Fernando Alonso gets new Maserati GranCabrio – rpmGo.com

Formula 1 drivers aren’t exactly the poorest guys on Earth, so they usually afford to buy quite a lot of cars for off the track use. But for those who are racing for a manufacturer-owned team, the company car is given to them for free.

This is what happened to two-time F1 champ Fernando Alonso, who won the first race of the 2010 season in Bahrain for Ferrari. After his switch from Renault to the Italian team, the Spanish driver was left without a car, as the Megane RS was returned.

Seeing as how the guy barely had enough money for something decent, Ferrari decided to hook him up with a model from the Fiat family. No, it’s not a Panda, but a Maserati GranCabrio convertible. It seems that Alonso had enough of driving fast but not so comfortable sportscars, and decided that a comfy GranCabrio would be perfect.

The model, powered by a 4.7-liter V8, capable of 440 HP, has been decked out with some special features, and will be showcased by Alonso everywhere he goes. While he will be enjoying the open top fun between F1 races, we’ll be here wondering what it’s like to live such a life.

Source: Maserati

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