Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market

The global pandemic has done some odd things to all sorts of industries, but its effect on the used car market has been astonishing, with the values of many second hand performance cars at accessible price points firming and even rising against all odds. The thrill of finding a pre-owned bargain has as such become an even greater challenge, so we've perused the classifieds to pick out some of our favourite buys. 

There’s also the added fun and excitement of finding something just that little bit special, in both rarity and the capability they can provide for the money. As such we feel it is our duty to do some of the hard work for you, digging out our favourite second-hand buys every week.

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Below are our best used car spots of the week...

Aston Martin V12 Vantage (2009)


The V12 Vantage is one of our favourite Aston Martin models with its combination of a compact body with a mighty V12 power plant. The next (and final) iteration is now on the horizon, but with it likely to adopt the boosted unit of the DBS and DB11, we’ll struggle to forget its naturally-aspirated predecessor. In original non-S form, 510bhp and 570lb ft of torque help it reach 62mph from standstill in 4.2sec and a 190mph top speed.

> Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022

With natural-aspiration almost entirely extinct from the new car market, V12 Vantage values are beginning to pick up as an investment opportunity. Nevertheless, this Morning Frost White 2009 example is on the market for under £80,000, a relative bargain when stacked up against new performance cars today. A full Aston Martin service history, just two owners on its books and 14,600 miles on the odometer make it a rather attractive buy too.

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Mercedes-AMG CLS63 S (2015)


Having been discontinued in 2018 to make way for the GT63 4-door, Mercedes-AMG’s last CLS63 can now be had at a fraction of its original price. Though its successor is a more capable machine, the old car’s 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged M157 V8 still produces 577bhp and 590lb ft of torque in S-form, enough for a 4.1sec 0-62mph time and 155mph top speed.

> 732bhp Pogea Mercedes-AMG CLS63 Shooting Brake has more power than a GT Black Series

Finished in a tasteful metallic red with Titanium grey 19-inch wheels, this 2015 car is available at under £37,000, cheaper than even a new A45 S hatch. The AMG sports exhaust system, a full service history and only two previous owners are a plus too.

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Ferrari 430 Scuderia (2008)


The 430 Scuderia is a five star car, with more power, less weight and an increase in focus offering plenty of thrills on the road and track. Generating 510bhp and 347lb ft of torque come from its 4.3-litre naturally-aspirated V8, this stripped-out supercar is good for a 3.6sec 0-62mph time and a top speed just shy of 200mph.

> Ferrari 430 Scuderia review

With all Ferrari V8s now turbocharged, it’s no surprise that the marque’s hardcore, NA V8 specials are beginning to rise in value. Though it cost from £155,000 at its launch, this particular Scuderia is on the market for £181,950, but considering the astronomical prices of relatives such as the 458 Speciale Aperta, it doesn’t seem so bad...

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Ford Focus RS (2016)


The third-generation Ford Focus RS was one of the first true hyper hatches, blending incredible straight-line pace with a highly adjustable chassis. Producing 350bhp and 347lb ft of torque help it keep up with the very latest hot hatchbacks even today, and is enough for a 4.7sec 0-62mph time and 165mph top speed.

> Ford Focus RS review – is Ford's hyperactive hatchback a cut-price Audi RS3? (2016 - 2018)

With Ford having announced that it won’t produce a current model, used prices have remained predictably strong. After 26,945 miles on the road, this 2016 example finished in trademark Nitrous blue can be yours for just under £30,000. Granted, that’s not much of a saving over its £32,000 list price, but with second-generation cars now selling for in excess of £40,000, it might not be a terrible investment.

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Audi R8 (V8, 2007)


The first-generation Audi R8 is fast becoming a modern classic, but you can still pick one up for a very reasonable sum as prices have yet to really expand into the stratosphere. In its original 4.2-litre V8 form, it produced peak totals of 414bhp and 317lb ft of torque is sent to a new interpretation of Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive for a 4.6sec 0-62mph time and 187mph top speed – a decent hot hatch might eclipse these figures today, but with cars like this its really not the point.

> Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S

Having only covered 37,000 miles, this Daytona Grey car is on the market for £41,890, considerably less than Audi’s latest RS3. Desirable silver five twin-spoke wheels, fresh Michelin rubber, a full Audi service history and more all come as part of the package.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2013)


Ferrari’s incredible F140 V12 has seen a number of updates in recent years, each helping it retain its position as one of the finest powertrains in production. But in all its forms, this quite spectacular V12 remains a high-point of combustion engineering, and it’s no different in this 2013 F12. It might lack the power and sky-high redline of its 812 siblings, but the F12 still packs an incredible punch, with 730bhp and 509lb ft of torque help it reach 62mph in 3.1sec and a 211mph top speed.

> Ferrari 812 Competizione 2021 review – a front-engined V12 crescendo

Unlike new Ferrari V12 models, this striking Rosso Corsa F12 is on the market at considerably under list – a £149,989 price tag makes it cheaper than even the marque’s entry-level Portofino. Black leather, optional interior carbonfibre, front end paint protection film and a low 14,150-mile odometer reading make it very attractive indeed.

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Porsche Panamera 4S Sport Turismo (2017)


The Porsche Taycan has finally gained a low-slung Sport Turismo body style, but if you’d like to skip the wait (and some of the cost) for an attractive Porsche estate, look no further than this Panamera 4S. Under the bonnet is a 2.9-litre turbocharged six-cylinder, sending 434bhp and 406lb ft of torque to all four wheels for a spritely 4.2sec 0-62mph time and 177mph top speed.

> Porsche Taycan GTS debuts alongside new Sport Turismo body

This Sport Turismo is finished in classy Agate Grey metallic, with optional 21-inch Exclusive Design wheels, a sliding panoramic sunroof and Matrix LED headlights helping it stand out from the rest. What’s most impressive is that despite its desirability in today’s used car market, this 45,000-mile car is available at a discount of over £20,000 over new.

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Toyota GT86 (2016)


Toyota’s new GR86 is already making waves as a deeply impressive driver’s machine, a true rival to sports cars like the Porsche Cayman, but there’s no denying that its predecessor is still an excellent choice in 2021. While its numbers are more supermini than sports car, the GT86’s 200bhp and 151lb ft of torque help it go from standstill to 62mph in 7.7sec and onto 140mph, and although that won’t break any records, its chassis is the real star of the show.

> Toyota GR86 review – new coupe takes the challenge to Porsche’s Cayman 2.0

After just shy of 31,000 miles and five years on the road, this sharp silver example could be in your hands for £18,991, less than a standard Toyota Yaris.

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Ferrari GTC4 Lusso (2017)


Fast SUVs are all well and good, but as family haulers go, there’s not much that will beat Ferrari’s GTC4 Lusso. Though it looks as if the marque's upcoming Purosangue SUV might receive the same unit, the use of the incredible 6.3-litre naturally-aspirated F140 V12 in a practical package makes for a remarkable combination. 681bhp and 514lb ft of torque are sent to all four wheels for a spritely 3.4sec 0-62mph time and 208mph top speed.

> Ferrari BR20 revealed – bespoke two-seater GT built from GTC4 Lusso bones

As with any V12 Ferrari, prices are sky high from Maranello. After four years and 24,963 miles on the road though, this tastefully-specced Grigio Ferro example is on the market at just under £160,000, over £70,000 under list.  

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Jaguar F-type SVR (2016)


The F-type SVR turned Jaguar’s already-excellent V8 GT formula up a notch, increasing power and tweaking dynamics for a sharper overall package. 567bhp and 516lb ft of torque come from its 5-litre supercharged V8, enough for a 3.5sec 0-62mph time and 200mph top speed, partly thanks to the use of all-wheel drive.

> Jaguar F-type – Dead on arrival

74,000 is far from an insignificant mileage figure, but with this distance covered over a five year period and it coming with a full dealership history, its price might make it worth a punt… At £55,990, this range-topping SVR is £15,000 cheaper than the current entry-level P450 V8, and a whole £55,000 cheaper than the SVR was when new.

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