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Porsche vs Ferrari

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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Fastest German Cars

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!