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BMW 6-Series M6 (2005 - 2010) Rivals

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
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Rivals

Aston Martin Vantage

4.5 out of 5 4.5

This is Aston Martin's entry level car - if you can call the hand built £80,000 Vantage entry level. Whereas its more expensive siblings are true Grand Tourers capable of traversing Europe rapidly and in luxurious comfort, the Vantage is much more sports car focused. Its revvy 4.3-litre V8 delivers a rush of power and its stiff chassis rewards even... read more

PROS

Sophisticated image, stunning performance, road presence, wonderful cabin

CONS

Waiting list, high price, expensive to run

Now in its fifth decade of continual evolution, the 911 is more honed and polished than ever. It retains those classic looks which have made Porsche such an iconic carmaker, but underneath lies some of the most sophisticated technology around. It's still rear-engined, but it's not intimidating to drive and offers incredible traction along with... read more

PROS

Outstanding performance and handling, classic styling, superbly build quality, immense brakes

CONS

Expensive to run, not as exclusive as other high performance cars, meagre standard kit

Maserati GranTurismo

4.5 out of 5 4.5

More than 60 years ago, the idea of slotting a racing car engine under the bonnet of a road-going model led Maserati to create its first GranTurismo model. The dream and the name have lived on through the years and the latest rendition - another masterpiece of design from Pininfarina - won instant acclaim when it was launched at the end of 2007. It... read more

PROS

Stunning looks and performance to match, wonderful engine, exclusivity guaranteed

CONS

Restricted luggage capacity, expensive running costs, frustrating gearbox

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