Dream Car Holiday List: Cars We’d Love To See Under the Tree
Somewhere, every car enthusiast has a list of dream cars. No two lists are exactly alike, they might be on a hard drive or written out, or they might just be in the back of the head. As we get closer to the holidays this year, let’s take a look at my list of some of the most outrageously sweet rides this side of the Earth’s axial tilt.
What we really wanted was an F1 car. But seeing as how we’d likely end up getting a talking-to by security if we tried pulling into the work garage in one of those, we’ll settle for the Aston-Martin Valkyrie. And by settle we mean it would be a dream come true to take the roof off on a weekend drive, and really open up the 1000 horsepower hybrid engine.
Koenigsegg is the Swedish version of Ferrari, McLaren, and Bugatti combined. There’s really no one like them, and in our humble opinion if you own a Koenigsegg – whether it be a CCX (which would regularly blow Ferraris’ and Lambos’ lap times out of the water) or the new four-seat Gemera – then you know your way around a car. The Gemera is just the latest in a line of beastly wonders. It’s a hybrid that gives you 1,700 horsepower (you read that right) plus Freevalve technology which allows the engine to run without a timing belt. Simply mind blowing.
BMW i4 M50
Going from Aston Martin to Koenigsegg to BMW may seem a bit pedestrian for this list, and on the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much to differentiate it from other sedans of its sort, but we’re willing to place a substantial bet that the front grill of this car will end up in Modern Art museums in the not-too-distant future. There’s a lot more to love about this car besides its face, like the fact that it’s basically an M3 with an electric heart. Despite it being 1,000 pounds heavier than the M3 it can hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and it’s got that M badge, baby. For these reasons we think this car is an underdog unicorn that deserves its spot with the greats.
Pininfarina began as coachbuilders in Turin, Italy and eventually became the designer of choice for Ferrari, Fiat, and other brands. They were always ahead of their time, trying to make car designs more aerodynamic when Ford was still designing cars to look like horseless carriages. When Pininfarina decided to make its first car from the ground up, 1,900 horsepower electric motor and all, this is what they produced. We think it’s a safe bet that Ferrari is a little shaken up now that Pininfarina is a competitor and not just a vendor.
Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
There are those who would accuse us of choosing this car as our number one dream car so that we wouldn’t have to come up with anything fancy to write. It’s the Countach of legend and lore and it has been given a 2021 makeover to make it more comfortable, faster, and easier to handle. Well, to those people we’d say, yeah you got us. It’s the Countach, it’s back, we’d like one, right now.
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