High Performance Car Insurance
Sky Insurance has developed a specialist Performance Car Insurance Scheme with a group of carefully selected Performance Car Underwriters. The Scheme offers very competitve premium rates and excellent policy cover to match.
We also have a knowledgeable team of staff who are experienced in insuring Performance Cars.
Key Points of Performance Car Insurance Policies
Sky's Top Ten Performance Cars
Our current top ten of the 'most insured' Performance Cars are:
Evo Track Events 2015 sponsored by Sky Insurance
Continuing Sky Insurance's affiliation with Evo Magazine, we are sponsoring the Evo 'Summer Track Events'. You can read more about this on the Evo Magazine Track Events page or the Sky Insurance Blog.
Types of Performance Cars We Insure
Porsche Car insurance
The legendary Marque of Porsche (Porsche AG), what more really needs to be said? Founded on the 25th April 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, Porsche is an absolute gem in the history of all car Marques - a beauty of it's kind. The Marque has well and truly stood the test of time - this year, Porsche turns 84!
Since the marques creation in 1931, Porsche has seen many cars designed, built and put into production. It's also seen cars built for special order only and others designed to fit the needs and requirements of the consumer. There are many models to highlight when it comes to Porsche. Some of which include:
- 911 Carrera
- 911 Targa
- 911 Turbo (including the S exclusive GB edition)
- 911 GT3 (and the make of the outstanding GT3 RS)
- 918 Spyder (two versions created of which are both hybrid)
- Cayenne (including the Turbo and GTS)
Porsche has had a long term affiliation with the Volkswagen marque, now referred to as Volkswagen AG. Ferdinand Porsche actually designed the first ever Volkswagen Beetle. The two marques then formed a further alliance by creating the Volkswagen Porsche 914 and the 914-6. Both vehicles had different engines, the 914 had a Volkswagen engine installed whereas the 914-6 had a Porsche engine installed. Today, Porsche AG is actually owned by Volkswagen AG however the majority of Volkswagen AG is actually owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Read the full article on the Sky Insurance Blog.
Aston Martin Car Insurance
The Aston Martin marque was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford to inject luxury and sophistication into the motoring world. Founded under the name "Bamford & Martin Ltd", the name was later changed to the name you see today, Aston Martin, in 1914. The name change was inspired by Lionel Martins accomplishments at the Aston Hill Climb. The Aston Hill Climb consisted of numerous vehicles, in a fast paced up hill climb. The Climb was active been the years of 1904 and 1925 and took place at Aston Hill in Buckinghamshire.
Within the 'car garage' of Aston Martin resides many vehicles from both the past to the modern day. You'll probably recognise these prestigious models:
- Vantage V12
As many of you may already be aware, Aston Martin is famously associated with James Bond. Many of the James Bond films, including Thunderball, use the Aston Martin Marque as the iconic presence of sophistication, excitement, thrills and action. Aston Martin both inhales and exhales sophistication, luxury, style and design. What Aston Martin also entails is great technical capabilities and speed. One of the fastest cars within the Marque is the Aston Martin One-77 which has an incredible top speed of 227 mph. Read the full article on the Sky Insurance Blog.
Bentley Car Insurance
Bentley unveiled their first car back in 1919 - EXP 1. Since the unveiling of the EXP 1, Bentley has overseen numerous vehicles which have been designed and produced across the globe. At present, all of this is helped by a team of around 4000 employee's worldwide. From the more historic part of the timeline to the present, Bentley has a variety of cars to its name. Some of these include:
- Continental GT
- Flying Spur V8
Read the full article on the Sky Insurance Blog.
Rolls Royce Car Insurance
The Marque of Rolls Royce was initially discussed in 1904 and then later founded on 15th March 1906 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce. Frederick Henry Royce was an engineer and Charles Rolls was the owner of a car dealership. Both of their successes combined together represents the Marque you see today, 111 years after initial discussion.
There are three main models of Rolls Royce vehicles:
- Phantom (which also includes the Phantom Extended Wheelbase, the Phantom Drophead Coupe and the Phantom Coupe)
- Ghost - Ghost Series II and the Ghost Extended Wheelbase
- Wraith - the most powerful car in the history of Rolls Royce, showing off a twin turbo-charged V12 engine
Read the full article on the Sky Insurance Blog.
Maserati Car Insurance
The Maserati Marque has been at the central point of history(when talking about cars) for many years now and has only ever imprinted impeccable impressions into people's minds. From the sleek body chassis of the car to the stylish and luxurious interior - the Marque of Maserati, quitesimply, speaks for itself. Since the marques creation in 1914, Maserati has seen numerous vehicles through production into the show rooms.
There are many models of Maserati. Listed below gives you an insight into some of them and the power behind them:
- Ghibli - 330 HP
- Quattroporte S - 410 HP
- GranTurismo - 405 HP
- GranCabrio - 450 HP
Read more about Performance Cars on the Sky Insurance Blog.
ClassicandPerformanceCar.com & Evo's Preferred Insurer
Evo Magazine and ClassicandPerformanceCar.com, have selected Sky Insurance as their preferred insurance partner for their readers' performance cars. They understand the value of an insurance provider that will get you the best price but not at the expense of restricted cover and something that is not right for you. You’re looking for an insurance specialist who shares your standards and values, your enthusiasms, passion and knowledge.
