Although SUVs and off-roaders are fast becoming the vehicle of choice for most consumers, the dream of having a supercar parked in your slot must be playing on and on in your mind like Satie’s music. But those who can afford to buy one must be agonizing over which supercar will fit nicely into their climate-controlled garage.
Being avowed fans of these uber fast and expensive rides, we have rounded up the best bang for your bulging wallet.
Aston Martin Vanquish
To commemorate Aston Martin’s 60th Anniversary, the British sports car manufacturer has come up with a limited edition of six bespoke Vanquish Super GT coupes.
Distinct features of the Anniversary Edition are the yellow colored alloy wheels and fender side strakes. The interior features white/black duotone seat center panels, sill plaques with Works Anniversary logo, heavy weave carbon fiber, and contrasting yellow stitching in the leather. The six bespoke cars, all versions of the current Vanquish super GT in either Coupe or Volante form, are being created in association with the luxury British brand’s Gaydon-based design team, and its ultimate personalization service: Q by Aston Martin.
Each of the six cars is subtly different, and each is tailored to reflect one of the six decades being celebrated. The result is a collection of rare and ultra-desirable sports cars that will be instantly recognizable as ‘Works 60th Anniversary’ models. The cars of course retain the standard technical features of the Vanquish super GT such as its 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine mated in a pioneering transaxle layout to the latest generation Touchtronic III eight-speed automatic gearbox. This provides the Vanquish with genuinely spirited performance: the 0-60mph time is a mere 3.6 seconds and the maximum speed tops 200mph.
Nissan GTR 45th Anniversary Edition
Japan’s mighty supercar, the Nissan GTR will surely make car collectors drool over this 45th anniversary edition which pays tribute to the first generation Skyline. This limited edition model finished in the same Silica Brass color used on the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec, has other features as well, like the gold-tone VIN plate and a commemorative plaque on the center console.
The 45th Anniversary Gold Edition, built off of the GT-R Premium model, commemorates the GT-R’s long heritage of world-class high performance. Fewer than 30 of these special GT-Rs will be made available for the global market.
Mazda MX-5 Recaro Edition
Fans of the Mazda MX-5 will surely line-up to have this in their garage which is perhaps the lightest version of the popular sports car since the first generation which appeared in 1989. Limited to 600 examples, the Recaro Limited Edition is a feature and cosmetic package for the fourth generation.
The Recaro edition MX-5 is available in two paint colors, Soul Red Metallic or the pictured Ceramic Metallic. It offers a Black Sports Aero kit including a rear spoiler with front, side, and rear skirts.Sports suspension with Bilstein dampers and strut tower contribute to the small car’s excellent handling. The car rides on 17” Diamond Cut alloy wheels with an engraved MX-5 logo on the rim.
For the interior, the car receives its own unique Alcantara dashboard panel and alloy pedals. The Recaro seats are also done in Alcantara, with red piping matching the red stitching found throughout the interior on the dashboard, handbrake, and gearstick. Based on the generous specification of the 2.0-litre Sport Nav, the all-new Mazdads by 44 millimetres in total, as in previous models.
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