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When young Elon Musk bought his first supercar McLaren F1 in 1999

FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards Premium
FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards "Das Goldene Lenkrad" (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo (REUTERS)

  • An old video recently posted on YouTube shows world's wealthiest person and Tesla CEO Elon Musk taking delivery of his McLaren supercar with his newfound Silicon Valley riches

Back in 1999, before the days of Tesla and SpaceX, young entrepreneur Elon Musk bought his first supercar - a McLaren F1. This shows that Musk's taste for cars wasn't questionable even 20 years back.

A video recently posted on YouTube by CNN from its archives shows the world's wealthiest person and Tesla CEO taking delivery of his McLaren supercar with his newfound Silicon Valley riches.

In the video, Musk calls it a "million-dollar" supercar. He notes that there are only 62 such McLarens in the world and he'll be the owner of one of the rare supercars.

"Just three years ago, I was showering at the YMC and sleeping on the office floor," Musk tells CNN in the video. He added: "And now, obviously I’ve got a million-dollar car and quite a few creature comforts. It is a moment in my life."

Take a look at the video here:

The billionaire can be seen super excited when the car arrives and also a bit emotional.

As per reports, the McLaren F1 makes use of a naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing 618 hp and 627 PS. It can accelerate from O-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and remains one of the fastest production cars ever made.

At the time of the delivery of the McLaren, Musk was the CEO of X.Com, a firm which is now called PayPal.

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