The Best Supercars of All Time

Technology has come to its maximum when customising cars are now becoming an easy thing to do.  Generally, “Supercars” are known to be exemplary when it comes to heavy duty performance. Notice that in the supercars industry, it seems that they can release brand new models reckoning to about every 15 to 30 minutes. Since most of these cars are used for racing, every manufacturing company should make sure that they will have the best supercars of all time due to the tight race in the market. In every generation, there are new models released and you will be awed by how amazing these cars would look like given the diversity of its design.

To further appreciate “supercars”, the following are some of the best acknowledged in the market.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento2

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – If you want to experience a V10 powered lightweight supercar, then the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is just right for you. The said supercar was made up of carbon fibre, manufactured and released in the year 2012. It weights an amazing 2,200 lbs only with 3.85 lbs to HP ratio.

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador – Released in the market on the year 2011 and is still existing up until the present, the Lamborghini Aventador is famous for its 700 horsepower pushrod control suspension. Its sleek design is known to be a “stealth fighter” which is even more enhanced and angulated to perfection.

Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg Agera R – Likewise existed on the year 2011 up to the present, the Koenigsegg Agera R is known to hold a land speed record series which includes the 0-300 kph acceleration. This is then considered to be the fastest for a rough estimate of 14.53 seconds. According to experts, though this record was not been fully verified, the engine along with its weight and perfect body type made this car land at the top of the land speed record list.

The Ascari A10

The Ascari A10 – This brand of super car was produced on 2006 and is still available in the market up to the present. This supercar will not only amaze you with its unbelievable design, but this is also one of the few where you can still opt for a manual transmission. Designed by Paul Brown, this car is known to be an evolution when it comes to road performance.

The Noble M600

The Noble M600 – Noble is a company introduced in 1999. All in all, the company was able to produce six cars that are best known for their highly entertaining performance and functioning. Thus, hailing this brand to be the pioneer of the so called “supercar” label. Though this brand did not receive much recognition as compared to its competitors, you can definitely be amazed at how such machinery can keep up with the pacing that others have.

The Ferrari 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO – Unlike any other car racing units, what most people love about this car is that it is both car ready and road legal at the same time. That is why the Ferrari 250 GTO still holds the record of being the “most expensive” ultimate Ferrari car sold. Even if it was released in the year 1962 up to 1964, this car embodies what you will love about the said brand.

An Introduction to Renting Supercars

RentalAs you guys know I’m a huge fan of supercars, I drive models all the time and even own a couple. The problem I have with supercars (as most people do) is they are too damn expensive. I mean £100,000 for a 2nd hand Ferrari California! That’s some crazy money. Something I do (shameless plug) is use a friend’s supercar rental company. I’m going to explain why below, but I do it just because I believe truly that its a lot cheaper in the long run than owning a car itself. And especially if you live in the city (which I do) owning a car can get so expensive anyway!

Reason 1 – Price

This is one of the more obvious reasons. But I’ll outline it for me personally. I wanted a Maserati (the model featured above) about 3 years ago. Now I didn’t have £120,000 to purchase one, although I could have “saved” up and liquidated some assets and also got some credit together and relatively easily would have been able to afford it. BUT I decided to just rent it for a week to see how much I loved it first. Amazing car, and the week’s rental did cost me around £1,500. But it saved me 100 times that as I did not go on to purchase the car.

Now I didn’t not get it because of the price, I didn’t get it because of reason 2 which I will move onto in a second, which is “How much are you really going to use it?” – Let’s say you live in the city and are self employed (which I am and I do) This means I only drive about 2-3 times a week, and those aren’t even long drives, that’s 20-30 min drives to friend’s houses for the most part. This means I’m paying £40,000 a year for this car to drive it maybe 150 times….That’s just not a good enough ratio for me. – Instead I would rather invest that 150k into my business into an APPRECIATING ASSET.

Reason 2 – Usage

How much are you really going to use your car. Now if you have a corporate job and live on the outskirts of the city then sure, purchase a nice car that not only looks good but also is comfortable, that’s important for people who commute to work everyday. But if you live right next door to work or you get the train or walk, then ask yourself do you really need a £100,000 asset that you are only going to use on a few evenings and a couple of weekends? The chances are you probably don’t!

