It may be 12 years since the iconic Ferrari F430 Spyder was released, but the classy convertible remains highly popular with celebrities as well as supercar fans.
While you might expect some of the world’s most famous stars to have moved on to newer cars by now, there are plenty of reasons why the F430 Spyder is still their supercar of choice.
Its sleek and stylish exterior, luxurious interior and top speed of almost 200mph show why the Spyder was such a hit and remains so popular even now.
Here we count down our top five celebrities who drive a Spyder.
5. John Cena
A self-confessed supercar obsessive, it’s fair to say WWE legend John Cena knows an iconic luxury car when he sees one. Cena hosts the ‘Auto Geek’ series on YouTube and recently profiled his beloved F430 Spyder. He revealed he was particularly fond of the fact that the Spyder was one of the last Ferraris to have manual transmission, and how its side mirrors pay tribute to the iconic 1984 Ferrari Testarossa. Watch the erstwhile actor wax lyrical about his pride and joy here.
4. John Terry
The former Chelsea and England captain may have a rugged style of play, but he clearly has an eye for a classy car. Despite recently moving to Aston Villa, he is still often seen around London proudly displaying his 430 Spyder.
The defender is clearly a Ferrari lover: he also owns a rare 275 GTB as well as a 2003 Ferrari Enzo.
The R&B star has been known to take his black Spyder everywhere – even on quick shopping trips or to pick up his ex-wife Heidi Klum when the two were married! To be fair, you can’t blame his eagerness to show off the classic supercar. He may now be well into his 50s, but the legendary singer is still travelling in style. Seal also owns a gold Bentley Azzure.
2. LeBron James
Basketball superstar LeBron James has owned a customised silver Spyder since 2008. His Spyder is specially-built to accommodate his 6”8in frame. So far, so reasonable. However, the customisation also apparently included replacing the iconic Ferrari stallion figurehead with his own ‘LB’ logo. Unsurprisingly, he got a lot of stick.
The Cleveland Cavaliers player owns a raft of other supercars, including a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Ferrari 599.
1. Lionel Messi
It’s only appropriate that the man often described as the best footballer on the planet should have a car to match. The understated but classy red Spyder matches Messi’s reserved personality and is one of the supercars in his collection.
A Polish newspaper recently calculated that it would’ve taken Messi just 31 minutes to earn back the cost of the £137.000-valued Spyder. It’s alright for some…
Messi clearly appreciates vintage Ferraris: last year he won an auction for a classic 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, shelling out a whopping £25 million and reportedly outbidding his footballing nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo in the process.