In This Issue
McLaren 675LT – Track performance and handling are beyond the best supercars of all time.
Lotus Exige – Unrivaled performance both on the road and track, it will easily out corner most sportscars.
Ferrari F512 M – Flat-12 engine is a masterpiece, a true Ferrari great.
Caterham Seven Super Sprint – This sixties concept that never made it to production was finally launched and sold out in just seven days.
Love for Life – One man describes his life-long passion for a V12 Ferrari.
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Note from the Editor
Evolution in the car market has brought about some of the best cars of all time. Take a look at our first feature car in this issue, the McLaren 675LT. It was based on the already brilliant 650S, which was a development of the original MP4-12C. The 675LT represents the pinnacle of the british manufacturer and being a limited edition model that can walk over pretty much any machine on the track with ease has kept it in high demand with high premiums over list price since it’s arrival around a year ago. We have the pleasure of working with an owner (on an anonymous basis) to understand what it is like taking delivery of such an epic machine and using it on track as intended. His story makes a fantastic read.
Our second car is also a result of the evolution of a great car, in this case a Testarossa, designated the name F512 M. This mid engined V12 was the last in line and took everything that Ferrari had learnt over the years and showcased it in the best way possible. It didn’t sell in huge numbers, partly due to timing and the high asking price but now it represents one of the most limited special Ferrari models. The F512 M is still a shocking car to see and drive. The lines are still instantly recognisable for their 80s origins yet it still captures your imagination at first sight. The low numbers and end of an era back story ensures its collectibility, which is being borne out in asking prices and auction results worldwide.
The third car is the second generation Lotus Exige. The first Exige was a tad too raw for some, the second iteration added a bit more drive-ability, practicality and comfort to the formula. The result? A car you can comfortably drive to the track, around the track as quick as most cars multiple times its value and service at a very reasonable cost. There isn’t much to take away from the featherweight British sportscar, which is why even early cars are still not much less than the original asking price from a decade ago. You don’t just have to buy with your heart, you can buy with your head too!