PHOTOS: Get A Closer Look At The World's Fastest Executive Jet

Gulfstream G650 Private Jet

Photo: Courtesy Gulfstream

With a multitude of incredible planes, the name Gulfstream has almost become synonymous with “private jet.”And this year, the latest plane out of the Gulfstream stable should start to make its way into customer hands. Called the G650, it looks to be an incredible piece of flying kit.

With a range of 7,000 nautical miles (about 8,100 regular miles) and a top speed of Mach 0.925, it will fly faster and travel further than any other business jet on the market.

The G650 will be built at Gulfstream's Savannah, GA plant.

Gulfstream started the G650 project in 2005 and revealed it to the world in 2008.

Testing hasn't been totally trouble free. The second test plane built crashed on April 2, 2011 after takeoff.

Source: AV Web

Pilots were running a test by flying on only one engine. It appears a wing scraped the runway at some point at the beginning of the flight. The four crew members onboard were killed.

Source: AV Web

The 7,000 nautical mile range means the G650 will be able to fly nonstop from New York to Beijing. Perfect for jet-setting executives.

While it is capable of Mach 0.925, dialling back the speed to Mach 0.85 is what gives the G650 the efficiency to travel so far.

Like any private, corporate jet, the interior is very opulent.

It can be had in a number of different configurations, but Gulfstream expects the average occupancy to be eight people.

And they'll certainly be comfortable.

Just look at the bathroom. As expected, it's far nicer than flying commercial.

The setup on the demo plane is quite varied and versatile, with large seats and couches.

And if putting your feet up isn't relaxing enough...

...the seat becomes a bed.

Still not enough? The couch turns into one too. The cabin is also pressurised to make the passengers feel like they are at 4,850 feet when it is flying at 51,000 feet. That should alleviate jet lag.

There is also the latest tech and safety features as well as brand-new Rolls Royce engines to power the plane.

You can get your very own G650 when they start flying with civilians for a mere $58 million. If you put a name in now, you're sure to be part of a very long waiting list.

Source: Gizmag

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