Welcome to the JBR500 virtual garage. Join us inside where we’re celebrating some of the most interesting and historically significant cars that have formed part of our £500 million milestone.

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Lamborghini Aventador

Another fabulous absurdity from Lamborghini, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster puts a 6.5-litre V12 with an 8,500 rpm rev limit right behind your head, then encourages you to take the roof off. With such an emotive soundtrack, genuine 200mph status and sheer visual drama, this is Lamborghini at its unabashed best.

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Enzo Ferrari

'The definitive evolution of Ferrari’s analogue hypercar compendium, the 2002 Enzo traced its origins through 288 GTO, F40 and F50. It’s operatic, naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12, shrouded in an F1-derived carbon fibre monocoque, made an incredible 650bhp at almost 8,000rpm, good for almost 220mph. Like its forbears, the Enzo endures in the face of huge technological advancement. Pure of purpose, this is the last of vanishing breed.

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Triumph TR3

The TR3 was one of those plucky British sports cars equally at home on road and race track. Unfussy, uncomplicated and blessed with surprising amounts of power for the period, Triumph’s mid-Fifties Roadster was a force to be reckoned with on the European rally circuit. Today they remain surprisingly affordable and relatively simple to maintain.

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Mercedes 280SL Pagoda

Perhaps one of the most quietly beautiful cars ever made, the 280 SL Pagoda has recently blossomed into the coveted collectors’ item it always deserved to be. Exactingly built, quick, comfortable and blessed with the sort of understated elegance that is truly timeless, the Pagoda, so called after its gently concaved hard-top, is an appreciating but very useable asset.

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Range Rover Sport SVR

For all of Range Rover’s intrepid off-road origins, the modern Sport is every inch a road-going performance car, especially in wild and unfettered SVR guise. Put together by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, the supercharged, 5.0-litre V8 SVR puts 567bhp to all four corners in a markedly stiffer, more agile chassis. Niche, but addictive.

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Nissan GTR Coupe

So advanced and complete a package was the GTR when Nissan unveiled it in 2007 that, 12 years on, it is still in production and still packing a punch. Its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 has swelled by 115bhp in that time, keeping it abreast of Porsche’s flagship 911 Turbo, and doing so for almost half the price.

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Morgan Roadster V6

Still hand-built with a traditional ash frame in Morgan’s modest Malvern workshops, the Roadster mixes old world charm with modern mechanicals to produce a dependable turnkey classic. Brisk performance plays second fiddle to the charm and challenges of Morgan ownership. This is impractical, pointless perfection.

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Alfa Romeo 4C

A formative part of Alfa Romeo’s rebirth as a bona fide sports car brand, the 4C arrived in 2013 with an expensive and rigid carbon fibre tub, in the middle of which was bolted a small capacity turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Rapid and responsive to the point of being fidgety, the 4C was a true thoroughbred, flawed and fabulous to the last.

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Sunbeam Tiger

In the vein of the Cobra, the Sunbeam Tiger concealed American muscle beneath understated English coachwork. An under-appreciated footnote from the golden age of the sports car, a little over 7,000 Tigers were made between 1964 and 1967, before Chrysler’s buy out of the Rootes Group’s meant a V8 engine could no longer be found.

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Rolls Royce Wraith

TA 624bhp supercharged 6.6-litre V12 Rolls Royce coupe might seem like the answer to a question no-one has asked, but now it’s here, you can’t help celebrating the Wraith’s existence. A 2.4 tonne two-door luxury limo that can hit 60mph in 4.4 seconds, and one with a quarter mil price tag, this is motoring madness at its indulgent best.

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Austin Healey 3000

Emblematic of Britain’s golden age of sports cars, the Austin-Healey 3000 was at once purposeful and elegant. It’s powerful 3.0-litre straight-six brought home numerous trophies from road rallies and race tracks, while its comfortable cabin made it a viable daily driver. Built in large numbers, they remain readily available today.

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Top 5 most expensive cars we financed

Jaguar XJR16 - £3,700,000.00

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - £3,450,000.00

Ferrari Laferrari Aperta - £3,085,000.00

Ferrari Fxx K Evo - £3,000,000.00

McLaren P1 Gtr - £2,820,000.00

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Lotus Exige 410

Considered the sweet spot of the Exige line-up, the 410 Sport blends peak performance with the road-oriented suspension settings absent in the circuit-focussed Cup 430. With single mass flywheel and race clutch, it’s still a serious trackday proposition, just a more pleasant means of getting there and back.

