Have you ever thought about buying a Formula 1 car?
You most likely did, but maybe would need to win the lottery first. Well, maybe not. It is still not for everyone, but if we told you that you could have Fernando Alonso’s car for 49,950 euros, would you believed it? Believe me, it is really Alonso’s car, and you don’t have to spend millions to buy it. There is Just one problem …
The car has does not have an engine. This Renault was built for the 2008 season and used by Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr., and then got the sponsor of the season, the ING bank, which gave it a professional use. However, Renault removed the most important parts, the engine and transmission, therefore, it can no longer be used on the track. The bank sold the Renault in a raffle in 2009, and then it was passed into different hands in Germany and the Netherlands, where the car is being sold.
The car continues to be ideal for promotions and advertising, but if someone really wants to drive it at high speed they will have to spend far more than the 50,000 euros needed to acquire it. But to start, Renault would not sell you the engine, although there are some alternatives. With some work, engine manufacturers like Gibson or Judd could install their V10 in the French car.