Amari SuperCars are proud to be associated with this event over the weekend of 16 and 17 August.
We will be attending with the highly desirable and cherished Ferrari F40 and the very first motor car which coined the phrase ‘SuperCar’ the Lamborghini Miura S.
Both cars are from the acclaimed personal collection of Sheikh Amari, sure to set the hearts racing for allowing the visitors the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with these wonderful classic cars.
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The horses and stallions go in front and pull the cart, they don’t push it. Ferrari’s top GT road models remained defiantly front-engined until the mid-1970s, while the Company’s Formula One cars switched to a mid-engined format in the early 1960s. Following a lengthy hiatus, Ferrari has returned to this signature technical solution for the road, building on a formidable tradition of elegance and majesty. Looking forwards, it is clear Ferrari aim to continue its legacy of front engined V12s, with the introduction of Ferrari’s latest 812 GTS unveiled just weeks ago (9 Sept 2019). Amari Supercars looks back on the history of the glorious V12, what made it so iconic, what you can currently buy today, and what to expect in the future.
Ferrari’s first road cars ever produced were V12 grand tourers. It’s been running through the veins of the Prancing Horse ever since the days when Enzo Ferrari himself put pen to paper at his office in Fiorano. Looking back through the Prancing Horse’s impressive archive, other front-engined models of note include the Ferrari 250. It was the marque’s most successful early supercar (built between 1952 and 1964), which spawned one of the most successful racing variants in Ferrari’s history; the 250 Testa Rossa. The 250 GTO is another highlight of which only 36 were ever made. To date, the 250 GTO is the most expensive car to sell at auction, reaching $48.4 million (£37.5m) in Monetary, California 2018 (CNBC).
The long-wheelbase Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta earned the Tour de France name after winning the 10-day race, similarly, the 250 GTO earning its name which stands for Gran Turismo Omologata, Italian for “Grand Touring Homologated.” These very cars are the inspiration for the modern-day interpretations we know today, the Ferrari F12 TDF and Ferrari 599 GTO. Just 36 of the 250 GTOs were manufactured between 1962 and 1964. After an incredibly successful racing career, the 250 GTO proved a design pinnacle for front-engine race cars. Its 2953cc V12 featured Ferrari Testa Rossa heads and larger valves and was topped with an impressive row of six double-barrel Weber carburettors.
By the late 1960s, the stallions were most definitely pushing the contemporary supercar. Rivals had adopted the mid-engined set-up, however the 1968’s Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona remained irreplaceable. Powered by a mighty 352hp, 4.3-litre V12, the Daytona is for many the ultimate front-engined GT Ferrari. Today, the 812 Superfast channels its indomitable spirit, marrying a body of great aerodynamic sophistication with a 789hp, 6.5-litre V12. A worthy heir to the V12 throne.
Ferrari designed the 599 GTB Foriano with several objectives in mind: to ensure comfort, great ergonomics and safety, to increase performance and to guarantee driving pleasure. Styled by Pininfarina under Ken Okuyama and the direction of Ferrari’s Frank Stephenson, known as one of most influential automotive designers of our time, the 599 designers wanted to explore radically innovative lines. Optimisation of the car’s aerodynamics delivered cutting-edge down-force figures. Development often took place in a wind tunnel, where hours of testing ensured that the minimum of drag was combined with constant downforce regardless of set up. Styling details such as the tail incorporated Ferrari’s characteristic twin circular lights while the front brake ducts and hot air outlets behind the front wheel arches remembered the great competizione Ferraris of the past. Ferrari dropped the tubular steel chassis of the 550/575, adopting a lighter and more advanced all-aluminium chassis of significantly increased stiffness.
The area around the cockpit also received an original aerodynamic design. Two prominent flying buttresses wrap around the rear window channelling air towards the nolder, giving the car a unique look whilst adding a twist of aerodynamic ingenuity. When it came to the rear of the car, Ferrari abandoned the low-fixed licence plate and now signature circular quad rear lights. When it came the front, the 599 retained swooping lines distinct to the flagship front-engined V12 Berlinetta’s. The heart of any Ferrari is its engine, and the 599’s 6.0-litre V12 is a reworked version of that found in the Ferrari Enzo, mated with the F1 derived paddle shift gearbox.
