Hector Olivera Buys $3.5 Million Lykan HyperSport
The troubled MLB free agent has no team, but he has one of only seven HyperSports.
When it comes to athletes known for dropping outrageous sums of money on outrageous supercars, the usual names are Floyd Mayweather or Yoenis Cespedes. Which is why it’s a little shocking that Hector Olivera, a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent after being released by the San Diego Padres months after an arrest for assault and battery, just shelled out $3.5 million for a Lykan HyperSport.
The 31-year-old Cuban-born Olivera was originally signed to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a $62.5 million contract, but his underwhelming performance led to his being bounced to the Atlanta Braves, who also declined to re-sign him. Without a team, it seems Olivera will have plenty of time to drive his new Lykan.
The car, one of only seven to be built, is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine tuned by RUF, good for a whopping 780 horsepower and 708 lb.-ft. of torque. It’ll rip to 60 in 2.8 seconds and has a reported top speed of 240 miles per hour. It also has 420 diamonds, amounting to 15 carats, embedded in the headlights—although if Olivera’s not a fan of those precious stones, he can opt for rubies, sapphires or yellow diamonds instead.
The stitching on the seats incorporates real gold, because of course it does, and there’s a holographic display system that uses gesture displays on the center console. But wouldn’t you expect to get all that if you’re buying the world’s third-most expensive car? (Behind the Lamborghini Veneno and the Maybach Exelero, if you were wondering.)
However, having a one-of-seven car isn’t unique enough for Olivera, so he sent the car to a Miami tuner to further tweak the interior and add a set of rims. The garage made a quick video showing off the Lykan HyperSport, which you can see below. We promise the exhaust notes are worth suffering through that horrible music in the beginning.