Cristiano Ronaldo buys the world's most expensive car and it is glorious

Cristiano Ronaldo buys the world's most expensive car and it is glorious

Ah, Cristiano Ronaldo. One of the greatest football players of all time. Legend of Real Madrid, Manchester United and the Portuguese National Team. All-time top scorer in the Champions League, the toughest football competition in the world. Owner of the worst bronze statue of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Credit: Getty

When he's not sweeping trophies left, right and centre as his team's designated matchwinner, hanging out with his supermodel girlfriend or simply in the gym sculpting that Adonis-like physique, he's probably travelling to one of those three engagements.

Check out the dramatic unveiling of Ronaldo's new wheels:

But Cristiano doesn't get around like you or I regular mortals. Most football players at the highest level show off Audis and BMWs - but for Cristiano Ronaldo, voted the best player in the world on five separate occasions, that's simply not enough for such a transcendent talent.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a goal Credit: Getty

So how does Cristiano move about? The Batmobile? A sturdy structure of dedicated Cristiano fans, carrying him around on their shoulders in the hope that he'll get them tickets to the Champions League final? A literal pegasus? Nope. Nothing like that. Just the most expensive car ever made.

Say hello to the Bugatti La Voiture Noire (the Black Car, in French), a one-of-a-kind supercar that's set Cristiano back a cool $18 million (a little less than a half a year's salary).

Here's Bugatti, waxing lyrical about their amazing car:

The Bugatti La Voiture was built to celebrate Bugatti's 110th anniversary and was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. But due to the car's rarity and exclusivity, Cristiano Ronaldo can only drive it from the year 2021.

Now, some specs for you gearheads out there: the Bugatti La Voiture has an eight-litre engine, and boats around 1,500 horsepower. In practice, that means that Cristiano Ronaldo can go from 0-100 km in 2.4 seconds, and if he's running late for a big football match, he can speed off at a top speed of 420 km/h.

Good luck pulling him over for speeding.