Production of the 599 ended in 2012 and while there are many on the market, there are always things to look out for. With the 599 GTB Fiorano makes up the majority of the 599s you will see for sale, there are certainly others within which offer even greater rarity. All GTBs sold in the United Kingdom will have carbon-ceramic brakes and the F1 gearbox but there were a few cars in other markets with steel brakes and a six-speed manual. Special editions including the HGTE, GTO, SA Aperta and those converted with aftermarket Novitec and Hamann packages. These cars are definitely worth seeking out, and AMARI Supercars is able to offer a range of these today. Currently in stock we have the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with Novitec Package as shown above.
And now we arrive at the Ferocious Ferrari F12. Introduced to the motoring public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the F12 was a breath of fresh air. It replaced the 599 family of front-engined Gran Turismos. Ferrari’s gorgeous new Berlinetta was soon garnering critical accolades, being voted ‘Supercar of the Year 2012’ by Top Gear magazine, and in 2014 receiving the coveted ‘Premio Compasso d’Oro ADI’, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious design awards.
Styled by the Ferrari Styling Centre and Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the F12’s voluptuous body and harmonious lines restated the already established look of its predecessors – a long bonnet, short tail, and small cabin. One of Pininfarina’s countless masterpieces, the refined looks boasted aggressive style yet retained all the elegance associated with Pininfarina’s work for Maranello.
The F12’s 6.3-litre, 65-degree, normally aspirated V12 is one of the true greats. With 730bhp on tap, this award-winning power unit delivers stupendous performance, propelling the F12 to 62mph in 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211mph.
On new model test day prior to its release, the F12 was quicker than the 599 GTB by a whopping 3.5 seconds. This was to be expected from the fierce successor, equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever installed in a road-going Ferrari. It was also quicker than the mid-engined Enzo by 2 seconds and even the hardcore 599 GTO by 1 second. And all that in a comfortable and civilised Gran Turismo.
When it comes to purchasing a Ferrari used, it all comes down to three key points: options, options, and options. The F12 has many options to choose from, and since the car is no longer made to spec, it is good to get familiar with the options you like best. When looking for an F12, we’d suggest the more iconic colour combinations of Rosso/Crema, Rosso/Tan or Rosso/Nero or Grigio Silverstone, and if you want to go for a more menacing look then the Black on Black F12s are attractive options for resale pounds. While many fear that the cost of maintaining a Ferrari will be through the roof, that isn’t the case with any Ferrari built after 2012. At Amari Supercars, we pride ourselves on selling only the very best F12 examples. See our stock listing and feast your eyes on our full range of F12s available for sale today.
The first and most demanding challenge Ferrari always faces when it takes the leap in developing a new car is to push the boundaries of its own accomplishments yet again. This is made all the more challenging when the task at hand involves re-designing a 12-cylinder engine, the power unit that hailed the start Ferrari over 70 years ago in 1947. For the latest model, intensive research and development focused on utilising Ferrari’s wealth of track-derived engineering. This very know-how has produced the 812 Superfast, designed to offer its pilot both benchmark performance across the board and the most engaging and rewarding driving experience possible. Customer response to it was unbelievable and within a matter of weeks all the UK’s allocation for the next two and half years had sold out, with many seeing this car as the last pure V12 to leave the gates of Maranello.
Ferrari connoisseurs may concern themselves with the fact that the Superfast features an electrically assisted power steering system, Ferrari’s first, combined with a predominantly aluminium construction to create a lightweight feel during even during vibrant driving. Carbon fibre, which in today’s market is an industry standard, is mostly used for aesthetics rather than structural contributions. However, standard stability control can be turned off at will, allowing for side-ways track fun despite the massive rubber contributing to Superfast’s otherwise impressive 1.03 g of lateral acceleration.
As Ferrari’s flagship GT product, buyers certainly won’t expect the 812 Superfast to come easy. Of course, actually buying the 812 Superfast from Ferrari will likely require a strong relationship with the brand, so second-hand examples may up the ante even further. Although Ferrari are saying these are hard to get hold of, here at Amari Supercars we have sold many. We offer a wide selection of the latest and greatest specified examples of the 812 Superfast, enabling our customers to beat the queues, and we are looking forward to it being one of our most successful models.
The new 812 GTS sees a return to V12 convertibles that we haven’t seen decades. Aside from special editions (including the Superamerica and SA Aperta) that were limited to few models, this is the first time we see a production run of front-engine V12 since the 1969 365 GTS4. The 812 GTS keeps the 790 horsepower 6.5-litre V12 with 530 lb-ft of torque from its hardtop Superfast sibling. It is therefore said to be the most powerful convertible currently in production.
