5 of the best British supercars

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Britain is famous for many things. Scones, pubs, fish and chips – the usual. We also make some cracking supercars though, as has been demonstrated by our elite manufacturers over the last few decades. The likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar and McLaren all produce machines with their own distinct character and charm, but above all, they are fast. Here are 5 of the best British supercars of all time.

MCLAREN F1

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The McLaren F1 is one of the greatest supercars of all time. A roaring V12, it featured 627bhp, an incredibly light kerb weight of around 1,100kg and a record-breaking top speed of over 240mph.

Why it’s one of the best: The F1’s combination of great styling, pure performance and ultimate dedication to speed make it a true British legend, and one that will never be forgotten.

JAGUAR XJ220

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The Jaguar XJ220 is a special thing. There has never been anything quite like it. An exercise in peakcockery perhaps, it was – until the F1 beat it – the fastest production car of 1992, but it was the concept-style looks that captured the hearts of many.

Why it’s one of the best: It was supposed to have an enormous V12 (instead it made do with a V6) and there was supposed to be 1,500 made (only 275 were produced). It was somewhat of a failure, but that’s what makes it so great.

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