A choice many petrol head has considered but probably not many has undertaken; considering the lower end of the Ferrari and Porsche 911 range to be used as a daily driver and transport a family around..
Having been firmly in the Fast German car camp since I was 20 with a VW Corrado VR6 and moving up the ladder to various BMW M3’s and Porsche’s, I decided on a change.
During lockdown I found my way to Collecting Cars and landed on a Ferrari 456, which as a child, remembered for it being the most expensive Ferrari and fastest 4 seater in the world. Cue my surprise that a black v12 Ferrari with 4 seats was looking to sell for comfortably under £30k, I set on convincing my family that this was a sensible purchase. Well, the good thing is they weren’t really listening, so I bought it!
2 years in, what do I think and would I do it again – YES I would and it has been an emotional rollercoaster of a car – you might argue this is part of the appeal.
I took an old school friend with me who has built a number of performance cars and worked for Mercedes and McLaren so better than an Independent Specialist I figure as he only needed a KFC as payment. On arriving at the car storage company and before seeing the car, I remember saying ‘mate, if it’s not on fire, I’m buying it’. He laughed and probably wondered why he’d come all this way.
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As of 2022, here are the Fastest German Cars ever produced:
Audi – R8 V10 with 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and 205 mph top speed
BMW – M5 CS with 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and 190 mph top speed with the limiter removed
Bentley (VAG) – Continental Supersports with 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and 209 mph top speed
Bugatti (VAG) – Chiron with 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and 261 mph top speed
Lamborghini (VAG) – Veneno with 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and 221 mph top speed
Mercedes-Benz – SLR Stirling Moss with 0-60 in 3.3 and 217 mph top speed
Porsche – 918 with 0-60 in 2.2 seconds and 218 mph top speed (picture from topgear.com)
Volkswagen – Golf R with 0-60 in 4.7 and 160 mph top speed. They did however produce some of the above!
There have been several questions posted on Pistonheads and 911 forums recently querying what their first Porsche 911 should be with a <£30k budget. Continue reading 997 Carrera S or 996 Turbo – Fight
A newly appointed member of FastGerman has purchased this fine example of a late 3.0 911 SC. Having spent some considerable time searching for service history, Porsche UK seem unable to help in our search due the car being registered prior to 1984 and that is how far their systems go back, so I’m told. Continue reading Porsche 911 SC Acquired
Very exciting stuff this week having my £100k garage featured on Pistonheads.
The below was sent to Matt Bird and Dan Trent: Continue reading My £100k Garage Featured on Pistonheads