Thursday, 1 April 2010

Luxury Sports Cars: Stories: Pagani Zonda S repair bill

One of Britain's largest insurance companies is paying through its teeth as an insurance claim for one luxury sports car has come in at a record-breaking (for the company at least) £300,000. The car in question is the Pagani Zonda S which is a £500,000 two seater luxury sports car.

The Pagani Zonda S was badly damaged by a clearly inexperienced driver who lost control of it on a test run on a country lane near Glasgow. The collision ended leaving the face of the Pagani Zonda S in a poll and a fence.

The car insurance company question is Aviva and they have decided that the car is not beyond repair so have decided to have it shipped back to Modena, Italy where only 10 Pagani Zonda S’ are made in a year. Materials such as titanium and aluminium are used in this luxury sports car and Aviva said in a statement: "It's the biggest repairs payout we've seen."

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Luxury Sports Cars: News: McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren have finally come out of their shells to produce an orange super car. It was launched at their Woking base development centre using two of the biggest names in Formula One namely Jensen Button and Lewis Hamilton.

On to the car it is quite the powerful little guy with a mid-mounted turbocharged 3.8 L V8 which pumps out an impressive 600 HP. The engine was specifically designed for the McLaren supercar and has some green statistics to go along with lots of other of its statistics.

0-60mph takes only a mere three seconds and top speed of this orange wonder brushes 200mph. There are different driving programs installed dependent on how the car is driven. The programs range from normal day-to-day use through to quick changes for sport.

As you can expect the price of this car is going to be a bit out of reach for the average Joe and comes in at a cool £160,000. Every single part of the McLaren is unique and it's a British supercar built from the ground up which means McLaren can call this piece of art wholly thiers.