Footballers, Fast Cars and Money To Burn!

If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I wonder which footballer has the most expensive car?” then ponder no longer, we’ve compiled a top 10 list. Even if that conjecture has yet to enter your conscious thought process this list is still a chance to have a look and decide are these some mighty fine cars or some ostentatious muppet wagons?

In tenth place on the list is Nani sporting the Lamborghini Gailardo LP 550-2 which weighs in at £140,000. The price tag on this rather tasty Lambo has led some to speculate that it’s the reason Nani finds it so hard to stay on his feet during a match, the price has turned his legs to jelly.

10) Nani [Lamborghini Gailardo LP 550-2]
10) Nani [Lamborghini Gailardo LP 550-2]
Coming ninth on the list is Turkish playmaker Arda Turan with his £145k Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The beautifully crafted Merc could win titles just like its owner and is definitely top of la liga!

9) Arda Turan [Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG]
9) Arda Turan [Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG]
Eighth on the list sees another Merc this time it’s legendary diver Didier Drogba with his £150,000 Mercedes SL65-AMG. Drogba is known for his rolling around on the football pitch but rolling around town in this fine machine is a much better way for him to spend his time.

8) Didier Drogba [Mercedes SL65-AMG]
8) Didier Drogba [Mercedes SL65-AMG]
At seventh it’s England captain Wayne Rooney with his rather tidy looking Aston Martin Vanquish S which costs £150k. Rooney is known for his ability to score and with this beauty his netted a real stunner!

7) Wayne Rooney [Aston Martin Vanquish S]
7) Wayne Rooney [Aston Martin Vanquish S]
Coming in at sixth is footballing bad boy Jermaine Pennant with his frankly hideous Chrome Aston Martin DBS. Pennant has spent some time in jail and amazingly it wasn’t for the criminal paint job on this would-be lovely car. Money can’t buy taste but it can buy this car for £170,000.

6) Jermaine Pennant [Chrome Aston Martin DBS]
6) Jermaine Pennant [Chrome Aston Martin DBS]
At number five on the list we see our first Ferrari and it belongs to none other than midfield legend Frank Lampard. His rather stylish Ferrari 458 costs a cool £200,000 but ‘Super Frank’ deserves a nice motor for all the hard graft he’s put in on the pitch.

5) Frank Lampard [Ferrari 458]
5) Frank Lampard [Ferrari 458]
Clocking in at number four on the list is a stunning N50M Lamborghini owned by Obafami Martins. Martins now plays over in the States for Seattle Sounders FC, who must have him on a sound wage, this Lambo costs a hefty £250k!

4) Obafami Martins [N50M Lamborghini]
4) Obafami Martins [N50M Lamborghini]
At number 3 is a true legend of the footballing world with an equally legendary car. It’s Mr. David Beckham with his classy Rolls Royce Phantom. David’s Phantom cost a reported £350,000, travelling in style costs a bit don’t you know!

3) David Beckham [Rolls Royce Phantom]
3) David Beckham [Rolls Royce Phantom]
Number 2 on the list sees the classless spitter extraordinaire El Hadji Diouf with his extraordinary Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren. Maybe the £420,000 price tag left Diouf spitting mad!

2) El Hadji Diouf [Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren]
2) El Hadji Diouf [Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren]
Ok time for the number one spot and it’s occupied by arguably the number one footballer of all time, none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. The wily winger really went all out when he got himself a LaFerrari 2014 Model which cost a reported £2 million! Well he is a superstar after all…

1) Cristiano Ronaldo [LaFerrari 2014 Model]
1) Cristiano Ronaldo [LaFerrari 2014 Model]
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How To Install Rear Parking Sensors

Lots of people would like parking sensors but don’t feel confident with installing them. Once an overview of the procedure has been established then realistically anyone can do it. Here we’ve put together a guide to help you with the installation process.

Mark the Holes

The first thing to do is to mark the holes out onto the rear bumper establishing where the sensors will go. It is recommended that you use masking tape to ensure a visible mark and to limit the likelihood of the drill slipping.

Find the centre of the vehicle and work from here. The spacing between each sensor should be between 30-40cm. Ensure that the spacings are the same for all the sensors. This not only makes for a professional aesthetically pleasing job but also ensures that the sensors will work correctly. It is worth spending time planning this stage.

Also note the height from the floor must be between 50-80cm with the ideal height being 55cm.

When making your hole cuts ensure the drill is held at a 90 degree angle otherwise the sensors will not sit right. This will effect their efficiency.

Be sure to use the correct size drill bit – some kits come with the bit supplied. For others you will need to buy the bit separately.

Parking Sensors Installation Guide - marking the holes
Parking Sensors Installation Guide

Power Supply

The control unit has an input for the power lead which is red (positive) and black (negative). The red goes to the reverse light circuit which can be found by consulting your car’s guide book or by using a multimeter. Another possible way is to search the internet on forums about your vehicle, however if you do this it is advisable to double check using a multimeter.

Main unit and wiring power supply
Main unit and wiring power supply

Once the reverse light’s wire has been located strip it and connect the red wire and solder it an tape the joint with electrical tape. The black wire should then be grounded.

Here is an example

Example of wiring
Example of wiring

Connecting the Sensors

Feed each sensor’s wire through the drilled hole and through a suitable grommet hole. Each sensor should be put in the correct input slot in the control unit.

Connect the LED display

Find a suitable place on your dashboard or where you would like your LED display. Run the wire to the control unit. Taking care to make sure the wire is not visible ensure a more professional looking finish