The future for Ferrari certainly seems bright. The message being conveyed is clear; more Ferraris are coming. From now until 2022 we’ll expect to see more electrified as hybrid models, with hybrid production by 2020 reaching 60 percent. The company’s future will be “equal to its past,” said Ferrari President John Elkann at Capital Markets Day. With 15 new products in the pipeline, several of which we have already unveiled, Ferrari aim to follow current market trends and the GT family will be expanded to approximately 40 percent of total production bringing back the concept of a grand GT car to its origins with Ferrari. For the Ferrari connoisseur, we can only hope these ignite the same V12 passion they are famous for. Only time will tell…
The inimitable Aston Martin truly represents the finest in British automobile craftsmanship. Its famously sleek design has rendered the Aston the chosen mode of transport for such aspirational characters as James Bond, and its reputation for luxurious quality has earned it a longstanding position as one of the most desired cars in history and a British cultural icon.
Founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, Aston Martin’s early exploits were hindered by the outbreak of war, and so the company’s first vehicle was not produced until 1915.
In the decades that followed, Aston Martin vehicles set world speed and endurance records at the French Grand Prix, but the brand only truly came into its own following the second world war. The development of the iconic DB5 in 1963, and its starring role in the Bond movie “Goldfinger” (1964), set the tone for the company’s “grand touring” breed of design for years to come. The Vantage and Volante were brought to life during Aston’s golden age in the late 1970s, and the brand’s reputation for luxury was reinforced in the early 2000s with the advent of the Vanquish.
Through the generations, it has navigated a chequered history of roaring highs and dragging lows, and the exalted position it now boasts is testament to the tenacious and unfaltering quality of Aston Martin design.
Over the past few years at Amari, we have been privileged enough to see more than forty of these beautiful supercars passed on to new owners, each passionate about the powerful and sleek Aston Martin brand and the rich character of each model. Aston takes pride in its use of traditional techniques and hand-craftsmanship in the creation of each model, with ardent care and attention poured into every element, and this passionate attention to detail inspires great loyalty and admiration in lovers of both classic and contemporary motor vehicles. On occasion, our company is fortunate enough to come into the possession of an exquisite rarity, such as the breath taking 2015 Vanquish Convertible 60th Anniversary V12  Volante Touchtronic Auto of which only six exist in the entire world. Other models that are currently featured in our showroom include a 2016 (66) DB11 Petrol Coupe 5.2 V12 2DR Automatic in lush cinnabar orange, a striking white 2014 (14) Vanquish Volante Carbon Edition – Touchtronic II and a brand new, sleek 2017 (66) DB9 Coupe 5.9 V12 2DR Automatic in classy meteorite silver.
Including our glorious Aston Martins, we house a selection of supercars worth at least 15 million pounds at any one time. With new models entering our range regularly, the way to find the vehicle best suited to your desires is by arranging a visit to explore our vast collection. We operate by appointment only, and will be thrilled to introduce you to the huge variety we currently have in stock. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricately and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
Celebrating its 70th birthday in 2017, Ferrari is often the first company to capture the imaginations of young supercar enthusiasts, sparking a love-affair that lasts a lifetime. A first foray into supercar production in 1984 with the 288 GTO sparked a new era in the company’s history, and since that time, Ferrari has proved one of the world’s front-runners in supercar design. Up until this year, Brand Finance hailed it as the most powerful brand in the world.
We currently display a glorious 2005 Ferrari Enzo Coupe in Nero black from the personal collection of our owner, Sheikh Amari, along with a 2015 488 Petrol Coupe 3.9 GTB 2DR Semi Automatic with a fresh Bianco Avus finish, a 2016 488 GTB 3.9 Litre Twin Turbo V8 in Nero Daytona, a 2015 458 Speciale Aperta in Rosso Corsa – one of a limited line of 499 examples, a 2013 F12 Berlinetta Novitec N Largo S in Rosso Scuderia – even rarer with only 11 ever being produced, a 2014 458 Speciale Petrol Coupe 4.5 AB 2DR Semi Automatic in Nero Daytona black, a 2009 Scuderia Spider 16M in Avus Blanco – also one of only 499 to be made, a superb classic 1981 512BBi Boxer LHD in rich red, a 2015 F12 Berlinetta Coupe 2DR Auto in Grigio Silverstone, and the only road legal FXX in the world, an Enzo FXX petrol Coupe LHD Evoluzione 6.3 2008 along with numerous other models amounting to more than 20 Ferrari-brand vehicles overall, both vintage and contemporary.
