Michael Jordans insane car collection includes Bugatti, Ferrari & Nascar beast

Michael Jordan is widely considered to be one of the greatest sports stars of all time.

The term 'GOAT' ('greatest of all time' for anyone living under a rock) is horrendously overused in 2021, but few athletes truly deserve the moniker more than MJ does.

A six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls and a five-time NBA MVP, Jordan is one of the most decorated men in the history of basketball.

One of the most iconic sports brands – Air Jordan – was created in his honour and in 2014 he became the first billionaire in NBA history, with a reported wealth of around £1.52 billion.

A significant chunk of that wealth has been spent on cars and Jordan has built up something of a slam-dunk collection over the years.

Here's what No23 is keeping in his garage these days:

Aston Martin DB7 Volante (2001)

It was the car Jordan drove after signing for Washington Wizards in 2001, a team he part-owned.

After promising to hang up his boots at the turn of the millennium, Jordan returned for two more seasons with the Wizards.

It was odd seeing him in a jersey other than the Bulls', but there's every chance his decision to buy a red DB7 Volante was a nod to his former team.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary Edition (1993)

Jordan has owned a number of Corvettes over the years, but perhaps the one most dear to his heart is his 1993 ZR1.

After Jordan and the Bulls secured a 'three-peat' of three consecutive NBA championship victories, he was given a ruby-red ZR1 40th Anniversary Edition to celebrate it.

And when Seattle SuperSonics point guard Gary Payton tried to trash-talk Jordan, saying he could afford flash cars too, MJ hit back saying: "The cars I got are just like yours, except mine were free.".

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Ferrari 512TR (1992)

MJ went through a phase of buying cars in colours to match his suits, which is why the Ferrari 512TR he owns is black.

He bought it to celebrate his first NBA championship win the Bulls in 1991. Five more championships followed, as did five more Ferraris to match.

Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet 'Flat Nose' (1989)

Jordan's white 'Flat Nose' is said to have been the inspiration for the Air Jordan VI, the sixth incarnation of MJ's basketball shoes, released in 1991.

The heel tab is reminiscent of the Porsche’s whale-tail spoiler.

Michael takes a cut of every single pair of Air Jordan's sold around the globe, which is believed to have pocketed him around £950 million over the years.

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Chevrolet Corvette C4 (1984)

Michael’s first commercial endorsement deal wasn't with Nike but rather with a Chicago-based Chevrolet dealer at the start of his NBA rookie season in 1984.

A new 5.7-litre V8-powered C4 was given to the 21-year-old in return for doing some commercials, and he still has it to this day.

The license plate on the car is "JUMP 23".

Toyota Land Cruiser J80 (1991)

He doesn't just own little sports cars though. Away from the basketball court, Jordan is known for his love of golf.

As a man standing 6'6" off the ground, he needs a set of pretty long clubs to get by, clubs that won't fit in the back of Corvette or a Porsche. As such, he bought a Land Cruiser.

McLaren-Mercedes SLR 722 (2007)

This car was built to honour the late British Formula 1 driver Stirling Moss' victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia.

A supercharged 5.4-litre supercharged V8 sits under the long bonnet, spitting out 641bhp. As a big fan of Mercedes, it's no surprise that MJ has one.

Bentley Continental GT (2005)

Just like the 'Flat Nose', the Bentley Continental ended up inspiring another Air Jordan shoe design.

The diamond-quilted Air Jordan XXI, released in 2006, mimics the Bentley's suave leather cabin and silky smooth suspension.

Both shoe and car really are things of beauty.

Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir (2010)

One of Jordan's newer purchases is the gorgeous Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir, of which only 12 were made.

Sang noir means 'black bloods' and the design is inspired by the night and the art deco Type 57S Atlantique.

It hits 60mph in just 2.6 seconds, can hit a top speed of 253mph and costs a cool £1.6m. Elegant.

23XI Racing Toyota (2021)

Last year, Jordan announced he’s starting a Nascar Cup team, becoming the first black majority owner of a Nascar team since Hall Of Famer Wendell Scott in the 1970s.

"Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters and me to races and I’ve been a Nascar fan my whole life,” MJ said in a statement.

"The opportunity to own my own racing team in partnership with my friend, Denny Hamlin, and to have Bubba Wallace driving for us is very exciting for me. Historically, Nascar has struggled with diversity. I see this as a chance to educate a new audience and open more opportunities for black people in racing."

Cadillac XLR-V (2006)

General Motors were so desperate for MJ to own a Cadillac that they send three XLR-Vs to his home in three different colours, asking him to pick his favourite.

He chose red, unsurprisingly.

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