Su­per­cars in surge as car mar­ket stalls

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Talk Tv - BY STEPHEN HAY­WARD

SU­PER­CARS are roar­ing out of the show­rooms de­spite falling car sales.

As­ton Martin, Bent­ley, Fer­rari and Lam­borgh­ini sold eight per cent more mo­tors in a year – even though the new car mar­ket shrank 9.3 per cent over­all.

There are now 36,000 su­per­cars on our roads – up from 25,829 in 2013, ac­cord­ing to DVLA data.

The new BMW i8 – the world’s first petrol-elec­tric hy­brid su­per­car – sold an ex­tra 14.6 per cent.

Alex But­tle, of Mo­tor­way. co.uk, said: “Many of th­ese cars head over­seas, but lots are be­ing bought by wealthy UK cus­tomers.”

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