With many football players having cash to spare, it’s only natural that they want a set of wheels that showcases their elevated wealth and fame. But which supercars do footballers love the most? Archie Hamilton finds out in his September 11 video.
Of course, footballers can’t be seen in ‘stock’ supercars no matter how brash and outlandish they are, so custom finishes, body kits, and wheels are the norm in the outrageous world of high-level football.
As you may expect, kitted-out Range Rovers, Mercedes G-Wagens, and high-performance SUVs are popular for famous stars. Favored for their excellent visibility but relative stealth, black SUVs are a dime-a-dozen on English streets, so make a great ‘incognito’ car for stars’ daily drivers.
Supercars are slowing falling out of favor with footballers, with ‘super SUVs’ taking their place.
Promotions mean paychecks
There are of course less inconspicuous SUVs, such as the Lamborghini Urus which has been very popular with high-level players and is “a great car” according to Rich, the owner of Premier Sports Solutions who features in Archie’s video.
It seems that when teams get promoted, more and more players want to upgrade their wheels too, as Rich explains: “When Leeds got promoted, we did within a couple of weeks… 7 or so [cars].” Promotions mean paychecks, and players are all too keen to cash in their new riches.
Supercars are still a part of most footballers’ garages, but they are becoming less common with SUVs and luxury marques such as Bentley and Rolls Royce taking precedence. While brash supercars were once a great sign of wealth, it seems they are being replaced by out-and-out opulence instead.
Satin Black everything
There is one particular theme that runs throughout the video. Whether these players are buying Audi R8s, Lamborghini Aventadors, or custom ‘Urban’ Range Rover SVRs, they all have one thing in common: Satin Black wraps.
Apparently footballers and celebrities can’t get enough of satin black cars. Whether it’s a status symbol or they simply love the look, many household names are buying up cars of various colors and paying for them to be wrapped in satin black before taking delivery of their new ride.
So in answer to the question of which cars footballers love the most, they love big, powerful SUVs, luxury family cars, and still have a soft spot for the likes of the Lamborghini Aventador S. They just all have to be satin black.
When EA announced they were working on a remastered version of 2010’s Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, many were shocked by the seemingly out-of-the-blue news. Die-hard fans of the game will love the nostalgia value, while newcomers to the franchise have plenty to get excited about.
Back in 2010, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was released to widespread critical acclaim. Taking on the classic ‘cops and robbers’ genre with a twist, NFS HP allowed players to act on both sides of the law.
Well, for fans that missed out the first time around, EA has announced they are rebooting and remastering the 2010 classic, refreshing it for a whole new generation to enjoy.
Since this is a remaster of the original game, the storyline remains very much the same as it was before. That’s not to say nothing has changed for the latest version, however. An updated photo mode will please in-game snappers, along with a reboot of the ‘Autolog’ in-game social media network.
The remastered game will attract both die-hard NFS players and newcomers alike.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered car list
EA has actually released the full list of included cars within the remastered game, which many fans will be happy about. As with most NFS titles, this is not a particularly long list, but expect plenty of customization options to ‘tweak’ your car to perfection.
Highlights from the included car list are a number of Bugatti Veyron variations, age-old favorites the Ford Mustang GT500 (2 variations) Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor (perfect for playing ‘good cop’) along with a number of Paganis and Koenigseggs; More than enough to keep players occupied.
Full Need for Speed Hot Pursuit remastered car list:
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Aston Martin DBS Volante
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin One-77
Audi TT RS
Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro
Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI quattro
Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
BMW Z4 sDrive35is
BMW M3 E92
BMW M6 Convertible
Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Charger SRT8
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
Dodge Viper SRT10
Dodge Viper SRT10 Final Edition
Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor
Ford GT500 Super Snake
Ford GT500 Shelby
Ford Police Interceptor Concept
Gumpert Apollo S
Koenigsegg CCXR Edition
Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV
Lamborghini Diablo SV
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP 560-4
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
Maserati GranTurismo S
Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series
Mercedes SLS AMG
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Nissan 370Z Roadster
Nissan GT-R SpecV
Pagani Zonda Cinque (NFS Edition)
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster (NFS Edition)
Pagani Zonda Cinque
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 Speedster
Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Porsche 911 Turbo 1982
Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche Boxster Spyder
Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche Panamera Turbo
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Will Need for Speed Hot Pursuit be available in 4k?
Since the game has been in existence for ten years since its original release, players can expect plenty of upgraded graphics to take full advantage of the latest hardware.
Sadly, it seems that the new Hot Pursuit game won’t be optimized specifically for next-gen consoles. That doesn’t mean that it won’t look great though. Fully-overhauled graphics, new reflection technology, better textures, and updated particle effects will all feature as part of the remaster.
Despite not being optimized for next-gen technology, players can still have the option of playing in 4K, depending on their platform of choice.
Some players will be able to enjoy the remastered game in 4K, but it is platform-dependent.
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch players will not have access to 4K, but will instead enjoy the game at 30fps in 1080p HD.
Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players will have the option to run in 4K though, being able to choose between either a 1080p 60fps ‘performance’ mode or a 4K, 30fps ‘fidelity’ mode.
PC players can also get in on the 4K action, with the ability to play in 4K resolution up to a maximum of 60fps. This frame rate has been locked to ensure there is an even playing field in multiplayer, especially when taking advantage of the new cross-platform capabilities.
Does Need for Speed Hot Pursuit support cross-platform gaming?
One of the biggest new features for the remastered Hot Pursuit is the inclusion of cross-platform capability. This means for the first time ever, Hot Pursuit players will be able to challenge their friends regardless of their platform.
Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch players can all compete head-to-head in multiplayer races and challenges, bringing together the Need For Speed Hot Pursuit community like never before.
Previous DLC such as the ‘Porsche Unleashed’ pack will be included with the base game.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit DLC packs
For the first time ever, the game will come shipped with all the DLC readily available for players to enjoy.
Featuring every pack that was made for the original game, it gives all players a bonus six hours of gameplay, along with a whole host of new cars. Included are the Porsche and Lamborghini Unleashed car packs, Armed & Dangerous DLC, and more.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit remastered trailer
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit price & release date
The prices and release dates for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit vary depending on which platform you play on.
We’ve put all the prices and release dates into a convenient table below for easy reference:
Xbox One / Xbox One X
November 6 2020
PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro
November 6 2020
November 6 2020
November 13 2020
We’ll continue to update this article with new details when they are made available.