Reason 3 – Value / Investment

Now if you have 5 mil in the bank then I don’t know why you are really reading this article. A £120,000 car is a drop in the ocean for you. But if you have less than 1 mil you need to be careful with your money and make smart investments! For me, owning a supercar that deprecates by about £50,000 the week after you buy it, isn’t a smart investment and hence I seriously don’t think it would be a good idea to own. instead as I previously mentioned I would rather invest this 0.12M into the business and then turn that into 1.2M in 5 years and hence be able to afford whatever I wanted in that time. And in the time between simply hire a supercar when I felt the need or want. This way I can also get more mileage, better value and I have a range of cars to actually choose from! Easy decision when you put it that way!

Tesla – The Future of Clean Fuelled Cars

There’s no denying that electric cars are the way of the future. A way for you to get from A to B without using fuel sounds great! The amount of money you would save always made electric cars the way for the future, but until 2015/2016 there had been something stopping people purchasing these and I know what it was.

It started with the technology, people simply didn’t want a car that you had to charge every 2 hours, I mean its fine for the day to day life, getting the kids from school and driving to work…. But anything more and well the car was semi-useless. Long trips? Road trips? This tech wasn’t created for that and at £100,000+ a car people were not ready to part with that sort of money when the competition was so much better. The only advantage was that the cars were good for the environment. They looked and ran poorly.

Then this came along.

Tesla 3

The Tesla, I personally love the look of this car, but I like it for so much more than that. Elon Musk is a personal business hero of mine, so whatever it looked like I was going to love, but the Tesla team outdid themselves with this one. Basically they solved the 3 main problems that electric cars had. Which was: 1.) Style – If you look at the previous 15 electric cars that went to market, they were all terribly ugly looking, and most of the time small too. They weren’t reliable and they just were never going to sell, only to the environmentally hippies.

Tesla solved the style issue and at the same time created DEMAND for a product. And as anyone in Eco 101 will teach you, where there is demand there will always be supply.

The next reason this car is currently being so successful ($14.5 Billion in pre-sales) is that the car is a.) Looks great. b.) Hugely environmentally friendly but c.) It actually runs well, tests show that the Tesla has been one of the keys in electric car usability. Musk didn’t want to settle for something that looked good and was good for the environment, he wanted more and got it.

Finally Tesla solved the final obstacle of PRICE. The car featured above will sell for around $50,000! That’s barely half a second hand Ferrari. But more than this (again) The price isn’t really what makes it great, although 50k is cheap, the reason (I personally believe) the car will be so successful is because its 50k investment. It’s not 50k plus 5k a year in fuel, its 1k a year in electricity. This might be the cheapest car you can ever buy!

Aston Martin DB9

The Importance of Renting from A Professional Supercar Agency

In 2011 I was lucky enough to receive a voucher (coupon thing I guess) for a free supercar trial. The company I can’t name as I don’t want to embarrass them as this is going to be a negative article. Anyway, long story short, the reason why I didn’t end up being allowed to rent my supercar of choice, so due to some really small (and I mean tiny) terms and conditions that said I had to use the coupon within 6 months after purchase, considering this was a gift (1 month brought prior) meant I only had 5 months, okay no biggie I was busy and away for the first 6 weeks or so but that still gave me at least 3 months to get in my Aston Martin DB9 :).

Aston Martin DB9

So about 3 months after “Purchasing the coupon” I called up, said Hi, want to book an Aston for the day, let me know the details. Was greeted with a friendly enough (just) girl who told me the prices, and I said I had a coupon…. Cut a long long phone call short, she didn’t know we did these but she would get back to me, left my phone number and email and then went away.

Week later, no call so thought I’d try again. 99% sure it was the same girl but did the same thing and explained what happened in our previous conversation. Eventually got to the conclusion that someone purchased it for themselves but they are able to transfer it anyway so it works in the same way as a voucher would anyway…. Initially I’m thinking that an agency that charges £300+ for a voucher should be able to purchase something with a simple code or barcode that actually works.

Another week goes by, nothing sorted I’m getting a bit annoyed now because this is wasting my time. Anyway, eventually decide that its fine to go ahead, and I pick a date a week from then. “Oh the model you want is not available for that date…” *SIGH* Fine the week after is great. Sorted, will be delivered at 10.00am on XYZ date, great happy days.

11.00 on the day it was meant to arrive I call up the agency and say where is it? They say its on the way “stuck in traffic” – This was a Thursday late morning – By now I just want to get the whole thing out of the way. About 11.30 it arrives, and I receive apologies and all of that. Had a great day with the family in it and I really enjoyed it. Transfer back was fine (surprise.)

Needless to say it was such a successful process that I now only work with agencies that I really trust!

