With Royal Ascot swiftly approaching as the pinnacle of the UK’s style calendar, we thought it would be a good time to cast our eyes over the best of the British car industry to pick a few highlights that would fit the part when driving up to this extravagant race meeting.
This stunning sports car was released in the mid 1990s, and with its sleek, hand-finished fibreglass body sitting atop a deluxe aluminium chassis, it is lightweight yet sophisticated.
Not that the Lotus Elise is short of power either. Capable of running from 0 to 60mph in just six seconds, the 1.6 litre engine provides a powerful 118lbs of torque and enough acceleration to leave the rest of the field standing!
However, as Royal Ascot can be something of a highbrow affair, it’s important to remember to keep things somewhat restrained too. And the Jaguar XF offers a beautiful blend of luxury and elegance with a supple leather interior, the finest in computer driving technologies and an effortless performance.
When it was unveiled in 2007 as the replacement for the S-Type, much was made of its fuel economy. But it is undoubtedly the impressive good looks of the classic Jaguar that make this such a firm favourite.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Of course, if you’re really looking to make a statement at the races, you could do a lot worse than turn up in an Aston Martin. Of course, you might need a win at Coral to afford one, but the Aston Martin V8 Vantage offers the perfect blend of classic looks and modern technology.
With a seven-speed Sportshift transmission, a lightweight yet perfectly formed engine, and an endlessly customisable range of luxurious interiors to choose from, it’s a truly impressive piece of machinery.
And finally, what could be more British than a Rolls-Royce. Of course, there might be a few more Rolls-Royces lurking around at Ascot at the race meeting, yet there is still something heart-stopping about the sight of these cars.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the latest in a series of iconic flagship cars from the Goodwood based company. Although it starts retailing at a whopping £253,125, it just about delivers on its exorbitant price tag through its hand crafted interiors, legendary engine performance and beautifully designed body. And with over 44,000 different paint colours to choose from, you can always feel just a little more individual than the rest!