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Floyd Mayweather’s $21m+ car collection will blow your mind

Published: 24/Sep/2020 15:26

by Kieran Bicknell

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With over 15 titles to his name and an incredible undefeated record, boxing icon Floyd Mayweather has earned his retirement. Clearly a fan of the finer things in life, his car collection is incredible to behold.

It’s no surprise that an icon such as Mayweather should have such an incredible fleet of cars. His undefeated record remains unbroken, while Floyd is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view stars of all time and one of the wealthiest athletes in the world.

Now retired, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather resides in California, with a diverse and eclectic mix of cars ranging from ultra-high-performance hypercars to luxurious Rolls Royces. Below, we’ve picked out a few highlights from Money’s collection.

He has so many cars, that instead of keeping them in one place, they are split across three different collections. One in Miami, one in Los Angeles, and one in Las Vegas. Each collection is themed by color, with Miami being silver, L.A being black and L.V being white.

Floyd Mayweather with Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse
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Mayweather has a total of five different Bugatti Veyrons, including the Grand Sport Vitesse seen here.

Keeping it classy

Mayweather is a big fan of luxury travel and has had a number of ultra-classy cars in his fleets. Bentley is a particular favorite with Floyd having owned a number of Flying Spurs and Continentals. Rolls-Royce also features prominently, with several Ghosts, Phantoms, and Wraiths in his collections.

Floyd is evidently keen to keep his family moving in style too. He has bought a number of G-Wagons for his daughter in various colors for different occasions.

In terms of supercars, he has a taste for Ferrari and McLaren in particular. He’s been seen in his white McLaren 650s a number of times, along with a white Ferrari 458 spider. In addition to these, he also has a number of other Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens, and Porsches in his insane fleet.

Money by name, money by nature

Earning his ‘Money’ nickname, Mayweather has not one, but five Bugatti Veyrons, each a different color. Not only does he have five Veyrons, but also owns one of the most iconic Ferraris ever built – a Ferrari Enzo.

The most expensive car in his collection is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, which Floyd allegedly paid $4.8m for. The one-of-four hypercar is made entirely from carbon fiber and puts out 1018hp through the rear wheels.

With the total value of only part of his collection coming to a whopping $21,330,000 Mayweather must be one of the most prolific and wealthiest car collectors in all of America.

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SSC accused of faking 331mph speed record revealed on Top Gear

Published: 27/Oct/2020 11:53

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the automotive world rocked by the SSC Tuatara’s record-breaking run during October 2020, YouTuber Shmee 150 has raised a number of doubts about the credibility of their record.

Land speed records are nothing new – ever since the dawn of the motor car, drivers have been competing to go faster and faster in an all-out race to beat each other’s top speeds.

With competitors Bugatti having set the previous production car speed record of 304.77mph in a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, SSC has now obliterated their record… or have they?

SSC tuatara speed run
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The SSC Tuatara is the record holder for the world’s fastest production car, but many have pointed out there are issues with the footage.

Top Gear announces SSC Tuatara speed record

When BBC’s Top Gear announced the breaking news that the SSC Tuatara had broken the production car speed records, the automotive world went into pandemonium. To break any speed record is an incredible achievement, but to do so by such a massive margin is almost unheard of.

The record attempt itself was also unusual in that it was carried out on a stretch of public road. A closed-off section of dead-straight road near Las Vegas provided the setting, totaling seven miles long.

Unfortunately for SSC and potentially for Top Gear, a number of popular online personalities and journalists have now called out SSC, claiming that the record is “fake.”

SSC World Record run controversy

YouTuber Shmee150 has been one such journalist, and put out a very convincing video debunking the record attempt on October 26.

The first major issue that he identified is that the tires on the Tuatara were allegedly ‘stock’ tires. Since they were not made specifically for the record attempt (to the best of his knowledge) they would’ve been rated for a significantly lower speed than 300+ mph.

Shmee then goes further to discuss the timings between set points on the route. By calculating the distance covered and the time it took for the Tuatara to cover that distance, he was able to work out a rough average speed.

SSC Footage slowed down?

Unfortunately, the speed between the first and second point that he highlighted is significantly different to that shown by the on-board footage that Top Gear released. According to his calculations, either the onboard footage was slowed down “by around 30%” for some reason, or the figures shown are totally wrong.

He also points out that the dashboard was obscured in the first-person view footage, despite the fact the reading should’ve mirrored that of the telemetry. As Shmee points out, the car is always going faster than the calculated average speed, which is a “mathematical impossibility.. you can’t dispute [it].”

By Shmee’s calculations, the Tuatara only reached a peak speed of “around 280 miles an hour”. Given that the original video was a Top Gear exclusive, it will be interesting to see how this situation develops.