A Guide To The Finest Supercars From Accross The World

A Guide To The Finest Supercars From Accross The World

Well I’ve been away from the blog for a bit, busy with work and a few things in my social life. But I’m back briefly to mention something I discovered the other week online whilst looking at Porsches. Sixt Rent a Car are offering car rental for either a Porsche 911 or the new Panamera from their Malaga and Marbella branches.
If you have enough money spare whilst on your holiday its certainly a quick way of getting access to some of the world’s most famous sports cars. Prices start from as little as £140 per day depending on the length of rental, although my only real worry is the amount of excess you’ll most likely have to pay to take the cars out of the car park.

The CCX is the culmination of 10 years of work by Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg to produce one of the fastest road cars in existence. First shown at the Geneva motor show in 2006 the car was well received by the public when they saw it and most importantly it passed through stringent regulations to allow it to be sold worldwide.
The Ferrari Enzo is at the pinnacle of design for the factory in Modeno, encompassing designs taken from the F1 team and also using technologies banned from the sport the Enzo is a rare collectors item. The Ferrari Enzo is a celebration of the company successfully winning the Formula 1 championship in the new Millennium and is a fitting tribute to the founder of Ferrari, who died in 1988.

The Ferrari 458 Italia is set to be the latest V8 based sports car to come out of the factory gates. The successor to the F430 the 458 has been drawing considerable attention from the press and Ferrari enthusiasts since its launch at the Frankfurt motor show in 2009. Simply put, the car is stunning and not since the Alfa Brera has a car produced that feeling of a car that would not feel out of place in a gallery, let alone a showroom.

As a celebration of Ferrari’s 40th year of producing cars the Ferrari F40 was released in 1987, at the time it was the fastest production car in the world and holds a very special place in many car journalists hearts, including Jeremy Clarkson. The car was the final vehicle to be commissioned by the late Enzo Ferrari and serves as a reminder of the desire of the man to remain ahead of his rivals.
The F430 replaced the F360 Modena after its debut in the Paris motor show in 2004. Drawing from the design of the Ferrari Enzo and including elements from other Ferraris (the mirrors definitely take inspiration from those included with the Ferrari Testerossa), the F430 feels like a homage to the history of the famous Italian manufacturer.

The Ferrari California is the latest GT car to be revealed from the Italian manufacturer, taking its name and inspiration from the Ferrari 250 GT California released in the 1950’s. It sets a number of firsts for the Italian manufacturer including being the first Ferrari with a front mounted V8 engine, the first with a folding metal roof and the first with direct petrol injection.

Named after the home town of Ferrari and released in 1999, the Ferrari F360 Modena was the evolution of the F355, introducing a larger engine and an improved aerodynamic design the car was viewed as considerably more focused on the racing pedigree of Ferrari. The 3.6 litre V8 engine produced more power than the engine in the F355, this was twinned with additional weight saving throughout the design of the car to give the car a boost in performance over its predecessor.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren brings the partnership of the McLaren Formula 1 team and the Mercedes group to fruition. By taking the technological know-how and racing experience of McLaren’s top designers the SLR takes inspiration from the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR racing car and brings it into the modern-age. Production of the car started in 2003 and is set to finish in 2010.

Released in the early part of 1994 the Ferrari F355 was a long awaited return to the manufacturer’s sporting roots. Featuring a 3.5 litre V8 engine with a revolutionary 5 valves per cylinder the mid-engined car was welcomed by journalists and the public as one of the best Ferraris to have been produced for many years.

 

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