As ecological fears drive big changes in motor cars, now could be your best – and perhaps last – chance to invest in an unethical fire-breather
I don’t suppose for one moment that luxury and sports cars will become extinct, but for how long will they remain powered by the internal combustion engine? Perhaps in a few years’ time they will all be battery powered, rendering them silent unless artificially enhanced by an amplifier to stop oblivious pedestrians being mown down. If you want to still hear the howl of a V12, the growl of a V8 or the screech of a V6, this may be the time to capture some of tomorrow’s history for yourself.
Here are a handful of gas-guzzling future dinosaurs that represent fabulous value for money, some with more investment potential than others.
Bentley Continental GT
Introduced in 2003 by Volkswagen AG, the first-generation models were powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 552 BHP engine.
Early examples with odometer readings below 100,000 are available from about £18,000 – about an eighth of their cost when new.