There is something about Formula One drivers and their cars. Not only are they able to take their handcrafted F1 vehicles out for a spin, they can spend wads of cash on pimping out their own rides. After all, Formula One is big business nowadays. With all the cash swimming around thanks to sponsorship deals and endorsements, it is little wonder drivers can afford to splash out.
Through the driving annals, this champagne lifestyle has been enjoyed by a number of different drivers. This includes the likes of Ayrton Senna, as well as former champion Damon Hill. In fact, after his retirement from the sport, Hill set up a luxury super car club, named P1 International, where Hill would loan out high performance cars to individuals. However this came at a price, as the annual subscription fee to this exclusive club was in excess of $15,000 a year.
When it comes to Formula One stars and their cars, the cash pot is endless. Take for example two-time Spanish World Champion Fernando Alonso. His weapon of choice is usually the Maserati Gran Cabrio. This impressive drop top number is the perfect melange of style and sophistication. With its inspiration taken from the Gran Turismo, this incredible model is both sleek and roomy. It features nearly 100 LED lights, 20 inch rims and more detail than a Kandinsky portrait. Craftsmanship is taken to the next level with the Gran Cabrio.
Yet what exactly do his driving comrades have a penchant for? Here is the Top 15 Luxury Cars That Formula One Drivers Drive.
All car prices are estimated by using averages from a variety of sources.
15 Fiat 500 Abarth: $23,245
14 Volkswagen R: $48,000
13 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: $65,390
12 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: $65,400
11 BMW X5: $67,000
10 Lotus Evora: $80,000
9 Mercedes C63 AMG DR520: $100,000
8 Mercedes-Benz GL420 CDI SUV: $99,000
7 Nissan GT-R: $99,590
6 Maserati Quattroporte: $104,000
5 McLaren MP4-12C: $231,400
4 Ferrari 599: $270,000
3 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: $250,000
2 Ferrari Enzo: $659,000
1 Pagani Zonda, $2 million
A player in the major leagues of car ownership, the ultra-chic Pagani Zonda is one to have on the driveway. Reaching speeds of up to 225mph, this wonderful supercar takes advantage of an incredible 7.3 litre V12 engine. Furthermore, it offers a whopping 750hp and is considered to be one of the hottest investments for car enthusiasts. With a price tag of around $2 million, British driver Lewis Hamilton has forked out for one in recent years.
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