Daniil Kvyat's Race Cars and Personal Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published May 29, 2024

Daniil Kvyat's Race Cars and Personal Car Collection

Daniil Kvyat recently made headlines after Lamborghini hired him to race for them at the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship. At the age of eight, Kvyat started to develop a love for motorsports with Karting, and with a dominant performance. he quickly burst into the international scene with an impressive Formula 1 debut and became the youngest driver to score a point on the table.

 

Beyond F1, Daniil has also presented his competitive side on different genres of motorsport such as NASCAR and FIA World Endurance Racing. Today we are going to discuss all the cars associated with Daniil Kvyat from his diverse motorsport career to his alleged personal collection. 


Formula 1

After showing a promising performance at the 2013 European Formula-3 Championship with Carlos Sainz Jr., he was appointed as the second driver for the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula-1 team for the 2014 season. He made his debut at 19 by replacing Daniel Ricciardo as he moved to the Toro Rosso parent team Red Bull Racing.

 

Toro Rosso STR9 (2014)

At that time, Toro Rosso was racing the SRT9 Formula 1 car for the 2014 season where they included a new 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 engine from Renault supplemented by an ERS hybrid system mated to Red Bull Technology’s 8-speed sequential gearbox. Together the STR9 made approximately 600 bhp and with a weight of only 691 kg, Toro Rosso certainly made a competitive machine that allowed Daniil Kvyat to become the youngest driver to score race points and break Sebastian Vettel’s record.


Red Bull RB11 (2015)

Due to his consistent performance, Red Bull decided to promote Daniil for the 2015 season where he drove the Infiniti Red Bull RB11 Renault designed by legendary Adrian Newey. Despite the efforts and expertise of Adrain the RB11 did not turn out to be a winning formula. The blame was given to the Renault power unit that lacked performance in comparison to the rivals and the attempt to improve the turbocharged 1.6 liters V6 caused reliability issues. 2015 became a disappointing season as they did not secure a single win, however, the main highlight was Daniil securing a second-place finish in Hungary and a 2nd podium finish by Daniil Ricciardo at the Singapore GP.


Red Bull RB12 TAG-Heuer (2016)

At the beginning of the season, Daniil Kvyat performed well at the three practice sessions although things changed at the qualifiers of the Australian Grand Prix. The RB12 is an evolution of the RB11 with incremental changes to make the chassis and driving dynamics much better. The lack of options forced Red Bull to stay with the previously low-powered fault-prone 1.6 liters turbocharged V6 from Renault that they improved over time.

Daniil only raced 4 Grand Prix races with the 900 hp racer however he was not able to deliver, and due to a collision with Sebastian Vettel at the 2016 Russian Grand Prix, the team management decided to replace Kvyat with Max Verstappen and demote back to Torro Rosso.


Toro Rosso STR11 (2016)

Back to the basics, The Toro Rosso’s STR11 was their first car powered by Ferrari’s 060 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 engine limited to 15,000 rpm redline. The Italian mill inside was rated to produce over 600 hp with the supplemented 160 hp ERS boost to be used strategically. The racecar gained weight if we compare it with the previous car at 702 kg including the driver on an empty tank. The car on the track proved competitive, however, the large midfield did not allow Daniil to move up, and he also endured the worst driving season with only 4 points scored.


Toro Rosso STR12 (2017)

There were some radical changes in the F1 regulations which led the manufacturer to approach the next car as a clean sheet of paper. After Ferrari mill Toro Rosso was again able to secure the deal with Renault for their upgraded powertrain. The STR12 made its track debut on 22nd February, with Renault’s 1.6 liter 90° turbocharged V6 now acting as the full stress member. The new engine approximately made 900 bhp which came with integrated Hybrid energy recovery via electrical Motor Generator Units. 

Although the opening phase of the season seemed promising, however, his performance soon got plagued by retirements due to technical failures and driving mistakes. This led to his replacement on 26 September 2017, when Toro Rosso announced to bring Pierre Gasly on board. Daniil failed to attract a driving seat for the 2018 season and he got hired as a third driver for Scuderia Ferrari for the 2018 season, where he got the chance to drive Ferrari’s SF71H during the Pirelli wet weather test in April 2018.


Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda STR14 (2019)

This would be the third time, Daniil Kvyok joined forces with Torro Rosso for the 2019 F1 season filling the spot left by Pierre Gasly. The STR14 was built with the design ethos of its predecessor but this time it was powered by Honda’s RA619H rated at a whopping 1000 hp. The engine was not the only thing shared with Red Bull’s RB16, as the gearbox and rear suspension were also identical. All this effort and component sharing led Toro Rosso to 6th position in the Constructors’ Championship and Daniil got on the podium at the German GP on July 28, 2019.


Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda AT01 (2020)

Old but New, the AT01 was the first car under the Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso) name raced by Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The AT01 also followed a similar footprint with a slightly evolved nose as its predecessor STR14 and also used the same 1.6 turbocharged V6 from Honda, limited to 15,000 rpm. Although Daniil had a great last season he stood at 14th with 32 points, due to which his contract was not renowned, and got replaced by Yuko Tsunoda for 2021. Again, after not finding a driving seat he joined the Alpine F1 team as a reserve driver for 2021 and decided to explore different racing genres.


