Boxing might not be as popular as it once was, but there are certain athletes that people can’t wait to see in the ring. Floyd Mayweather is definitely one of these boxers, and the 40 year old had his first professional match back in 1996. In the more than two decades that followed, Mayweather never lost a single match, finishing his career at 50-0. Mayweather’s fights brought in big money through pay per view and ticket sales, which recently entered the nine figure range, especially after his bout with Manny Pacquiao. Whether you love him or hate him, Mayweather is one of the best boxers of all-time and has made ridiculous money from his performances.
Leading into his August 2017 match against Conor McGregor, Mayweather wanted to show up to the weigh-in for the match in style. Just a few days before entering the ring, Mayweather enlisted the help of his friend, Obi Okeke, to find him the perfect vehicle. Mayweather certainly didn’t disappoint as he showed up in a 2012 Bugatti Grand Sport Convertible with a bright red paint job.
Mayweather is no stranger to the Bugatti brand, as many of the cars in his collection are also Bugattis, even if they don’t tend to stick around long. This latest one might be the cream of the crop, however, as it cost Mayweather $3.3 million. That seems like a lot to drop on one car (and it certainly is), but it’s estimated that Mayweather was able to make $300 million from his one match against McGregor.
Mayweather then showcased the car after winning his fight against McGregor, heading to the afterparty at the adult club in Las Vegas that he owns a stake in. The full name of the convertible is the Grand Sport Vitesse, which translates into English as “speed.” The entire exterior of the Grand Sport is carbon fiber, and unlike most convertibles, cuts down on wind noise. That’s because there’s a spoiler on the roof designed specifically to keep the cockpit quiet when riding around in the Las Vegas heat.
Speaking of the cockpit, Mayweather gets to enjoy even more carbon fiber in the interior with leather trim seats. The stitching inside is unlike anything that you’ll see in your typical vehicle, and it’s even padded for the tight fit since you might have to stop pretty quickly. When it comes to a flashy car like the Grand Sport, though, people really want to know how fast it can go.
The speedy supercar has 1,200 horsepower, which is a step up from the Bugatti Super Sport. That type of power is able to get you up to speed quickly, and the Grand Sport was able to make it from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in just 2.6 seconds. Since the car is street legal, a governor was put in place to make sure that Mayweather can’t go too fast. With a top speed governed at 233 miles per hour, though, there aren’t any places where Mayweather can legally drive that fast.
Without the governor, the registered top speed that the Grand Sport was able to get to was 254.04 miles per hour. That was able to make it the fastest roadster in the entire world. The Grand Sport features an 8.0 liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine, and a total curb weight of 4,162 pounds. So not only is the Grand Sport powerful, but it’s also massive compared to most cars.
There have only been around Bugatti Veyron models made around the entire world, with even fewer Grand Sport models produced. Mayweather said that the red one he received before his big fight was a one of a kind model that has its own luxury features. The starting price for the model Grand Sport was around $2.4 million, and Mayweather’s vehicle was nearly an entire $1 million over that price tag.
Mayweather will have to spend a lot more on fuel than the average person, but his net worth makes that no problem. Driving around in the city, the Grand Sport receives just eight miles per gallon and then only 14 miles per gallon the highways. When it’s performing at top speed, the Grand Sport will get you just three miles per gallon. Considering its weight and powerful engine, that’s actually not too bad.
The Grand Sport also handles like a dream with an all wheel drive, and was noted for its improvements in wheel load that makes the Grand Sport one of the easier and safer supercars to drive around. There are some on the market right now in the United States that are similar, but don’t have as many customizations. The average resale price right now is listed at just north of $2 million depending on mileage.
We’ll see how long Mayweather holds on to his current Bugatti, which replaces his previous one. Mayweather was selling a different Grand Sport Vitesse in April 2017, but this one was actually a 2015. Mayweather set the price at $4 million, and he had sold a 2011 Bugatti Grand Sport for around $2.5 million previously. Mayweather says that his estimated fleet of vehicles is around $15 million, but he rarely ever drives them himself.
Instead, Mayweather typically lets his vehicles sit in his showroom and act as collector’s items more than anything. With different homes in Las Vegas and Miami, Mayweather has someone else driving him around usually. For now, though, the 2012 Grand Sport is the crown jewel of his collection, and likely the fastest of the bunch. Now that his name’s attached to owning it, the resale value has considerable potential, and some estimate that the car he drove around in after retiring with a record of 50-0 could go for another $4 to 5 million.