For over 30 years we’ve been creating exclusive products and delivering value by tailoring cover specific to the needs of customers, who, like you, want the best policy at the best price with the best service. We’re specialists in keeping insurance personal and simple. Getting insurance cover should be quick, easy and reassuring; provided by professionals who understand the vehicle you drive and the cover you require. That’s what Sky Insurance does.
EVO Magazine & Sky Insurance Affiliation
Sky Insurance are proud to announce that we are now affiliated with Evo Magazine 'the world's premier performance car magazine'. We welcome enquiries from Evo readers and have High Performance Car Insurance and High Value Car Insurance Schemes in place to offer very competitive rates and tailored cover to meet the needs of these customers.
Evo Magazine & Forum
Sky Insurance are now proudly sponsoring the Insurance Section on Evo Magazine Community Forum. Also, a Sky Insurance featured advertisement in this month's edition of Evo magazine 'It Takes One To Know One' highlights our commitment to the Specialist & Performance Car Insurance market. See the full article below.
Car insurance can be a nightmare. Particularly if you own a high-performance or modified car, or a Japanese import. Suddenly the ‘wonder’ of online insurance comparison sites turns to frustration: your car isn’t listed, there’s no facility to detail its modifications, and the quote you’re given isn’t the bargain you’d been expecting. And as for talking to a clued-up human being on the end of a phone line, forget it...
Wouldn’t it be nice to find a car insurer who’s actually on your wavelength, who genuinely understands what it is you’re looking to insure and can generate the right policy for it? That’s what David Watson and Jae Pearse set out to create when they refocused the direction of their company, Sky Insurance, ten years ago, having previously run it as a chain of high street insurance brokers.
As Jae explains: “Sky took the decision not to use the fashionable methods of price comparison sites and call centres.
“We wanted to remain true to our roots and continue to offer our services to drivers who were not looking for the ‘stack it high, sell it cheap’ approach, and preferred brokers who were focused as much on service as they are on price. Our policies appeal to drivers with more complex insurance needs – whether their vehicle has lots of modifications or is a high-performance car, or whether they just want to speak to an insurance professional who could add value to the process of buying insurance.”
The key to Sky’s empathetic approach is that the whole team are car enthusiasts – between the team members Ollie Frost, Chris Mann, Luke Tillbrook and Alex Kinrade, they own or have owned everything from a Lancia Delta HF Integrale, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV and Nissan 350Z to a Toyota Celica GT4 WrC, Subaru Impreza Turbo, Nissan Skyline and even a Turbo Technics Peugeot 205 GTI, amongst many others. And all the team are regular attendees at trackdays and car club meets and events, sharing the same passions as their customers and proving that Sky doesn’t just talk the talk.
Further evidence of Sky’s zeal for all things quick and automotive is the company’s five- year sponsorship of Driftworks – the UK and Europe’s number one drifting team.
Thanks to their intimate knowledge of the market, the Sky team are able to produce tailor- made policies, not just for individual cars, but for fleets, too, whether they're company cars or your private collection. And the company can provide trackday cover, like for like modification cover and agreed valuations.
Sky does good business with UK car clubs, too, and has a dedicated car club team – car club members receive discounts on their premiums because, as Ollie explains, “members of car clubs are generally car enthusiasts who take pride and care with their cars, which when it comes to car insurance, is music to our ears”.
As tends to be the way with companies that offer great customer service, 85 per cent of Sky’s business comes from word of mouth. “Best policy, best price, best service (Sky’s strapline) is not a boast,” reveals Ollie Frost. “It’s the benchmark that we set ourselves. We believed that if we were to grow the business based on customer recommendations alone, then this was the benchmark we had to strive to reach.”
So, has Sky Insurance achieved that self-imposed benchmark? There’s only one sure-fire way to find out...
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Performance Car Insurance - The Main Insurance Issues
Due to the high specifications, high values and the power of most performance cars, even the smallest of accidents can spirral into a very expensive claim. The fact that the cars are very highly rated and admired, also makes them a higher risk where theft is concerned. There are several things that could have a positive effect on your performance car insurance premium and are often recommended or required by the insurer;
- Adding a tracker device
- Keep the car secure overnight in a garage
- Limit mileage policy
- Increased Excess
Why does Sky Insurance like Performance Cars when other insurers do not?
Generally speaking, we find that Performance Cars are owned by car enthusiasts who are passionate about and take care of their car, more so than the average driver. From experience, we find that genuine car enthusiasts are less likely to have an insurance claim as they tend to be more careful with their cars. With this research and evidence, we have been able to negotiated a specialist insurance scheme for Performance Car Insurance with excellent rates and cover. Contact us for a quotation today.
If you wish to receive a quotation for your performance car, please call us or click on the 'Get A Quote' button above to arrange a callback. We also specialise in the following non-standard car insurance markets:- modified car insurance, imported car insurance, prestige car insurance, sports car insurance, hot hatch insurance and engine swap car insurance.