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Before investing in a luxury item such as fine art or a high-end timepiece, it makes sense to get a feel for what the experts are doing – which artists or artworks are on collectors’ radar, which watches do horologists gravitate towards? The same goes for buying a luxury car. You’ll want to know which car models the experts covet, and why.
When it comes to being an expert on supercars, there are few people more knowledgeable in Singapore than Tony Wan, managing director of Cars & Coffee, a leading multi-brand premium dealership. The second-generation automobile dealer has recently launched a new showroom – Cars & Coffee Gem – that offers a wholly unique experience for car enthusiasts. The by-appointment-only lounge displays no more than 10 vehicles at one time, carrying only top-of-the-line brands such as Porsche, Bentley and Rolls-Royce.
“When it comes to cars, it’s hard to play favourites because I appreciate the workmanship and technical specifications of each model,” says Tony. “However, there are several cars that have a special place in my heart.”
Mini John Cooper Works GP
This vehicle is high on Tony’s list, and for good reason. “There are only 3,000 of these produced worldwide, and just eight units available in Singapore, so there is a high level of exclusivity.” Designed using race-car expertise, this is the fastest model from Mini Cooper that has ever been approved for road use. Adrenaline junkies will love how the car is able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, and reach hair-raising speeds of up to 265 km/h.
Toyota GR Supra
“While Toyota is a popular brand in Singapore, this particular model is only produced for the Japanese domestic market, so it’s hard to get a hold of it outside Japan,” Tony says. With its sleek lines, this sports car is definitely a head-turner on the roads but it’s not all form and no function. Designed with international motorsport expertise, the GR Supra offers exceptional agility and stability as well as a smooth driving experience.
Porsche Cayenne Coupé
“At Cars & Coffee, we specialise in Porsche cars but this model is the cream of the crop,” Tony shares. “Combining the adventure-driven design of a sports car with the utilitarian functionality of a SUV, this car is perfect for young families who enjoy spending weekends exploring the nooks and crannies of Singapore.”
If he could have any car in the world, Tony says it would have to be this one. “Many people think it’s strange that my dream car is not a flashier Ferrari or Lamborghini, but this iconic model is truly special. Dating back to 1985, the NSX was the inspiration behind Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 supercar as he found the NSX chassis to be superior to many other high performance cars. Murray has said that the NSX design was ‘monumental’ in the world of sportscar design, so who am I to argue with that?”
For even more luxury automobiles, head down to Cars & Coffee, either at the One Commonwealth flagship or the swanky new outfit, Cars & Coffee Gem. The latter offers an elevated retail experience, with a pool table on site, as well as a full-fledged whiskey bar – because what better way to consider your options than with a Scotch in hand?
In addition to their tightly curated selection of luxury vehicles, Cars & Coffee offers a comprehensive suite of services, from the financial options available to the after-sale care.
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