What do you get one of the biggest names in radio for his birthday? If you’re Gia Casey, wife of DJ Envy, you go big: Ferrari big! DJ Envy (real name: Raashaun Casey), who co-hosts popular morning show The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, turns 39 on Saturday, but is already celebrating with this heavily coveted sports car, the Ferrari 488 GTB. He wrote on Instagram that this was a surprise because this particular model is so in demand, exclaiming, “Birthday Giftssssssss!!!! They told me this car was sold out and had a year waiting list….When @gia_casey says she’s gonna make something happen… She makes it Happen!!!”
For her part, Gia wrote in her Instagram post about the gift, which seemed to delight her as much as her husband, “The Pook receiving his birthday present a few minutes ago… Happy Birthday Babe!!! You work hard, you deserve the very best… Being able to get him a car that is almost impossible to get right now made his year! His face as they were coming down the driveway was priceless.”
… The Pook receiving his birthday present a few minutes ago… Happy Birthday Babe!!! You work hard, you deserve the very best… Being able to get him a car that is almost impossible to get right now made his year! His face as they were coming down the driveway was priceless… #lookinglikealittlekid 😆 #ferarri #488gtb 💨 #happybirthdaypook 🎉🎈 Thank you to @ferrari_newyork and @stalinramirez_ for working a miracle 💫
Gia thanked Ferrari New York and Stalin Ramirez, Brand Ambassador for Ferrari of Central New Jersey in Edison, for “working a miracle,” who congratulated DJ Envy on the purchase. Want to live large like DJ Envy and take this snazzy top-of-the-line vehicle for a spin? The Garden State dealership has more details on their website covering everything a sports car devotee could want to know.
The New York Times noted in its review that the price of this exclusive Ferrari, which it deemed an “operatic thrill,” starts at $250,000. They elaborated on its appeal, noting, “The 488 GTB, which is the successor to the 458, is an automobile to be sure, but also equal parts art, science, music and Six Flags roller coaster riding on an aluminum structure. Want to know what it’s like to be Oprah? Buy one of these. Fingers point. People jump and scream. Hundreds of smartphone cameras bear down on the sensuous aluminum skin. You’ve been warned.” Car and Driver estimated that the Ferrari 488 GTB can go 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds.
In other words, this is a car fit for a king, or a very busy New Jersey celebrity! If you live in Kinnelon, where the famous pair and their family reside, you just might see DJ Envy taking it for a spin. That he’s driving a car there’s a waiting list for shouldn’t be a surprise, given that the family vacationed at high end resort Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives this summer, which was rated the number one hotel in the world by TripAdvisor in 2015 (and is currently on our bucket list!).
Then again, this is a very adult car, and the couple just welcomed their fifth child, daughter Brooklyn Jagger Casey, on August 11, so most likely Gia, baby and their other four kids will be riding around the Garden State in a slightly more family friendly car. Though perhaps their teenage son, Logan Casey, is an exception because Gia mentioned in a separate photo, “I haven’t seen my hubby or my son since this thing arrived.”
Brooklyn has already joined her big sisters London and Madison, along with her glamorous mom, in being a fashionista right from the very start.