You would think that a Formula 1 driver would be obsessed with cars right? But is that the same for Max Verstappen? We know he is obsessed with speed on the track, but does is that mirrored in what he drives on the road?
There are no surprises here. Just like every other horsepower hungry racing driver, Verstappen’s car collection is impressive. He takes his car collection international, from Italy to the UK to Germany. Not only is he driving the world’s fastest cars round the track, but he actually gets to drive the world’s fastest cars around the streets of Monaco as well - good practice for the race!
Who is Max Verstappen?
If you aren’t familiar by now, Max Verstappen is an F1 driver who has seen great success in the past couple of years. I mean it feels like he has been around for years now, but he is still only 24! He burst onto the scene as Formula 1’s youngest ever competitor at just 17 years old, and ever since then he has been pushing the limits of the sport, including a championship win in 2021. Verstappen has broken every record there is;
- F1’s youngest point scorer
- First Dutch champion
- Youngest driver to start a grand prix
- Youngest winner in F1 history
This guy has really taken the F1 scene by storm, and sometimes not always for the good, as he has landed himself in hot water multiple times, especially with Brit Lewis Hamilton. Let’s hope he drives safer on the roads, or that driving insurance could be going up Max!
Max Verstappen's Cars
Red Bull rewards Max heavily, not only money wise, but with the number of connections they have with car companies like Aston Martin. So, if the $53.3 million per year contract he has with Red Bull wasn’t enough to land him a nice car, the free Aston Martin’s he gets will definitely make sure! He has mentioned in interviews before that he is quite shy and doesn’t like to be seen in public, but we can tell you that these cars tell a very different story. We are seriously jealous, have a look for yourself:
- Ferrari Monza SP2
- Renault R.S.01
- Aston Martin Vantage
- Aston Martin DB11
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Obviously, he has more cars, but we don’t really want this blog to be 5000 words long, with the Carmoola team just drooling over how great and expensive his cars are! We don’t think that is the height of entertainment, and not enjoyable for you guys at all. 😴
Ferrari Monza SP2
Although Red Bull used Honda powered engines, that hasn’t stopped Max from buying a competitors car off the track. The convertible comes with a decent price tag of £1.32 million and it is worth every penny. The V12 engine produces 810 horses with a top speed that exceeds 300 km/h, pretty insane right? Well you might not be able to get your hands on one yet unfortunately. The Monza is all part of a new concept called ‘Icon’ which only allows clients and collectors a chance to snap one up. Probably the reason why the SP2 is so popular among celebrities, including Gordon Ramsey and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
You are probably seeing a theme here. These cars are all very similar to what he drives on a weekend when racing. Very fast, very expensive and very nice to look at. The Renault is no different, again reaching speeds of 300km/h+. It might not be the most expensive car on the list, but it was certainly love at first sight for Max and the Renault, as he got a chance to take the car for a drive at a Renault event in 2015, where he then decided to add it to his personal collection shortly after. We can really appreciate the work that goes into this car, I mean the design took 5 months, and it is one of the only race cars not based on a production car, which adds to its scarcity.
Aston Martin Vantage
310 km/h (195mph) top speed. The Vantage truly is a driver’s car. As with the majority of Aston Martin’s you get the high quality engineering, but you also get the 007 gentleman feeling that comes with driving one. The Aston Martin Vantage really does combine sporting agility with comfort and poise. Coming in at an impressive 1,530 kg, you can tell why Max loves this car so much - it reminds him of being back behind the cockpit inside that Red Bull Racing machine. And if we are all being honest here, impressive numbers are great, but who doesn’t want to feel like James Bond when they are driving? We will have ours shaken not stirred. 🍸
Aston Martin DB11
The partnership between Red Bull and Aston Martin really was a win-win situation for all parties. It brought Aston Martin back into the limelight of motor-sports which raises the brands profile, and Max Verstappen got his hands on the DB11 and we are, as you may have guessed, jealous. The DB11 is the most powerful and efficient ‘DB’ model in the history of production, and what better person to gift it to then the current F1 World Champion? The V8 produces 528 brake horse power with an impressive 4 seconds flat 0-62 mph.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Would it be a sports stars episode without some kind of Porsche? And following the pattern of the rest of Verstappen’s cars, it has to be V8 and above, and it has to be quick. The Porsche does not let us down here. 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds means it is one of the fastest cars on Max’s roster, and with a 198 mph top speed, it certainly ticks the quick checkmark. The GT3 concept was to intensify everything. Performance, tuning and aerodynamics have all been ramped up here, and put in the hands of arguably the fastest man on the planet in a car, I am sure this duo had some fun! The Porsche could be yours for a cool £130,000, but we imagine the GT3 RS that Verstappen owns could be anywhere upwards of £150,000.
Max Verstappen has an amazing future in the F1 and has already clocked up some pretty astonishing records in the competition. We all knew that being an F1 driver his car collection off the track was going to be super impressive as well, and it didn’t disappoint. From the Ferrari to the Aston Martin’s to the cars we couldn’t include in today’s blog post, hats off to you Mr. Verstappen, we are very impressed.
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