The Ferrari company’s first car was created in 1940 and named the Auto Avio Costruzioni 815, but the iconic yellow badge featuring a prancing horse was not devised until 1947. Ferrari’s successful and prolific involvement in motor racing has ensured that the company has continuously developed ground-breaking new technologies to enhance the performance of their vehicles, rendering them a trailblazer for the advancement of vehicular functionality. In fact, racing prowess was the first priority of the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, upon its advent in 1939, so the creation of high-performance vehicles has always taken precedent when it comes to Ferrari design. In 2016, a total of 8014 individual cars were shipped worldwide, making it the most successful year for the brand thus far, and love and passion for the legendary motoring icon is only continuing to grow.
At Amari, our grand collection of supercars is worth at least 15 million pounds at any one time, with limited edition and exceptionally high-end machines passing into our hands on a regular basis. You can arrange a visit to our huge showroom in order to take the first thrilling step towards owning your own supercar and, as we operate by appointment only, you will be afforded the full attention and expertise of the team, who will strive to meet your every requirement. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricate and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
As a high-performance vehicular brand that oozes class and delivers a powerful and unique bite all of its own, Jaguar’s steady popularity can be attributed to its sense of grand theatre, its arresting image and its wildly effective responsive-performance approach to design. Jaguar proudly claims that its priorities lie as much in feel as they do in image, and this method has produced a line of machines able to boast an undying popularity and an ever-growing stream of passionate enthusiasts. Jaguar also ensures that every one of its vehicles is created with assured quality, dependability and reliability inbuilt.
With its varied and diverse history – starting as a sidecar producer in 1922 and gradually evolving into Jaguar Cars in 1945 – the brand now functions under the Jaguar Land Rover luxury vehicle manufacturing label and continues to develop products of excellence, along with ambitious plans for a £10 million “National Automotive Innovation Centre” for future research and development, to be completed in partnership with the University of Warwick, UK in 2017. The Jaguar story differs greatly from the usual brand-genesis tale, in that, after the Swallow Sidecar Company extended its reach into road vehicle body manufacturing in the first half of the 20th century, many of the individual designs they produced featured the model name “Jaguar”. These particular models proved such a success due to their exceptional quality, that Jaguar quickly took over as the company’s brand identity, and its name was changed accordingly. Such has been its success in the years since, that Jaguar has supplied vehicles for UK prime ministers, and now holds Royal Warrants of Appointment from the Queen and Prince Charles.
At Amari, we work hard to ensure that the Jaguar brand is well-represented within our collection of supercars. We are currently in possession of the exceptional F-Type, 5.0 V8 S/C Project 7 in serene Ultra-Blue, with striking round white decals available as a design option. One of only 250 of its kind to be created, we understand that it was the last car to be manufactured on that particular production line! Another of these exceptional vehicles happens to be owned by Brian Johnson of AC/DC.
Our passion and expertise within the aspirational world of supercars has led Amari to our current position – ownership of one of the most astonishing collections of vehicles in the UK. Along with Jaguar, we stock Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and a plethora of other high-performance vehicles. Our showroom displays a wide assortment of models which never falls below the combined value of 15 million pounds as a collection. In order to assist our clients in the selection of their dream car, and to provide our complete attention and impart the greatest amount of our extensive knowledge and understanding to each visitor, we work by appointment only. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricate and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
Founded over 50 years ago, the Lamborghini brand has proved a ferocious and dynamic competitor in the field of supercar production. Created as a response to the challenges thrown down by existing high-achievers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini truly came into its own within the realms of refined vehicular design and high-performance engine creation. Despite its swift rise to the zenith of desirability within the road car market, the company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, made the unprecedented decision that the brand would produce no racing vehicles – determining that they would focus all their efforts on creating the very best machines for the general public. However, in 1989, Lamborghini entered into Formula One for the first time, with Yannick Dalmas, Éric Bernard, Michele Alboreto and Philippe Alliot behind the wheels of its vehicles, and the rest is history.