Nowadays I work closely with the supercar rental agency that’s ranked best on the Telegraph listings for supercar agencies, needless to say I haven’t had any of the same problems from these guys and the owner is really friendly too. The reason I wrote this article is because you might think you are getting a deal when you can rent a supercar for £300 a pop or something like that, but it’s seriously not the case, you end up paying more through the sheer effort and hassle than you would if you just went to a reputable dealership in the first place!

Ferrari 458 Spider Review | The Specs

Ferrari ModelThe Ferrari 458 is seen as one of the most visually appealing supercars in the world, released in 2012 to a worldwide audience, this was the return of Ferrari from a relatively dark day in the recession. Although the recession hit the majority of supercar brands hard, Ferrari managed to still generate a slight profit in this time, meaning they could produce this monster car at the end of the recession leading to great sales figures with over 10,000 sold in the first 3 months worldwide. Nowadays the cost still sits around £150,000. Although you can pick up a used model for around £50-75k.  Also nowadays there are many variations to this great car, such as the Italia, Spider, 488 and probably more by the time you read this article. The power of a car can be seen by the number of spin-offs it has, if it is truly great the manufacturer will base future cars on it, as it has the power to be that successful in the long-term.

The Specs:

  • Engine: Premium Unleaded V-8, 4.5 L
  • Capacity: 2 + Not a large boot.
  • Drive: Rear wheel drive only.
  • Mileage: 13 miles to the gallon.
  • HorsePower: 562 BHP.
  • ABS: ABS Brakes, supercar brakes at their finest.

This supercar has all the specs you should expect from one of the worlds leading supercar creator.

Rental Prices:

Ferrari 458As you can probably agree this is a very good car, the Ferrari brand is still one of the strongest in the world and there is a reason for this! The prices for hiring a Ferrari for a day to a month can be found on: http://www.ferrarihire.co.uk They state hiring this car will cost around £900 per 24 hours, although prices decrease rapidly for a weekly rental. If you hire the Ferrari for a week the 24 hour cost goes down to £650. Although this is a lot of money, it’s the perfect car for a track day or a trip across Europe in! They are also commonly used for weddings.

Conclusion:

One of the top Ferrari models of all time. The 458 is becoming increasingly popular although having been released over 3 years ago. This is Ferrari coming back to the party. Over reason months and news the new models of Aston Martin have gained huge publicity through the James Bond Movie – Spectre. Lamborghini has also received a lot of praise over their recent models mainly from the Huracan. I’d recommend picking up one of these for a rental if you can afford it as its a great drive, the power is there and as always the style is present!

Air Compression Advice – DIY Guide

Air compressors are the heart to any car. Without a good, clean, well functioning AC you won’t get very far. It’s also one of the first elements to go wrong in a lot of cars in the UK and worldwide. But checking and installing your own can be easier than you think. http://www.air-compressoreng.co.uk/ has written a handy little guide for us here.

How It Works:

  • The first step is evaluating the pressure. This can easily be done just by checking in the AC system itself.
  • You also need to check the power of the compressor. Again easily done if you have mercanical experience.
  • Once you’ve done these checks you’ll know if the compressor is broken or faulty in any way.
  • Remove any wires and components attached the compressor and the expansion valve.
  • Clean all materials in and around the AC, includin removing any liquid or materials from the system itself.
  • Install a brand new AC and remember to attach the drier and orifice tube.
  • Re-charge the air compressor and check for any leaks that the system may have.
  • Test to ensure the AC is working correctly.

Quick Tips:

There are many reasons why the Air compressor is likely to fail. But the most common one is poor installation. Don’t make the same mistake. Also ensure you check your AC regularly and ensure there are no leaky seals and make sure that it is lubricated properly at all times. Remember to test the AC regularly and if you notice a temperature change greater than 10-20 degrees, consult with your local mechanic or run the manual checks yourself.

The Most Common Causes / Symptoms associated with AC repair:

  • Limited or reduced cold air coming out of the vents.
  • Strange sounds that almost sound like clicking coming from the engine or slightly below.
  • The AC itself not coming on or working well.

Why is AC repair important?

As well as the obvious reasons associated to keeping you chill and driving at a reasonable temperature. There are also a few safety issues associated with the AC. The entire regulation of the car’s temperature is thrown off, meaning you won’t get any cool air but might still get the warm air to “mix” the temperature.

AC units also obviously add an asset to your vehicle, meaning you can sell it on at a larger price. Making the installation of the unit very valueble and a great investment. Remember to check, or get yours checked today! There is also a handy video below you might like.

