A Look Inside Lewis Hamilton’s Insane Car Collection
Lewis Hamilton drives some insane vehicles even off the track. Lewis Hamilton currently drives for Mercedes and has built an
Lewis Hamilton drives some insane vehicles even off the track.
Lewis Hamilton currently drives for Mercedes and has built an illustrious career in Motorsport at a very early age. In Formula One, Hamilton has won a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles and holds the records for the most wins, pole positions, and podium finishes, among others. Hamilton began his racing career at an early age of 8, and now at 37, he has the record for most Drivers Championship (seven), tied with Schumacher. Having made a career out of driving fast cars on the racetrack, it is natural that Lewis Hamilton has a craze for speed. It is believed that Lewis Hamilton has a car collection that costs well over 13 million euros. These vehicles are spread across two garages, one of them being in Los Angeles and the other in Monaco.
Here are some of the most impressive vehicles from his garage.
Mercedes AMG One
This current particular takes heavy design inspiration from the Formula 1 Mercedes team. Lewis Hamilton was personally involved in developing this vehicle, and what makes this one special is the 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. This vehicle is powered by a V6 turbocharged Engine that produces an excess of 1200 HP, and the weight of the car happens to be precisely 1200 kg. The production of this vehicle is restricted to 275 units, out of which one is owned by Lewis Hamilton himself.
Mercedes AMG G63 6X6
This is one mammoth-sized pickup truck based on the Standard G63, better known as the G wagon. What differentiates it from a standard G wagon is the addition of two extra wheels. The vehicle runs a 6X6 setup making it an impeccable offroader. It is powered by the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine but in a different state of tune, and the production is limited to just a hundred units, each costing over half a million.
Ferrari La Ferrari
‘La Ferrari’, which translates to ‘The Ferrari’, is the epitome of performance and procession. A vehicle is special when the company decides to name the car after itself. Ferrari LaFerrari was an instant hit with the public when announced in 2013. With only 499 units produced, all the slots were sold out the same year. Hamilton owns the car in his favorite color of candy, apple red. With a price of over 1.4 million dollars, it is one of the exotics in Hamilton’s collection.
Pagani Zonda 760 LH
Hamilton is known for his love for exotic cars due to the sheer amount of speed that they are capable of achieving. Pagani developed one exclusively for him. The vehicle comes equipped with a 7.3 liter naturally aspirated engine that has a power output of 760 HP. The car is also customized with his initials’ LH’.
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Lewis Hamilton might Be Crazy For Speed, but that does not mean all of his cars are from Modern Times. The vehicle in question happens to be the 1966 Shelby 427 cobra. This vehicle was developed by the Legend himself, Caroll Shelby. As the name suggests, the vehicle produces 427 HP and can do the zero to 60 mph print in just over 4 seconds which is impressive considering the age of the vehicle. Today, this car can go for $1.5 million.
1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
This particular purchase was made by Hamilton back in the year 2011. His love for Classic Ford continued as this one had a 7-liter V8 engine which was naturally aspirated and produced around 350 HP. The existence of this vehicle was glorified by the movie Bullitt in 1986.
Mercedes Maybach S600
Being a Formula 1 driver, Hamilton knows when to take it easy as the Maybach s600 is considered the epitome of luxury. The vehicle is equipped with ambient lighting, dual pane panoramic sunroof, heated, ventilated, and massage seats, and much more features that cater to luxury. It is also said that this vehicle is armored from all sides and can withstand bullets and hand grenades.
The Escalade is a popular choice among celebrities and athletes thanks to its imposing stance and acres of space that it has on the inside. The vehicle is catered towards luxury and performance, and the long-wheelbase version of the Escalade is a desirable choice. The vehicle is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 420 HP and uses a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The gas-guzzling monster can do the 0 to 60 mph run in a respectable 4.3 seconds.
A car that has always been close to Lewis Hamilton’s heart happens to be none other than the small Mini Cooper. The vehicle has an inline 4-cylinder unit and is per have the least powerful vehicle in his garage producing just 115 HP. What makes this vehicle special is that this was his first ever purchase when he bought a secondhand Mini back in 2002.