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Hamilton blows off steam in personalised Pagani

ESPN Staff
August 29, 2014

After the stresses of the Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has been letting off steam in style.

On Thursday, Hamilton posted a video of himself blasting through the tunnel of the famous Monaco circuit in his Pagani Zonda 760LH. In the video, Monaco-resident Hamilton accelerates through the tunnel, filling it with the sound of the V12 Mercedes AMG powering the Zonda.

Hamilton's Pagani is one of just four 760-series Zondas built towards the end of the Italian supercar's production and carries his initials 'LH' to distinguish it from the others. It is also finished in purple and black, as specified by Hamilton.

The Zonda 760LH features an AMG-tuned 750bhp engine, which is more powerful than the track-going Zonda R. Unusually for a high-performance Zonda, Hamilton's was specced with a manual gearbox, apparently because he told company owner Horacio Pagani: "My company car has a paddle-change gearbox, so when I drive for fun, I want a manual".

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