ONE OF A KIND: Floyd Mayweather Jr's new Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse with its black and orange theme is a unique buy. Image: Obi Okeke via AP
Las Vegas - Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't one to rest in retirement, not when there are $3.5 million (the equivalent of R47.9-million) sports cars to buy.
The Las Vegas boxer posed with his latest purchase, a 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, in a photo posted to his Instagram account Monday (October 26). Mayweather brought Obi Okeke who co-owns Fusion Luxury Motors in Chatsworth, California with him to Miami to put the deal together.
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Okeke says he has sold four Bugattis to the boxer including one with 3540km he traded in for his latest purchase, the convertible Vitesse that Okeke says is one of only 44 ever made. The black and orange color scheme and interior is one-of-a-kind, he said.
Okeke said Tuesday after a flight home from Miami: "You can't go and order one."
Bugatti's website says the car reaches speeds of 408.8km/h and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 2.6 seconds and with a maximum power output of 894kW. The site also says the car is sold out.
Bugatti has built and sold 450 Veyron models between 2006 and 2015 and 150 are convertibles like the one Mayweather purchased on Monday, Okeke said.
Okeke said he and others followed Mayweather out of the Miami dealership's lot as the boxer drove away, driving in a "progressive manner," on a Florida freeway.
He said Mayweather is already eyeing his next possible purchase, a $3.2-million Pagani Huayra that's been flown to Okeke's California showroom. Okeke said he has sold Mayweather more than 39 cars, including the four Bugattis.