Real Madrid soccer star celebrates 400 games for the club with the purchase of Bugatti's latest masterpeice.
After making his 400th appearance for Real Madrid, scoring his 410th and 411th goals for the Spanish club, Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated in style with a present worthy of such a phenomenal achievement: a $2.61 million custom Bugatti Chiron. Wearing the same silver paint job as the supercar he “tested and approved” a few months ago, which he put through its paces at the Ehra-Lessien test track, the soccer superstar revealed his new ride to the world via Instagram, driving the car out of his garage with his son, Cristiano Jr., in the passenger seat.
Ronaldo posted the video with the announcement: “New animal in the building Bugatti Chiron” which as you can see features his trademark CR7 logo embossed on the headrests. With an annual income in excess of $30 million, the Chiron won’t put a dent in the Portuguese maestro’s bank balance and joins other supercars in his collection.
These include a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Black Carbon edition, which he bought to celebrate Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory last year, and a sexy black Lamborghini Aventador, a picture of which set the internet aflame. Other highlights of Ronaldo’s envious collection include a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ferrari 599 GTO and a couple of Bentley Continentals. But the Bugatti Chiron puts all his other cars to shame. In case you need reminding, the Chiron makes 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque from its 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine, sprints from 0-62 mph in 2.4 seconds, 0-186 mph in 13.1 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 261 mph.
The speedometer, however, goes all the way to 310 mph (500 kph), and a record speed run approaching that number will doubtless be made in the next year or two. At Frankfurt earlier this month, Bugatti revealed the Chiron that smashed the 0-249-0 mph world record with a blistering time of 42 seconds. Of the 500 units planned for production, Bugatti says 300 have been sold. With the likes of Ronaldo snapping them up, Bugatti will be hoping it won’t take too long to shift the remaining 200 units.