A famous person has bought an expensive car.
But, you’re reading this on MOTOR, so we’ll get the ‘who’ and ‘why’ out of the way so we can talk about the important part – the car.
Arguably the most controversial tennis player in Australia, though Margaret Court may have pipped him, Kyrgios has also been known to have a love of cars.
He’s the ‘who’, and the ‘why’ is simply because he can.
He recently retired from this year’s Wimbledon tournament due to an injury, but to make himself feel better, he bought himself a car.
More specifically, it’s a Dodge Challenger Hellcat SRT, something which should make a nice racket for his neighbours to enjoy.
The company that imported it for him, SCD American Vehicles in South-East Queensland, has a process for converting and complying the 527kW beasts.
The price for the conversion alone is a serve of $48,000.
On top of the base price of the initially (and relatively) cheap drag strip killer, things start getting a bit pricey.
When asked on Facebook why Kyrgios didn’t opt for the even more expensive Dodge Demon, he gave two contradicting answers:
“Coz I can always have both,” he replied to one user, complete with devil-horned hand emoji, while also telling another commenter, “No room for my tennis rackets or my passengers in the Demon big fella. I'm not a drag racer.”
We’re sure Kyrgios would find it rather challenging to get his hands on a Demon. Plus, driving one is a good way to land in court.
If you’re closer to Melbourne, you can get the same thing done through Crossover Car Conversions for about $200K.