It is no secret that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has more money in his bank account than he probably knows what to do with.
At least a portion of his fortune has gone towards recruiting players for his beloved Blues, with more than £1.24 billion worth of signings arriving at Stamford Bridge since he bought the club in 2003.
But a man of Abramovich’s wealth is unlikely to consider a figure of that size as anything more than mere pocket change.
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One of the Russian oligarch’s other hobbies suggests he has plenty of cash to burn outside of his contribution to Chelsea’s transfer business.
Similar to many people with incomprehensibly deep pockets, Abramovich has a passion for exotic cars, and boasts a garage worth more than ten times what most people will earn in a lifetime.
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The Mirror reports that the 49-year-old has taken a trip to the Nurburgring race track in Germany and brought with him his stunning collection of luxurious supercars.
The total value of the cars is estimated to be £8.5 million and includes one of 15 Pagani Zonda R models ever made, worth approximately £2.5 million on its own.
In case he got bored screeching around in the same old car, Abramovich also brought along his spare Ferrari FXX, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 488 GT3, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3, Lamborghini Reventon and Aston Martin Vulcan.
But he did not haul his eye-watering line-up of elite vehicles to Europe just to play show-and-tell, though.
The Chelsea owner took his rides onto the Nurburgring tarmac while his business partner and owner of the world-famous circuit Viktor Kharitonin closed the track for two days, just for their driving pleasure.
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This was certainly about as exclusive as events get if what Nurbringring instructor Tatiana Golovlyovo said is anything to go by.
"Usually track days are organised for the owner of the Nurburgring, Viktor Kharitonin. This is an exclusive event for the owner and his friends, nobody else (apart from the staff and crew working for event) can enter the property.”
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