Michael Jordan Reportedly Buys $3.5 Million Supercar

Michael Jordan Reportedly Buys $3.5 Million Supercar

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Chicago Bulls icon, Michael Jordan is the owner of the rare Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
  • Jordan paid $3.5 million to get the supercar
  • Only 30 models of the car have been produced

NBA icon, Michael Jordan may have retired from basketball 20 years ago, but he's still grabbing the headlines.

The Chicago Bulls legend has reportedly bought a Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster. The American hypercar is rare, with a limited production of just 30 units, and now Jordan has one of them.

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Michael Jordan is worth around $2 billion. Photo by Hennessey and Dupont Registry.
Source: Instagram

The car, built in Texas, is powered by a 1,817 twin-turbocharged V8 and is capable of incredible performance.

A hardtop coupe model of the F5 reached 271.6 mph during testing, but the company is confident it can hit 311 mph if given a long enough stretch of road, per Fox News.

The roadster is built with the same carbon fiber chassis and bodywork, and features a detachable roof panel.

Hennessey delivers car to Jordan

According to USA Today, Hennessey made the trip himself from Texas to Florida to deliver the car to the Bulls icon, who is known as an avid car collector and definitely has the money to splash on something special like this. It was delivered to Jupiter, Florida, at Grove XXIII, Jordan’s personal luxury golf course.

24 coupes that were offered by Hennessey sold out and he will build 30 roadsters, starting at $3 million each.

"Today was a special day. Such an honor to build a special Venom F5 for a special friend," Hennessey Performance owner John Hennessey said via Facebook.

The 6-time NBA champion co-owns the 23XI Racing NASCAR Cup Series team, which fields cars for Bubba Wallace and Tyler Reddick.

ESPN reported in March that Jordan was in talks to sell a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets.

By acclamation, Jordan is the greatest player in the history of the game, and has been the league's only black majority owner.

GOAT poll: Jordan beats James

Sports Brief earlier reported on Jordan beating Laker star LeBron James in an anonymous players' poll.

The Athletic polled 103 NBA players, 58.3 percent of who voted for Jordan as the GOAT. In the poll, more than half said Jordan was the GOAT. James was second with 33 percent of the vote, while Kobe Bryant came in at 6.8 percent.

Abdul-Jabbar did not receive a single vote, while Bill Russell and Tracy McGrady received some.