NASCAR

NASCAR Xfinity Series - Sam Hunt Racing (2022)

In 2022, he joined the Sam Hunt Racing team and made his debut appearance at the NASCAR Xfinity Series held at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Daniil piloted the #26 Nemaco Toyota GR Supra and came at a not-very-exciting 59th position. However, considering that the Russian driver is very new to the competition, he gained significant track experience that will help in shaping the future.


NASCAR Cup Series - Team Hezeberg by Reaume Brothers Racing (2022)

Daniil experienced NASCAR several times, however, he made his proper debut with Team Hezeberg powered by Reaume Brothers Racing at that time. Kvyat participated in the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in his #26 Toyota Camry. There is not much information about the racecar however according to NASCAR’s official regulations for 2022, the racecar should not exceed the 670 hp and a 4-inch rear spoiler, which can be the case for his Toyota Camry.


NASCAR Xfinity Series - SS-Green Light Racing (2024)

After dipping his toe into NASCAR waters with a few Cup Series starts in 2022, Kvyat returned to the Xfinity Series in 2024. Kvyat raced in the Xfinity Series at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on March 23 in the #07 Chevrolet Camaro of SS-GreenLight Racing partnering with GoTrax and Snoma Aviation. That said Daniil's motorsport career does not stop here as with his indulgence in NASCAR, he also explored the endurance racing scene with promising results.


World Endurance Racing

Kvyat entered the realm of endurance racing with the G-Drive Racing in LMP2 class in FIA WEC alongside James Allen and Rene Binder, however right before the first race the team withdrew in response to the restrictions caused by the Russian invasion in Ukraine that year.

24 Hours of Le Mans - Prema Racing - LMP2 (2023)

The incident took a year off from Kvyat’s racing portfolio, however, he soon got a chance to reserve a driving seat with Prema Racing for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans. He shared the seat of his #63 Oreca 07 LMP2 race car with Dorianne Pin and Mirko Bortolotti. The Oreca 07 used Gibson GK-428, a 4.2 liter normally aspirated V8 from Gibson Technology that produced a maximum power output of 603 bhp. The race was successful for the team and the collaborative effort placed them at 3rd position on the podium.


FIA World Endurance Championship - Hypercar - Lamborghini Iron Lynx SC63 (2024)

On April 12, 2023, Lamborghini announced hiring the former F1 veteran to drive their newly developed Lamborghini Iron Lynx SC63 hypercar alongside his previous teammate Mirko Bortolotti. The SC63 is an LMDh sports prototype designed by Lamborghini and built by Ligier to compete in the Hypercar class at the WEC for the 2024 season. The SC63 uses the manufacturer’s specially developed 671 horsepower 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine supplemented by a 67 hp electric motor mounted on the rear axle.


Daniil Kvyat's personal car collection

Daniil Kvyat is a very private person, and there is little to no media coverage of him apart from his racing career. If we talk about his car collection there is no visible proof that we can confirm when he owns the cars mentioned below apart from various sources saying the same. Therefore to keep things light, here is the personal car collection of former F1 driver Daniil Kyat that he allegedly owns.

 

3. Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 
911 GT3 RS
PricePowertrainHorsepowerTorqueTransmission0-60 MPHTop Speed
Specs$187,5004.0L 
flat-6
520
hp
346 
lb-ft
7-speed 
automatic
3.0 seconds184 MPH

The least expensive car in Daniil’s collection is the German marvel. The GT3 has been in the Porsche’s catalog since 1973 and has evolved in every aspect. The RS is the more aggressive version of the same with scads of carbon fiber used. The 911 GT3 RS features a mid-engined design and houses a 4.0L naturally aspirated flat-6 motor which further is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. On paper, the GT3 RS cranks out 520 horsepower but in reality, it’s much faster than it reads.


2. Aston Martin Vantage V12 S

The drops second on the list with its British class. It is a perfect blend of luxury and performance with some craftsmanship evident from the quality. Having said that, there hasn’t been an official word from Kvyat lately about whether he still owns the car. This British masterpiece extracts power from a 5.9L V12 mill via a 7-speed manual transmission. An optional 7-speed automatic transmission is available as well. With a whopping 563 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, it takes 3.9 seconds for a 0 to 60 MPH run.

Aston Martin Vantage V12 SPricePowertrainHorsepowerTorqueTransmission0-60 MPHTop Speed
Specs$197,3955.9L 
V12
563 
hp
457 
lb-ft
7-speed manual3.5
seconds
198 MPH

1. Ferrari 458 Italia

Last and the most expensive in this list is taken by the Ferrari 458 Italia. This Italian beauty is well known for its breathtaking design cues and an exhaust sound that is beyond reproach. It was the first production Ferrari V8 without a manual transmission. No wonder why Daniil loves to drive this car. The Maranello-based car maker has put a 4.5L V8 under the hood and has tuned 458 Italia for a good 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. Through a smooth-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission, it takes 3.4 seconds to complete a 0 to 60 MPH run.

Ferrari 
458 Italia
PricePowertrainHorsepowerTorqueTransmission0-60 MPHTop Speed
Specs$239,3404.5L 
V8
562
hp
398 
lb-ft
7-speed 
automatic
3.4
seconds
202 
MPH

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