The Cars

Mercedes AMG GTS 'Edition 1'

Mercedes AMG GTS Edition 1 Fire Opal Red

When Mercedes launched the AMG GTS they also introduced a limited run 'Edition 1' variant. I purchased my 'Edition 1' from an independent dealer with only 3,250 miles on the clock. The car is the only UK 'Edition 1' in Four Opal Red.
 
The car specification is as follows:
 
Performance

  • Maximum Power: 510 bhp
  • Maximum Torque: 480 lbft
  • 0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 195 mph
  • Weight: 1645 kg

Exterior

  • Fire Opal Red
  • Aerodynamic package in black, comprising of a larger front splitter, flics on the side of the air intakes of the front apron, wheel arch flics at the front, dynamic black trim on the side sill panels and a fixed rear aerofoil in black
  • Carbon-fibre roof
  • Night package, which consisted of diamond grille in black with louvre in high-gloss black, fins in the front wings in high-gloss black, exterior mirror housings in high-gloss black, trim strip in the diffuser insert in high-gloss black, triangular side windows and rear window in heat-insulating tinted glass, black tailpipe trim elements
  • Red brake calipers

Interior

  • Black nappa leather interior with red contrasting topstitching
  • Performance seats with integral belt guide in black nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre with red contrasting topstitching
  • Interior Black Diamond package
  • Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with flattened bottom section, 12-o'clock marking, red contrasting topstitching, steering wheel bezel in silver chrome with "Edition 1" lettering and silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles

Additional Equipment

  • Keyless-go
  • Mirror package
  • AMG door sills in Stainless steel, with illuminating AMG lettering
  • Burmester surround sound
  • Parktronic with reversing camera
  • Blind spot assist
  • Lane keeping assistant and Distronic Plus
  • Optional equipment

Optional Equipment

  • AMG Dynamic Plus package
  • 19"/20" Black AMG forged-alloy wheels in a cross spoke design
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres
24 September 2016 - Present

Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Exige LF1

The Lotus LF1 only came with three additional options on the standard specification. I purchased the car pre-owned with only 1,100 miles on the clock. My Lotus Exige LF1 has all three options and has also had the Lotus front and rear towing loops added. Additional to the standard specification is the fitting of a harness bar, Schroth custom race harnesses and Ventureshield protective film.
 
The car specification is as follows:
 
Performance

  • Maximum Power: 345 bhp
  • Maximum Torque: 295 lbft
  • 0-62 mph: 4.0 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 170 mph
  • Weight: 1176 kg

Exterior

  • Bespoke black and gold livery with red accents
  • Bespoke exterior badges incorporating ‘LF1’ logo
  • Exclusive black and gold ‘Lotus’ nose badge and wheel centres
  • Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres
  • Two-piece high performance brake discs
  • Matt gold 5-spoke 17″/18″ cast alloy wheels
  • Red brake calipers
  • Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres

Interior

  • Bespoke trim in leather and technical fabric featuring black and gold design with gold contrast piping and stitching details
  • Embroidered ‘LF1’ logos on headrests and floor mats
  • Embroidered ‘Lotus F1 Team’ logo on seat backs
  • Individually numbered limited edition carbon fibre build plate
  • Bespoke carbon fibre engine plate
  • Air conditioning
  • Race Pack

Optional equipment

  • Convenience Pack
  • Heated seats
  • Rear parking sensors
30 January 2016 - Present

BMW M4 Convertible

BMW M4 Convertible - Front / Side

The BMW M4 Convertible was launched in September 2014, I ordered mine in July 2015. I decided that I wanted a new car with all the options I wanted so this is a highly specified car. This BMW M4 Convertible is an 'Individual' specification car, due to the full leather with Sakhir stitching option I selected.
 
The full specification is:
 
Performance

  • Maximum Power: 431 bhp
  • Maximum Torque: 405 lbft
  • 0-62 mph: 4.4 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 155 mph
  • Weight: 1840 kg

Exterior

  • Sakhir Orange Exterior
  • 19" M Double-Spoke 437M Black and Silver
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • Double Clutch Transmission
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • High-Beam Assist

Interior

  • Full Leather Trim with Sakhir Orange Stitching
  • Carbon Fibre Interior Trim with Black Chrome Finishes
  • Convertible Comfort Package includes Air Collar, Steering Wheel Heating, Wind Deflector
  • Head-Up Display
  • Internet
  • Harman Kardon Speaker System
  • Extended Storage
  • Through-Loading System
  • Lane Change Warning System
  • Comfort Access
  • Reversing Camera
  • Speed Limit Display

BMW M Performance Options

  • BMW M Performance Steering Wheel with Lights
  • BMW M Performance Exhaust with Carbon Exhaust Trims
  • BMW M Performance Carbon Rear Diffuser
  • BMW M Performance Carbon Front Attachments
  • BMW M Performance Front End Splitter
  • BMW M Performance Carbon Exterior Mirror Caps
  • BMW M Performance Black Kidney Grille
  • BMW iPhone Universal Adaptor
  • 02 October 2015 - 22 August 2016

Porsche 911 (991) Turbo Cabriolet

Porsche 911 (991) Turbo Cabriolet
 
The 911 (991) Turbo was launched with new technologies featuring adaptive aerodynamics and rear wheel steering. This was my first Porsche and whilst a great car with amazing speed and handling it was not practical for my needs. My Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet was an ex-demo car with 25 miles on the clock.
 
The full specification is:
 
Performance

  • Maximum Power: 513 bhp
  • Maximum Torque: 516 lbft
  • 0-62 mph: 3.3 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 195 mph
  • Weight: 1670 kg

Exterior

  • White Exterior
  • Black Convertible Roof
  • 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels
  • PCD Double Clutch Transmission
  • Bi-Xenon headlights in black
  • ParkAssist (front and rear)

Interior

  • Black leather interior
  • Centre console in leather
  • Interior package in leather
  • Adaptive sports seats plus (18 way adjustable)
  • Seat heating
  • Porsche crest embossed on seat headrests
  • Model logo on storage compartment lid
  • Sport chrono package
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Telephone module
  • Online services
  • Cruise control
  • Voice control
  • Entry and drive
  • Stainless steel door sill guards
  • 5 September 2014 - 3 June 2015