Misty Albion has produced many masterpiece cars that have long become symbols of wealth. The direct association that occurs at the mention of English cars is, of course, prestige and luxury.
Wealthy people from all over the world choose sports models Jaguar, Lotus and Aston Martin, elegant representative Rolls-Royce and, of course, Bentley. This is not a simple tribute to fashion, it is the recognition of luxury car brands, which for half a century personify the world's auto elite.
Premium English cars have long been famous for their elegance and sophistication, style, having a long rich tradition. Already in the first half of the twentieth century the world saw most of the creations of British automakers. That is why such familiar features as design conservatism and innovation in technical solutions have long become the business card of British automakers.
Another unique feature of English cars is the ratio of price and quality. Today, no one will be confused by the high cost of exclusive models. Fans of luxury cars are ready to lay out from 200,000 euros for steel horses with powerful English residence permit. They are ready to sustain long lines for the sake of elite cars of limited series, assembled by hand. That is why custom tuning is always appreciated.
So, if you, for example, are interested in the newest McLaren model, hurry, otherwise it will get you several times more expensive from dealers.
Overview of famous English cars
Rolls-Royce Phantom (VII)
Externally, this car recognizes the familiar English image, the spirit of great ancestors, despite the fact that the technical stuffing is of high quality, German (Rolls-Royce is part of the BMW group of companies). The rear doors swing open to meet the front: it facilitates the embarkation / disembarkation, and a tribute to the memory of the early Phantoms.Recommended article: Ford F-150 voted best-selling pickup.
Equipped with a 12-cylinder, almost 7-liter engine, developing 453 hp. Drive - rear, through a 6-speed gearbox ZF. Despite the fact that this car weighs two and a half tons, the engine allows you to exchange a "hundred" in 5.7 seconds at a maximum speed of 240 km / h. But the consumption at the same time - 16 liters per 100 kilometers. Price - 382,000 US dollars. Cars from Germany, for example, are on average cheaper than English cars of this class.
Bentley Continental GT
English Bentley cars are elegant ... "Luxury" 2-door 4-seater coupe. Equipped with a 6-liter 12-cylinder engine (V) with a capacity of 575 hp. Consumption - 26.5 l / 100 km. Acceleration to 100 km / h - 3.2 seconds. Maximum speed - 360 km / h. And the ground clearance of this car allows you to drive on Russian roads, but not everywhere :)
Cost - from 136,000 euros. But when you press sneakers on the floor - it's nice to hear the girls scream from the back seats.
Aston Martin DB9
The car is a GT (Gran Turismo). “DB” in the title means the initials of David Brown, who for a long time owned Aston Martin. This car design is very similar to the new brand of American cars - Tesla. Rather, on the contrary, Tesla, namely Model C is very similar to Aston Martin. But only on the exterior design.
Engine power - 476 hp at 6000 rpm. Acceleration to 100 km / h - 4.8 seconds. Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and "mechanics" and "automatic". Price - from 187,000 US dollars.
Executive sedan. Release - since 2009. "The most luxurious car of 2010" - according to the magazine "Top Gear".Recommended article: Powerful tuning Range Rover from A. Kahn Design
Transmission - 6-speed "automatic". Rear drive. Engine capacity 3 liters. Power 238 hp The maximum speed is 237 km / h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h - 8.7 seconds. Price - from 132,000 US dollars.
Land Rover Freelander 2
The second generation of the compact premium crossover. Differs increased ground clearance and refined off-road performance. Improved interior.
Special attention is paid to the safety of the driver and passengers: the car received 5 stars for the level of safety of adult passengers and 4 stars for the "child safety". 2.2-liter engine Power 150 hp with a 6-speed manual transmission. The cost is from 1,233,000 rubles. In general, quite a modest car, when compared with the Range Rover Sport or Mercedes Gelendvagenom, the price of which starts from 85,000 euros.
Sports car in 2-door version (4 seater). The name traditionally begins with the letter "E". The very word "Evora" means "evolution, vogue and aura" - evolution, fashion and aura.
3.5-liter engine Power 276 hp with a 6-speed manual transmission. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 4.9 seconds. Price - from 75 000 $
These models are only a small fraction, the tip of the iceberg of the great English engineering and design ideas. But once upon a time in designing English cars, architects were also invited: at that time there was no layout familiar to us. But looking into the past, you realize that the modern British automotive industry began with an ordinary English stroller, from which only horses were removed.
But a video about the creation of Bentley: