From Romania's Dacia Duster to France's Bugatti Chiron.
With Euro 2016 in full swing, our friends at carwow have decided to have a little bit of fun and render ten cars that would be suitable for participating teams.
We kick off (pun intended) the list with Romania and its Dacia Duster dressed appropriately in a blue, yellow, and red livery. It’s not an ordinary version of the affordable SUV as it has been digitally imagined with chunkier wheels and an increased ground clearance while up front it hosts a set of auxiliary lights to give Romania the extra edge over its opponents.
Up next we find the host of Euro 2016: France. With Bugatti’s factory and headquarters located in Molsheim, it should not come as a surprise the selected model is none other than the mighty Chiron. It has received a massive race car-like rear wing and custom white wheels along with a suitable body livery to better reflect its origins.
Wayne Rooney is driving a Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet in the range-topping SVR trim with the top down and for team England. We believe car fans gathered at the stadium would certainly be delighted to hear the roar provided by the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine instead of the usual music that’s playing at stadiums.
Northern Ireland is driving perhaps the coolest car from the list, a DeLorean DMC-12. The star of the Back to the Future trilogy was assembled in Dunmurry, a suburb of southwest Belfast, so it’s pretty obvious why carwow picked Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown’s ride.
The most humble car of all is Russia’s Lada Riva, but as you can see it is far from being standard. It’s got a beefy body kit with a massive front spoiler, fender flares, and a huge rear wing. The blower motor might block the driver’s view, but at least we know for sure the Riva has enough punch to put up a good fight.
Moving on to something entirely different, Sweden is proud to have their mega car in the list: the mighty Koenigsegg One:1. It needs around 20 seconds to hit 248 mph (400 kph), so suffice it to say it has what it takes to battle France’s Chiron should the two teams meet during the ongoing Euro 2016.
For a great all-rounder, Czech Republic is the team to root for. They have a more rugged version of the Skoda VisionS concept which in just a few months will spawn the production-ready Kodiaq. With all-wheel drive, super-spacious interior, and a sensible price tag, it has enough assets to be more than just a decent performer.
As for Spain, the SEAT Leon Cupra 290 is their weapon of choice. A very agile hot-hatch with 290 hp on tap wrapped in a sleek body, the high-performance FWD has enough speed and power to help Spain retain the crown after winning the Euro 2012 title.
Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is without any doubt the most privileged player at Euro 2016. That’s because he gets to drive a hypercar which hasn’t even been released yet. It’s the LaFerrari Spider, but the 38-year-old goalkeeper can probably drive it only with the top down since it would be quite the squeeze to fit inside the cabin with him being 1.92 meters (6 feet 3 inches).
Last but certainly not least, World Cup 2014 winner Germany is represented by the yet unreleased Mercedes-AMG GT R which was teased just yesterday. This one too gets an over-the-top body kit to better express the team’s power and strength.