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Koenigsegg Agera R

Sweden’s all-conquering underdog, the Agera has evolved progressively from its 2010 debut to become the world’s fastest production car in RS guise, clocking a two-way average 278mph on a closed road in the US in 2017. The Agera R here was a stepping stone to this moment, it’s Ford-sourced twin-turbo V8 making well over 1,000bhp against a 1435kg kerbweight.

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BMW I8 Series

The i8 is BMW’s technological lodestar, combining a small capacity combustion engine at the rear wheels with a substantial electric motor up front. Delivering 911-levels of performance with the efficiency of hybrid drive, the i8 offers a rosy outlook on the sports car of tomorrow. Just be wary of cliff-edge depreciation.

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Maserati Granturismo

At one remove from the more familiar Conti GTs and Merc Sls, Maserati’s Granturismo brings a whiff of exotica to the grand tourer stable, but at a far more competitive price point than the equivalent Ferrari. Stunning looks, a sumptuous Italian V8 and room for four makes the Granturismo a compelling, and nicely different, proposition today.

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Alfa Romeo Montreal

The Montreal is one of those cars that defies easy pigeonholing. Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone as a sort of hybrid Italian/American muscle car, it was at once butch and elegant, its long, low bonnet concealing a dry-sumped 2.6-litre V8. More expensive than the contemporary Porsche 911, this was a rare and unusual 1970s indulgence.

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Tesla Model S 100D

The Model S is the car that put Tesla on the map and established the EV as a meaningful presence in the prestige segment. The P100D tops the range, its 100kW battery pack giving the ‘S’ the equivalent of 603bhp and supercar levels of near-silent acceleration. It’s a phenomenal thing, but serious competition from Porsche and Aston Martin is imminent.

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Honda NSX Coupe 3.5 V6 Hybrid

The new, hybrid NSX is a tour de force of technology in an elegant, relatively understated package. Three electric motors and a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 combine to superb effect, delivering a unique driving experience that is oriented around performance rather than efficiency. Brilliantly different, if not altogether brilliant.

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Jaguar E Type Roadster

For so many people, the E-Type is peak English sports car. Way ahead of its time in the early 1960s, Jaguar’s fast but affordable ‘E’ offered day-to-day usability in a package Enzo Ferrari himself anointed the most beautiful car in the world. After years in the doldrums due to ubiquity and poor preservation, prices are sky rocketing today.

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McLaren F1 GTR

The car Gordon Murray never intended to make, the GTR was the racing derivative of the road-only F1, reconfigured, although not by much, to take on the might of Porsche and Ferrari in international GT racing. The F1 GTR’s big day came in the summer of 1995, when it won the 24 Hours of Le Mans against technically faster prototypes.

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Mitsubishi Evo 6

Mitsubishi won the World Rally Championship four times on the trot in the late Nineties, and the Evo was the homologation special that served to make this possible. Peak Evo for the hardcore rally fan was the VI, its turbocharged 276bhp sent to all four wheels through a complex diff with active yaw control. Grip and go like nothing that had gone before.

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Top 5 most financed supercar models

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Lamborghini Aventador

Porsche 918 Spyder

McLaren P1

Audi R8

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Bugatti Veyron

The pinnacle of Noughties automotive engineering, the Bugatti Veyron brought unprecedented levels of power, acceleration and speed to the supercar spectrum. A quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine made 987bhp, enough to see off 60mph in under three seconds, en route to a top speed over 253mph.

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Audi Quattro Coupe

Riding the crest of Audi’s dominance of Group B rallying, 1980’s original Quattro united cutting-edge four-wheel drive and turbocharging technologies in the understated and practical package of a bombproof German hatchback. The ‘Ur’ Quattro is now a cult car for rally fans, but also an utterly useable and affordable modern classic.

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Jaguar F Type SVR

Lighter, more responsive and more powerful than the regulation F-Type R, Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre SVR fine tunes every facet of this compact sporting coupe to produce supercar stats with day-to-day approachability. Expensive for a Jaguar or a bargain entry to the 200mph club? It’s a bit of both.

