The Best of the British British Cars to Be Seen In
When you think of the world’s greatest car brands there are quite a few manufacturers that spring to mind. Amongst which you could imagine the Italian Ferrari and the German BMW but whilst a lot of these may originate from foreign countries there are still a lot of great UK car brands that are extremely popular and have been for many years.
Unfortunately in recent years a lot of UK car manufacturers have either been bought or have folded due to the turbulence of the motor industry. Despite the sale of many brands to foreign companies there still remains a British heritage which enthusiasts won’t quickly forget.
Aston Martin is as British as James Bond himself, proved by the Aston being 007’s car of choice in the James Bond films (notwithstanding a brief switch to BMW and Ford in a few of the more recent films). Aston Martin is well known for making incredibly stylish supercars including the DB9 and the Vanquish. Aston Martin is one brand that has stood the test of time and part of this can be put down to its thoroughly British image.
Jaguar is now owned by Indian Tata Motors under the Jaguar Land Rover brand but there is still something refined and British about the Jaguar brand that people have associated with class and prestige for many years. The brand is famed for its drop top roadsters from the 1960s that have been seen in many films such as Austin Powers.
The Rolls Royce has always been known as the car of millionaires – classic, large vehicles – often used as limousines. Rolls Royce cars are one of the instantly recognisable British car brands and in recent years Rolls Royce has produced exclusive and expensive models like the Phantom, favoured by celebrities such as P Diddy and 50 Cent.
Lotus is another iconic British car brand which not only produces road cars but also racing cars. The Lotus range of sports cars, including the Elise and Exige, are well known for being amongst the smallest yet faster supercars available. Former owners Bugatti and current owners Proton have kept the Lotus racing heritage alive with their range of supercars still being bought and produced today.