Supercars are exotic. Then, there are Ferraris. Representing royalty in the supercar world, cars from Ferrari come with a rich motorsport legacy. And this is what makes them super special, both for owners and regular car nuts who admire them. From sport stars to movie stars, from mavericks to business tycoons, Ferrari owners are bound by the love of driving, barring a few exceptions of course. Today, we bring you India’s famous Ferrari owners, and an infamous one.
Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar is perhaps the most famous Ferrari owner in India. A former brand ambassador for Fiat in India, Sachin received a Ferrari 360 as a gift from the Italian automaker. Michael Schumacher, back then the F1 world champion driving a Ferrari on the race track, was flown in to hand over the keys of the car to Sachin. The car’s now sold though, and one Mr. Jayesh Desai from Surat owns it.
Sanjay Dutt loves his cars and motorcycles. While the Bollywood actor, currently serving time at Pune’s Yerwada jail, has many bespoke rides in his garage, the pride of place is occupied by a Ferrari 599 GTB.
Imran Khan is another Bollywood movie actor who loves driving. The flagship car in his garage is from Maranello, a Ferrari California.
Telugu movie actor Naga Chaitanya has inherited the love for fast cars and bikes from his dad, Nagarjuna, a superstar in the Telugu film industry and a well known car and motorcycle nut. Naga Chaitanya owns a Ferrari F430.
The man on your screen doesn’t just own a Ferrari, he races them. Gautam Singhania has even won races with his Ferrari F458 Italia. Now, this is one Ferrari fan who actually uses a Ferrari like the way it’s meant to be.
Business tycoon Ratan Tata is frequently spotted taking a leisurely drive on Mumbai’s Marine Drive, in a red Ferrari California, with the top down no less.
Cricket administration’s maverick Lalit Modi owns a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that’s rather special, for it has CRI3KET embossed on the registration plate.
Liquor baron Vijay Mallya may have lose billions but he still has his museum full of cars. From the Ferrari Dino to the 275 GTB, Dr. Mallya really knows his cars.
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Bhushan Kumar, a music mogul who owns the label T-Series, loves fast cars. A Ferrari 458 occupies a special place in his garage, which has other supercars too.
Mohammed Nisham is perhaps the stupidest, and most infamous Ferrari owner in India. Nisham and his Ferrari F430 came into the spotlight when this notorious law breaker allowed his 9 year old son drive the supercar. The man is currently in jail for mowing down a security guard in his Hummer.