Whilst we tend to use Auto Trader for our ‘middle of the road’ cars, the car sales website has listed something rather spectacular this week; Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-Benz S600 Maybach Limo. Though said to be bought for a whopping £165,000, the car is currently being promoted for £104,000, a real bargain when considering the car’s celebrity association.
No ordinary S-Class
But, this is no ordinary S-Class, with the racing champion having enjoyed a range of optional extras. From adorning some impressive 22” alloy wheels to its sleek panoramic glass sunroof, it is safe to say that the car looks the part.
In addition to exterior upgrades, the car also enjoys the benefits of a rear seat entertainment package and a top-of-the-range Burmester audio system; making the car fit for any car enthusiast. The new owner can also use the car to unwind and relax, with its cabin fitted with massage chairs, self-closing doors and privacy blinds. But, this car is not all about gismos and gadget. Under the bonnet you will find a rather boisterous 6-litre, biturbo V12 engine; one that can achieve 520bhp and get from 0 to 600mph in a mild 5 seconds.
A warm welcome from Auto Trader
Thrilled to have such a high-profile car with such a wonderful backstory in their catalogue, Auto Trader were eager to list the Maybach. Talking following the car going live on their site, Erin Baker of Auto Trader said:
“This is a seriously luxurious car. The standard S-Class is one of the swankiest cars that Mercedes makes, and this Maybach edition is even more high-end, featuring ultimate comfort mixed with cutting-edge technology.”
“As a Mercedes F1 driver and a four-time world champion, it’s no surprise that Lewis wanted the best of the best. Mercedes must have offered him something pretty special to replace this one. Maybe it’s the new Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar.”
Let us know what you think; is Hamilton’s ride worth the £104,000 being asked of it?