Lincoln recently revealed the new 2018 Navigator in New York. The iconic large-SUV has been revised top to bottom to keep in the race, and also capture the market lost to the Cadillac Escalade. This time Lincoln has worked hard and designed an SUV that will not only compete with the Escalade, but also will be a strong rival to European brands in the US market.
The Navigator is made from high strength aluminium to save weight, improve efficiency, reduce the centre of gravity and improve the handling. The aluminium body is still built on a frame, but the use of aluminium has saved 200 pounds in weight.
Under the bonnet, the new Navigator houses the same engine you will find in a Ford F150 Raptor – a 3.5-lt Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 petrol engine. [...]
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It is a new era for the Jaguar F-Type. Jaguar’s latest 2-lt Ingenium family engine is offered in an F-Type, starting price from £49,900. This recent move on the part of Jaguar is a clear indication of the company’s decision to increase its competitive power in emerging markets with high import duties, and to compete with the Porsche 718 family.
A 2-lt engine may sound too small for the F-Type. However, the power output will satisfy many new Jaguar customers. The 2-lt turbo petrol engine produces 300 HP and 400 nm of torque from 1500 rpm. These outstanding power results are achieved by using an in-house developed algorithm for the electrcohydraulic valve-train to control valve-lift. This improves power and efficiency, helped achieved by the turbo chargers.
The engine is connected to a 8-speed QuickShift [...]
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Debut of new 800hp supercharged Sutton Bespoke Mustang at Top Marques Monaco
Sutton CS800 demonstrated to customers around Monaco Grand Prix circuit
Custom Ford F-150 Raptor and Sutton CS500 Mustang package also on display
New CS800 priced from £64,950 (incl. VAT)
The new Sutton CS800 Mustang will be revealed tomorrow at the 2017 Top Marques show in Monaco, establishing a new pinnacle for the Sutton Bespoke Mustang tuning programme. Based on the 5.0-litre V8 model, the CS800 boasts a high-performance supercharger system that increases the engine’s power output to 800hp, delivered through a six-speed manual transmission with the Ford Performance short-shift gear selector.
The CS800’s debut follows the launch of the Sutton Bespoke Mustang programme last year by Clive Sutton, one of London’s leading supercar and luxury car [...]
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2016 looks to be a vintage year for new supercars and hypercars. Aston Martin, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce – all are bringing significant new luxury cars to market that I am absolutely sure will be in huge demand. Indeed, we’re already seeing waiting lists extend for some of them…
That so many significant new models have been revealed so early in the year is further proof the supercar and luxury car market is thriving. I’ve been visiting the key shows during the winter months to see what’s in store – here’s my pick of the new cars to watch as they’re launched to market in 2016.
The monstrous Bugatti Chiron is a mighty step forward, now [...]
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Welcome to the third edition of the Clive Sutton Market Report. This time, we have moved online, something we have done to improve what the Market Report can offer.
An online Market Report is more accessible to more people and, more importantly, can be updated more often. In the fast-paced world of premium automobiles, this is important. It is my intention to bring you the latest trends as they occur, and I’ll be using our new platform to do this.
Our focus remains luxury, high-performance and supercar models. We offer a British view of the world’s most prestigious machines, from our years of experience in the UK market. We blend this with many years in the international markets too, for added extra perspective of the trends that matter.
We analyse prices, looking across the market to draw up our unique Clive Sutton Market Price. We believe this is the most [...]
Exhaustive market investigations were carried out to compile the Clive Sutton Market Report. Prices were analysed for actual cars on sale, and balanced against official values.
Then, Clive Sutton analysed each one, to give his educated, expert judgment. This is the Clive Sutton Market Price.
Prices were investigated across the board, to gain a complete understanding of the market position of each car.
Market asking price: All the major print and online car classified listings were analysed, with details of every representative car on sale added to our study. Mileages were recorded too; from this, we calculated an average market asking price and mileage. Remember, these are asking prices, not necessarily transaction prices.
Trade book price 1
An unadjusted value given by a respected trade body, for a mileage expected from that year of car.
Aston Martin is reviving the evocative Vanquish name for its latest flagship supercar, due later this year. Both lighter and more powerful than Aston’s current range-topper, thanks to an uprated 6.0-litre V12 with 565bhp and carbon fibre body panels, it’ll feature a touch-tronic paddle shift gearbox and for the first time on an Aston, launch control. Visually different enough to call it a new model (unlike some recent Astons – Virage and DBS come to mind) I hope that the balance of supply and demand is better handled to avoid residual harm to values.
Expect the new Vanquish to be dripping with kit – from B&O audio to a wi-fi hub and an interior swathed in lashings of quilted leather. The price, if you must ask: £190k, [...]
The brilliant Ferrari 458 Spider appeals because it is an open-top Ferrari with a folding hard top roof. It provides the best of both worlds which, for many city-dwelling owners, is of significant appeal – at last, they can have an open-top car yet still be confident it will be secure and safe from vandals.
A very strong market for 458 Italias means those lucky enough to have a slot on the waiting list for the 458 Spider find themselves in a very fortunate position indeed. Because there are plenty more people out there who are eager to get into one of these, and will pay for the privilege.
Price premium: £30,000-£60,000 over list price
The Lamborghini Aventador has proven to be an instant icon. It’s genuinely [...]
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Clive Sutton Market Price from £35,000 (2005 car, 25,000 miles)
What is it?
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is the entry level Aston Martin. The firm’s rival to the Porsche 911, it is all about looks and sound. It makes an incredible noise, whether in early 4.3-litre V8 form or the later and more powerful 4.7-litre V8.
I’d argue it’s a modern, more upmarket interpretation of the classic TVR. It is often bought by former owners of TVRs, who have since made their money and been able to trade up.
Who buys it?
Buyers looking at a Porsche 911 or a Mercedes SL 55 AMG (or later SL 63 AMG) tend to look at the Vantage too. By prioritising low running costs and ease of use, Aston Martin has [...]