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Archie Hamilton reveals the most popular cars for Premier League players

Published: 14/Sep/2020 13:19

by Kieran Bicknell

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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.

Archie Hamilton Audi R8
YouTube: Archie Hamilton Racing
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.

Esports

Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.