Used car deals of the week

In this week's used car deals, we've sourced everything from a BMW M3 to a Maserati MC20

While we seem to be out from under the worst of the pandemic, its lingering effect on the global supply chain and wider automotive manufacturing means bargain second hand performance cars aren’t what they used to be. 

This is something that’s been exacerbated by the world’s transition to electric cars, stoking demand for petrol-powered performance cars both in the new and used markets, leaving many short of either cash or supply.

What hasn’t changed, though, is the satisfaction of perusing the classifieds for all the most interesting used high performance cars on sale right now. This week we’ve dug up everything from a BMW M3 to a Maserati MC20.

> Browse our used buying guides here

Maserati MC20 (2022)


Having come out on top at evo Car of the Year 2022, we’re rather fond of the Maserati MC20. With a stunning design, a characterful, engaging powertrain and an equally-impressive Dallara-developed chassis, it's one of the finest supercars of the moment. A mid-mounted 3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 is what lies at its heart, sending 621bhp and 538lb ft of torque to the rear wheels alone for a 2.9sec 0-62mph time and 202mph top speed.

> Maserati MC20 review – our 2022 evo Car of the Year winner

Being the first modern supercar from Maserati, the market seems to have had its reservations, with very few MC20s appearing in the classifieds. Values have taken a fair hit, with this near-new 2736-mile example available for around £40,000 less than it cost its original buyer just a year ago – that’s depreciation of over £14 per mile… 

Find the ad here...

Aston Martin DBX (2020)


Look past its lacklustre infotainment system and the Aston Martin DBX is an excellent all-round SUV, with dynamic ability and refinement to match the very best in the segment. It’s not short on raw performance either, with its AMG-derived 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 542bhp and 516lb ft of torque for a 4.3sec 0-62mph time and 181mph top speed.

Need to sell your car?
Find your best offer from over 5,000+ dealers. It’s that easy.

> Aston Martin confirms new Vantage GT3 for Le Mans 2024

The DBX’s £160,000 list price is a little hard to stomach, but if you’re willing to buy used, there are sizable discounts in store. This 25,108-mile example is now available for under £100,000, and comes with the optional Sports Exhaust system, Satin Silver Jewellery Pack and Premium Audio system.

Find the ad here...

BMW M3 Competition (F80, 2017)


The F80 BMW M3 was a tad spiky in its original form, but the addition of the Competition trim all but eliminated these issues. An excellent design with those aggressive swollen arches, a pleasant lack of oversized grilles and that 3-litre twin-turbocharged S55 straight-six make it a hot saloon well worth a look in 2023.

> BMW M3 GTS (E92, 2010-2011): review, history and specs of an icon

As you’d expect, you do pay a premium for Competition package cars, but even with the optional Harman Kardon sound system, head-up display and pricey extended Silverstone Merino leather, this 37,600-mile car could be on your driveway for hot hatch money.

Find the ad here...

Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe (2015)


Launched as a successor to the CL and a rival to the Bentley Continental GT, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe didn't have an easy job. With fantastic refinement and effortless performance, though, it proved to be one of the finest GTs of the last decade – powered by AMG’s 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 in a strong 577bhp state-of-tune, 62mph comes up in just 4.2sec.

> Mercedes-AMG GT 63 review - Is AMG’s coupe finally a Porsche 911 beater?

Depreciation hits many German luxury cars hard and fast, and the S63 is certainly no exception. After 8 years on the road, this classy Obsidian Black example is available for around £70,000 less than it was new (and less than half its original price). Unlike some examples, this one is unmodified, and comes with attractive 20-inch 10-spoke wheels, the AMG Night Package, Panoramic sunroof, Burmester sound system and a very reasonable 22,500 miles on the clock. 

Find the ad here...

Ferrari 812 Superfast (2018)


There’s not much that can beat Ferrari’s F140 V12, and paired with a car as stunning and involving as the 812 Superfast, it’s a match made in heaven. In this form, Maranello’s 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 sends a mind-boggling 789bhp and 530lb ft of torque to the rear wheels via a razor-sharp seven-speed dual clutch transmission – while a GT, it manages a 2.9sec 0-62mph time and 211mph top speed flat-out.

> Ferrari SF90 XX Stradale review – 1016bhp hybrid is the first road-legal XX

You’d pay from £263,000 for a new example today, with this rising well beyond £300,000 if you tick a few options. The original buyer of this car did just that, specifying seemingly every carbonfibre interior and exterior add-on Ferrari has to offer. Unlike some carbon-heavy cars, though, this one is particularly tasteful, finished in glorious TDF Blue with traditional Nero leather. Yours for £209,890.

Find the ad here...

McLaren 720S (2018)


The 720S is a stunning supercar, pairing outrageous power with an outstanding chassis, the rigidity of a carbonfibre tub and some of the most satisfying controls of any modern performance car. Its hardcore LT sibling and more recent 750S replacement achieve even more impressive numbers, but outputs of 710bhp and 568lb ft of torque from McLaren’s 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 are certainly not on the low side.

