Inside Neymar's rare R8.8m Maserati


World record transfer holder Neymar is known for his extravagance on and off the field. Taking a look inside Neymar's rare Maserati offers a prime example of the exquisite taste of footballers at the elite level.

Neymar, 28, has been on the books of Paris Saint-Germain since the Ligue 1 giants forked out a staggering €222-million to lure him away from FC Barcelona in August 2017 - making him the most expensive footballer ever.

While he's yet to achieve the UEFA Champions League dream he was signed for by the Qatari-owned club, he remains one of the most recognisable athletes in world football due to his unique talents.

Only Pele (77) and Ronaldo Nazario (62) has scored more goals than his 61 for the Brazil senior national team and with time on his side - he's likely to usurp both legends as the all-time Selecao scorer and cement his legendary status.

Maserati MC12 - Made for the elite

With Neymar earning $95.5m per annum through his football career, his ability to splash cash has become second nature, from private planes to the most sought-after vehicles.

But his purchase of the MC12, which is one of only 50 ever made, is a reality-check of the spending power of footballers at the highest level. To many, it would be a poster on the wall to aspire towards, but to Neymar, it's just another purchase.

Made for the 1%'ers of the world

The collector's item was created between 2004 and 2005 and holds one of the most powerful engines as the first modern supercar of the Maserati brand and goes for R8.8-million for the 'entry-level' version.

With a V-12 engine, it reaches 0-100km in just 4 seconds and a top speed of 330kms - but the incredible interior, which can be seen in the gallery above is the real show-stopper.

Finished with a blue leather dashboard with carbon fibre in between, it offers a similar look to the iconic grand tourer.

Did you know?

Neymar scored his 100th professional goal in his 20th birthday.

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