At Amari, we currently keep more than ten Lamborghinis in our showroom at once. These include glorious classic models such as our one-off 1991 Countach, produced specially for the brand’s 25th birthday, resplendent in Bentley Green, the 1989 Countach 5.2 V12 in Rosso – also exceptionally rare, and three Diablos: the 1997 SV Coupe in Lamborghini’s trademark Giallo yellow, the 1999 VT Roadster 2DR, also in yellow, and the 1999 VT Coupe 2DR in a special order colour of Yellow Skirt Hic. We also stock contemporary models, such as an impressive 2017 Aventador Coup 6.5 LP 750-4 Superveloce 2DR Semi Auto 2017 in Arianco Atlas – one of only 600 produced, a 2017 Huracan Coupe 5.2 V10 LP 610-4 Avio 2DR Semi Auto in striking Matte Verde Turbine – of which only 250 have been released worldwide, and an exceptional Aventador Coupe 6.5 LP 700-4 2DR Semi Auto in Rosso Mars.
Ferruccio Lamborghini was already a highly skilled businessman as the second world war drew to a close, being the owner of an extremely successful tractor manufacturing company. With his fortune amassed, he determined that he could finally invest in his dream – to create the perfect sports car. His approach to quality control was very straightforward – if passers-by did not turn in astonishment to watch one of his vehicles as it sped past, the model was simply not a grand enough success. Personality and a purist approach to design and materials are the prime elements that have afforded the Lamborghini brand its success, and its goal of utter perfection seems to be edging ever closer as a direct result.
The value of the full collection of supercars we display in the Amari showroom amounts to at least 15 million pounds at any one time. We work by appointment only to introduce prospective supercar owners to brands and models that we know they will love and, thanks to the expertise of our specialist team, we know that there is a high-performance vehicle to suit every taste and passion within our collection. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricate and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
No true supercar enthusiast can fail to have respect for the exceptional McLaren brand. Racing is the company’s specialism, and the focus of each new McLaren model rests firmly on high speed and precision manoeuvrability. Road cars are certainly not the first thing that springs to mind when the brand McLaren is mentioned. The company’s prowess on the Formula 1 track has resulted in incredible fame and success. However, the fine-tuning, ergonomic design and research that have been poured into the brand’s Formula 1 vehicles have also beautifully informed the creation of McLaren Automotive’s models. The sleek beauty of the machines is something that cannot be denied.
On display in the Amari Supercars showroom we currently have a 2016 P1 Petrol Coupe 3.8 Auto in stunning Volcano Yellow – one of only 375 ever to be made, a 2016 650S Convertible 3.8 V8 Spider 2DR in sleek Carbon Black and a 2015 edition of the same model in rich McLaren Orange. With their exquisite undulating curves and slick lines, there is no doubt that these cars are designed for fantastic power and speed. McLaren have set themselves the goal of redefining what a sports car can be – prioritising lightness, power, and a sense of “pure driving fun”, and, considering the achievements of the company to date, their success in these fields can come as no surprise.
McLaren Automotive (originally McLaren Cars) was founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren as a subsidiary for the McLaren Technology Group, which includes the hugely successful Formula One team McLaren Racing Limited. McLaren himself had become the youngest ever Gran Prix winner to date, winning the US Grand Prix in 1958 at 22 years of age. Ten years later, McLaren Racing Limited won its first Grand Prix in Belgium and has continued to break records ever since, including – with the 1998 McLaren F1 – the record for the world’s fastest production car. The F1 could reach a blistering speed of 240.1 mph, a record that stood until 2005. One of the most impressive teams in the history of Formula One, McLaren Racing Limited has, to date, won 182 races, 12 drivers’ championships and 8 constructors’ championships.
As products of the company behind these incredible feats, McLaren models command a great deal of respect. Exceptionally impressive additions to our showroom, these vehicles add a great deal of gravitas to our already remarkable collection of supercars – a huge assortment adding up to at least 15 million pounds in value at any one time. Visitors to the Amari Supercar showroom are very welcome, and so that our team members are able to offer the correct amount of care and attention to every client, we specify that viewings are by appointment only. Contact us today to arrange your visit. We will be thrilled to show you our selection. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricate and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
Few car manufacturers can boast achievements as illustrious as those of Mercedes-Benz. The brand was founded as a result of engineer Karl Benz’s invention of the first practical motorcar, which was patented in 1886. Most petrol or diesel powered vehicles can trace their lineage back to Benz’s machine. A second inventor, Gottlieb Daimler, patented a petrol-powered carriage later that year, and the two merged their companies to form Daimler-Benz in 1926, with the newly-named Mercedes-Benz motorcar (the prefix inspired by the first name of a business partner’s daughter) being produced within the same year.
