The Gulfstream G650 Has Solidified Itself As The King Of Private Jets

Publicly unveiled in March 2008, the Gulfstream G650 has had quite a few years under its belt to prove its viability as a business jet of choice.

With only 100 built by November 2014, and a unit cost of $65 million, the demand for the G650 has been high; in fact, the three-year waiting list in 2013 meant that come customers were willing to shell out more than $70 million to immediately get their hands on the sleek business jet.

If you’re looking into international travel, the G650ER is an extended range version that can fly 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 km; 8,600 mi) at an average speed Mach 0.85, which is slower than its top speed of Mach 0.925 due to the initial weight of its fuel, although its range is just 1,000 km more than the standard G650 model.

The G650 requires two pilots to function optimally, and can carry 11–18 passengers. At nearly 100 feet long, the G650 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR725 turbofan engines.

If you’re in the market for a reliable, efficient and sexy looking private jet that’s capable of flying from California, USA, to Sydney, Australia, then you might want to consider the extended range version, so that the extra 1,000 kilometers of range will come in useful, and you won’t risk plummeting into the Pacific Ocean.