Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo made the decision to put his current Gulfstream G200 private jet up for sale because it felt a bit cramped for his large family. Along with this jet, CR7 also owns an aircraft from the same brand, the Gulfstream G650, which boasts all the luxury and modernity one would expect from a jet that costs up to $65 million. Gulfstream is a well-known aircraft manufacturer favored by many of the world’s billionaires, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Kim Kardashian.
Famous football icons such as David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar all possess their own private jets. Although, it is only Cristiano Ronaldo who can claim ownership of the priciest aircraft in the world of athletes – the Gulfstream G650, valued at a staggering $65 million.
According to a report by Business Insider, the Gulfstream G650 is the largest aircraft in its class in terms of width, length, and height. It has a “super-giant” size, which means that even Ronaldo could fit the entire Juventus squad on board to travel.
Check out the map of the impressive Gulfstream G650 super jet! This aircraft boasts the largest space in its segment, with a cabin divided into four areas for meetings, dining, relaxation, and entertainment.
In the entertainment section, travelers on the Gulfstream G650 can relax in a customized chair or stay updated on the latest news through the use of a 42-inch flat-screen TV.
The seats of the G650 are carefully crafted with the passengers’ comfort in mind, providing a stable and comfortable seat for long journeys. Additionally, the chair can be converted into a bed for added versatility. With room for 18 people and 2,950 kg of luggage, the Gulfstream G650 is the perfect choice for those looking for both luxury and practicality.
The Gulfstream G650 can fly at speeds of up to 1,133 km/h thanks to its two Rolls-Royce engines, making it much faster than most commercial aircraft. Additionally, it has a remarkable range of 13,890 km without the need for refueling.
The Gulfstream G650 is capable of flying non-stop from London to both New York and Beijing at full speed. However, if the aircraft is flown at slower speeds and with greater fuel efficiency, it can fly non-stop to Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.
Gulfstream’s aerodynamic wings are designed to improve speed, range, and efficiency. The use of fly-by-wire technology ensures a comfortable flight for passengers. Additionally, the company has developed advanced sound suppression techniques to create a noise-free cabin environment, which is possibly the quietest in its class. The plane has 16 large windows to maximize natural light, and Gulfstream’s clean air system ensures that passengers always breathe fresh air, both in general and specifically in the G650 model.
Every two to three minutes, the ionization technology effectively neutralizes allergens and viruses that may be present in the cabin. Currently, there are 208 G650s in operation globally, with a new plane costing $65 million, but a used one could be around $39 million.
The aircraft project was awarded the 2014 Collier Trophy for its significant contribution to advancing the aviation industry through technological advancements in aircraft performance and in-cabin comfort and safety. However, the aircraft has since been discontinued due to the release of newer versions of the G650ER and G700 models.
The Gulfstream G650 is the ultimate in comfort for Cristiano Ronaldo after long and intense competitions. Not only can the Portuguese superstar travel in style, but he can also enjoy quality time with his loved ones during his travels throughout Europe.