In This Issue
Honda NSX-R – It may not look that different to other NSX models, but underneath it is totally transformed.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante – One of the most extreme versions of the V10 Lamborghini. This car takes the Italian supercar experience way beyond the debut model.
Aston Martin DB9 – Understated styling and sublime V12 drivetrain make it the ideal connoisseurs choice.
VW Golf GTI Clubsport S – The ultimate expression of the legendary Golf GTI. 150 are coming to the UK and all are pre-sold!
Racing Round Silverstone Classic – What makes the biggest classic motor racing event so special.
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Note from the Editor
This months feature cars represent the pinnacle of each of their respective manufacturers engineering. Whilst they were aimed at different types of car enthusiast, they all share the same level of attention to detail and finesse.
First up we have chosen one of the most extreme versions of the V10 Lamborghini Gallardo, the LP570-4 Performante Spyder. This car takes the Italian supercar experience way beyond the debut model. With the extensive use of carbon fibre and other lightweight materials the car had a weight saving of 65kg. This may not sound like a lot but coupled with a sharper setup, more tuneful exhaust, the transformation is complete. Fewer than 200 were made making it a very rare model by modern standards. We know two owners and one was kind enough to share his story about his love affair with the Performante and why he chose it over the best from Ferrari and McLaren.
The second car we are featuring this month is one that never officially made it onto UK shores, the Honda NSX-R. This didn’t stop a few determined individuals from getting their hands on one. The most recent of three cars in the UK arrived just a few months back and its owner Michael from Minutia Detailing has given us full access to the car and his knowledge of the halo model from Honda. It may not look that different to other NSX models, but underneath it is totally transformed. The list of changes is huge and like the Lamborghini, with so few made (140 in total), it is always going to be coveted and highly prized.
The third car is relatively forgotten but overdue a revival in interest from car collectors, the Aston Martin DB9. It may not have the boldness of the V12 Vantage or cache of being feature in a Bond film, like the Vanquish and DBS, but its understated styling and sublime V12 drivetrain make it the ideal connoisseurs choice. We forecast a steady rise in demand for the best examples out there, so buy one before the secret is out!