car collection. Considering Brady made a lot of money during his lucrative career in NFL, he decided to purchase a few rides to thank himself for the hard work. Not only does Brady have good taste in his personal life, but he also has good taste in cars. Brady purchased several rides during his career. Most of the cars were a sight for sore eyes, and some were less than what we expected from him.
15 Touchdown - Aston Martin DB11
Many automakers have used endorsement deals with athletes to advertise their cars. One of the supercar manufacturers underestimated in North America is Aston Martin. The British automaker wanted to promote its cars by partnering with the biggest NFL player in the world. Brady is selective about the brands he partners with and wants to affiliate with high-end brands.
Aston Martin wanted to ensure that Brady drove around its cars, so the automaker gifted him the DB11. The deal also spawned the limited edition Vanquish S.
14 Touchdown - Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Wealth and fancy cars are words synonymous with MVP players such as Brady. He earned around $30 million from salary and endorsements in 2016. Brady thought that his hard work had earned him a Bugatti. He didn't settle for any Bugatti; his choice was the Veyron Super Sport. The car has an estimated price of $3 million.
Under the bonnet of the Super Sport is an 8-liter W16 engine, capable of spurting out 1,200 horsepower. The car's top speed was 268 mph. Brady joined celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Jay-Z and Simon Cowell in the exclusive ownership of one of the best supercars in the world.
13 Touchdown - Audi R8
Most playboys love fast cars. Brady isn't an exception. Although he purchased a few SUVs to give his family the optimal safety on the road, he wanted a fast vehicle to drive when he was by himself. One of the cars that Brady enjoyed blistering speeds with was the Audi R8.
The car was capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Brady paid around $165,000 for the 2009 model, boasting a 5.2-liter V10 engine and producing 428 horsepower. Audi produced the car with carbon composite and aluminum space frame. The black interior suits the red exterior.
12 Touchdown - Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin was the gift that kept on giving to Brady. After endorsing the DB11, Aston Martin wanted to use Brady to promote the 2018 Vantage. Brady posted a photo on IG of him in front of the car with the caption "Sit down. Be humble.' New #Vantage out today."
Critics were quick to pan his statement, considering he was standing in front of a $150,000 car, according to IB Times. After experiencing the backlash of the caption, Brady changed it to "New #Vantage out today." The Vantage had a V8 engine that could reach 0 t0 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.
11 Touchdown - Rolls Royce Ghost
Most people won't deny that Brady has excellent taste in cars. The only problem that some might have had with his collection was that Brady was spotted driving his Rolls Royce Ghost when he signed a deal with Aston Martin to promote the British automaker's cars.
Who can blame Brady for driving one of the most luxurious vehicles in the world? Don't let the bulky frame of the Ghost fool you to believe that the car is slow since it boasts an impressive 6.6-liter V12 engine, capable of producing 563 horsepower, according to Car and Driver. Brady owned a 2011 model, a base price of $245,000.
10 Touchdown - Ferrari M458-T
The M458-T can compete with the Lamborghini Aventador, as it needs less than 3 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. Brady opted for the 2015 model. Under the bonnet of the M459-T was a 4.5-liter F136 F V8, capable of producing 562 horsepower. Brady felt blistering speeds with the M458-T when it propelled him to reach a top speed of 210 mph.
The car's MSRP price in 2015 was $240,00 for the stand two-door coupe and almost $300,000 for the Coupe Speciale. That is pocket change for a multi-millionaire MVP player such as Brady. The 488 was the car's successor.
9 Touchdown - Aston Martin TB12 Vanquish S
If it wasn't enough that Brady won the MPV award four times and married a supermodel after making millions of dollars, he also got a car named after him. After Brady signed an endorsement deal with Aston Martin, the British automaker wanted to produce a model that contained Brady's name.
The answer was the TB12 Vanquish S. The TB stood for Tom Brady, and the 12 was for his jersey number and the units produced. According to Auto Wise, the MSRP for the car was $359,950. The car had a 5.9-liter V12 engine, capable of pumping out 595 horsepower and reaching 201 mph.
