Wayne Rooney has put his BMW i8 hybrid supercar up for sale – four months after being banned from driving for two years.
The stunning sports car, bought new in 2015 for around £112,000, is listed at £64,995 on Auto Trader at a BMW dealership in Blackpool.
It’ is showing less than 8,000 miles on the clock, meaning Rooney has averaged less than 3,000 miles a year since it was bought.
Rooney arrived at Goodison Park in the car for his introductory press conference in August.
Auto Express describes the vehicle as “really does redefine what a supercar can be, with looks that are the stuff of a bedroom poster including ground-hugging proportions and ‘butterfly’ doors. It is BMW’s most striking car ever and the performance is brutal too, with a 4.4-second 0-62mph sprint, while the handling us up there with the very best sports cars.”
But Rooney has now returned the hybrid supercar to his local dealer and asked them to sell it on his behalf.
“It’s refreshing to see a footballer driving a hybrid, rather than a Chelsea tractor or gas-guzzling supercar, and even more so to see a footballer’s car in a sober colour,” said Auto Trader’s editorial director, Erin Baker.
After pleading guilty to drink driving in September Rooney was banned from driving for two years and handed a 12-month community order with over 120 hours of unpaid work.
Since then he has been pictured being driven to Finch Farm for training in a Range Rover.