Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton’s incredible collection of super cars
Is from the highest paid car drivers in the worldand enters the list of cases in which profession and passion align and they end up being the main reason for the time invested in the day to day. Lewis Hamilton can officially define himself as the man who achieved 100 Formula 1 victorieswhich also has the most utopian car collection of the automotive registry.
The start of his hobby as a collector dates back to his arrival in F1, in 2007, when he began to make a career in the world of top speed. His repertoire of shots includes everything from supercars and classics, even sandboxes and motorcycles. “I don’t know anything about wine, and little about art; but I do know about cars, and I am very demanding with them”, Hamilton said publicly.
In addition to being possibly the most fanciful that a car fanatic can dream of, the collection of Hamilton is the most careful. The British take such good care of his cars that, as confirmed by some media, when for some reason he cannot take them back to his house, Hire a tow truck to do the job. An approximate value of nearly $18 million for the collection; and its members are divided between three locations: Monacowhere you currently reside; London, where are its origins; Y The Angels, frequently visited city for vacation.
These are some of the most emblematic models that passed through the garage of the icon of the automotive world:
This model shows that love goes beyond differences. Hamilton parted ways with the McLaren team in Formula 1, but decided to keep more than just a common past. In 2015, a P1 listed on $2.7 millionand painted with a electric blue that does not go unnoticed, became part of its stock of shots.
The model has a 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 gasoline engine, coupled with an electric oneenabling it to have a power of 903 hp, and reach a top speed of 347 kilometers per hourbeing able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.7 seconds.
It is the successor to the SL 65 Black Series, and only 350 examples were made. One of them is in its red version and rests in the Hamilton garage. In the world of the German firm, they refer to him as the most radical of SLS history, and even as one of the best Mercedes. Count with one 6.2 liter V8 engineable to perform 631 hp, pass from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, and reach 315 km/h. The limited edition model has a body 70 kilos lighter than the stock one, and superior aerodynamics.
Following in the Mercedes tuning, this is the second most powerful variant of the AMG GT for street With 585 hp, is capable of achieving top speed of 318 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. Hamilton uses this two-seater sports car in its white version to get around when he is at home in Los Angeles. Their drag coefficient of 0.35 it is the lowest of the AMG GT.
Like any iron enthusiast, it was to be expected that Hamilton would have one of the creations from the Maranello headquarters, and It is not just any, nor the last in its collection. The 599 GTO is listed as one of the best Ferrari in history. Combine a elegant bodywork with a naturally aspirated V12 engine that takes all eyes when entering the scene. Its value exceeds half a million dollars.
If the concepts are added “exclusivity” plus “Ferrari”, this would be the result. Having a Ferrari LaFerrari on the acquisition list is something to brag about. Hamilton’s is painted in a Rosso Fuocoone of the most characteristic reds of the Italian firm.
From F1 debut, Hamilton had no choice but to classify himself as ferrari opponent, but as the saying “from enemies to lovers” marks, love flourished; and Mercedes did not feel in a position to prevent number 1 from having a mediterranean taste.
The model, whose value exceeds one million dollars, is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 347 km/h, and on its way out it can pass from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds, officially becoming the fastest car the Briton has in his garage.
Far from detaching from the fame and exclusivity filters, the Shelby Cobra is one of the most replicated models in automotive history. That’s why having one 100% genuine it is almost impossible, unless you have the condition of consecutive Formula 1 winner; and have more than five million dollars.
Hamilton’s is a Shelby Cobra 427 from 1966, in its classic black color. Following his own logic, this American icon also resides at his Los Angeles residence. Its V8 engine of Ford origin has 7 liters and reaches 431 CV.
This is one of the emblems Of The Hamilton Collection, even though it is no longer a part of it. In a purple Specially made for the prince of F1, combined with carbon fiber bodywork, the unit was a personal commission from Pagani.
With a naturally aspirated V12 engine of 7.3 liters and 760 hp, It is equipped with a manual transmission at the express request of the pilot. During the 10 years that was his, Hamilton’s baby was regular customer of the Pagani technical service in San Cesario sul Panaro, where they reviewed it annually and made sure that both the mechanics and the bodywork are more than good.
The McLaren F1 It is a three-seater dihedral two-door coupé supercar, designed by Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens. The competition versions participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans and went the first car to win the test on its debut. It is said that he was born to kill boredom and his name comes from a joke towards the ferrari f40; although once the product was finished, it turned out to be the opposite of a joke, and became, at the time, the fastest production car in the world. Hamilton’s is chassis 44, in honor of his number in F1. painted on silver colorhe was seen circulating with the jewel in Los Angeles.