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Fly like a G6 - or should we say G650!

Posted by Michael Krantz on Oct 12, 2010 4:04:00 PM


Now I’m feelin' so fly like a G6, like a G6, like a G6.

You might recognize these lyrics from the Billboard Top 100 song, “Like a G6”. The electro-house single by Far East Movement has been number 1 on iTunes and currently has more than 9 million views on YouTube.

gulfstream g650

So why is it that you’re “feelin' so fly like a G6”? And what is a G6? One member from Far East Movement, Kev Nish, told MTV News,

A G6 is not a Gatorade flavor. It’s not a car, convertible, four-door. It’s not a watch. But Drake, Drake talks about having G4 pilots on deck, so we said, ‘What’s flyer than a G4?’ Of course, it would be a G6.

But we still want to know what a G6 really is. The G6 refers to the Gulfstream G650, a twin-engine business jet by Gulfstream Aerospace that's currently in flight testing. The aircraft will become Gulfstream’s largest, fastest, and most expensive business jet to enter the market. The G650 is considered to be the ultimate gold standard in business aviation. The cost will start at $58.5 million! Feelin' like a G6 yet? Check out some of the cabin dimensions below and a link to the hit song.

Performance G650
Max Range
(Mach 0.80)
7,000 nm
Max Operating
Speed
Mach 0.925
Max Cruise 51,000 ft
Max Takeoff Weight 99,600 lbs
Typical Seating 14-18
Design Specifications G650
Engines Rolls-Royce
BR725 A1-12
Rated Takeoff
Thrust
Mach 0.925
Height 25.80 ft
Length
99.92 ft
Wingspan 99.70 ft


 

Topics: g650, entertainment, Gulfstream