June 04, 2020
Aside from being known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan is an avid collector of luxurious cars, and we'll like to show you some of them.
Many people know Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketballers of all time who earned a lot of money on the court and snagged a lucrative deal with Nike for his Air Jordan lineup.
However, what many don't know is that a portion of the money he earned from his tenure and several sponsorships was used to fuel his love for sick cars.
Jordan is among the Forbes' list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of about $1.9 billion. He earned a total of $90 million during his time in the NBA.
According to The Things, some of the luxurious cars he has owned include a 1992 Ferrari Testarossa, a Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG, a599 GTB Fiorano, a Cadillac XLR, the Ferrari 512 TR amongst others. However, Yahoo! News names these five cars as his most luxurious collections with hefty price tags to them.
CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
The 1993 Corvette ZR1, which boasts of an aluminum block V8 and a power output of 375hp, is a special edition that celebrates the model's fourth decade. The exotic ride holds a special place in the basketballer's heart as less than 7,000 of the edition was produced. The ruby red metallic car costs about $70,000 as of 1993.
ASTON MARTIN DB9 VOLANTE
The DB9, which debuted in 2004, is the predecessor of the DB7 with a convertible variant, a 5.9-liter V12 engine, and six-speed automatic transmission.
The ride, which retailed for $200,000 at the time of its release, has an engine that makes 470 horsepower (hp) and 600 Nm of torque. The car can reportedly accelerate from 0-100 km/h in a whopping 4.7 seconds.
Although the Campagna T-rex doesn't truly classify as a car, the niche-brand vehicle has a roofless motorcycle style with huge tires. While it's not sure what model T-rex Jordan has, it was reported that the current version has a BMW engine that produces 160hp.
MERCEDES BENZ SLR MCLAREN 722
The Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 722 has been described as a beast because of its modified SLR engine that boasts of producing 641hp and 820Nm of torque.
The special SLR edition ride can reportedly accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and attain a top speed of 337 km/h. As of its release, it retailed for $500,000, but reports suggest its present price is $1.2 million.
No car collection is complete without one of the most iconic cars of all time. The two-door luxury ride was first introduced in 1963 with a rear-mounted flat-six engine.
Jordan has reportedly owned several models of the 911, including the 930, 964, and 993. Today, a Porsche 911 cost about $90,000. Business Insider notes that Jordan is among the Forbes' list of billionaires with an estimated net worth of about $1.9 billion.
He earned a total of $90 million during his time in the NBA and, as of 2015, was making nothing less than $100 million per year from his Nike royalties. He is also the proud owner of the basketball team Charlotte Hornets which he bought for $175 million in 2010.
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