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April 27, 2013 3:20 PM | By: Secret Supercar Owner

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Spring finally coming, few friends and acquaintances’ have approached me for advice on what to buy for motoring fun. These are discussions I quite enjoy and quite a few insights from. focus on the more modern post circa 1990, as I to be more familiar with a range of makes and models in era.

My first two questions are: what is your and how do you plan on using the car. On the and for the sake of simplicity here, we group budgets as £ 25-50k, 50-75k, 75-100k, 125-150k, 150-200k, and 200-250k. In of use, focus here be on weekend fun, with the on it being a great driver’s As these are all cars that the would want for immediate new cars have not been

As this is a blog and not a book, I limit my comments to my top two choices in price bracket.

Starting at the top of the brackets:

£200k-250k range: I this group to be an easy clear votes for the Porsche GT and Jaguar XJR-15. The Carrera GT is a amount of car for the money and a real (to the extent you could ever a £250k car a bargain) right It is a proper old school supercar a hugely impressive engine, CF 6 speed manual gearbox, Ceramic brakes, and a reputation for if you don’t respect it properly.

The GT has ;ots of character and it requires skill to drive well. The XJR-15 is basically a road Group C racecar. With a 6 V12, carbon tub, seating position, and huge AP brakes, it doesn’t get any more than this.

The XJR-15 is a great uncompromised car.

£150k-200k range: is another easy one in terms of The two best supercars to be launched in the several years sit in this band right now and some examples can even be found for less. Both are V8s, ultra smooth dual gearbox, and have everyday Performance is staggering yet both can through traffic without a gasket or turning into a BBQ.

The two recommendations here are the 458 Italia McLaren MP4-12C.

range: I have always this a much tougher to make a call in. Looking at the today, the two that would be the tempting are the Lamborghini Murcielago/LP640 and the 430 Scuderia. Finding a nice for sale these days is not and there is a very good for it, they are great focused cars that will put a smile on your face.

The Scuderia is the last in the line of the V8 F1 clutch models and by far the best of the The Murcielago is Lamborghini at its best, loud, with tons of Unlike some of the earlier the Murci drives brilliantly and not require physical therapy more than 10 minutes the wheel.

£100k-125k range: I would have to go with the and the little known. In terms of for performance you are not going to beat the Mercedes SLR or the Mosler MT900S. The has the pure driver’s car box smothered, and on the will blow just everything else this of an Enzo into the weeds. In to what it can do on the track, the Mosler has road manners and can deal traffic and speed bumps.

The is just a huge amount of car for the right now, a nice of comfort in the best of the GT tradition blistering performance. The new upgrade offered through McLaren Operations address many of the negatives and make it an even tempting choice.

£75k-100k range: Very to make a choice in this as there are a lot of great options. Top of my list would have to be the 911 (997) GT3. There is a the GT3 has won a ton of awards, it is simply an outstanding of engineering that is brilliant on road and track.

Of any 911 range, the GT3 has been my favorite. For the second I am going to bend the rules a bit and go a good but not great driver’s car gets the nod on looks alone. I always has a soft spot for the Martin DBS.

£50k-75k It gets even tougher in group as there is a wealth of For performance and fun to drive, I would to give the nod to the Audi R8 V10 and the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Both are beautifully well built, and exciting to cars. Each has plenty of and high limits which them a blast to push an empty “B” road on an Sunday morning.

As a wildcard if you need 4 seats, the 612 Scaglietti is a fantastic choice. It and goes like a car half its

£25k-50k range: In the more category are two of my favorite Ferraris, the 360 and the 550 Maranello. On the 360 Spider, personal would be for the 6 speed manual. On a summer day with the roof the sound of the 400 bhp flat crankshaft V8 is The 550 Maranello is more than a successor for the Daytona and it seems to be getting better with

It is hard to beat a Ferrari V12 and the 550 is one of the

£15k-25k range: And finally in the category, two old favorites, the TVR Griffith and Elise. The TVR Lotus are both fun to drive, can be pushed hard, and character in abundance. Before a Griffith though, taking out a RAC or AA is not a bad idea as the TVR can be as frustrating as it is brilliant.

The is the car that saved Lotus and for reasons, to this day it is one of the sweetest cars ever produced.

The is just one Petrolhead’s opinion. At the end of the you should buy the car you really love..

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