Lewis Hamilton vowed to drive only electric or hybrid cars to do his bit for the environment. Even if that means selling his one-of-a-kind supercar created especially for him.
Italian publication Quattroroute reports Hamilton has sold his Pagani Zonda 760LH, a special order from the Italian-based boutique supercar brand. Pagani built this car specifically to the seven-time world champion’s request, pairing the 7.3-litre V12 AMG engine with a manual transmission.
Thanks to its unique gearbox and famous owner, Hamilton was able to turn a tidy profit on his Pagani. The new owner reportedly paid €10 million for the car the Briton paid €1.4m in 2014.
Hamilton once had a garage full of exotic cars powered by V8 and V12 engines, but with his concerns about the environment, he told Reuters in a 2020 interview that he no longer drove his petrol-powered cars to reduce his carbon footprint.
“Some of it’s education because not everyone knows the footprint that our sport currently has and what we’re doing in terms of trying to improve that. But I’m making a lot of changes in my personal life,” Hamilton explained about his decision to invest in a cleaner lifestyle.
“I don’t drive any of the cars that I own any more. I only drive my [Mercedes] EQC [electric SUV].”