Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has sold his Italian supercar for a cool $11.3million.
Hamilton owned a superb Pagani Zonda in his collection. The 36-year-old is said to have bought it many years ago for only $1.6 million. Given how much he sold it for, he made a profit of almost a staggering $10 million from the sale.
The car was customised to the seven-time world champion and his demands, with it being called the Zonda 760 LH. It has as much power as the number in its name, housing a 760 bhp AMG V12 engine.
Despite it being a collector’s item, Hamilton sold his Italian supercar, and revealed that he wasn’t the biggest fan of it, not least because he crashed in it in Monaco.
Back in 2018, as quoted by formula1news.co.uk, the seven-time world champion said, “The Zonda is terrible to drive.
“It’s the best-sounding car I own, but handling-wise it’s the worst.
“I don’t drive any of the cars that I own any more. I only drive my (electric Mercedes-Benz) EQC.”
In addition to that sweet Pagani, Hamilton also owns two Shelby Cobras, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 recreation, a Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, and LaFerrari, a LaFerrari Aperta and a McLaren P1.
His love for the environment means he is trying to reduce his usage of his cars. He stated that he doesn’t drive the cars he uses in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint.
In a major statement, he sold his private jet in 2019 to spread awareness. He continues to use his high-profile position to pioneer positive changes in society.
Hamilton is not just a car collector; he is an enthusiast as well. However, he does not like sitting behind the wheel for an extended period of time and said that F1 is enough time driving for him on most days.
“I do like driving,” Hamilton said, “but I hate sitting in a car for more than a couple of hours – it’s time you don’t get back.”