Although people say that a dog is a man’s best friend, I beg to differ. In some cases, cars are truly a man’s best friend!
Formula one drivers are the exception to that phrase, whether they are on the track, or on the road, they TRULY love their cars. While most people might say that it’s a ridiculous and expensive hobby, it is a fulfilling addiction indeed.
Of course, these drivers have their own taste of things they want for their baby (yes, that’s what they usually call their cars as they treat it the same). Aside from speed necessities, they would install more features to their cars that would suit their satisfaction for the design, unit or gears.
There are actually different types of cars that are around. Some are exotic, Japanese tuners, coupes, or the American muscle (though there seems to be an absence of American muscle in our chart for today). Most of the formula one drivers sport their own luxury cars of their preference. Though picking a car of your type may be a challenge, these guys know what they want, and they want beauty and speed, all in one beautiful package.
As for our chart today, here are top ten most popular cars for Formula One drivers:
10. Fiat 500 Abarth: $22,700 (base)
First and number 10 spot for our chart of top ten most popular cars for Formula One drivers is the Fiat 500 Abarth. Judging from its looks, this baby is really beautiful which costs around $22,700.
The price is right for this car, although it is really cheaper than it seems. There might be some handsome looking trims further up the range of this automobile. The heavily stiffened chassis keeps it stable to the limits of its mechanical grip. If you’re looking for a car that’s affordable and cheap fuel maintenance, then I suggest you get this one.
9. Mégane Renault Sport: $36,700 (base)
Next on the list, is a Mégane Renault Sport. This hatchback is based on a small family car that Renault previously manufactured. Mégane Renault Sport has a turbocharged engine that could accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 6.15s, with a top speed of about 240. Although you might think that this car is fast and dangerous, don’t be fooled by the numbers. This bad boy is equipped with six airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and a key card in the center console to reduce knee injury! It also has a set of seat belts that feature pre tensioners that will tighten immediately after impact. Imagine the safety of this beauty. All of this comes for a price of $36,700. I think that this car is just worth every dollar you will spend.
8. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: $65,400 (base)
And finally, here’s something a bit luxurious for a Formula One car. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is considered as the eight most popular Formula One car despite its price of $65,400. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is also available in sedan and wagon models which still maintain the luxury design that this baby has. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is usually powered by a 6.2L V8, but then it depends on the features that will be added in the car. With its performance and fame, it has been considered as one of the top of the line vehicles which had undergone more upgrades and modifications. As of now, its engines produce 510hp giving the C63 a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds.
7. Lotus Evora: $78,600 (base)
Finnish Formula One racing driver has this one in his garage as well as the Italian Formula One driver, Jarno Tulli. Owning the seventh spot in this chart is considered as the first Lotus to secede from the successful Elise platform. It’s none other than Lotus Evora which has the luxurious cost of $78,600! Evora has the distinctive look among the other Lotus designs. Aside from that, it is also the only model that features two rooms for the backseat. According to some websites, this bad boy is powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L engine that puts out 345 hp when in the supercharged version.
6. Nissan GTR: $97,800 (base)
Put away that sad sigh upon seeing the price of this car. This rate is considered “cheap” knowing that it already possessed accessories that made this baby compete with top of the line vehicles. Yes, taking the sixth spot for top ten most popular cars for Formula One drivers is the Nissan GTR. GTR is considered a giant killer with all the features that it has, as it can compete with top-of the line cars. Nissan GTR can already perform along with these other branded Formula One, if not, beat the performances of Porsche 911, Audi R8, Lotus Elise and Chevrolet Corvette.
5. Maserati Quattroporte: $104,000 (base)
And finally we’re down to half of our chart. Don’t be too surprised with the price that you saw above for there’s surely more. Owning the fifth spot among top ten most popular cars for Formula One drivers is none other than the Maserati Quattroporte. And this bad boy cost $104,000. This baby might look simple but the reason for that is because the Quattroporte has been Maserati’s lead and star car since 1963. Over the previous years, it had been updated into six developments and as of this year, it utilizes Ferrari engines. Aside from its performance, this car also features Paddle shifters, WIFI, heated seats, multi-zone climate control and a 1280 Watt, 10-speaker audio system.
4. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG: $214,500
Another Mercedes owns an extra spot for our chart this day. This time, it has a more luxurious price tag but ensures greater performance than the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. It is none other than Mercedes-Benz SL65! Formula One champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton both have this baby parked in their garages despite the fact that it costs $214,500. Well, that probably means that Mercedes-Benz SL65 could really provide a satisfaction on their fulfilling addiction. Sport seats, vents channel warm air around your neck and sunroof which can go from clear to opaque at the touch of a button are just a few of the features of the Mercedes-Benz SL65. If you try looking for the specifications, they were all simple and very easy to understand why those champions owned this.
3. Porsche 911 GT2 RS: $245,000
Owning the number three spot for the chart of top ten most popular cars for Formula One drivers might be attractive and interesting for car addicts out there who are obsessed with speed. I’m talking about the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Just so you know, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS lap time around the Nürburgring is 7 minutes and 18 seconds. Porsche 911 GT2 RS is actually powered by a 3.6L twin-turbocharged flat-six cylinder engine and can produce 620 hp. With its simple exterior design, this is considered lighter among other Porsche.
2. McLaren MP4-12C: $269,000 (base)
Uhm, that’s MacLaren’s Pub in How I Met Your Mother. But for our chart, we’re definitely talking about cars. Known as second to the best, McLaren MP4-12C beats the other Formula One cars when it comes to the popularity for Formula One drivers. McLaren MP4-12C was first produced in 2011 and is considered to do battle with Ferraris and Lamborghinis. With a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8, this bad boy can produce 616 hp which allows it to run 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. It is also the best pick for environmental drivers because it is one of the best horsepower-to-carbon dioxide emission ratios among internal-combustion engines.
1. Ferrari Enzo: $659,000
And finally, we’re down to number one and the very most popular choice of car for Formula One drivers. Owning this chart is considered as the pure race car as it dominates Formula One. It is none other than Ferarri Enzo. As it tops this chart, its price is also above the line as it cost $659,000. Ferarri Enzo can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. With only 400 models produced, this car is considered rare, that’s why it costs that much. Aside from its price, maintenance is also luxurious with an oil change running about $700 and a full brake job hitting around $30,000.