.5 million Adrian Newey Design among amazing cars: PlanetF1

$3.5 million Adrian Newey Design among amazing cars: PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso is one of the most decorated F1 drivers of all time and it says a lot about his talent that people say he has only won two world championships to date.

He has had his fair share of lucrative contracts along the way, having worked with most of the top teams in the sport and started more races than any other driver in history.

Although not known as a prolific car collector, he confirmed that he has added his most expensive purchase to date to his collection after moving to Team Silverstone in 2023. He sold his Ferrari Enzo at auction for a sum large 5.4 million euros [£4.6m] in June 2023, but let’s take a look at his amazing current collection.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Designed by Adrian Newey to bring Formula 1 technology to the road while Aston Martin were title partners with Red Bull, this unfortunately may be the closest Alonso will get to driving a Newey car.

Retail at $3.5 million [£3million] for fun, the Valkyrie boasts a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine combined with an electric motor that produces 1,160 horsepower – 1,000 of which comes from the V12, which is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever created for a road car.

The Valkyrie is being produced for the track as a World Endurance Championship and IMSA hypercar from 2025, but Alonso will own a road version.

He told GQ in November 2023: “I was hoping for an employee discount! That was my wish – and perhaps I took it for granted.

“I went through the specs with them – green with a touch of lime, to look like my F1 car – and then looked to see what the discount was. There was no discount! By then it was too late.

“This car will attract some eyes. I won’t be able to go incognito.”

Aston Martin DBX 707

His daily company car from Aston Martin after trading in the Alpine A110, Alonso is known to enjoy driving the Aston Martin SUV when he is able to.

However, far from a slow spinner, the DBX 707 can reach from 0-100km/h [0-62mph] in just 3.3 seconds, with a twin-turbo 4-litre V8 capable of 697bhp under the bonnet, with the car selling for around £200,000.

Alonso posted a photo on his Instagram story of his February 2024 model, in British Racing Green, of course.

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McLaren P1

Owning one of just 375 McLaren P1s ever made, Alonso’s version had been among the most expensive in his collection until he confirmed he was buying a Valkyrie, with the P1 coming in at around £900,000 to buy from new.

Widely seen as the successor to the legendary McLaren F1, Alonso was pictured next to a papaya-colored P1 that features a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 and an electric motor that can propel it to speeds of up to 217 mph.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Another rare car in Alonso’s collection, only 918 versions of the Porsche 918 Spyder were produced – with the 4.6 liter V8 engine capable of 875 horsepower.

Prices started at £780,000 when the car was new, but used versions are now fetching up to double that price online given their rarity and value.

LaFerrari

One of Alonso’s remaining Ferrari collections, the LaFerrari Alonso owns is decked out in black with red trim, and 2022 amateur footage captured the two-time world champion getting into his car in Monaco.

Known as one of the most luxurious cars Ferrari has ever produced, the car originally retailed for £1,150,000, but auctions of several models have since seen their value rise significantly.

Even its name, LaFerrari, simply ‘The Ferrari’ in English, was given as such because Ferrari saw the car as THE The ultimate version of what a Ferrari could be at the time.

Ferrari 599 GTB Alonso Edition

Produced while Alonso was a Ferrari driver, the 599 GTB Alonso Edition is a 2012 model of a special edition of one of the brand’s sports models of the time, of which only 40 of the Alonso Edition were made.

With a 6-litre V12 engine capable of 612bhp, the car features a manual and automatic gearbox along with red paint and white trim, with the idea behind the car commemorating 60 years of Formula 1 victories.

Maserati GranCabrio

A luxury four-seater convertible that has been produced by Maserati for more than a decade, Alonso is widely reported to have one, and it’s his go-to when he’s got a lot of passengers to haul.

The Sport version of the car features a 4.7L V8 with a price starting at around $250,000.

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