MICHAEL Jordan has always had a taste for speed both on and off the court – and purchasing the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster exemplifies that.
Jordan bought the vehicle labeled the “fastest convertible in the world” for an astonishing $3.5million.
Michael Jordan is the proud new owner of a Venom F5 RoadsterCredit: Instagram/hennesseyperform
The convertible has been dubbed the “fastest in the world”Credit: Getty
It can reach speeds of up to 350miles-per-hourCredit: Getty
Jordan is one of only 30 people on the planet to own the high-performance sports car, as the company withholds production.
MJ’s model was only partially shown in an Instagram post, but has a sleek sporty design with a glossy carbon-fiber body detailed with yellow pinstripes.
The Venom F5 Roadster has a 1,817 twin-turbocharged V8 engine, allowing the vehicle to reach top speeds of up to 311 mph.
Additionally, the car generates 1,193 pound-feet of torque, which runs through a seven-speed, single-clutch semi-automatic transition.
Considering Jordan bought the Roadster edition, it will also have a retractable roof.
With no roof, the curb weight increases to 3,100 pounds, while the regular F5 weighs in at 2,998 pounds.
New tempered glass, made of a material that can withstand temperatures over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, protects the back and allows a look at the powerful engine behind the passenger compartment.
In other news surrounding the global NBA icon, Jordan is currently considering a $1.7billion sale of the Charlotte Hornets.
Reports suggest Jordan was waiting to see if the Hornets landed the number one pick in the NBA Draft Lottery in order to land future prodigy Victor Wembanyama before making a decision.
Instead, the Hornets received the second overall pick for the upcoming draft in June.
Jordan is still mulling the decision to sell the Hornets, with an official announcement expected shortly.