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The Most Incredible Features of Max Verstappen’s Luxurious
$15 Million Private Jet
By ALVIN REYES
Reigning Formula One world champion Max Verstappen has all the suitable toys befitting a multimillionaire racing athlete, including a massive collection of exotic and uber-expensive hypercars. However, the crowning glory of Verstappen's collection is his Dassault Falcon 900 EX plane that he acquired from sir Richard Branson for an undisclosed sum.
The aircraft benefits from more than a century of aviation expertise, offering a remarkable combination of reliable and efficient performance; it has three Honeywell TFE731-60 turbofan engines that allow a maximum speed of 482 knots (555 mph), a 528 mph cruising speed, and a 5,437-mile range. Verstappen used it to fly to all Grand Prix racetracks in 2021.
The jet’s performance is a given, but the sumptuous 1,264 cubic feet interior is astonishing. The double-cab configuration offers reclinable seats that combine to make a full-size bed, perfect for Verstappen's next transatlantic flight. It accommodates eight to 12 passengers in luxury, and even has a full minibar and luxury bathroom finished in the finest wood, metal, and granite.
Finally, there’s that one unfortunate feature of Verstappen's private jet – the upkeep. Servicing the plane reportedly costs between $1 million to $2 million per year (per the Sports Rush), and it's not clear if that amount includes hangar fees and crew salaries. Seven-figure maintenance costs are nothing if you earn more than 99 percent of the world's population.