Top 5 Petrolhead Christmas Gifts

13th Dec 2017

Christmas is edging closer, and if you are still none the wiser on what to buy the petrolhead in your life, why not take a look at our top 5 Christmas gifts below, featuring cool car merchandise from top manufacturers. With everything from stylish accessories to exciting toys, we've complied a pretty comprehensive list. We hope some of these appear under our tree!

1. Porsche GT2 RS 1:18 Model - limited to 1,911

Porsche GT2 RS 1:18 Model.

The Porsche 911 (991) GT2 RS is the most powerful 911 ever made, with a colossal 691bhp. When Porsche unleashed it on the infamous Nurburgring on 20th September 2017, it broke the production car lap record, achieving a time of just 6 minutes 47 seconds. The first customer cars will be delivered soon and if you want to buy one, unfortunately it's too late as all 1,000 examples have been sold.

Happily, however, you can still purchase an official 1:18 scale model of this incredible 911. With unbelievable detail, this is far from just your average toy car and is a must for any petrolhead or adult diecast collector. Limited to 1,911 pieces, just like the 1:1 you're going to have to be quick! Contact your local Stratstone Porsche Centre to order your official Porsche merchandise 1:18 model in time for Christmas.

2. BMW Motorsport ICE Watch Chrono

BMW Motorsport ICE Watch Chrono.

Cars and watches have a close relationship. Most petrolheads appreciate a fine watch, and manufacturing cars and watchmaking share close similarities such as fine engineering, innovation, desire and of course links to motorsport. Many watch brands even have motorsport inspired designs or partnerships with motorsport/car manufacturers.

This striking BMW Motorsport ICE Watch Chrono is perfect for those who are a fan of BMW, and even features a Chronograph function so if you're a fan of track days, you can keep log of your lap times. And if blue isn't your colour, our BMW dealers are able to supply a number of stunning BMW-branded watches as part of official BMW merchandise, so you're sure to find the right one for that special someone. Contact your local Stratstone BMW Centre.

3. Jaguar/Aston Martin 007 Scalextric Spectre Edition

Jaguar/Aston Martin 007 Scalextric Spectre Edition.

It wouldn't be Christmas if you didn't have something to build or play with come Christmas morning. Therefore, what better way for kids or big kids to play together with a family favourite - Scalextric.

Supplied by Jaguar within their online Jaguar merchandise store, it could also be perfect for Aston Martin or James Bond fans too. You could even recreate the famous car chase from Spectre where we see Bond's stunning DB10 being chased through the city streets of Rome by bond villain - Mr Hinx, in an equally striking Jaguar C-X75. You will just have to imagine the living room floor is Rome. Contact us to find out more.

4. Ray-Ban for Scuderia Ferrari Wayfarer Lite Force

Ray-Ban for Scuderia Ferrari Wayfarer Lite Force matt black.

As sponsors of the Ferrari Formula 1 Team, renowned sunglasses brand Ray-Ban have teamed up with Ferrari to create a special version of the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer design. In a classy matt black finish, the Wayfarer features subtle prancing horse detailing along with the iconic Ray-Ban branding on the lens.

Whether you own a Ferrari or not, these are undeniably an ultra-cool pair of shades, made in collaboration by two iconic brands. Part of the Ferrari 'Off Track' collection, these Ferrari sunglasses are supplied in a smart presentation box, along with a familiar Ray-Ban case to keep the shades in perfect condition when not in use. Find out more by contacting Stratstone Ferrari.

5. Mercedes-Benz 300SL Electric-powered children's car

Start them young! If your child is a budding car enthusiast or sees themselves as the next Lewis Hamilton, what better way to buy them one of the most gorgeous Mercedes-Benz models ever created - the 300 SL Roadster, in the form of Mercedes-Benz ride in car, with electrical power.

With accurate details replicating the iconic car, complimented by working pedals for accelerating and braking, along with a gearshift for forward and reverse movement this will put a smile on any 3 to 5-year-old. With a top speed of around 4 kph, it will be as safe as it is fun too. Contact your local Mercedes-Benz Stratstone dealer to order yours today.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Electric-powered children's car.