Floyd Mayweather Buys A 4.8 Million Dollar Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
One thing everyone can agree on is that Floyd “Money” Mayweather knows how to make money, and isn’t afraid to spend it. As it turns out, he spends just a small portion of his money on some of the most exotic cars in the world. For perspective, here’s a few of the cars he currently owns:
- Mercedes Maybach S600
- Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
- Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
- Bentley Mulsanne
- Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
- Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
- Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
- Ferrari Enzo
- Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
- Bugatti 16.4 Veyron
Fun fact: most of the cars (minus the Enzo, naturally) are white.
So what’s the most expensive and exclusive white car that Mayweather can buy next? The only acceptable answer is a 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, apparently.
So that’s what Mayweather just did; over the weekend he spent $4,800,000 on an incredibly rare Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, and of course, it’s finished in white carbon fiber. Keep in mind that in 2009 when this car was made, there weren’t many other cars you could buy that came with a fully exposed and protected carbon fiber body in lieu of paint, so this car was and still is a pretty big deal.
The Koenigsegg Blog mentioned this about the exterior finish of the Trevita, or “three whites”:
For the Trevita, Koenigsegg developed something truly special. This is not paint. It’s not a tint. It’s actually white carbon fibre that shines like millions of diamonds when the sun hits the car. It’s a manufacturing technique developed by Koenigsegg especially for this limited edition range. It’s a stunning visual effect and one that Koenigsegg is unlikely to ever produce again, ensuring the exclusivity of the “three whites” forever.
In pictures the Trevita is truly something special, but on paper it’s a downright engineering project:
- Engine: Koenigsegg aluminium Twin Rotrex centrifugally supercharged V8, 4.8 L, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
- Power Output: 1018 hp at 7000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 1080 Nm (796 ft/lb) at 5600 rpm
- Body: Carbon fiber chassis with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety
- Dry Weight: 1280 kg (2821 lbs)
- 0-60 MPH (100 KM/H): 2.9 seconds
- Top Speed: 254+ MPH (410+ KM/H)
I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing it would be to pilot the Trevita for a day. The things I would do include but are not limited to: going to the grocery store, explaining to people what dodecahedral doors are, explaining to people where Sweden is, trying to attend as many car meets as possible, desperately looking for a gas station that sells E85, driving to the track and spanking the entire roster, and finally, taking gratuitous amounts of selfies with each cop that pulls me over for downshifting and yelling “bioooofuuuueellllll!!!” next to each Prius I pass.
Here are some more thoughts on the Trevita straight from Koenigsegg:
”Trevita” is a Swedish abbreviation that translates into “three whites”. The Koenigsegg visible carbon weave bodywork is renowned around the globe for its uniqueness and perfection.
Prior to the Trevita, car manufacturers only had access to traditional black carbon fibres. Koenigsegg developed a unique coated fiber solution for the Trevita program that transformed the fibers from black to a sparkling, silvery white. When sunlight hits the Trevita, it sparkles as if millions of tiny white diamonds are infused inside the visible carbon fiber bodywork.
The Trevita features a unique double carbon rear wing, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, airbags, paddle-shift, chrono instrument cluster, infotainment system, tire monitoring system and a hydraulic lifting system.
The Trevita was originally intended to be a limited edition of three examples. The white carbon fibre used for the Trevita made the car extremely difficult and time consuming to manufacture, however, and a decision was taken to make the car even more exclusive and limit the number of Trevitas made to just two.
Not too shabby, then!
Featured Image Credit: Floyd Mayweather Facebook
Photo Credit: Koenigsegg, Topcarrating, Autogespot
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