Sports Car Insurance for Young Drivers
Plenty of young drivers are prepared to pay that little bit extra for a car that makes them feel good, so if you're under 25, you might appreciate a little extra help finding a good deal on insurance for a sports car or high performance car.
We're specialist insurance brokers for young drivers, with exclusive access to some great policies at competitive prices. Quotes for sports cars, high performance cars or any car in a high insurance group aren't a problem.
If you're under 25, we can secure good rates for you.
"Yeah, it would have been cheaper to drive a boring car with a small engine, but I wanted a car that made me stand out from the crowd. I don't mind paying higher insurance, but I still want a good deal."
High insurance group specialists
Some cars are classified in a high insurance group because of their value, or because they're expensive to repair after a claim, rather than being an out-and-out sports or high performance vehicle.
4 Young Drivers can help you get a competitive quote for any vehicle in a high insurance group.
Examples of high performance cars we can insure
We can insure most high performance, sports and super-cars. Here's just a small selection of coupes, convertibles and hot hatches we can insure.
Jaguar F Type Coupe
Ford Escort Cosworth
Audi A3 Cabriolet
Audi A4 Convertible
BMW 4 Series Convertible
Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Audi TT Roadster
Alpha Romeo Spider
Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Audi RS 3
Mini Cooper S
Ford Fiesta ST
Renault Clio RS
Seat Leon Cupra & FR
Renault Megane RS
Honda Civic Type R
Why are high performance vehicles expensive to insure?
It will come as no surprise that insuring a high-performance or high insurance group car isn’t as cheap as your average vehicle. Here are the three main reasons why:
- It's statistically more likely to be involved in an accident. This is amplified when a young driver is behind the wheel and so the premiums will reflect it. For this reason, some insurers won’t cover under 21s for this type of vehicle.
- Replacement parts and repairs are more expensive than a standard car, especially if it’s an imported sports car.
- Attracts the wrong kind of attention and has a greater chance of being targeted by thieves and vandals.
Additionally, some types of high performance cars are modified and/or imported. This can increase the cost of insurance as it will almost certainly increase the cost of repairs in the event of a claim.
How to make sports car insurance more affordable
There are several things you can do that may help to reduce the cost of your premium:
- Have a telematics (black box) device fitted to your vehicle
- If you are a new driver, consider taking part in the Pass Plus scheme
- Store your car in a garage overnight to keep it out of sight of potential thieves and vandals
- Improve your car's security by fitting approved immobiliser and alarm
- If you only use it on weekends or during the summer think about limiting your mileage
- Increase your voluntary excess (but keep it realistic)
- Join an owner’s club as some insurers give a discount if you are a member
- Add an older or more experienced named driver. Insurers will assume the less risky additional driver is using the vehicle some of time, so this may reduce the overall level of risk. However, don’t add them as the main driver if they aren’t as this is a form of fraud known as fronting.
Building up a no claims bonus (NCB) can be a great way to reduce your insurance premiums. Doing this would be especially beneficial to young drivers who are likely to have higher costs to begin with.
If your vehicle has been customised with aftermarket modifications, this may increase the cost of your premium.
It probably won’t surprise you that the largest increase usually comes from performance enhancing mods such as turbo-charged engines, suspension changes and bigger exhausts. What you may not know is that even cosmetic alterations such as spoilers, body kits and decals can result in higher premiums.
Make sure you inform your insurer of all alterations from the manufacturer’s standard model otherwise your insurance could be invalid and therefore leave you uninsured.