If A-League clubs were sports cars

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Sports cars and the A-League have many things in common. They display speed, excitement and a unique style.

Here is what A-League clubs would be if they were sports cars.

Adelaide United: Aston Martin Valkyrie  

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Containing enough horsepower to reach 60 kilometres in 2.5 seconds, the Valkyrie can accelerate rapidly.

This season, Adelaide has been on multiple winning streaks and their ability to kick into top gear during the big moments is reminiscent of the Valkyrie. 

Brisbane Roar: Lamborghini Huracan

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Boasting one of the best engine’s of all time, the Huracan is a car that can perform when it matters most.

Similarly to the Huracan, Brisbane has started hitting their stride at the final stages of the season following a convincing 3-0 win over newly crowned premiers, Melbourne City.

Central Coast Mariners: Alpine A110

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Although Alpine is not a universally known sports car manufacturer, the A110 is starting to make waves across the industry.

In a similar position to the A110, Central Coast started the season with the reputation of being a developing side but have overcome last campaign’s disappointment by becoming an A-League finals contender.

Macarthur: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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When the Corvette Stingray was released, car enthusiasts had high hopes for the new model.

After announcing the big name signings, Benat, Markel Susaeta and Adam Federici, Macarthur anticipated an exciting inaugural season. Much like the Corvette Stingray, the Bulls lived up to the high expectations by cementing themselves as a finals threat in their opening campaign.

Melbourne City: Bugatti La Voiture Noire

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One of the most expensive cars worldwide, the La Voiture Noire is unique, rapid and worth every cent.

Just like the La Voiture Noire, City has been a class above the rest of their competitors this season, claiming their first piece of silverware after winning the Premiers Plate with three games in hand.

Melbourne Victory: McLaren P1

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An iconic English car, the P1 is one of McLaren’s premier models. Like the P1, the Victory had a heavy English influence throughout this campaign.

Rudy Gestede, Callum McManaman, Ben Folami, Jacob Butterfield and Ryan Shotton (now released) are all players who had experience playing professional football in England before moving to Melbourne for the 2020/21 A-League season.

Newcastle Jets: Mercedes-AMG SL-Class

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In the past, the SL-Class was one of the world’s finest sports cars but, its recent models have strayed away from its rich history.

Newcastle has also undergone a similar decline following the departure of their ownership at the end of 2020. Both the Jets and the SL-Class will be aiming to relive their glory days when they return in 2022.

Perth Glory: BMW i8

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Successful hybrids always have a strong balance. The i8 is one of the world’s best hybrid sports cars because it can run on electricity and fuel smoothly.

Despite some inconsistent mid-season form, the Glory have become an effective hybrid themselves, combining the experience of older players like Bruno Fornaroli and Diego Castro with young stars Callum Timmins, Luke Bodnar and Nicholas D’Agostino to evolve into finals hopefuls.

Sydney FC: Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Elegant and classy, the Phantom is a sports car that will never lose its style.

While they may have many veterans including, Milos Ninkovic, Adam Le Fondre, Kosta Barbarouses and Bobo this season, the Sky Blues have let their class and experience shine through once again.

Sydney has established themselves as serious finals contenders in 2021 and is looking for a third consecutive A-League Championship.  

Wellington Phoenix: Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione

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Not many sports cars have evolved as successfully as the Enzo FXX Evoluzione. After a slow start to a difficult season, the Phoenix have relished their return to New Zealand and are getting better with time, much like the Enzo FXX Evoluzione.

If Wellington continues their nine-game unbeaten run, they could shock the league and scrape into the finals. 

Western Sydney Wanderers: Hennessey Venom GT

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Built to be the fastest car on the planet, the Venom GT can reach a remarkable 435km/h.

Possessing some of the A-League’s quickest forwards like Bruce Kamau, Bernie Ibini-Isei and Kwame Yeboah, Western Sydney’s lethal speed in the final third is comparable to the rapid Venom GT.

Western United: Ford Mustang

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An all-time classic sports car, the Mustang is packed with muscle. While the Mustang is a powerhouse on the road, Western United are not afraid to throw their weight around on the field.

Currently, Western’s physical approach to tackling has them leading the competition in red cards and sitting second for the most yellow cards.   

Feature image credit: Jordan Trombetta

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Amir Daou
Amir Daou
Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity and Bachelor of Media and Communications student at Flinders University. Writing intern covering the latest in Adelaide United news and matches. Sport is my passion and I'm excited to learn more about the industry during my time with The Football Sack.

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