6 Of The Most Expensive British Supercars For Sale Today
British supercars have seen a resurgence recently. McLaren have released the incredible hybrid P1, and the track dominant Senna. Aston Martin have released the Vulcan and partnered with Red Bull Racing to create the Valkyrie. It has undoubtably been a strong few years for British supercars.
British cars of the past have been known for being luxurious and rather expensive, with most British car manufacturers specialising in high end luxury cars.
Manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, McLaren and Rolls-Royce make up some of the luxury car marques who are building British supercars and luxury cars today. Two manufacturers in particular have become known for their extremely expensive supercars in recent years. Aston Martin and McLaren take all 6 spots in this list of the most expensive British supercars.
Aston Martin Vulcan
Value – £2,399,970
At the very top of the hypercar market, and the most expensive British supercar you can buy today, we have the Aston Martin Vulcan. The Vulcan is so rare that you will almost never be seen on the road.
Only 24 Aston Martin Vulcans were ever produced, and this example is number 14 of 24.
The Vulcan is Aston Martin’s attempt at creating the ultimate track-day hypercar. Aston Martin do have form when it comes to making extremely rare limited run supercars, with the One-77 being their last model. They stepped up their game however with the Vulcan, only making 24 compared to the One-77s 77 cars.
Aston Martin’s flagship hypercar houses a mid-engined layout with a 7.0-litre V12 powerplant. This V12 produces over 800 horsepower and was developed in partnership with both Aston Martin Racing and Cosworth.
The body is carbon fibre with fully detachable panels, and downforce on par with GT3 race cars. It has a multi-adjustable rear wing to optimise track performance and more features akin to a true race car than a road going production car. This is due to the fact that the Vulcan isn’t actually road legal.
To date there is only one version of the Vulcan which has been modified to be road-legal. British engineering company RML Group modified a Vulcan across the space of 18 months. There were modifications across the board, with the ride height being raised due to clearance issues, new headlights being added, the carbon splitter being shortened and many aerodynamic pieces being removed.
The 7.0-litre V12 engine had to be remapped so it could pass emissions tests, the gear ratios had to be altered and the clutch changed to an easier to manage product. The dampers and suspension springs had to be changed and the mirrors had to be replaced due to visibility.
The particular Aston Martin Vulcan for sale however, isn’t road-legal and can only be used on closed race circuits.
It is being sold by Kaaimans International in Nottingham with a rather fetching asking price of £1,999,975 + VAT
See the full Aston Martin Vulcan for sale listing here.
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster
Value – £1,750,000
Aston Martin continued their trend of making limited production run supercars with the Vanquish Zagato Speedster. Only 28 Vanquish Zagato Speedsters were ever made. This means when they do pop up for sale they command quite a lot of attention.
This Zagato has only had 1 owner and has done almost no mileage, with 572 miles on the clock. All Zagatos are beautifully designed and crafted, with this one in a rare colour combination, even for a car of this caliber. It has been finished in a traditional Aston Martin shade of green with the Italian-inspired Copper Tan hide interior.
Aston’s Speedster shares the same mechanical underpinnings as the other Zagatos in the range. It houses a 6.0-litre V12 engine which produces a mighty 592 horsepower. For this Speedster Aston developed an entirely bespoke suspension set-up to maximise performance.
Aston chief creative officer Marek Reichman said that Aston would not give in to temptation and they wouldn’t extend the production run of the Speedsters, even if they completely sold out… Which they did.
“There’s always over-demand from our clients and patrons,” Aston’s design boss added. “We could easily fulfil demand for more cars than this, but we want Zagato to remain something very special.
This model is being sold by Aston Martin themselves and is listed at £1,750,000.
View the full Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster for sale listing here.
McLaren P1 3.8 V8 SSG
Value – £1,300,000
The McLaren P1 is the British manufacturers attempt to de-throne the mighty Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder at the top of the hypercar ladder. And boy did it do that. It debuted with a list price of £866,000, and for that you received a 903bhp hybrid hypercar that McLaren promised would be the most involving car to drive on road and track.
This particular P1 for sale was supplied to an Austrian buyer directly by McLaren, and has since been imported back to the UK and is fully UK registered. The stunning Volcano Orange paintwork has been enhanced by the extensive carbon fibre.
The interior of any McLaren P1 is special. However this example is trimmed in Carbon Carbon Black Alcantara with contrasting Volcano Orange Stitching. This marries the interior and exterior together perfectly creating synergy throughout the car.
This car has just under 7,000 miles on the clock, and an extensive service history for those miles with a service stamp every 1,000 miles. It is currently for sale with Amari supercars just outside of Preston and listed at a cool £1,300,000.
View the full McLaren P1 for sale listing here.
Aston Martin DB5
Value – £1,250,000
The Aston Martin DB5 is regarded by many as the most beautiful Aston Martin ever manufactured. Released in 1963 as a replacement for the DB4, the DB5 went on to become a British icon.
Under the bonnet of a DB5 is a 4-litre 6 cylinder engine, which produces 282 horsepower. That is enough to power the DB5 up to a top speed of 145mph.
This particular Aston Martin DB5 for sale was supplied by Aston Martin to Leveys Wallpaper Stores of Walsted. Since then it has gone on to be owned by Prince Sadruddin (Aga Khan) for his own personal use in Switzerland. During his ownership of the DB5, the Aga Khan commissioned a full restoration before selling it on to a Geneve resident whom kept the vehicle for 16 years.
This model is finished in classic Goodwood Green with Connolly Vaumol (VM846) Natural hide and has a full PPF wrap to protect the beautiful paint work from stone chips.
You will find this Aston Martin DB5 for sale at Knowl Hill Performance & Luxury for a tidy sum of £1,250,000.
View the full Aston Martin DB5 for sale listing here.
Aston Martin DB6 MK2 Volante
Value – £1,200,000
For £50,000 less than the iconic DB5, you could be the new owner of its successor, the DB6.
This DB6 MkII Volante is one of only 38 ever manufactured, and comes with its original build sheet for authenticity. It was originally built with a 5 speed automatic transmission, however it has since been changed to a more desirable manual transmission.
In July 2005, Aston Martin Works completed a complete restoration of the car, and it has barely been driven since. Being one of only 38 models in existence makes this car a true rarity. And its colour combination of Goodwood Green paintwork and a newly constructed beige interior only add to that.
The classic DB6 MkII Volante embodies class and style and sits alongside the DB5 as a true icon of British engineering. And this DB6 is for sale at Aston Martin Works for £1,200,000.
View the full Aston Martin DB6 for sale listing here.
Value – £1,199,995
The Senna is the latest outing from British supercar manufacturer McLaren. Named after the late Ayrton Senna, this car is designed to be one of the quickest track cars you can buy today.
McLaren claim the Senna to be the most track-focused road car they have ever built. With the ability to lap faster than any McLaren that came before, including the P1.
In McLaren’s sales pitch for the Senna they use the classic line, the Senna is “legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it”. It is only the third car McLaren have manufactured that is in their ultimate series, joining the McLaren F1 and the P1.
This particular McLaren Senna for sale is offered up from new, with only 800 miles on the clock. It comes with a plethora of extensive options and sports a striking black and orange colour scheme. One of our favourite additional extras that is listed in its spec list is a Dark Stealth Exhausted Heat Shield… How cool does that sound!
This is one of only 500 ever made, making it extremely rare to find a McLaren Senna for sale in the UK. This one however is one of two that is for sale at Shaks Specialist Cars and is for sale at £1,199,995.
View the full McLaren Senna for sale listing here