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Pathetic $30,000 Worth Car Leaves WWE Legend John Cena Envious of McLaren F1 Star Daniel Ricciardo

Published 09/26/2022, 12:34 PM EDT

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Daniel Ricciardo is one of the fan favorites of F1 as he brings his jubilance and humor to the table. John Cena is one of WWE’s legends and a fan favorite too. This is a collab we never knew we needed!

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Cena recently filmed for the latest Fast and Furious movie, “F9”. The Fast and Furious series is basically around cars and, by extension, draws huge attraction from motorsport fans.


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In the new movie, Cena is seen driving a 2012 Toyota GT86. He jokes that the car is not good enough for the chase he was part of. However, for the uninitiated, it is a car that has received a lot of appreciation for its build and engineering.

The $30,000 car was a mainstay in Toyota’s involvement in the sports car space. It had a unique power train coupled with being compact and lightweight. Its low center of gravity made it a perfect sports car for enthusiasts.

In his interview with Sky Sports, Cena said, “In retrospect, had I not had a micro tuned Toyota and maybe the horsepower of one of those McLarens Daniel drives, I might have been able to escape those magnets!”.

The two also spoke about the WWE star attending an F1 race. Cena said, “I’ve never been [to an F1 race], you’re correct, I would love to go.” To which Daniel replied, “End of October [at Austin GP], we can make it happen, clear your schedule!

While the great camaraderie and banter between the two men is fascinating to see, it really would be an experience for all fans to see Cena at Austin.

Daniel Ricciardo has a mean car collection


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It isn’t tough to guess that Ricciardo loves cars. He owns a fabulous collection of cars apart from his F1 car, which Cena would love to take a drive in.

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Danny added a McLaren 675 LT to his collection after he joined the McLaren F1 team. He already owned Aston Martin Vantage, Porsche 918 Spyder, and the most special of all – Aston Martin Valkyrie.


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Other notable mentions from the collection of the 33-year-old include a McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Renault Megane RS, and a Toyota Hilux. 

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Written by:

Abhay Tyagi


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Abhay Tyagi is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Although he has completed his undergrad in Law and Management, he has always been eager to venture into the exciting field of sports journalism. With a special affinity for Engineering and Speed, Abhay has always found the world of Formula 1 quite exhilarating.
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Ranvijay Singh