Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reported on the numbers of Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari and Aston Martins in the live fleet. In total there are 1,184 high end luxury vehicles from these marques currently in the Irish fleet.
The company notes the decline in vehicles at this end of the market for registration year 2019 compared with the previous year with only 91 vehicles registered against 135 for registration year 2018. The height of the market is to be found in 2015 with 228 luxury cars registered to that year.
More than 50% of those vehicles have been imported: 667 imports against 517 indigenous Irish vehicles.
The top model among the marques was the Porsche Panamera with 276 units followed by the Porsche Cayenne with 258 and the Porsche Macan with 197. The Porsche 911 also features with 104 examples of this model live in the current Irish fleet. The top Ferrari in Ireland is the California with 6 models. According to the Government data there is one Ferrari Testarossa. Aston Martin peaks with the DB11 – there are 7 in the country.
John Byrne, Cartell.ie says:
“With so much uncertainty in the current market it is interesting to see how many top-end luxury cars are in the country. Porsche leads the way with a variety of models and the avid car spotter has the chance to see a Ferrari Testarossa and a Ferrari 458 Italia among other super-lux vehicles that have been registered in Ireland.”
Table 2 The top models from the marques Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin in Irish Live Fleet 2010 to 2020 (Source: Cartell Cartstat)