Pacquiao buys Ferrari as gift for himself

by Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News North America

Posted at Oct 25 2011 11:57 AM | Updated as of Oct 26 2011 03:30 AM

LOS ANGELES, California - Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has a new ride - a brand new gun-metal-colored Ferrari 458 Italia sports car.

Pacquiao has been driving the car around town since he purchased the $225,000 vehicle last week.

"Ano lang, regalo ko sa sarili ko," Pacquiao said of his new car.

The pound-for-pound king said he is considering changing the color to red. The car, powered by a 570 horsepower V8 engine, can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds.

"Mabilis masyado at first time ko sa Ferrari," Pacquiao said.

The Ferrari, the crown jewel of Pacquiao's car collection, will stay in the United States. Pacquiao also owns an armored Escalade, a Porsche, a Mercedes and several SUVs.