8 Touchdown - Lexus GS 450
Japan-made cars have made a big impact on the North American market. Toyota and Honda are one of the best selling automakers in the US. Brady wanted to experience a foreign car but wanted a model that provided luxury and good performance. Lexus is a luxury division of Toyota and produces elegant cars that provide reliability and ample sample in the cabin.
Before Brady bought the Bugatti Veyron and signed a deal with Aston Martin, he opted for a 2010 Lexus GS 450. Brady bought a hybrid model, which had a quiet cabin and an engine that provided the performance of a V8 but the fuel economy of a V6.
7 Touchdown - Land Rover Range Rover
The Brady household used the Range Rover as a family around the town vehicle. Brady opted for a 2011 model, boasting a supercharged V8 engine. Although the Range Rover was fast, it had better fuel economy than the Cadillac that Brady owned. Brady spent over $100,000 to purchase the car that provided him 28 mpg on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in Brady's collection.
Not only was the Range Rover fast, but it was also reliable and provided luxury in the spacious cabin. The car was perfect for a Brady family outing.
6 Touchdown - Maserati GranTurismo
Some people say that Bundchen was the one who owned the GranTurismo and added it to the household when she and Brady got married. Many people believe that Brady owned it since he is a supercar lover, and Gisele prefers safe vehicles such as SUVs. The Italian manufacturer has tried hard to compete with its rivals, Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Under the bonnet of the GranTurismo was a 4.2-liter V8 engine that could produce 399 horsepower. Considering the car was built for performance, Brady seemed likely to own it more than Gisele, who opts for cars such as the Lexus RX SUV.
5 Interception - Audi S8
Audi has garnered a reputation for producing quality vehicles that provide performance, luxury, and reliability. The German automaker's cars can last a long time providing that the owner looks after the vehicle. The car wasn't in great condition after Brady got involved in the accident. The S8 had a sturdy aluminum construction and a V10 engine that was capable of pumping out 450 horsepower.
Brady's agents hoped that the accident wouldn't cause a media spectacle, so they remained silent. Even an S8 can take only so much punishment before it stops running.
4 Interception - Cadillac Escalade ESV
Several celebrities such as Justin Bieber, David Beckham, and Eminem have chosen the Escalade as their means of transport to appearances. One of the cars that Brady got when he won the MVP award during the Patriots and Panthers game was an Escalade, according to Auto Wise.
The U.S. automaker was the sponsor for the MVP car giveaway. Brady was a rookie at the time, so the Escalade ESV that he selected was one of the best cars he had owned. The car provided ample power but poor fuel economy. Brady could get only 13 mpg in the city. The car was worth around $70,000 at the time.
3 Interception - Jeep Grand Cherokee
When Bundchen came into Brady's life, he became a family man. Bundchen loved SUVs and owned a Lexus RX and a BMW X5 to ensure that the kid's get optimal safety. She also wanted the kids to be safe when driving with dad, so Brady had to get an SUV. His choice in SUV was a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The automaker has garnered a reputation for manufacturing some of the best off-roaders; however, Jeep hasn't gotten a good reputation for making comfortable cars for a daily commute. The Cherokee has also provided reliability issues for many owners.
2 Interception - Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
It seems that Brady enjoyed the Escalade ESV since he purchased the Hybrid. The Escalade used to be a car that retirees bought, but Cadillac worked hard to portray the image that the car was suitable for families. Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, loves SUVs.
Although Brady bought the car, many believe that she influenced him since she wanted to start a family. Under the bonnet was a 6-liter V8 engine, which could pump out 332 horsepower. The only problem with the car is that Cadillac discontinued it after the 2013 model. The discontinuation reduced the car's value.
1 Interception - Chevrolet Colorado
Brady is a great football player and a good friend to his teammates. Another car that Brady got as part of receiving the MVP award was a Chevrolet Colorado. His ownership of the car was limited time due to his temperament to help his teammates. Malcolm Butler helped Brady with a goal-line interception, so Brady wanted to thank him for his efforts by giving Butler the Chevrolet Colorado, according to Road and Track.
Considering Butler was a rookie at the time, he was thrilled with Brady's gift. The Chevrolet Colorado didn't do too well against Brady's supercar collection.
Sources - Car & Driver & Road & Track