The 2021 Formula 1 season saw Mercedes’s 7 times world champion Lewis Hamilton lose out the chance to take home his 8th title after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen overtook him in the last lap of season finisher in Abu Dhabi securing his maiden title after a safety car controversy. Lewis Hamilton remained off of public platforms following the lose and also failed to attend 2021 F1 gala.
Lewis Hamilton has reportedly sold his 2013 Pagani Zonda 760LH a Hypercar from his collection. The car was built specifically for the 7times world champion by Italian manufacturer Pagani. The road-legal bespoke version of the Zonda 760 RS, variant of Pagani’s track monster Zonda R. The car was especially built-in accordance with the Britt’s request.
Pagani claims the car has 760 peak horsepower and can do 0 to 100 kmph in under 2.6 seconds. According to reports, the car cost Lewis Hamilton 1.4 million euros to buy which the Mercedes maestro sold for 10 million euros making him a sweet profit of 8.6 million euros.
Why Lewis Hamilton has sold his Hypercar?
According to Italian magazine Quattroruote. Early last year, Lewis Hamilton had pledged to only drive hybrid or electric cars for his personal use, to show his allegiance towards fight against climate change. Lewis Hamilton was labeled being a “hypocrite” for still using his fuel cars often.
To comply with his pledge Lewis Hamilton is reportedly shifting to the Mercedes-AMG One – a limited-edition plug-in hybrid Hypercar manufactured by Mercedes to avoid using a naturally aspirated petroleum-powered V12 Hypercar Pagani Zonda 760LH.