Irvin Gordon’s Volvo P1800S is set to cement its place in the record books when it passes the three million mile mark this autumn.
Caterham R500 - 1.17.9
Meet the fastest Caterham you can buy. The Caterham R500 has a power-to-weight ratio of 528bhp/tonne, which betters the Bugatti Veyron and means this car accelerates like the fastest of the fast bikes, hitting 62mph in 2.9 seconds.
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For the most amazing car on the list is the Nissan GT-R
The fact that a Nissan, with 4 seats and everyday drivability can make it onto that list, is an incredible achievement.
I love supercars and I love Top Gear - but these extravagances are the last gasps in an era where super-rich who don't deserve to be, are wasting money they don't understand the real value of on obscene toys. These cars depreciate like a rock, such that they cost their owners tens - perhaps even hundreds - of thousands of pounds per year to sit on their drives. Take the Bently Continental GT - you can buy one two years old for £100,000 less than the new price, but even then you'd be mad to do so - you may be able to afford a £60,000 second-hand Bently, but you not being super-rich, you're still going to find it's 10.5 MPG and £5,000 servicing costs difficult to justify. Flash cars, from whichever financial point you look at them, don't make sence.
What a shame.
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