Monday, June 5, 2023

Michael Jordan’s new car: almost 2,000 hp and a million dollars

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is considered by most fans and experts to be the best basketball player of all time. He was the winner of six NBA rings and since 2009 he has been a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition, the sports network ESPN named him the best athlete of the 20th century.

Beyond his achievements on the courts of basketball and baseball – leaving basketball, signing a contract with the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball – Jordan is a lover of speed. He is the owner of 23 NASCAR racing teams and has countless motorcycles that he stores in his garage.

A few hours ago he just revealed his latest acquisition with John Hennessey, CEO of the brand that bears his name. This is the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster hypercar, which can reach the barrier at 300 kilometers per hour (500 km/h) thanks to the 6.6-liter V8 Fury engine and 1,842 hp. For this example, Michel Jordan distributed 3.5 million dollars, 3,254,440 European coins at today’s market rate.

Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster

Michael Jordan’s new car is considered the fastest convertible in the world. The Hennessey Performance firm has only produced 30 exclusive units of this model, but in this case, it is also customized for Air Jordan, so that it can be preserved so that the first player can own a product that no one else in the world can have.

The Venom F5 Roadster is based on its soft-top sibling, the Venom F5, with most design and limiting changes replacing the hardtop with a removable hardtop. It is made of carbon fiber and can be removed using four screws and a pair of anchors.

From its side, the machine is the same as a closed letter. It is a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 1,842 horsepower and 1,617 maximum torques for the all-wheel drive system. In addition, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is elevated. This allows it to reach 400 km/h in just 15.5 seconds.

Similarly, due to the carbon fiber, the poison F5 Roadster weighs 1,430 kilos in the balance. If this figure is divided by 1,842 hp, the power-to-weight ratio is roughly 1.3 hp per kilo. A figure within very few production cars. This allows it to reach a top speed of 500 km/h and complete the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.

Jordan’s private garage

Jordan’s passion for speed goes back a long way through two cars and four wheels. He admitted in an interview that as a child he felt more emotional for cars than for basketball. Due to the signing of the first contracts in the NBA, he was able to give the belt to acquire vehicles. These are some of the finest cars that have passed through his garage;

  • Chevrolet Corvette C4 (1984): His first car as a rookie NBA player. It reaches a speed of 225 km/h.
  • Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet ‘Fat Nase’ (1989): Air Jordan 6 shoes are said to be inspired by this model. Its top speed was 281 km/h.
  • Ferrari 512TR (1992): there are many famous models that passed through his hands, from the DL Maranello to the Fiorano 599 GTB, but this 512TR (modified Testarossa) is among his favorites. It reached 314 km/h.
  • Aston Martin DB7 Volante (2001): The car he drove around Washington when he became the owner of an NBA franchise. The top speed was 266 km/h.
  • Bentley Continental GT (2005): Jordan 21 shoes are inspired by this model’s interior and soft suspension. The maximum speed of the W12 engine was 306 km/h.
  • McLaren-Mercedes SLR 722 (2007): This 722 is a limited edition SLR supercar and for which Jordan paid around 700,000 coins. Its speed was 337 km/h.
  • Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir (2010): Jordan is the owner of one of 12 Sang Noirs (‘blood black’), a particularly exquisite edition of the EB 16.4 Veyron. It reached a top speed of 407 km/h.
  • In addition, he also had a special relationship with motorcycles. In fact, he was the owner of the AMA US team championship eight times. And the test he did (with Randy Mamola as Cicero) at the Cheste circuit in MotoGP will remain for posterity.

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