> The limited-run McLaren 750S ‘Triple Crown’ is a hand-painted MSO special

As is the way with a modern McLaren, depreciation hits fast and hard. This 2018 example is no exception, having dropped to a mind-boggling £124,975 after 20,600 miles on the road – that’s almost £100,000 less than it was when new. It comes with plenty of optional interior and exterior carbonfibre too, alongside the all-important front-axle lift system, staggered 19 and 20-inch lightweight wheels, sports exhaust system and even a full service history for peace of mind. 

Find the ad here...

BMW M3 (E46, 2004)


Fantastic looks, a vocal straight-six and a playful chassis make the E46 M3 one of the greats. The CSL is the best of them all, but with prices now in the six-figure range for the best examples, they’re getting further out of reach for many. The E46 M3 offers plenty of performance in standard guise, though, with its 3.2-litre naturally aspirated straight-six sending 338bhp and 269lb ft to the rear axle for a 5.2sec 0-62mph time and 155mph top speed.

> BMW M3 CS 2023 review

Used prices are steadily beginning to rise, but even so, this rare Individual Diamond Metallic car is on the market for just £24,999 – it’s even had the all-important rear subframe overhaul, and comes with a host of optional extras. Granted, it has covered 97,800 miles in its 19 years on the road, but with it said to be just one of 12 examples in this colour, it might just be worth the extra cost. 

Find the ad here...

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (2015)


The Chevrolet Camaro will meet its end next year after almost six decades in production, so to pay our respects, we’ve found one of the finest iterations on the classifieds. While undoubtedly a muscle car, the Z/28 adopts a formula more closely related to European performance cars, with a reduction in weight, the adoption of sticky tyres and high quality dampers making it a truly engaging sports coupe. Unlike the ZR1, the model features a naturally-aspirated 7-litre LS7 V8 co-developed with Corvette Racing, producing 505bhp and 481lb ft of torque. 

> Hennessey’s Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Final Edition is a 1000bhp run-out special

Having been imported by Litchfield Motors, this 2015 car has covered 13,321 miles in its lifetime, and is thought to be one of just five examples on UK soil. Being a Z/28, it comes with Multimatic’s trick DSSV shock absorbers, a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission, limited-slip differential and 19-inch wheels. Yours for a very reasonable £48,990.

Find the ad here...

BMW M3 GTS (E92, 2011)


The E92 M3 GTS was a little misunderstood at its launch, with performance not quite commensurate with either its price tag or the 997-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS it was pitched against. A dozen years later, however, it’s appreciated as the finest variant of what’s now considered to be one of the very best M3s. The GTS features a stroked variant of the original S65 V8, raising displacement to 4.4-litres and power to 444bhp, and with BMW having produced just 138 units, it’s an exceedingly rare model, with examples very rarely coming up for sale.

> BMW M3 GTS review (E92, 2010-2011)

While not quite delivery mileage, this 4996-mile car should feel factory fresh, and has a full service history in its books. Its £189,950 asking price is on the high side, but finished in the trademark GTS Fire Orange with Recaro Profi SPG XL seats and those excellent M359 wheels, it might just be an investment worth making.

Find the ad here...

Audi R8 (V8, 2008)


The original Audi R8 is an evo favourite, receiving five stars thanks to its excellent 4.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8, snickety six-speed manual ‘box and finely honed chassis. Outputs of 414bhp and 317lb ft of torque are on par with some contemporary hot hatches, but as we all know, numbers aren’t everything.

> evo magazine latest issue – 314 on sale now

Prices are steadily rising for well-maintained V8 examples, but if you’re willing to put up with a higher 63,183-mile odometer reading, this 2008 car could be yours for just £35,990. Unlike some, it’s aesthetically untouched, finished in silver with the standard 19-inch wheels to match. 

Find the ad here...


Best used cars to buy now
Best used cars to buy now 2023
Best cars

Best used cars to buy now

Want a used performance car that’s great to drive and affordable? Whatever your budget, we’ve got some suggestions for you
21 Jun 2023
Why now is the time to buy your dream used car
Why now is the time to buy your dream car

Why now is the time to buy your dream used car

We speak with three people who believe now is the time to buy the car you always promised yourself, and enjoy it while you can
21 Jan 2023
Discontinued cars: departing performance icons you should buy used
Discontinued cars the icons lost in 2022

Discontinued cars: departing performance icons you should buy used

The performance car market is set to see drastic change over the coming years, and 2022 has seen a slew of casualties
25 Dec 2022

Most Popular

The BMW M3 is going electric in its next generation
BMW M3 teaser

The BMW M3 is going electric in its next generation

The next M3 supersaloon is receiving a pure-electric powertrain, but it’s not all bad news…
30 Nov 2023
The new Renault 5 could be the fun EV hatch we’ve been waiting for
Renault 5 – tail light

The new Renault 5 could be the fun EV hatch we’ve been waiting for

These teaser shots provide our first official glimpse at the new Renault 5, which will arrive next year to target the Mini Cooper EV
30 Nov 2023
Lotus has created a cutting-edge electric car charger that no EV can make full use of
Lotus EV charger

Lotus has created a cutting-edge electric car charger that no EV can make full use of

Lotus’ new 450kW station offers unprecedented charging speeds – in theory…
29 Nov 2023