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Hire a bit of Luxury With a Rented Supercar

Top Gear is a great way to admire the latest supercars getting thrashed around a track by the Stig or being driven on some amazing exotic roads by Mr Clarkson, Mr Hammond or Mr May. But sadly short of a lottery win, the chances are that I’ll never get to feel the finely stitched leather [...]

Mitsubishi Evo 9 (Lancer Evolution IX)

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, commonly called the Evo 9, was first introduced in Japan in early 2005. Mitsubishi’s car later made appearances around the world, where it became available for purchase shortly after it was appeared in Japan.

Lamborghini Murcielago

The Lamborghini Murcielago is one of Lamborghini’s high performance sports cars. The Murcielago was designed by Luc Donckerwolke and was first unveiled in 2001 as a successor to Lamborghini’s Diablo with several different versions of the Murcielago were introduced over the years.

Bond’s favourite: the Aston Martin Vanquish S

The Aston Martin Vanquish was first designed in 2001 by Ian Callum. The car appeared in many films and other pop culture media, including being named the official car of James Bond in three of his films

A look at the Nissan Skyline GTR

The Nissan Skyline GTR has been around for quite some time.  This Japanese sports car first appeared in 1969, and Nissan found that the Skyline was so popular that they produced the car for almost a decade.  In 1977, the last Skyline rolled off the assembly line.  However, in 1989, Nissan revived the Skyline GTR [...]

A look at the Koenigsegg CCX

Built by the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg, the Koenigsegg CCX is a roadster designed primarily for selling in the United States with the intention of producing a world-class street legal supercar.  It was planned as a replacement for the Koenigsegg CCR, first released in 2002.  The CCR broke the Guinness record for the fastest production [...]

Muscle Car Classics: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is both an old and a new model car with the original GT500 model being built alongside the GT350 Mustang during the late 1960s and features a 428 cubic-inch Police Interceptor engine.

A look at the McLaren F1

This amazing car, built by McLaren and Gordan Murray as the ultimate road car, set the world speed record for production cars on March 31, 1998, when it hit 386.7 km/h. It held this record until 2005, when the Bugatti Veyron took the title.

The Jaguar XJ220

The XJ220 is one of the fastest cars Jaguar has ever built, and it held the top speed of any production car until the McLaren F1 was built in 1994 and was actually a pet project of Jaguar’s top engineer, Jim Randle, and a team of co-workers.

A look at the amazing Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 was built by Bugatti Automobiles SAS, a subsidiary of Volkswagen. It became known as the fastest production car in the world, and it currently holds the fastest acceleration record, going from zero to 100 km/h within two and a half seconds.