Being the highest-earning athlete in the world has its perks; for example, being able to afford a supercar worth a whopping $4.8 million. And Floyd “Money” Mayweather has done just that.
The professional boxer recently sold off a limited-edition Ferrari Enzo for nothing less than $3.8 million. But it was really just so he could upgrade. The 38-year-old has finalized the purchase of a flashy high-performance supercar—the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. What’s more, the Swedish automobile manufacturing company had built only two of its kind.
It is said that the athlete had been trying to buy the “most expensive car in the world” since June through Obi Okeke, his go-to car guy from Fusion Luxury Motors. So when Mayweather finally got possession, he couldn’t wait to take it out for a quick spin.
Mayweather first showed off his new toy on Instagram with a photo of him resting on the car’s hood. The caption described the vehicle as a “Hyper Car,” way beyond the likes of a “Super Car.” His claim is validated, given that the mean machine reportedly goes from zero to 60 in just 2.9 seconds. Also, it tops out at a staggering 250 mph. In case anyone didn’t quite grasp the luxury of this car, Mayweather also made sure to add in his caption that Koenigsegg is an “ULTRA Boutique Automobile Manufacturer For The Super Rich. [Sic]”
While the boxer allegedly has a record for keeping his cars as showpieces rather than actually getting behind the wheel of them, he took his new baby out to Fatburger in Vegas, reports TMZ. However, he attracted quite a crowd when he popped open the hood to parade the engine and opted to call a flatbed to get his car home safely.
“Floyd Mayweather Paid Nearly $5 Million For His New Car,” Inside Edition web site, August 24, 2015; http://goo.gl/Qmj6eG.
“Floyd Mayweather: Takes $5 Million Car to Fatburger,” TMZ web site, August 24, 2015; http://goo.gl/1fZP04.