Cristiano Ronaldo may have one-upped Mayweather with his new ride

Hint: It's one of 500 units
by Drei Laurel | Oct 2, 2017

After consistently finding himself among the planet's highest paid athletes year after year, you wouldn't think Cristiano Ronaldo buying a brand-new car would be a big deal. Because, come on, the dude is practically the face of Nike. Not LeBron James…but Ronaldo (because soccer is still the world's most popular sport).

Now usually, that'd be the case. Except the Real Madrid superstar (who banked more than $90 million [P4.6 billion] in earnings last year) didn't buy just any ordinary car. His latest acquisition is the Bugatti Chironone in 500, 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged engine capable of 1,479hp, 430kph top speed and all. Regardless of who you are and how much you make, that's one hell of a purchase.

The soccer idol took to Instagram to show off his brand-new ride via a photo and a short video clip of him driving it with his son riding shotgun. "New animal in the building Bugatti Chiron," Ronaldo says in his caption, followed by a handful of celebratory emojis. He's not one for words, but when you can kick a ball as well as he does, you don't have to be.

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Your move, Floyd Mayweather.

PHOTO: Cristiano Ronaldo
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