There is a rumor that the best-paid footballer in the world has bought the most expensive new car in the world.
Bugatti unveiled their latest one-off project at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The new model, La Voiture Noire, is a unique vehicle that pays tribute to the classic Type 57 SC Atlantic from 1936.
Before the premiere, it was said that the car had already been sold, and the future owner is already waiting for the day when he will be able to pick up the keys to his newest car. During the premiere it was officially confirmed that the car was sold and the price that was paid was an unimaginable 16.5 million Euros (18.47 million dollars) including taxes.
However, it was not certain who bought the vehicle and speculated that it was Ferdinand Piëch – the former head of the VAG, who took over and reincarnated the Bugatti. Now there is a completely different message, which even makes logical sense.
Many foreign journalists quote the Daily Mail, which refers to the Spanish website Marca.com. As we read, the new owner is Cristiano Ronaldo, currently a Juventus footballer and previously a star of Real Madrid for 9 years. He has been named the best and most profitable footballer in the world.
It is said that he was earning 31 million euros a year in Real Madrid and, at the moment, probably even more. For Cristiano Ronaldo spending 16.5 million euros on a car is just a few months’ work.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also a regular customer of Bugatti. It has a standard Veyron, a Veyron Super Sport, a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and a new Chiron in its garage. It is possible that he is also on the list of 20 lucky people who bought limited Bugatti Divo.
Regardless of who the Bugatti sold this special supercar to, he will wait a few more years to drive it. Bugatti has announced that La Voiture Noire will be fully ready in two years’ time, as there is still no finished interior design and the exterior is still a concept that can be changed. During the presentation in Geneva, the car did not even have its own 8-litre W16 engine and was instead equipped with an electric motor and all the lighting elements were provisional.