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50 000 kilometres in 2023 - Here is the fast fleet of Gran Turismo

50 000 kilometres in 2023 - Here is the fast fleet of Gran Turismo

Published 2023-11-26 by Zdravko Anticic

We have had a number of cars over our years of organising events. Let’s take a look at the current garage, or what we like to call the Fast Fleet.

The fleet is currently composed of seven cars.

The dependable: Ferrari 488 GTB (RETIRED)

Model year: 2016

Year Purchased: August 2021

Kilometres total: 95 432 km

Kilometres during 2023: 2 672 km

Status: Retired in May of 2023

This loyal workhorse (pun intended) had served us for around three years. When we bought it, it had just over 60 thousand kilometres on the clock. After three full event seasons, it was nearing 100 thousand, and we had to say goodbye to it.

This is one of our favorite cars for road-trips. It is well balanced in performance and comfort, has a lot of space for luggage (for a supercar anyway) and is absolutely zero-issue in terms of reliability. Needless to say, it had provided us with countless “miles of smiles”. We retired it in May, after the Adriatic tour.

The successor: Ferrari 488 Spider

Model year: 2018

Year Purchased: May 2023

Kilometres total: 31 675 km

Kilometres during 2023: 13 355 km

Status: Regularly used during events

The only thing that could have made the old 488 better is - a convertible option! The successor to the fun, comfortable, and reliable GTB, with nearly the exact same spec, came to us this summer, just in time for the fantastic Riviera event. At the time, it had just around 18 thousand kilometres. A few events, and a lot of fun drives later, it currently stands at 31 thousand.

So far it has proven itself to be a worthy successor to the previous Ferrari in our stable. It has inherited the role of being the main car used for events, and has been used in all events since we took delivery.

The special one: Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Model year: 2017

Year Purchased: September 2017

Kilometres total: 42 413 km

Kilometres during 2023: 2 986 km

Status: Used when we need a V10 opera performance

An insane car that we bought brand new in 2017 and picked it up straight from the factory. Needless to say we have not regretted it for a moment. It is also one we will never sell, for obvious reasons. Such an outrageously beautiful and fun car, arguably the best Lamborghini ever, with the fantastic V10 in the back. It is hard to replace.

Nowadays, it is used for select occasions only. One would think it is a garage queen, but that is not entirely true - it is used sporadically, and brings a smile to our faces whenever we start it up.

The value of this car is expected to reach 500 000 EUR by 2028. We believe that if you have a mint condition Performante - you should absolutely not sell it. Currently, it is similar to having a mint F40 in the year 2004.

The pocket rocket: Lotus Exige 350 Sport

Model year: 2016

Year Purchased: January 2018

Kilometres total: 57 542 km

Kilometres during 2023: 13 435 km

Status: Regularly used during events

This car we bought in 2018. It has been used extensively during events, and is also the only car in the fleet that takes to the racetrack during our highly popular Polonia and Nurburgring track events.

And that is for good reason - as it provides such a raw, hands-on driving experience. Which also makes it my personal favourite. It is the perfect little sportscar in its own respect. Whether on the race track, or the mountain pass. It currently stands at 50 thousand kilometres, and we plan to put many more on the clock.

The smaller brother: Westfield Super Seven

Model year: 2004

Year Purchased: December 2017

Kilometres total: 6 062 km

Kilometres during 2023: About 500

Status: Used when we feel adventurous

A distant cousin of the yellow Lotus which is much different, but equally entertaining in its own respect. We would not really take it on the track, however it is just as good, if not more fun, on a warm summer day cruising down a winding road in the middle of Tuscany.

Sometimes, it draws more looks than a supercar. It has a certain presence on the road, which is more charming than anything else. However we can never use it for events for one simple reason - we never know if we will return home when we take it out for a drive. It has spent about as much time in the shop, as it has on the road. But we love it anyway.

The pragmatist: Polestar 2

Model year: 2021

Year Purchased: January 2022

Kilometres total: 31 846 km

Kilometres during 2023: 8 957 km

Status: Regularly used



While we get to have fun with fantastically loud supercars and sportscars, we must also be aware of the situation around us, and the times that are coming. The day-to-day car in the Fast Fleet is a Polestar 2. An epitome of Swedish engineering and pragmatism, with a sportscar soul inside.

The power this car can deliver in complete silence, while pulling out of the supermarket parking lot is mind-numbing. And immediately after that, you just blend in with everyday traffic. It is a fantastic daily option, and it has been perfect for the time we’ve had it.

Looking to buy a Tesla? Don't. Try a Polestar 2 first. Swedish quality beats a Tesla every day of the week. The Polestar 2 is like driving a solid piece of steel. A Tesla feels like a cheap toy in comparison.

The Fiat: Fiat 126p

Model year: 1999

Year Purchased: July 2016

Kilometres total: 38 754

Kilometres during 2023: 0

Status: In the garage

One that is not often seen, but holds a special place in our hearts. A nearly universal memory in the minds of the Polish adults. It is by far the slowest car in the fleet, but absolutely the most charming of all.

It won’t get you far, but it will get you there with a nostalgic smile. It is rarely used, and mostly garage kept, in nearly perfect condition.

The grocery-getter: Volkswagen e-UP

Year Purchased: May 2020

Kilometres total: 32 164 km

Kilometres during 2023: 10 584 km

Status: Used as a day-to-day for our operations in Sweden

Similar to the relationship between the Yellow Lotus and the Green Lotus, this is the Polestar's younger cousin. Extremely light, extremely practical, and surprisingly fun grocery-getter.

It is the perfect city car, and we absolutely love it for reliable everyday use.

Incoming: Ferrari 296 GTB

Due to arrive in 2025, we have the fantastic 296 GTB. Can you guess the color?

Zdravko Anticic
Zdravko Anticic
zdravko@granturismo.org

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