To cap off this year’s UEFA European Championship commonly known to us as the Euro 2016, Portugal came from behind the French squad and snagged the title for this prestigious soccer event. Portugal’s national team, led by renowned professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, goes home to a 1-0 victory against France in a match that kept people (especially the Portuguese fans) on their toes. Ronaldo had to tearfully hit the bench on an accidental collision with Dimitri Payet on the first half of the game but the Portuguese football club still managed to secure their victory.
Most people would probably treat themselves on a luxury cruise or go on a lavish vacation somewhere in the Maldives or on a Safari adventure but Cristiano Ronaldo is no ordinary human being. While we hope to go somewhere relaxing to reward ourselves for all our hardwork, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to celebrate Portugal’s win at the Euros by buying himself a new car. Not just any car but a Bugatti Veyron.
The Portugal football club captain and Real Madrid striker is known to own a collection of luxury vehicles including a black Porsche 911, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 599 GTO, two Bentley Continental GT’s, a Cayenne Turbo and a BMW M6. Ronaldo posted a photo of his new acquisition on Instagram with a caption “The animal arrive”. Sure enough, his Bugatti Veyron is an exceptional car as it is a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – one of approximately 450 units produced.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is a stunning vehicle worthy to be the flagship car in Ronaldo’s luxurious collection. Not only is it a rare item in number but his Black Carbon edition that was first viewed by the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is simply one of a kind. Priced somewhere along $1.7 million, this car is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. The car has a top speed of 255 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds.
This version of the Veyron comes with a complete black carbon fibre outer skin with brake calipers. Its enlarged air intakes in either side of the radiator grille is a distinguishing feature of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse as well as a lower air slit found from the side of the car to its wheel housings, a double diffuser and centrally positioned twin tailpipe. On the inside, the car comes with a combination of Beluga Black and brown Gaucho leather and some carbon insertions on the door inserts, the central console extension, on the iPad stowage surround and also on the seat belt exit point trims and on the cover sporting the Bugatti logo.
It is an unusual celebratory gift but that’s Cristiano Ronaldo for you. These athletes, footballers in particular, have been recognized to own some of the most luxurious cars in the world and Ronaldo is no exemption. We’re expecting that on his next win (most probably at the World Cup), Ronaldo will come home on a Bugatti Chiron – the 1,500 horsepower vehicle that has replaced the Veyron 16.4 after production seized a while back that costs almost twice the latter. He’d better work harder then, don’t you think?