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Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9 Review – 9.5 / 10

Aston Martin DB9

As you know on this site we like to highlight the best supercars we can find, from Aston Martins to Ferraris to Lamborghinis to everything in-between. But as you also should know by now, is we like to create articles on supercars that we truly love and ones that really do deserve their own article on our website. Such as the Aston Martin DB9. The new DB9 boosts elegance with power and with 70% of the car brand new, it does have the new feel about it on the track.

“It’s not just an engineering accomplishment, it’s not just structurally perfect, its not just light in weight, but its also beautifully designed. There’s a balance of power, engineering, performance, style, something that is incredibly good looking. With the simplicity of the original DB cars.”

Enter the Aston Martin DB9


What an absolutely stunning looking car. Even if you are a Ferrari advocate or even a Lamborghini owner, you must be able to appreciate the sheer beauty of this beast. And a beast it is.

The Stats

  • 510 Break Horse Power.
  • Torque up to 620 NM.
  • 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds.
  • Beautiful interiors in Italian Leather.
  • Custom made by hand interiors.
  • Brand new Aston Martin breaking systems.
  • Embroideries and accessories to boot.

Aston DB9

Rental Prices

You can pick up one of these from the Aston martin car hire website from £250 per day. Although a week will set you back approximately £700. In my opinion this is worth it if you are using it for a wedding or a track day. Aston martin wedding hires start from as little as £250, which is a hell of a lot cheaper than a horse and carriage. And you do get a lot more horses for your money, and get where you’re going a lot quicker too!

Buying Prices

If you are looking to purchase the Aston martin DB9 then there are a few things I should mention. The first is the price, you will be looking at around £120,000 for a brand new model. If you can take something slightly used, you can probably get one for around the £50,000 mark.

Final Thoughts

If you’re an Aston super-lover then this should be on your list as a potential purchase / hire. With the power and ferocity you get, you also receive a car that is purely smooth and elegant.

Thanks for reading.

Ruth.

The Top 10 Supercars of 2015

2015 has been a great year in the automotive industry. There is no doubt that what we have done is close to brilliant, but now the year is drawing to a close and its time to look at the top 10 supercars of 2015! These are in no particular order as it’s pretty much impossible to rank these power houses! You can see the top 10 as voted by the UK market in the telegraph article here.

10.) Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg Regera

An amazing looking car even if the brand name is pretty much impossible to say. With fly vertical open doors and a top speed of over 200 miles per hour, this is a beast with a taste for the elegant.

9.) Ferrari California T

Ferrari California T

The first Ferrari on the list. The new California “T” model is based on the well known and extremely profitable California car. Which is in fact one of the top 5 most profitable models for the Ferrari corporation, so no wonder they are coming out with a new version!

8.) Porsche Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster Spyder

The non-millionaires supercar. If you don’t have £100,000 to spend on a supercar, this is your next best bet. Coming in around £30,000 you can get yourself a brand new Spyder and get to 180mph on a track.

7.) Ford GT Concept

Ford GT Concept

Coming it at around £200,000 this is one of the most expensive Ford’s on the planet. It’s also one of the rarest with an estimate of 1000 cars produced. With 600 horse power we can see why it’s in demand!

6.) Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari 488 GTB

With insane pace and style this Ferrari can go from nothing to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds. That’s quicker than pretty much everything in it’s class, and probably why it makes our list as the 2nd Ferrari.

5.) Bugatti Veyron La Finalle

Bugatti Veyron La Finalle

Is it even possible to have a supercar list without a Bugatti Veyron in? The answer is no. But as the name suggests this Bugatti is the last one to be created. The last Veyron. The fastest road car in the world and yet going out of production. Sad times. But get up to 250 mph in this and you shouldn’t be able to be sad.

4.) Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini Huracan

Huracan is the most recent attempt by Lamborghini to recreate the dominance of the Diablo and co. They are getting pretty close, a beautiful beast that will set you back £150,000.

3.) McLaren 650S

McLaren 650S

McLaren are at it again. When you have a team that is designed to create formula 1 cars, you do get some automotive expertise. The mix of weight loss and design is close to perfect, putting the car in 3rd.

2.) Koenigsegg One:1

Koenigsegg One 1

It has to make the list, purely because how beautiful this car is. The team over in Sweden out did themselves with this beauty. And have 220mph to go with it too.

1.) Aston Martin DB10

Aston Martin DB10

If you get one then you are probably dreaming (or watching James Bond.) The DB10 isn’t going to be commercially available with only 10 units being produced, and unless you have close to half a million, you won’t be getting one (not that you could buy one anyway.)

Thanks for reading our list, leave a message with what supercars you like in the comments.

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