The pioneering work of Mercedes-Benz did not stop with the advent of the car, of course. A Benz competed in the first ever motor race from Paris to Rouen in 1894, and the brand proved a high achiever in a variety of motorsports. However, despite a record-breaking win at the Mille Miglia road race in 1955, where a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR maintained a fantastic average speed of just under 98 mph throughout, the company withdrew from racing that year as a result of the Le Mans disaster, not competing again until 1987 – more than thirty years later. A partnership with McLaren – with Mercedes-Benz supplying engines – saw great success in the world of Formula One throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, and cemented the names of the likes of Mika Häkkinen and Lewis Hamilton in racing history.
At Amari Supercars, we could not claim to be true enthusiasts without having access to a good selection of Mercedes-Benz models, and currently in our showroom we are lucky enough to be displaying a stunning 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Left Hand Drive in Crystal Laurite Silver, a 2006 edition of the same model in slick Crystal Galaxite Black, a 2014 C-Class Petrol Estate 6.2 C63 AMG 5DR Automatic in Iridium Silver Metallic and a 2011 SLS Convertible 6.2 AMG Roadster 2DR Automatic containing an M159 engine, which, at 563 HP, AMG claims, makes it “the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production series engine” ever produced.
The Mercedes-Benz company follows the ambitious mantra “The Best or Nothing”, and their minute attention to detail and dedication to top-quality design and functionality is clearly apparent in their creations. The history of Mercedes-Benz is the history of the car itself. None of the thrilling passion and gripping adventure we feel behind a steering wheel would have been possible without the invaluable and ground-breaking work of this spectacular brand. To take a look at our range of Mercedes-Benz and other exceptional supercars, contact the team at Amari today. To ensure that we are able to offer you the best possible service, visits are by appointment only. Our showroom is a regal treasure trove of power and beauty, and displays in excess of £15 million worth of vehicles at any one time. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricate and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
One of the long-established giants of supercar design, Porsche was founded under the name Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in 1931 in Germany. Starting out as a vehicular design consultancy, the brand was behind the unprecedented success of the Volkswagen Beetle. The first car to be launched under the company’s own name was the Porsche 64, which was released in 1939 just prior to the start of the second world war. Porsche was then heavily involved in Germany’s military efforts, designing a series of tanks up until 1945. At the close of the war, the company’s factory taken over by the British, and the founder, Ferdinand Porsche, was arrested for his part in the conflict. Still employed by the company, his son Ferry continued to oversee the company, and created the highly-acclaimed Porsche 356 before his father’s release.
Throughout the 50s and 60s, Porsche expanded into the area in which they are now known to excel – high-performance, high speed vehicle production and motor-racing. The Carrera engine, named after the company enjoyed great success during the Carrera Panamericana races, was developed in 1954 and was entirely unique to the brand, affording Porsche a whole new level of popularity. The name “Carrera” would become synonymous with a later Porsche model, but in the meantime, the Porsche 911 was being developed to meet the extreme demands of racing, and with its creation came a new physical identity for the brand. The 911 still exists following decades of re-design, and has come to be recognised as one of Porsche’s signature models.
As one of the strongest and oldest brands of its kind, Porsche is supercar royalty, and we at Amari always ensure that we retain one of its exceptional examples within our showroom at all times. The beautiful model currently residing with us is the Carrera GT 5.7 2DR Manual with left hand drive, dazzling in GT Silver Metallic with a sumptuous dark grey leather interior. As number 128 of only 1270 vehicles of this kind ever produced, it is a stunning rarity.
Overall, the contents of our astonishing supercar showroom are worth at least 15 million pounds, with new high-end makes and models arriving and being sold every day. Some of our cars are extremely rare, and we always feel privileged to care for them and see them safely transferred to a new home. We receive visitors to our showroom by appointment only, so we are able to ensure that due care and attention is afforded to every prospective client we show around. Our passion for supercars is reflected in our service, and our team of specialists are always available to advice you on your choice and answer your questions. Arrange a visit today, and see what beautiful vehicles Amari has to offer you. We are passionate about supercars – from their unique and supremely engineered functionality through to their intricate and lovingly crafted aesthetic design. Please pay us a visit to see the other beautiful machines we have in stock.
