Euro Legends – Four of the Best
With 2012 being a European Championship summer, Adrian Flux Insurance Services brings you four of the most special cars to be brought to us by some of the favourites.
Ferrari Enzo. Brought to us by Italy, whose only success in the Euros came in 1968, but who are nonetheless perennial favourites. The Ferrari Enzo Italian supercar is built using F1 technology. Only 400 Enzo’s were ever built. The V12 engine produces a staggering 660 bhp, reaching 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
Bugatti Veyron. France, winners in 1984 and at Euro 2000, are renowned for producing cars with va-va-voom. The Bugatti Veyron is no exception. The Veyron is produced in Alsace, France and named after the French racing driver Pierre Veyron. Described by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson as “utterly, stunningly, mind-blowingly, jaw-droppingly brilliant”, the Veyron was also named ‘Car of The Decade’ (2000-2009) by BBC’s Top Gear. With 1000bhp, a top speed of 253mph and 0-60 in 2.5sec………. Need we say more?
Benz Patent Motorwagen. European Championship winners in 1972, 1980 and 1996, Germany produced what is widely regarded as the first ever automobile. Built in 1885, the Benz Patent Motorwagen was a three-wheeled automobile with a rear-mounted, two-stroke piston engine.
Mini. England have never lifted the European Championship trophy, but were beaten semi-finalists in 1996, the same year we hosted the tournament. The original Mini is an iconic English car and was voted the second most influential, international Car of the 20th Century.