The Leicester City players who lifted the Premier League trophy have been presented with a £100,00 sports car each.
Leicester City’s Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has forked out nearly £2 million to buy 19 BMW i8’s for the members of last season’s squad of champions.
The players were presented with the cars as a thank-you at the King Power Stadium today.
The hybrid sports cars, with a top speed of 160mph, are all in Leicester City blue and were lined up in a row at the ground.
The classy gifts come just days before Claudio Ranieri’s players need to put in a top performance to beat Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in Sunday’s Community Shield game at Wembley.
The cars are on top of a £6.5 million pot that will be split between the squad under the terms of Leicester’s bonus agreement with the Barclay’s Premier League.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha is worth an estimated £2 billion and is the fourth richest man in Thailand.
He bought 19 cars despite the fact that Claudio used 23 players in his title-winning squad.
It is thought that Joe Dodoo, Andrej Kramaric, Yohan Benalouane and N’Golo Kante are the four players to miss out on the BMW i8’s.
Key midfielder N’Golo Kante recently moved to Premier league rivals Chelsea while the other three only made a handful of substitute appearances between them.
Only Yohan Benalouane is still a Leicester City player. He was sent out on loan to Fiorentina in January.
Dodoo has been signed by Scottish giants Rangers while Kramaric has moved to German club Hoffenheim.
Mr Srivaddhanaprabha offered every home supporter in the King Power Stadium a pint and a pie during last season’s home game against Southampton to celebrate his birthday.
He had previously provided a bottle of Sinha beer to home supporters when the club won promotion to the Premier League, in May 2014 – honouring a promise he had made the previous year.
City fans will hope the cars give the team the oomph and drive to get in gear to beat Manchester United.