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Introducing the G500: A Very Special Private Jet

 When it comes to luxury private jets these days, Gulfstream lead the way big time. Their latest offering, the G500 has come in a whole year ahead of schedule, and is probably the single biggest reason why the company has a $11.5 billion backlog of orders on their books.
 
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Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming Gulfstream G500. As they say, try before you buy!
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Amazingly, the G500 is part of a whole range of exciting new luxury private jets made by Gulfstream…
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And it’s probably not even the most expensive. So, relax. And welcome aboard!
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The jet is 91 feet long. It reaches a top speed of Mach 0.925.
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The two engines that propel the jet with 15,144 lbs. of thrust are PW814Gas made by Pratt and Whitney Canada.
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The jet is able to reach an altitude of 51,000 feet.
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If eight passengers are lucky enough to board the plane, they can be carried around the globe at up to 574 miles per hour.
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Though the jet is actually capable of carrying 19 passengers when the need arises.
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The marvelous interior was designed after considering input and feedback from Gulfstream customers.
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The seats can be tailor made to suit the requirements of each particular customer.
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Though the jet may be fitted with coffee-makers, these can be easily switched for espresso machines in half an hour, such is the philosophy of flexibility.
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The cabin is fitted with the latest Wi-Fi internet technology, which is said to be 34 times faster than that of Gulfstream’s closest rivals.
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The jet has a ventilation system which can entirely replace the cabin's air in only two minutes.
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Each and every seat has digital controls.
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The seats are positioned to be suitable for meetings.
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And they can be converted into comfy beds.
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This bathroom would not be out of place in a swanky hotel.
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The cockpit has all the latest communications and control systems for the pilots.
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There are a whopping 10 touchscreen control panels.
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Furthermore, the G500 is the first non-military aircraft of any kind to be fitted with active side-stick control technology. 
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This is going to be one luxurious ride!
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Images: Gulfstream and acidcow

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