7 Awesome Supercars for less than £100,000
I've been focusing on supercars a lot recently so I thought it'd be appropriate to dive into the classifieds on AutoTrader again this week, to find some supercars for less than £100,000.
This is the 7th edition of my now weekly AutoTrader series, so I felt that it was appropriate to include seven supercars this week.
McLaren 12C Spider | £99,950
The McLaren MP4-12C was the car that brought McLaren back into the spotlight, when it comes to road cars. It was revealed to the public 13 years after the legendary F1 ended production, and the MP4-12C was met with a warm welcome by critics and owners.
Now early examples of the Coupe and Spider models are dipping below £100,000 and the one I found is truly stunning. This one has been spec'd quite nicely with Volcano Red paint, stealth wheels and various bits of carbon fibre. On the inside, there is more carbon fibre along with black leather seats. This one is a late model 12C meaning it has 616bhp from it's 3.8 litre V8. It can be yours for a reasonable £99,950.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 | £98,995
The Gallardo was Lamborghini's first V10 supercar and it sold like hot cakes. The one I have found is a facelifted version which bought a number of upgrades, which included a 2WD version. I would say the LP550-2 is the better version as you get a better handling car thanks to it being lighter than its 4WD brother. On track, the reduced power isn't noticed due to the car being lighter, therefore performance is mostly the same.
The one I found has a nice spec on it with a panda style exterior and some visual enhancements such as the rear spoiler. The inside is less subtle thanks to the contrasting black/orange leather. The Gallardo can be yours for £98,995.
Ferrari F430 | £99,995
The Ferrari F430 came from the basis of the 360 as both cars share many of the same parts, but the F430 was the better car by all means. It looks better thanks to sharper styling and better proportions, more power thanks to an improved V8 engine and better handling. The F430 is getting a little old now but you can still find decent examples if you look hard enough.
I have done just that with this F430 which has quite a desirable spec. It's finished in that lovely shade of red Ferrari is known for, it rides on the Challenge wheels and has a few other nice things on the exterior. On the inside, it's got cream leather, Daytona seats and red stitching as a contrast to the cream. It can be yours for £99,995.
Aston Martin Vanquish | £92,990
The Aston Martin Vanquish isn't a traditional supercar by any means. If anything, it's more of a GT car but it does have the performance to keep up with the likes of the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren MP4-12C. The Vanquish built upon the pro's of its predecessor, the DBS and removed the majority of its cons.
The Vanquish came with Aston Martin's iconic V12, and it produced 557bhp and 457lb ft of torque allowing it to do the 0-62mph run in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 183mph. The 2014-2018 models were slightly more powerful and much faster, but none are priced under £100,000 at the moment. However, this stunning green 2012 model is still an excellent car and will set you back £92,990.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS | £92,989
Porsche are well known for making excellent sport cars and even better track cars. Porsche Introduced the GT3 line in 1999 but the one I've found was released in 2006 and was met with a warm welcome from journalists and owners. The 997 GT3 RS was and still is an excellent track car and embarrassed most rivals on any given track.
This particular one is a 2007 model and was originally delivered to a country in the Arab Gulf States which means this is a left hand drive model. It's been finished in a very bright orange paint scheme with black graphics on the side of the car. The orange continues in the interior with a painted roll cage and parts of the centre console finished in orange. It can be yours for £92,989.
Mercedes AMG GT S Edition 1 | £94,995
The Mercedes AMG GT S is similar to the Aston Martin Vanquish in the way that this is more of a GT car than supercar but, it has proven to be a competent rival to the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, McLaren 570S and Audi R8. The AMG GT acted as an indirect replacement to the SLS AMG but was more modern than the SLS thanks to the use of turbos, a smaller V8 and Mercedes's then new version of their COMAND infotainment system.
The AMG GT S was the top of the line model in the original AMG GT line with a 4.0 V8 producing 503bhp and 480lb ft of torque allowing the car to do the 0-62mph sprint in 3.8 seconds and hit 202mph. This is an Edition 1 model meaning it has more standard equipment and a lovely leather/suede interior. It can be yours for £94,995.
Nissan GT-R | £75,994
The Nissan GT-R is a true automotive icon. Nicknamed Godzilla, the GT-R is a monstrously fast car thanks to a 562bhp V6 engine and AWD. The R35 generation of GT-R came out in 2007 and became incredibly sought after. It was the car that allowed Jeremy Clarkson to beat Hammond and May who used public transport to get across Japan.
Now in its 2018 model year, the GT-R has been updated with fresh styling inside and out, the engine has been upgraded to pump out 562bhp and the car will now reach 196mph in standard tune. The GT-R is also good value for money too. This particular one will set you back £75,994.
Which one would you have?
I would personally go for the McLaren as I have a huge bias towards their cars, but I want to know which one you would have. Leave me a comment down below.