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Chevron B16

The B16 is one of the giant killers of sportscar racing’s late Sixties heyday. Built on a budget by a small team in Lancashire, the elegant coupe won on debut at the Nürburgring in 1969, driven by Brian Redman. Today they are sought-after collectors’ cars and regular participants in top level historic racing.

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BMW M2 Coupe

BMW’s M Division has copped a lot of flak recently over its loss of focus. The only M car that seems to have garnered universal praise amid all this is the M2. Small footprint, agile chassis and a punchy turbocharged straight six feeding 370bhp to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox. This is M-Sport at its modern day best.

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Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth

A significant evolution of the already rapid ‘Cossie’, the RS 500 was a homologation special that allowed Ford to take the Sierra racing in the British Touring Car Championship. Making 222bhp via a heavily uprated and aggressively turbocharged 2.0-litre four, the car was limited to its mandated 500 units, making it rare today and an astute investment.

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Maserati MC12 Coupe

A curious offshoot of 2002’s all-conquering Ferrari Enzo, the Maserati MC12 was a homologation special built to allow the Italian firm to return to top tier racing. A much more track-focussed, high-speed, low-drag version of the Ferrari whose 6.0-litre V12 powertrain it purloined, only 50 road-going MC12s were ever made.

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Bowler Wildcat

The Wildcat is a highly specialised off-road racer, packing a 300bhp Jaguar-sourced V8 under its lightweight fibreglass bodywork. Combining Land Rover suspension with an advanced tubular spaceframe chassis design, this is an uncompromising product built for the extremes of the Dakar Rally. Or the school run.

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Audi R8 Coupe

When the R8 arrived in 2006 it upended the supercar applecart. Here was a mid-engine sports car with peerless Germanic build quality, bulletproof engines and all the looks and all the go of its flashiest Italian rivals. Continuously updated, the R8 is still in production today, complete with 5.2-litre V10 engine eking out 613bhp.

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Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica

Not a replica per se, but an authentic in-period homage, the ‘Le Mans Replica’ was hand-built in tiny numbers by Frazer Nash to the specification of its own ’49 Le Mans entrant. With sublime handling and a dependable, powerful six-cylinder Bristol engine, it would become a world beater, winning the Targa Florio in 1951.

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Top 5 most financed classic car models

Aston Martin DB6 Coupe

Aston Martin DB4 Coupe

Jaguar E Type Roadster

Aston Martin DB6 Volante

Porsche 356

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Lotus Evora GT430

Taking the little Lotus Evora into supercar territory, the GT430 is a no-expense spared road racer, complete with adjustable suspension, high downforce package and carbon fibre everything, all of which has been harvested directly from the GT4 race car. A 430bhp 3.5-litre supercharged V6 makes this a 190mph car, its £112,500 price tag the most expensive Lotus this side of the Evija.

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Bentley Continental

The third generation Continental GT arrived in 2018 to a rapturous welcome. Superb exterior styling and a peerless cockpit makes for one of the most imposing and impressive GT cars on the market today. Offered in twin-turbo V8 and W12 configurations, the new Conti is as effortlessly fast as it is refined and expensive. This is your flightless Gulf Stream.

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Corvette ZR1

Combining lightweight fibreglass bodywork with increasingly large and powerful V8s, the Corvette has been America’s go-to sports car since the early Fifties. The supercharged ZR1 is ultimate road-going evolution of this time-honoured process, it’s 6.2-litre lump putting 750bhp to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual gearbox. There is little else on sale today that delivers this sort of old school drama.

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Lamborghini Countach

The iconic Countach evolved through a scarcely credible 16 years of production, from visionary Gandini wedge in 1974 to the be-winged pastiche of the LP500 QV that saw out the excesses of the Eighties. In any guise, the flawed but fabulous Countach is a jaw-dropping sight today, and a sound and surprisingly useable investment.

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Ginetta G55 GT4

A bespoke GT racer built by the tiny Leeds-based manufacturer, the G55 was originally designed to full FIA GT3 homologation standards and later evolved to the less restrictive GT4 class. Highly successful single-make series and eligibility for the British GT Championship have made this affordable, paired-back track car the perfect entry point into serious sports car racing.

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Lancia Delta Integrale

Italy’s answer to the Audi Quattro, the Integrale turned a humble hatchback into a sporting phenomenon. The Evoluzione cars were the last of the line, arriving in the early 1990s just as Lancia was bowing out of the World Rally Championship. These highly evolved road-only run-out editions remain sublimely driveable, effortlessly fast and eminently practical.

