Lewis Hamilton’s cars: an inside look at his car collection | Taza Khabre

Key findings

  • Lewis Hamilton’s car collection is a combination of supercars, hypercars and classic muscle cars.
  • He has owned and driven various Mercedes-AMG models, including the Project One and the GTR Safety Car.
  • Hamilton’s collection also includes high-performance hypercars such as the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari.


Lewis Hamilton it’s a name that needs no introduction. He rose from nothing to become sevenfold F1 world champion, a feat previously accomplished only by the legend that is Michael Schumacher.


Fortunately for Lewis, winning Formula 1 races pays quite well, so the superstar is lucky enough to have amassed quite an enviable collection of cars. These are not all supercars hypercars, although mostly it is, but Lewis definitely found time for classic muscle cars. He even used to own a private jet, but recently sold it due to his desire to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Although he’s usually seen dashing around in a fancy new Mercedes, which must please his boss, every now and then he’s spotted piloting something a little more special. These random outings give us a glimpse of what’s lurking in the champion’s private collection.

HotCars has collected information about Lewis Hamilton’s car collection from websites such as PlanetF1, and after browsing his private Instagram page, put together this article that gives you a glimpse into his incredible hoard of private cars.

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This McLaren is the jewel in the crown of the Hamilton car collection

Performance characteristics

The highest speed

240 miles per hour

from 0 to 60 mph

3.2 seconds

power

620 horsepower

A turning point

479 lb-ft

Hagerty’s score

20 million dollars


The McLaren F1 is becoming a “must-have” for any serious car collection, but with over 100 produced in all guises, one can be hard to come by. Moreover, when someone does appear for sale, they bring a whole fortune. This early silver example was auctioned at Bonhams back in 2017 and brought in a substantial sum of $15,620,000. No matter who you are, it’s not pocket money.


The owner of this example, chassis 044, was not publicly known for some time, but then Lewis was spotted behind the wheel of the car, and thus the mystery was revealed. It really is his ideal car, as Lewis has always proudly worn the number 44 on his F1 cars, so the stars really aligned for this most important purchase.

Lewis Hamilton is often seen in a powerful Mercedes-AMG

Lewis Hamilton is reported to own these Mercedes

  • Mercedes-AMG Project One
  • Mercedes SLS AMG
  • Mercedes-AMG GTR safety car
  • Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6


They may not necessarily stay forever, but Lewis Hamilton is getting free cars. Being a household name with more than 36 million followers on Instagram clearly has its perks, especially for Mercedes-Benz, which can lend it flagship AMG models for some impressive PR.


Although he is happy to spend his own money on Mercedes, as you can see by looking at his eclectic collection. Naturally, there are plenty of high-powered machines to be found, such as the SLS AMG and the G63 6×6, but perhaps more interesting is the Mercedes-AMG GTR Safety Car that Lewis has tucked away in his collection. Just imagine the memories this car brings back for Lewis. He’s certainly had some tense laps riding the back of the same car during his World Championship fight.

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The seven-time world champion loves hypercars

Lewis Hamilton with his La Ferrari
Instagram – Lewis Hamilton

Hypercars in the collection of Lewis Hamilton

  • Ferrari LaFerrari
  • Mercedes-AMG Project One
  • McLaren P1
  • Pagani Zonda 760LH


Most gearbox owners like to think they need speed, but how many supercar owners can honestly say they are talented enough to use the full potential of their exclusive cars? One such owner who can is Lewis, and he’s clearly keen to use his skills on both the road and the track.


At one point or another, Lewis has owned a Pagani Zonda 760LH, a Ferrari LaFerrari, a McLaren P1 and, of course, a Mercedes-AMG Project One. The latter features the same 1.6-liter F1 engine that powers his old race car, so he may feel more at home than most owners in this formidable hypercar. The F1 engine produces 1,049 horsepower and is capable of speeds of up to 219 mph.

The Pagani Zonda owned by Lewis was sold and scrapped

Former Lewis Hamilton Zonda 760 LH, front view after the accident
Instagram – Ethan Gale


Just as the 044 McLaren chassis fits Lewis’ racing number, the ‘LH’ in the name of this Pagani 760LH is also perfect for Mr LH himself. However, this time it is not a happy coincidence, rather the LH means that this car was always meant for Lewis and was built especially for him.


As a model, the price of the Pagani Zonda has skyrocketed in recent years, and Lewis took advantage of this when he auctioned the car a few years ago. He managed to make more than 11 million dollars when he sold the car. The new owner had an accident while driving through picturesque Wales and ended up driving the multi-million dollar Pagani into a wall – and the entire incident was captured on a video recorder. Fortunately, he was fine, but suffering from Pagani’s damaged ego and sick appearance. Perhaps this 750-horsepower V12 supercar should have remained in Hamilton’s capable hands after all.

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Lewis has a passion for classic muscle cars

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 - Front Quarter
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Muscle Cars owned by Lewis Hamilton

  • 1966 Shelby Cobra 427
  • 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500


Judging by the collection of high-powered exotic sports and supercars that precede this entry, you could be forgiven for thinking that Lewis has no interest in old cars. However, the British F1 superstar reportedly has a soft spot for iconic muscle cars and has two of the best and most desirable models in his extensive collection.


Even Lewis can’t resist the temptation of a Ford Mustang, so the champion bought one of the most desirable models – a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500. These iconic muscle cars can easily fetch north of $300,000, though his next Shelby would probably cost even more. The Mustang is joined by the Cobra 427, released a year earlier. The Shelby Cobra is undoubtedly one of the coolest and most recognizable American cars ever produced, so it’s no surprise that Lewis felt compelled to add one to his impressive collection.


Sources: Planet F1, Instagram, McLaren

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