Max Verstappen has reportedly purchased a Ferrari Monza SP2
If he has bought one of these ultra-exclusive supercars, he will join an elite list of owners including Gordon Ramsay and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Whether you like him or not, Max Verstappen has emerged as one of the most promising young talents in Formula 1 in recent years. Whilst he may currently be under contract until at least 2023 with Red Bull Racing, it seems like he's got a huge interest in the cars of one of his team's biggest rivals Ferrari. That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport anyway, who claim that he recently splashed out 1.6 million euros on one of the legendary Italian manufacturer's most exclusive cars, the Monza SP2.
If Verstappen has really bought one of these cars, it would place him in an elite list of owners that includes celebrity chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay and footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Monza SP2 has a 6.5-litre V12 engine that produces 850 horsepower which can propel the ultra-light speedster from 0-62 in 2.9 seconds and onto a top speed of over 180 mph. Gazetta dello Sport also claimed that even though Verstappen has paid for the car already, he can't take delivery of it just yet as it's not ready for him to drive on the road.
Verstappen's rather large reported investment in the Ferrari brand through this ultra-limited production car seems quite odd, considering he's been more than vocal about his opinions on their Formula 1 team. He accused them of cheating after the 2019 United States Grand Prix, claiming that the team were using an illegal power unit in their cars. This was something that Ferrari were understandably not happy about and the team were even investigated by the FIA, something which ended in a "private agreement" that Red Bull Racing were not entirely happy about. At the end of the day though, Verstappen has earned his money as one of the most talented drivers on the Formula 1 grid and if he wants to spend a huge amount of money on one of Maranello's most exclusive products, he definitely can!