Lewis in pole with his mono­grammed seats

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Lifestyle -

As pri­vAte jets go, this Bom­bardier Chal­lenger 605 is pretty mod­est. Well, as mod­est as a £16mil­lion ve­hi­cle can be. it seats ten, and doesn’t even have a shower.

But Lewis Hamil­ton, who took de­liv­ery of it in 2013, has en­sured it is cus­tomised so it ad­e­quately re­flects his im­age. the out­side is painted a blood red and Hamil­ton fre­quently likes to perch on the wing to pro­mote his role as an am­bas­sador for Bom­bardier. it is un­clear how much of a dis­count he re­ceived for reg­u­larly plug­ging the brand on so­cial me­dia. the in­te­rior in­cludes black leather seats with his ini­tials sewn into the leather. there is also a bar, lots of plasma screens and a pull­out bed for those long transat­lantic flights.

the fi­nal touch? Hamil­ton changed the reg­is­tra­tion to G-LCDH, stand­ing for Lewis Carl David­son Hamil­ton. that cer­tainly trumps a per­son­alised num­ber plate on your Mercedes.

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