•JBR Capital reviews most popular supercars of the year, based on loan finance data*

•Bentley Continental GT takes pole position in 2017 honours list

Last year, JBR Capital – providers of high-end vehicle finance – revealed its top 10 supercars of the year. These are the most popular luxury high-performance models that JBR Capital has provided loans on over the last 12 months:

• Bentley Continental GT
• McLaren 570S
• Ferrari 458
• Audi R8
• Lamborghini Gallardo
• Tesla Model S
• Aston Martin V8 Vantage
• Porsche 911 GT3
• Maserati GranTurismo S
• Mercedes SLS AMG

Loans have been frequently requested for the second-generation Bentley Continental GT, making it JBR Capital’s outright winner.

Bentley’s Continental GT is not new but has remained timeless, and incremental updates have kept it fresh, as well as worthy of loan repayments of £1,798 per month over a 48 month term (see the representative example below). The sporty V8 engine is considered Bentley’s best upgrade, offering efficiency and performance along with a throaty roar.

As the highly anticipated third-generation Continental GT is due out in 2018, it is credit to the British manufacturer that the current model continues to sell so well.

Darren Selig, Executive Chairman at JBR Capital, explains why each of the models in the top 10 are highly sought after, and why they have been the most desirable among JBR Capital clients in 2017.

Bentley Continental GT

1989 MERCEDES 300SL (R107)

Darren’s verdict: “Bentley has produced beautiful, powerful cars for almost a century, from the Blowers of the 1920s and ‘30s to the Flying Spur of the mid ‘00s. The second-generation Continental GT brings traditional Bentley performance and refinement right up to date with a glorious 4.0-litre V8 engine – preferred to the less charismatic W12 powerplant.

“This car tops the list as the most popular car amongst our high net worth clients, and you need only spend a short time in the car to see why. The interior is stylish and refined while the exterior is far from ostentatious. It whispers luxury and success, rather than shouts it.“We’ve no doubt the third generation Continental GT will prove equally as popular when it goes into production in 2018.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,747.39
Final balloon payment£80,000
Cash price£146,150
Customer deposit£14,615
Total amount of credit£131,535
Total charge for credit£32,722.22
Total amount payable£164,257.22
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.49%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Mclaren 570S

FERRARI F355 BERLINETTA (MANUAL), 1998

Darren’s verdict: “The most attainable McLaren to date, the 570S has proven enormously popular with our clients this year. From £145,000, it punches well above its weight in the supercar sector, delivering bags of performance at a cost significantly below many rivals.”

“With a 0-62mph time of 3.2 secs and a top speed just shy of 204mph, some might think it’s ‘too much’ car for them, but the 570S is surprisingly mild-mannered. Equally happy crawling along in traffic or nipping down country roads, the car behaves beautifully and without any high-performance histrionics.
“The recently-launched 570S Spider is proving equally exciting, with the added bonus of a convertible roof to make the most of our rare sunny days.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,747.39
Final balloon payment£80,383
Cash price£146,150
Customer deposit£14,615
Total amount of credit£131,535
Total charge for credit£32,722.22
Total amount payable£164,257.22
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.49%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Ferrari 458

Aston Martin Vanquish S

Darren’s verdict: “The first question you may ask is, why has the 458 proven more popular than its successor, the 488? The answer, as any Ferrari aficionado will attest, is that it boasts the last naturally-aspirated V8 engine Ferrari will ever produce (as opposed to the 488’s twin-turbocharged V8).

“Its Pininfarina bodywork is gorgeous and, combined with the growl of the V8, it’s a guaranteed head-turner. Although only produced from 2009-15, the Ferrari 458 is fast becoming a modern classic and remains a firm favourite at JBR Capital.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,877.24
Final balloon payment£80,000
Cash price£160,000
Customer deposit£16,000
Total amount of credit£144,000
Total charge for credit£31,647.52
Total amount payable£205,057.60
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.49%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Audi R8

BMW z8, 2000

Darren’s verdict: “Since its introduction in 2006, the Audi R8 has proven itself to be a bona fide supercar, with sub four second 0-62mph times and top speeds approaching 200mph. With broader appeal than some competitors (and sales numbers close to 2,900 per year), it’s the car from this list you’re most likely to see out on the road.

“That’s for good reason, too – the R8 has won countless ‘car of the year’ awards and is rightly praised for its superb handling and performance, particularly the V10 version. The current generation of cars is outstanding, with a smarter interior and contemporary styling.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,371.05
Final balloon payment£53,500
Cash price£107,000
Customer deposit£10,700
Total amount of credit£96,300
Total charge for credit£23,010.40
Total amount payable£107,000
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.44%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Lamborghini Gallardo

Porsche 997 Turbo S, 2012

Darren’s verdict:“Taking things up a notch from Audi’s R8 is the Lamborghini Gallardo – arguably one of the most exciting Lamborghinis to date. While Huracans and Aventadors are popular with our clients, it’s the Gallardo that continues to get snapped up at pace, as some of the 14,000 cars produced change hands with collectors and enthusiasts alike.

