Lleyton's New Love
December 5, 2004 Sunday Mail
What a way to mend a broken heart.... Just weeks afte rhis split from Kim Clijsters, former Wimbledon Champion and workd No 1 Lleyton Hewitt has been raising eyebrows around streets of Adelaide driving this $420,000 black Ferrari.
Lleyton's early Christmas present to himself is a 360 spider model with a top speed of almost 300km/h. He bought the Ferrari! the only one of its type in Australia from a Melbourne dealership. In the wake of his split from former fiance Kim Clijsters, the 2002 Wimbledon Champion has found solace in one of the fastest cars in the world.
And he is certainly raising eyebrows around the streets of Adelaide in his Ferrari Spider 360.
Hewitt, who has career earnings of more then $18million, is taking a break over Christmas/New Year spending plenty of time with close friend and Crows midfielder Andrew McLeod.
The pair have become the talk of Adelaide, frequently seen about on the town, including the basketball and the Adelaide Test.
Hewitt 23, bought the Ferrari, following in the Footsteps of fellow Davis Cup star Mark Philippoussis, who previously owned a $600,000 Lamborghini Roadster. While Hewitt's Ferrari isn't quite in the same league, it's still proving to be a traffic stopper.
The convertable two seater boasts leather trim and a top of the range stereo system, as well as all the other luxuries you'd expect from a car with such a price tag.
The spider has 294Kw or 400 horsepower and also has a fuel capacity of 95litres, which means it costs about $100 to fill up. Hewitt, boutght the car from Lance Dixon Prestige Cars in Melbourne, took delivery on Thursday.
The company's website shows the car retails for $395,000. Stamp duty is $19,950 vehicle registration $500 and dealer delivery charges at least $3500. Lifting the total price to more than $420,000.
The Ferrari was ordered from the company's headquarters in Maranello, Italy, shipped to the Melbourne Dealership and then trucked to Adelaide.
While Red Ferrari's are the most popular, Hewitt specifically wanted a black model. A salesman flew to Adelaide to personally deliver the car to Hewitt and then took a drive with him.
Lesson over, Hewitt then took a spin from his luxury Adelaide home to AAMI Stadium, where he showed off this latest acquistion to McLeod and other Crows players.
On Thursday evening, the two dined in Glenelg before leaving in the Ferrari and heading home.
There u go if any of you guys didn't see any of the papers. This was printed in the Sunday Mail and is also on The LleytonLand site. So thought I would also post it on here since it is on that one. So yeah!
Gosh this is such a hot car... But itz not red though Oh well!