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Lewis Hamilton Already Broke his Promise to Only Drive EVs

Lewis Hamilton was spotted driving his one-off Pagani Zonda a year after he said he only drives EVs

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Back in September 2020, F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton told he is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible outside the track. He had told Reuters in the past that he doesn’t drive any of the cars he owns other than his German EV, the Mercedes EQC. But, less than a year later, he was spotted driving his one-off Pagani Zonda 760LH. In Hamilton’s defense, how can you not drive a Pagani when it’s available at your disposal!

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Lewis Hamilton told Reuters almost a year back, “I don’t drive any of the cars that I own anymore. I only drive my (electric Mercedes) EQC.” He also drives a Smart EQ ForTwo other than the EQC. Hamilton mentioned he has also requested to be picked up from the airports in EVs only. Also, he sold his private jet.

But, the celebrated F1 driver was recently spotted in Monaco a few weeks back driving around his Pagani Zonda 760LH. After committing to electric and sustainable mobility, it seemed a little weird to see him drive a gas-guzzling supercar. Hamilton has stated in the past that the Zonda has terrible handling mannerisms, but it sounds great. His car features three pedals and a stick shifter.

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The 760 LH is a one-off built specifically for Hamilton and is based on the 760 RS, which itself was a one-off model commissioned for a Chilean businessman. The car is powered by a 7.3-liter V-12 engine that makes 750 horses and 574 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The car is finished in purple on the inside and outside and cost Hamilton around $2 million.

Pagani Zonda 760 LH specifications
Engine 7.3-liter V-12
Power 750 HP
Torque 574 LB-FT
Top Speed +200 mph

The other cars in sweet collection include a $5.2 million 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, a $1.3 million LaFerrari, a $2.6 million Mercedes-AMG Project One, and a $2.6 million McLaren P1 among others.

Sidd Dhimaan
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