In 2015, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. splashed out $3.5 million on a matte black and orange Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Money – who has a 49-0 record in the ring – described the flash 2011 motor as his favourite car (although he having spent $4.8 million on a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita just a couple of months ago). According to the official Bugatti website, the car goes from 0-100 kilometers per hour in 2.7 seconds, with a top speed of 407 kph (about 253 mph).
But, this facts and Mayweather’s unbeaten record obviously were not enough to convince bidders in Scottsdale, Arizona, to meet the reserve price as he failed to sell his favorite Bugatti Veyron.
“He seemed upset when it didn’t sell,” said a spy. Bidding “kicked off at $1 million immediately, then it was dead steady on $1.9 million . . . It should have been in the $2.6 million range,” the spy said.
Without hitting a reserve price of $2.3 million, the car did not sell.
Mayweather also boasts a rather incredible fleet of motors, which he was happy to flaunt at the start of a year that’s seen decision victories over Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto.