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Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S VS Audi R8 Plus The Pagani Huayra – Video

By   April 5, 2013

This video shows a segment from the popular TV show, Fifth Gear. The video features three great sports cars the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S Cabriolet, Audi R8 Spyder and Pagani Huayra. Any of these cars anybody would be very happy to own.

The video starts with the Pagani Huayra and it shows the details that make the car great as well as some footage of just how this wonderful supercar is built. Of course just looking at the car and seeing how it is built is fine, but the car was meant to be driven and so there is some great footage of the car on the road. The Huayra is the stuff of legends and if you can afford one, you won’t be disappointed.

Next the video shows a showdown between the Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S Cabriolet and the Audi R8 Spyder. The video pits the two cars that are very close on paper on the track to see which is the faster car. Of the two the Audi is a bit more focused on pure performance, while the Porsche is the more livable car for everyday use and yet still provides great performance. Check out the video to see which is faster.

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Supercar Insurance: The Cost Of Owning A Supercar

By   February 14, 2013

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Supercars are the fastest, most expensive vehicles in the world. In some cases, these vehicles are even illegal to drive on public roads. Because of their high price tags and limited production numbers, supercars are typically reserved for the wealthiest people in the world. Even if a non-wealthy person somehow obtained the funds for a supercar, it is unlikely that he would be able to afford the high costs of insuring that vehicle. In fact, insuring a supercar can cost about 10 percent of the value of the vehicle each year, which is much more than most people can afford.

How is supercar insurance calculated?

Usually, traditional insurance companies will not even attempt to insure a supercar. Supercar owners typically have to insure their vehicles through private underwriters and insurance companies that specialize in high-end vehicle insurance.

These private companies use a variety of figures and calculations to determine how much the insurance premiums of the vehicle ought to be. The company will consider a variety of aspects of the vehicle, including original purchase price, current value, add-ons and accessories, the age of the vehicle, the type of parts used in the engine, quality of the interior, frequency of maintenance, any specialized repairs or parts, and a variety of other factors related to the vehicle itself. In addition to the vehicle considerations, the insurer will also look at the lifestyle of the owner of the car. Factors like driving history, criminal record, age of the driver, and whether the car will be used as part of a collection, secondary use, or daily use. According to Grundy Insurance, which specializes in insuring high-end vehicles, the premiums for a 1 million dollar vehicle can easily top $25,000 per year.

The most expensive supercar insurance:

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: $2,400,000

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a street legal vehicle that can reach 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. The cost of insuring this vehicle would be at a minimum of about $40,000 per year.

Aston Martin One-77: $1,850,000

This vehicle had a production run with just 77 vehicles, making it one of the rarer vehicles available today. Insuring this vehicle would cost a minimum of about $30,000 per year.

Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster: $1,850,000

This vehicle is incredibly expensive and exotic. It can reach 60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds. Insurance would cost about $30,000 per year.

Least expensive supercar insurance:

Supercars are not always astronomical. Here is the cost of insuring some of the most affordable supercars:

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: $183 000

This “affordable” vehicle costs around $10,000 to insure each year.

Audi R8 V10: $146 000

The Audi R8 costs around $8,000 for yearly insurance.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S: $139 000

This affordable Aston Martin model has a much lower insurance cost than the Super Sport. It costs around $7,000 to insure each year.

The cost of a supercar alone is not the only consideration necessary in the purchasing decision. The high cost of insurance keeps many people from purchasing expensive vehicles, even if they can afford the cost of the car itself. Because of this, supercar ownership is reserved for the incredible wealthy.

Writer Biography

This is a guest post by Nate Miller, a part-time guest-blogger. His main interests are Automobiles and Racing, with a recent focus on Education and Technology. He is constantly extending his field of interest to incorporate news suggested to him by his readers. He currently represents Autoinsurance.us one of the best options if you’re looking for NC auto insurance rates. Also, make sure to follow him on Twitter.

Is the Pagani Huayra Faster then an Ariel Atom V8 500 – Video

By   January 28, 2013

For those who live in the U.K. yesterday was the day that you waited for, U.K. Top Gear started their 19th season. You may remember that I was lamenting not living in the U.K. as I was not able to watch the episode (you can read all about my pity party here). However, there is good news, on February 4th Top Gear U.K. will be airing the new season on BBC America. So, we don’t have to wait as long as I thought we were going to have to wait. Plus on Tuesdays starting tomorrow Top Gear U.S.A. starts on the History channel, so there will be a lot of car action on TV.

One part of this seasons first episode of U.K. Top Gear features a Pagani Huayra on the Top Gear test track gunning for the Ariel Atom V8 500’s top time. The above video shows the first portion of the episode and the below video shows the actual run of the Pagaini Huayra. The video quality isn’t the best and if you don’t want any spoilers then wait until February 4th to watch it on TV.

Drive Your Dream Supercar – Video

By   January 10, 2013

Many of us will never be able to afford a Porsche 918 Spyder or a McLaren MP4-12C, but that doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t like to get a sense of what these cars would be like to drive. One way to drive these cars is to drive them in a video game. The latest Need for Speed game (Need for Speed: Most Wanted) allows you to drive many of the latest sports cars.

The game includes the new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S, Porsche 918 Spyder, Pagani Huayra, McLaren MP4-12C and many more (48 cars in all). While the game isn’t the most realistic racing game, it is a fun game and still gives you a feel what it is like to drive the cars of your dreams. Just be careful to remember when you are playing the game and when it is real life (don’t want the police chasing you in real life).

You can read the full review here.

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