Max Verstappen, the Dutch race car driver, is seen tearing up the track in a number of extremely stunning automobiles that were painstakingly selected for his collection…
Max Verstappen, now 25 years old, made his debut in Formula One eight years ago. Since then, he has amassed a collection of automobiles that is relatively small but nonetheless impressive.
We have just recently highlighted the incredible collection of vehicles that Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One World Champion, has in his possession. The British driver is known for purchasing pricey relics to complement the modern masterpieces in his collection.
The ꜰᴀᴄᴛ that Verstappen has won two World Championships demonstrates that he has a keen appreciation for cutting-edge technological equipment, as seen in his garage.
Because Red Bull is a beverage company and not a car company, Verstappen may not have a Red Bull machine in his garage, but the superstar driver has most certainly been influenced in his decisions by the engine partners (and competitors!) of the team he has driven for since 2016.
And with Red Bull developing their first hypercar, the RB17, who is to say that Verstappen won’t end up with one of his employer’s cars when they go on sale in the year 2025?
Let’s take a look at some of the stunning pieces of metal that Max Verstappen has in his collection of automobiles.
Max Verstappen’s first car to be used on public roads was a Renault Clio, but one of the very first automobiles he ever bought was a Renault R.S.01.
Because Toro Rosso was affiliated with Renault in 2015, most of Verstappen’s off-track driving was completed in a vehicle that was supplied by Renault. This was the case while Verstappen was competing for Toro Rosso.
But it was the newly-launched R.S.01 that piqued Verstappen’s interest the most. The R.S.01 is homologated for GT3 racing as a substitute for the Megane Trophy. The Dutch racer splashed out for one of his own after taking his father Jos for a spin around Spa-Francorchamps.
According to a quote from June 2015 that can be found on the official website of Max Verstappen, “The Renault R.S. 01 has a good ride and feels like a Renault 2.0 formula vehicle.”
“It handles quite well, particularly in medium-speed corners,” said the reviewer. It’s a pretty nice car to get behind the wheel of.”
The Dallara R.S.01 carbon fiber chassis is propelled by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 taken from the Nissan GT-R. This engine is capable of producing 550 horsepower, and it would have cost Verstappen $400,000 to ᴘᴜʀᴄʜᴀsᴇ a brand new one through the Renault dealer network in 2015.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
After receiving his standard driver’s license in the latter half of 2015, Verstappen was able to go out and buy himself a prize car thanks to his first victory, which took place at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2016. At the time, the Dutch driver was only 18 years old.
Shortly after he won his historic first race driving for Red Bull in an F1 car, Verstappen splurged and bought himself a silver Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Due to the ꜰᴀᴄᴛ that he was so young at the time, it is said that Verstappen needed to get permission from his father Jos before he could buy the car. This permission was presumably granted, as Verstappen paid just under $400,000 for the vehicle. Mark Webber, a former Porsche sportscar racer and an ambassador for the brand, let the cat out of the bag when he congratulated Max Verstappen on the ᴘᴜʀᴄʜᴀsᴇ . He revealed that the Dutch driver had selected black wheels with yellow brake calipers.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
As a result of Red Bull’s partnership with the British automaker between the years 2018 and 2020, Verstappen had the opportunity to test drive a variety of high-quality Aston Martin automobiles.
It was reported that Verstappen was driving an Aston Martin DB11, which is the road-legal version of the DB10 that James Bond drove.
After a short time with the car, Verstappen traded it in for an Aston Martin Vantage, which was soon after replaced by a DBS Superleggera that had 725 horsepower.
According to the sources, however, Verstappen eventually gave the vehicle back to Aston Martin with just slightly more than 1000 kilometers on the odometer.
It would appear that Verstappen is most interested in the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which was designed by the chief technology officer of Red Bull, Adrian Newey, in collaboration with the chief designer of Aston Martin, Marek Reichman.
During the development phase of the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12-powered engine, which produces over 1000 horsepower via hybrid ancillaries, Verstappen tested early prototypes on the track. The Dutch driver was so impressed that he ordered one for himself.
Acura NSX Type S
As a token of appreciation for Verstappen’s consistent performance in Formula One, Honda presented him with an NSX Type S on the company’s annual “Thanks Day” celebration in 2022, which took place after the conclusion of the season.
Only 350 are said to have been built, with only 50 sold outside the United States, and its 3.5-liter V6 combines with three electric motors to produce a power output that is not even close to being considered slow.
Because it has four-wheel drive and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, Verstappen won’t have to put much thought into putting his foot down in the final iteration of Honda’s NSX.
At Honda’s 2022 ‘Thanks Day,’ Honda chairman Seiji Kuraishi and Honda Racing president Koji Watanabe presented the reigning World Champion with a brand new NSX Type S in grey. The gift was presented by Honda chairman Seiji Kuraishi.
Ferrari Monza SP2
Even though Ferrari is one of Max Verstappen’s most formidable competitors on the track, the Dutchman has shown that he cannot resist the allure of the Italian automaker’s roadcars (just like Lewis Hamilton).
It is speculated that Verstappen ᴘᴜʀᴄʜᴀsᴇ d a Ferrari Monza SP2 with a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V12, which has an output of 800 horsepower and can travel from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.9 seconds.
Because the two-seater vehicle does not have a roof or a windshield, and because there were only 499 examples of the extremely limited production automobile ever made, Verstappen would have been required to pay approximately $1.4 million for the vehicle.
In addition to the Monza SP2, Verstappen was the proud owner of a Ferrari 488 Pista. The engine in the 488 is a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 that produces 711 horsepower. It can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.8 seconds.
To what extent, however, does his collection extend beyond these two Ferraris?
In January 2023, admirers who were visiting the Ferrari showroom in Monte Carlo saw the Dutch driver climb behind the wheel of a Ferrari SF90 Rosso Fuoco Stradale Super Assetto Fiorano (wow, that’s a mouthful!). The event took place in the principality of Monaco.
The vehicle is the first plug-in hybrid vehicle produced by Ferrari and features three electric motors in addition to the engine’s 780 horsepower to produce a combined power output of approximately 1000 horsepower.
Given Verstappen’s interest in odd and futuristic cars that represent the pinnacle of engineering, the SF90 could end up in his garage very soon. This, of course, does not ᴍᴇᴀɴ that he has already spent his money on the vehicle, but it does ᴍᴇᴀɴ that he is considering doing so.