the last dance, a 10-part espn documentary about the final season of michael jordan's chicago bulls dynasty in the 1990s, is airing two episodes every sunday night at 9 p.m. et until may 17. the series features never-before-seen footage of the bulls' locker room, plus interviews with players, coaches, journalists, and even barack obama. we've enjoyed the return (somewhat) of sports, but we've been more focused on spotting mj's whips. here are the cars we've spotted so far:
chevrolet corvette c5
the c5 chevrolet corvette was produced for the 1997 through 2004 model years. it was powered by a 345-hp 5.7-liter v-8, dubbed the ls1, with an aluminum block and heads. in car and driver testing, the 1997 c5 corvette reached 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. in the last dance, jordan parks the black vette at the bulls' practice facility with no regard for any other humans, but we just hope he was rockin' the six-speed manual instead of the automatic.
ferrari 550 maranello
michael jordan's ferrari 550 maranello inspired the jordan xiv shoe with the jumpman logo on the side of it just like the ferrari badge on the front fender of the 550, even though it doesn't look like michael's car had that option. the 550 maranello was powered by a front-engine 458-hp 5.5-liter v-12 and could be had with a glorious manual transmission. here's a car and driver comparison test featuring the 550 maranello up against the aston martin v-12 vanquish.
porsche 911 turbo cabriolet slant nose
after the bull's won their third championship, we see michael jordan drive off in a white porsche 911 turbo cabriolet slant nose after landing in chicago. the 911 turbo slant nose, aptly named because of it having the 935 race-car inspired sloped front end with pop-up headlights instead of the traditional 911's round headlights, was fitted with the turbo's updated suspension and brakes to counteract its extra power. it was powered by a 282-hp turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six and launched to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds during our testing.
we will be updating this story as the series continues and more cars are shown.