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Chicago White Sox’s “Cuban Missile” Hits a Home Run with New Ferrari 458 Italia

Major League Baseball second baseman Alexei Fernando Ramirez Rodriguez, aka “The Cuban Missile”, just hit a home run with his beautiful new Ferrari 458 Italia. It’s one of the newest projects the guys from Auto Firm, in Miami, are working their magic on.
Ramirez's new Ferrari 458 Italia 1 photo
After having his Porsche Panamera Turbo Mansory Edition custom made, last year, at the same auto shop, it looks like the Cuban professional baseball player just won’t stop buying sexy cars, doesn’t it?

We’re talking about a 4.5-litter V8 engine, producing 562 horsepower. It is a dressed-in red beauty with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that will reach 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. Its top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) makes the ride similar to a missile, a good match to Rodriguez's tallent.

About the actual “Cuban Missile”, you probably know that he is currently playing as a second baseman and shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. His nickname was given to him by the former White Sox manage, Ozzie Guillen, due to his tall, slim physique and combination of speed, power and strong throwing arm.

The 32-year old Cuban baseball player hit his first career grand slam on July 22, 2008 during a 10-2 victory against the Texas Rangers. Five others followed, the most recent one being on the 9th of May, while the team was playing against Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

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