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Top Gifts for a Car Enthusiast

08th Nov 2019

Petrolheads are really easy to buy for. We just like anything to do with cars! But, if you still don't know what to buy for the petrolhead in your life, we've put together a list of cool things that any textbook petrolhead would like. Or maybe you're a petrolhead and fancy treating yourself? Go on, do it!

 

 

LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender

Defender
Petrolheads are just big kids, and Lego Technic is pretty much Lego, for big kids. Even the promotional marketing images for this product show a bloke with a beard building the thing. Textbook!

Developed in partnership with Land Rover, this is a seriously detailed model that replicates the all-new Land Rover Defender. With 2573 pieces, it's no ten minute tin-pot build; prepare to get stuck in!

With opening doors, a sophisticated transmission system and working suspension, the spanner monkeys of this world will love annoying the other half with this thing spread across the dining room table for weeks or months on end. Bliss. 

Meguiars Hybrid Ceramic Winter Kit

Meguiars
The proper petrolhead will always wash their car themselves. There is something therapeutic about getting all the gear out on a Sunday morning and getting the car looking immaculate, even if it involves the neighbours shouting 'you can do mine next'.

If you care about your car, or the petrolhead in your life does, you can't go wrong with washing it with Meguiars products. This particular kit has everything needed to get the neighbours steaming with jealousy. 

You get a branded bucket, grit guard (to stop swirling and scratching the paint) Microfibre Washmitt (put the sponge down, it's not 1970) along with all shampoo, wheel cleaner, tyre dressing etc. You even get the all-important air freshener too.  Sorted.

Ultimate 911 Experience 

Porsche 911 Trio
The Porsche 911 is one of the greatest sports cars of all time. So what could be better than trying three examples of some of the best 911 models ever created?

The Ultimate 911 experience
at the Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone is the perfect gift for any Porsche lover. You get 150 minutes driving a trio of ultimate 911 models - the 911 R (famous for its pure driving experience and manual gearbox), the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 (a rare, iconic special edition of the 997 RS) and the fastest 911 ever, the incredible 700bhp GT2 RS! Breakfast and lunch, or lunch and afternoon tea is included too. 

It's not cheap at £1,495, but you or your favourite petrolhead will get to drive a trio of 911 models with a combined value of well over a million pounds. You or your petrolhead can then brag to every man and his dog about how you/they have driven some of the best cars on the planet. Happy days!

V8 Coffee Table

V8 Table
IKEA is a great place to purchase a coffee table. The thing is, it's a bit, you know, predictable. 

Any self-confessed petrolhead can appreciate the magnificence of a V8 engine. Cars like the gorgeous Aston Martin V8 Vantage have ensured the V8 will be loved the world over for its absurd power capabilities, its noise and how the thing looks.

So, why not place a V8 engine slap bang in the middle of your living room, or your favourite petrolhead's living room. Because who doesn't want to rest their lovely hot beverage on one of the greatest engines in existence? It costs just over £1,500, but that's nowhere near the price of an Aston Martin, so it's not that bad value in the long run, and it beats an IKEA coffee table, it's also faster too...

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport
You can't talk computer games, without talking about the greatest car racing franchise of all time - Gran Turismo. The game made petrolheads everywhere take note of cars like the Nissan Skyline GT-R and Toyota Supra, which are now fully-fledged icons of the automotive world. 

Gran Turismo Sport allows you to race on the world's best tracks, whilst driving the latest cars, all in perfect detail, whilst swearing at the TV when you or said petrolhead stacks it into the armco at the Nurburgring!

The game uses an internet connection ensuring new cars and tracks are always being updated by the developers so the game continues to stay current, despite being released in 2017. This also means you can order it new for just £15, nice one!