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Ben Simmons Loves Italian Exotics So Much, He’s Got a Whole Bunch Laying Around

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons loves showing off his cars on Instagram. If you’re one of his followers, then you’ve already seen him posing with some very expensive whips at least half a dozen times last year alone.
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Aside from a custom F-150 truck and two Rolls-Royce models (Cullinan and Wraith), Simmons mostly posts images that include some type of Italian exotic, either a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. All of them seem to feature similar colorways and undoubtedly make for a very pleasant journey from his home to the Sixers arena in south Philly.

His Lamborghini Urus appears to feature gloss black trim for additional contrast, and unless there’s something different about the powertrain, it should put down the usual 641 hp (650 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque, courtesy of a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 unit. Its official 0-62 mph (100 kph) time is 3.6 seconds, while the top speed is rated at 190 mph (305 kph).

Moving on to his Ferraris, one is a 488 Spider, while the other is a more hardcore 488 Pista. The former comes with gloss black wheels, a dual-tone red and black interior, red badges for the exterior, and red brake calipers. Power comes from the same 3.9-liter twin turbo V8 you get in the 488 GTB, good for 661 hp (670 PS) and 561 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque. It needs just 3 seconds flat in order to hit 62 mph (100 kph), and will do 205 mph (330 kph) flat out.

As for the 488 Pista, it’s got the same engine as the 488 GTB/Spider, but more power at 710 hp (720 PS) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm). Its design was influenced by the 488 GTE and 488 Challenge racers, and it really shows. The Pista will hit 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.85 seconds, 124 mph (200 kph) in 7.6 seconds, and max out at 211 mph (340 kph). If you want a quicker Ferrari than this, you’ll need the new SF90 Stradale or the LaFerrari.

On the court, Simmons is having yet another strong season with the Sixers, averaging 13.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, and 8.0 apg. Those numbers aren’t as good as last year’s, though to be fair, the former 2016 no.1 pick has had to adjust to a new coach this season and a new playing style. His team is currently first in the Eastern Conference standings and is one of the favorites to go to the NBA Finals this year.

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About the author: Sergiu Tudose
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Sergiu got to experience both American and European car "scenes" at an early age (his father drove a Ford Fiesta XR2 supermini in the 80s). After spending over 15 years at local and international auto publications, he's starting to appreciate comfort behind the wheel more than raw power and acceleration.
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