“As a driver’s car, there’s very little to fault. It handles beautifully, so is relatively ‘easy’ to drive compared to similar supercars, and for those of us who love the sound as much as the sight of a car, the roar of the V10 engine is breathtaking. Just don’t expect to fit your golf clubs in the boot.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,474.47
Final balloon payment£57,500
Cash price£115,000
Customer deposit£11,500
Total amount of credit£103,500
Total charge for credit£24,774.56
Total amount payable£128,274.56
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.45%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Tesla Model S

Porsche 997 Turbo S, 2012

Darren’s verdict:“Owning a supercar is a uniquely rewarding experience but not many of us would use them as our daily drivers. Coupled with the increasing demand for electric vehicles (particularly in London where EVs incur no congestion charge), it’s perhaps no surprise to discover that Tesla’s high-performance Model S is one of the most popular cars to be financed this year.”

“The Models S is no slouch, either – if you set the P100D model to ‘ludicrous mode’ it will accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds. That’s not just quick, that’s Bugatti Veyron quick. If you ease off the gas a bit, the car boasts a range up to 381 miles, making it a feasible and practical alternative to traditional performance saloon cars.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,005.24
Final balloon payment£27,680
Cash price£69,200
Customer deposit£6,920
Total amount of credit£62,280
Total charge for credit£13,651.52
Total amount payable£75,931.52
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.31%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Porsche 997 Turbo S, 2012

Darren’s verdict:“It came as no surprise to see an Aston Martin on our list and the V8 Vantage is our most financed model. If you’ve ever seen one effortlessly gliding its way around the English countryside, you’ll know why. It’s a stunning car, beautifully proportioned and looks every bit the modern Bond car.”

“The 4.7 litre V8 delivers 430bhp and powers the beautiful coupe from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds – but it’s the sporty feel and trademark looks (not to mention everyday practicality) that make this car such a hit with our clients.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,272.64
Final balloon payment£41,850
Cash price£93,000
Customer deposit£9,300
Total amount of credit£83,700
Total charge for credit£19,236.72
Total amount payable£102,936.72
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.4%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 997 Turbo S, 2012

Darren’s verdict:“No list of ultimate supercars would be complete without a Porsche 911 and, for our clients, the GT3 has proved the most popular. It’s widely regarded as the best of the breed, with superb performance and handling.”

“It may not have the unique styling of the limited-run Carrera GT or hypercar 918 Spyder, but the 911 GT3 is nonetheless a stunningly capable and focused machine. The only downside for buyers is its rarity, however, this is good news for existing owners and investors.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,433.10
Final balloon payment£55,900
Cash price£111,800
Customer deposit£11,180
Total amount of credit£100,620
Total charge for credit£24,068.80
Total amount payable£124,688.80
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.44%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Maserati Gran Turismo S

Porsche 997 Turbo S, 2012

Darren’s verdict:“Since the GranTurismo launched a decade ago, Maserati has shown it can step out of Ferrari’s shadow and produce achingly beautiful cars again. Sportier than its Quattroporte stablemate, the GranTurismo is a practical GT with usable rear seats and plenty of boot space for a trip.”

“The convertible (GranCabrio) is a popular choice with our clients, though most opt for the coupe – perhaps unsurprisingly given the UK’s temperamental weather.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,116.98
Final balloon payment£36,780
Cash price£81,735
Customer deposit£8,174
Total amount of credit£73,561
Total charge for credit£16,834.29
Total amount payable£81,735
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.37%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

Mercedes SLS AMG

Porsche 997 Turbo S, 2012

Darren’s verdict:“Harking back to the classic 300SL, the SLS AMG’s most striking feature is its gull-wing doors. But the unique design features don’t end there, from the elongated bonnet to the hefty side vents, this is a car guaranteed to turn heads.”

“Owners of the car are in good company too, with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jay Leno amongst those lucky enough to own the SLS AMG.”

Representative Example
48 monthly payments of£1,797.74
Final balloon payment£70,000
Cash price£140,000
Customer deposit£14,000
Total amount of credit126,000
Total charge for credit£30,291.52
Total amount payable£170,291.52
Fixed rate of interest per annum7.48%
Duration of agreement (months)49 months
Representative APR7.9% APR

 

Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Guarantee/indemnity may be required. 18s or over. Finance provided by JBR Capital Limited.

JBR Capital is the UK’s only independent finance provider dedicated to high end vehicle finance for supercars, classic, prestige, historic and racing cars. Finance options include hire purchase, lease purchase, equity release, refinance, auction finance and restoration finance. JBR Capital is also the exclusive finance provider for McLaren Automotive.

For more information on classic car finance, visit www.jbrcapital.com/classic-car-finance/.

Please note that the value of investments can go down as well as up and so investors could get back less than they invested in certain circumstances.

Notes to Editors:

* Top 10 listing compiled on the basis of JBR Capital finance agreed to date in 2017

** All vehicle prices indicative of low mileage models (for example 30,000 miles or under)

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