Mercedes superstar Lewis Hamilton is not just a champion of F1, but also one of environmental sustainability. The 36-year-old has admittedly taken to driving electric cars in the past year or so.
Hamilton’s garage also has a host of fascinating sports cars that he has purchased over time. The likes of McLaren P1, Mercedes-Maybach S 600, Mercedes GL 63, and Cadillac Escalade, to name a few, apparently all form a part of his collection.
But recently, he was reportedly spotted driving around Los Angeles in a dazzling new white car. Per a latest report, this seems to be the ‘Porsche Taycan Turbo S’ electric car, which was launched in 2020.
The report from AutoBild stated, “On this occasion, Lewis did not choose a car from the star’s brand, with which he has competed in Formula 1 since 2013, but opted for the new Porsche electric sports car to travel to a jewelry store in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles).” (translated via Google Translate)
Hamilton’s preferred ride has been the Mercedes-Benz EQS, an electric road car courtesy of his F1 team’s parent company. But this recent vehicle from Porsche also offers some equally stunning specifications.
The report continues, “The first electric sports car from the Stuttgart manufacturer is capable of delivering authentic Porsche performance. With a total power of 761 hp and 1,050 Nm of torque, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds and can reach 260 km / h, all with a range of 416 kilometers.”
Further evidence that proves Hamilton is doing his bit, is through his newly formed team named ‘X44.’ They will compete in the Extreme E competition, whose one objective also lies in promoting awareness for environmental sustainability.
The series will look to have super-powered electric cars across various teams going up against each other. Set to take place over six remote locations, the Hamilton-backed outfit will look to make a positive impression.
So, aside from just focusing on Mercedes F1 in 2021, Hamilton has also now undertaken responsibility as a team owner. Rest assured, the F1 icon will continue to help create a cleaner and greener environment.