AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn’s sports car has been the talk of the town, especially in recruiting circles.
The BMW i8 with scissor doors has been a staple around campus in recent weeks and recruits have even jumped in for a spin on official visits. The Auburn coach, however, has not allowed anyone but himself to drive the car — until now.
Malzahn took the SEC Network’s Maria Taylor for a spin in his new car and allowed her to drive the car around the block as well.
Malzahn and Taylor made sure to tie the fast car, which Malzahn says reaches 160 mph, to Auburn’s “#AuburnFast” campaign.
“We like everything fast. There’s no doubt,” Malzahn said. “So this kind of complemented that. I’m not a big fast driver, but I like a fast car.”
Malzahn has come a long way since his days coaching in Hughes, Arkansas. His little red car was as noticeable as it was out of date in the early 1990s. Twenty years later, the former high school coach is driving fast and calling the shots in the SEC — with his BMW providing some help on the recruiting trail.