• Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Bugatti Veyron To Celebrate Euro 2016 Win

Portuguese star adds another expensive supercar to his stable

It’s been less than a week since the Portuguese national soccer team won Euro 2016 in France, and its main star, Cristiano Ronaldo, is celebrating behind the steering wheel of his brand-new Bugatti Veyron. Also known for his passion for supercars, Ronaldo has recently taken delivery of one of the last Veyrons built. Word has it that Real Madrid’s player paid about £1.7 million (around $2.25 million) for the car. The Portuguese showcased his latest purchase on Instagram and referred to the car as an "animal."

Ronaldo has now joined a host of sports stars that at some point owned a Veyron, including boxer Floyd Mayweather and Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos. Also, he is now the proud owner of one of only 450 Veyrons ever built. Being one of the last vehicles to leave the company’s shop, Ronaldo’s example is a Grand Sport, which is Bugatti talk for convertible/targa.

As a reminder, the Veyron Grand Sport uses a quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16 engine rated at a whopping 1,184 horsepower. It needs less than three seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start, while its top speed is an impressive 254 mph.

The new Veyron Grand Sport is just one of Ronaldo’s many cars. The Portuguese player owns several Porsches, Ferraris, and Bentley, as well as a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Maserati GranCabrio. In 2009, he crashed one of his Ferraris in England, but hopefully the Veyron won’t have the same fate.

Images: Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram

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Why it matters

Granted, the 31-year-old has every reason to celebrate after helping Portugal win Euro 2016, the first major title for the Iberic nation. The Portuguese defeated tournament host France in the final after an extra-time goal. The former Manchester United forward left the field in tears after a clash with Dimitri Payet in the first half left him unable to continue the match. Portugal struggled throughout the tournament and failed to win more than one match during regular time, but somehow managed to reach the final and defeat France at the end of a somewhat lackluster game. What matters is that Ronaldo helped Portugal win its first Euro and buying a Bugatti Veyron is definitely a great way to celebrate.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

2009 - 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
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Read our full review on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport here.

Source: Cristiano Ronaldo

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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