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Pagani Huayra

Pagani has created just two models since it opened its doors in 1999, the second of which is the Huayra. With a Mercedes-built 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 mounted amidships in an ultra-light carbon fibre tub, the Huayra supersedes the original Zonda with ingenious active aerodynamics that produce over 800kg of downforce.

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Aston Martin DB5

Inextricably linked to Connery’s Bond, the cultural significance of the DB5 outweighs its status as a car. Nevertheless, silky smooth straight-six engines and elegant Superleggera styling make this one of the most desirable gentleman’s grand tourers Aston ever made, and the right one today is worth a king’s ransom.

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Ferrari 488 GTB

Bringing turbocharging to Ferrari’s volume V8 for the first time, the 488 marked a controversial if inevitable step change for Maranello. And despite mourning the loss of natural aspiration, the world’s media united behind the 488 as one of the finest sports cars of the modern age.

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Caterham Seven 620R

Since its genesis at the hands of Colin Chapman, the Seven has extolled the virtues of ‘less is more’ like no other car. The 620R is the ultimate evolution of the concept, its supercharged 2.0-litre engine making 311bhp against a kerbweight of just 545kg. Nothing out there is more raw or more physical. And precious little is significantly faster.

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RANGE ROVER SPORT

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Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato

A marmite car if ever there was one, the SZ earned the unkind epithet ‘il mostro’ – the monster – during its short lifespan. Designed by the famous Italian styling house and built with plastic panels on the chassis of Alfa’s workaday 75 saloon, the SZ nevertheless became a Nineties pin-up through scarcity, speed and lethal on-limit handling.

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BAC Mono

When the Briggs Automotive Company unveiled its Mono in 2011, the road car rulebook needed a rewrite. With a power-weight-ratio to match the Bugatti Veyron, this street-legal single seater offered hypercar performance for supercar money. The ultimate trackday toy, the Mono is a close as you can get to driving a Formula car on the public road.

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Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR

A joint project between Mercedes and its period partner in Formula 1, the SLR was a totem of the marque’s engineering dominance, wrapped in a retro-futuristic carbon composite body. Never as agile as it was witheringly quick in a straight line, the SLR could hit 100mph from a standstill in just over seven seconds. But it cost £314,000 for the privilege back in 20003.

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AC COBRA

For many the origin of American muscle, the AC Cobra combined the delicacy of the quintessential British roadster with the uncompromising hammer blow of a big capacity V8. With fewer than 1000 authentic Cobras ever built, this is now one of the most sought after and valuable 1960s sports cars.

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The see-sawing fortunes of Aston Martin depend heavily on the baby of the bunch, the V8 Vantage, now in its second iteration and enjoying positive plaudits from all quarters. Using both drivetrain and software from Mercedes Benz these days, the second generation Vantage is a tour de force of Anglo-German engineering.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 911 GT3 RS is the zero-compromise culmination of Porsche’s longstanding ideal of race-to-road technology transfer. A 500bhp, rear-wheel-drive, lightened, stiffened, sports racer with a number plate, this is the best driver’s car on the market and one of the great swan songs for naturally aspirated internal combustion.

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Ferrari 250 SWB

Few racing sports cars are more highly regarded, or more sought after, than 1959’s Ferrari 250 SWB. The agile short wheelbase Berlinetta was a part of a dying breed, a road-going racer equally at home on Riviera or racetrack. Forbear of the ultimate, the GTO, the SWB is nevertheless one of the true greats.

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Alpine A110

Heralded by the motoring press as the best driver’s car of the moment, the Alpine A110 has bucked the 21st Century trend by making lightness its top priority. A complex all-aluminium chassis and supple suspension make for superb handling and a surprising amount of poke from its Renault-sourced 1.8-litre turbocharged engine.

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McLaren P1

The hybrid hypercar that fought Blighty’s corner against the La Ferrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, the P1 was also the very first car that JBR Capital helped finance. A technological hammer blow that mated an F1-derived hybrid drive to a twin-turbocharged V8, it put a staggering 903bhp through the rear wheels to achieve an electronically limited top speed of 217mph. Firmly at the top of our list today and unlikely to be unseated any time soon.

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