Road Going Race Cars, what was it they used to say? Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday.
Formula 1 has spawned a lot of road cars inspired by the teams, drivers and circuits.
Here we take you through what we think are The Good, The Bad and The Ugly when it comes to F1 Inspired Road Cars……
BMW M5 V10 – THE GOOD
The styling of the E60 5 Series when it came out certainly divided opinion, however we think it has actually aged quite well with time, especially when you look at some of BMW’s most recent creations.
A family saloon powered by a V10 engine nowadays seems ridiculous, but in those fossil fueled times it just made sense.
Inspired by the powerful WIlliams BMW V10, this car was and still is a rocket ship with 500bhp.
The less said about the gearbox the better, either way this car definitely comes under The Good.
Prices today start from £12,000 for a money pit and all the way up to £24,000 for a low miler or the very rare and desriable “Touring” version.
RENAULT CLIO WILLIAMS – THE GOOD
We don’t think we actually have to write much about this one.
Weighing under a tonne with a 2 litre 148bhp engine, this car was produced for homologation purposes in a time when Renault made some seriously cool cars.
Named in honour of the Wiliams-Renault F1 Team who secured the Drivers championship the year before its launch. This car was and still is seriously cool.
Plus it came with Gold Wheels!
Prices today are around £15,000 to £20,000, why didn’t we all buy one when they were cheaper!
MERCEDES A CLASS MOTORSPORT EDITION – THE BAD
What is going on here!
In 2016 Mercedes released a Motorsport Edition pack, on one hand you can’t blame them for trying and it kind of makes sense on the A45 AMG Championship Edition.
The UK seemed to only get the A220d without the wing, but it seems other parts of the world got the monstrosity above.
We can’t work out why anyone would pay thousands of pounds extra to have their diesel motorway muncher looking like this.
We’re not saying the A Class is a bad car, but an A220d Motorsport Edition, considering you mainly get cosmetic changes is a huge fail in our opinion.
If you want one of these prices start from £15,000, though we wouldn’t recommend it.
INFINITI FX50 VETTEL EDITION – THE BAD
New this car cost over £100,000 and only 150 were made worldwide, with 10 in existence in the UK.
It certainly has the performance with 420 bhp, however we’ve struggled with Infiniti’s styling at the best of times, they don’t appear to have made the Vettel Edition any prettier.
Maybe this is one for the true Vettel enthusiast.
We can’t find one for sale in the UK, there is one for sale in Austria for £62,000.
FIAT SEICENTO SPORTING SCHUMACHER EDITION – THE UGLY
Hold onto your hats!
We present to you The Ugly but certainly not The Bad.
With a mighty 54bhp and a top speed of 93mph let’s face it, this is no performance rocket deserving of the Schumacher name.
Back when they were new, the Seicentos were not cool, however in recent years, most likely due to the popularity of The Inbetweeners and their antics in the Seicento’s predecessor the Cinquecento, they’ve gained a cult like status.
Looking back now this car for some reason to us is just cool, it’s The Good and The Ugly and we would definitely own one.
Unsurprisingly we can’t find any for sale in the UK, we did find a few recent auction results and they seem to go for between £1000 to £2000. If you have one for sale get in touch, we want it!