A passion for supercars is instinctive – a natural element of the aficionado’s psyche. Yet, without a perfect storm of circumstance, these fine-tuned beasts, these elegant and inspired instruments of power and speed, would not exist. At Amari, we work hard to constantly enhance and perfect our understanding of this exhilarating world, and, as part of this objective, it is our duty to acknowledge and honour the rich history of the supercar and the grand exploits of its developers. Join us as we take a brief glance at the story that inspired one of the most luxurious obsessions in history.
A number of the brands that would go on to specialize in the production of supercars were in existence prior to the outbreak of the second world war but, come 1939, all attention and effort was poured into the military and defences of all European countries. When the smoke cleared and the conflict drew to a close, a particular atmosphere descended. Life and freedom were great privileges that could be removed at any time, the survivors now realised. Society in the late forties and early fifties exploded into a cacophony of music, fashion, hedonism and frantic adventure. It was the perfect backdrop for the emergence of a car that not only served as a luxurious mode of transportation, but was also a vehicular aid for thrill-seekers and competitive daredevils. Motor-racing was naturally almost as old as the motorcar itself, but now the time was right to bring the power and precision design of a race-car to the garages of the everyday man and woman
There will always be arguments over the identity of the world’s first supercar, depending on one’s definition of the term. Some purists argue that there were no real supercars until the Lamborghini Miura in 1966-71, others state a strong case for the 1965 Ford GT40 – though its few road legal models were only created to meet regulations, and yet further individuals claim that the Mercer Raceabout – advertised as being able to hit 70 miles per hour, but capable of up to 90 back in 1910, which was quite an astonishing feat – should be afforded the pioneering kudos. Still earlier than the Mercer came the Blitzen-Benz, created in 1909 by the company that would later become Mercedes-Benz, but as this machine was created for the sole purpose of breaking the land-speed record (a feat it achieved with ease in 1910), and there were only ever six produced, the vehicle is regularly overlooked as a supercar as it was not really designed for use by members of the general public.
In terms of engine power and dynamism, Mercedes led the field for quite a time, developing the impressive 300SL Gull Wing in 1954 which could easily hit a top speed of 165mph. However, the 50s and 60s were dominated by the coming-of-age of Porsche, and then Ferrari, a giant of automotive design and one of the first brands to be formed purely out of a man’s desire to create high-powered racing vehicles. Competitors rose in the form of ambitious new companies like, Lamborghini, and the rest is history!
The only minor falterings in the world of the supercar have been attributed to the oil crisis of the 1970s and the later financial crashes of the early 2000s, but in the heart and minds of enthusiasts, this high-speed, power-mad lifestyle is still going strong.
One of only 235 Ferrari Dino 246GTs supplied to the UK in right-hand drive configuration, this stunning E-series car has to be one of the most original and ‘unmolested’ examples of its type. Ordered on the 2nd November 1971 by Maranello Concessionaires, the car was delivered in the extremely rare colour of Azurro Dino, with optional radio, nose bar and electric windows. It was supplied new to a Sussex-based precision instrument manufacturers . After only a couple of years the car was reregistered ‘EPN 4K’, the registration it carries today. The original owner, kept the Ferrari from 1975 to 2005, covering approximately 45,000 miles during his 30-year ownership. Unlike so many of its kind, this Ferrari Dino has been maintained on a regular basis, including a major overhaul and full repaint in the original Azzuro Dino in 1991. The interior remains original and un-restored.
Chosen on account of its originality, stunning colour and few owners, this exceptional Ferrari was exhibited at the Haynes National Motor Museum and then selected for a major article in Classic & Sports Car, appearing on the front cover of the magazine’s November 2012 edition. The new owner described how he had been interviewed by the original owner to see if he should be ‘allowed’ to own it. The article concluded that car was just ‘a bit special’.
Since then this beautiful Ferrari has featured in other publications including the Classic & Sports Car Calendar, and has changed hands twice more, passing to the current owner Sheikh AMARI. Currently displaying only 51,307 miles on the odometer, it is presented for sale in this remarkable condition, complete with a superb history file containing MoTs dating back to 1976, the original Maranello Concessionaires order, current V5C registration document, and all the books including the original stamped warranty booklet & the original tool kit and jack are still in situ. This well-known and extremely rare E-series Ferrari is fully AMARI Inspected & ready for a new owner to enjoy