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Ronald Acuna Jr's Lamborghini Urus Is a Chameleon, Atlanta Braves Star Loves To Stand Out

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr and his Lamborghini Urus 10 photos
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There’s no such thing as a shortage of sweet rides when it comes to professional ballplayers, regardless of sport. Alright, maybe not so much among MLS players, since soccer isn’t as big in the States as it is worldwide. However, if you’re an established athlete in the NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL, you’ll be able to afford pretty much anything on four wheels.
Let’s take baseball star Ronald Acuna Jr for example. The man is a beast every time he steps onto the field. He was the NL Rookie of the Year back in 2018 and is now a four time All-Star and last year’s National League MVP. His idea of a sweet ride is the Lamborghini Urus, and he’s not afraid to make some changes to it when it comes to colorway.

The Atlanta Braves’ outfielder has been spotted multiple times outside of Truist Park behind the wheel of his gold-wrapped Urus. While this type of visual might be a bit too ostentatious for some people, it kind of matches what Acuna is able to do during ball games. The man puts on a show, and so does his car – makes sense when you look at it that way.

Even more recently though, the Braves leadoff hitter took to Instagram to show off what looks like a brand-new wrap for his Lambo SUV. I was going to say that this might not be a wrap, and that it could just be Lamborghini’s Sky Blue colorway, but the way in which the light reflects off the car, and the turquoise qualities of the hue, leads me to believe that it’s another wrap. Could be wrong though, so make sure to let me know in the comments.

In terms of performance, the Urus utilizes a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, good for 641 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque, sending everything to all four corners via an 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic gearbox. In a straight line, this will get you to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds, before maxing out at 190 mph (306 kph).

The Urus is an extremely popular SUV among professional athletes. Just to name a few owners who are also ball players: Luka Doncic, Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, OBJ, Dennis Schroder, Lautaro Martinez, and the list goes on.

As for Acuna Jr, despite batting .337 (with 217 hits, 41 homers, 106 RBIs) in 159 regular-season games last year, he failed to deliver any kind of result for the Braves in the post-season, losing to the Phillies 3-1 in the NLDS.

This year, the Venezuelan outfielder is batting .253, with 38 hits, 3 homers, 11 RBIs in 38 games (150 AB). Not great, not terrible. Meanwhile, the Braves are currently in second place in the NL East, trailing the division-leading Phillies by 2 games.
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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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