Happy Holidays to everyone!
To celebrate, we are going to play a little game. Santa is going to give you 12 cars, any 12 cars you can think of, but there’s a catch. You must keep these 12 cars for the rest of your life. You cannot sell them, and you cant buy other cars ever again. So these 12 vehicles will need to cover every task you want to do in your life. But the good news is that Santa will enchant each of the cars so that they will never break down or need any maintenance (other than refueling).
So what 12 cars would you pick?
Our answers are below. Feel free to post yours in the comments!
Porsche 918 Spyder — Cutting-edge hypercar, 0-60 in 2.2 sec, best MPG on the list.
Pagani Zonda F Roadster — Hypercar with a purist experience, best sounding V12 of all (go to 2:40), pure art.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta — Ferrari V12 GT car with modern technology.
Singer 911 — Ultimate purist’s Porsche 911, Classic 911 experience with modern drivability and performance.
Lotus Elan — Pure momentum-focused driver’s car
2004 Subaru STi — Rally car experience, fun in snow, practical, draws less attention than exotics
’71 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible (manual) — The ultimate classic muscle car experience, rare as hell (1 of 3)
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale — The original hypercar, road car with race car parts/tech, gorgeous, an Alfa pinnacle
Ferrari 275 NART Spyder — Rare, sexy, classic experience, life is better with a carb’d V12
Delahaye 135M Figoni — I’m a sucker for the pre-war French Art Deco Cars, Delahayes always impress
Audi S8 — A solid, fast, comfortable daily driver, not as high profile as, say, an RS7 or a Rolls Ghost
Holden HSV Maloo GTS — Because everyone should have a 570hp muscle car pickup!
Porsche 959: One of the best cars Porsche ever produced, with AWD, two turbos, and a flat-six just begging to be flogged around a track. A car that previewed 911 Turbos to come just a decade later, but with everything turned up to MAX.
E39 BMW M5: The performance of a purebred supercar of the time period, wrapped in a luxurious sedan. People still chase after these for a reason–they age like fine wine.
Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible (manual): Nick grabbed a blue one. I’ll take a purple one. The ultimate E-Body Chrysler product, packing the 426 Hemi V8 and a four-speed manual. This thing makes purple look mean. It’s the ultimate Woodward Dream Cruise bruiser.
Ferrari 458 Speciale: Mid-engine V8 Ferraris are always incredible machines and this is the ultimate one for sale new right now. Great track rat and a proper car to drive during Monterey Car Week.
Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins: I need something to tow with, and why not grab one of the most well-respected engines in the commercial market? The Cummins I6 is a time-tested piece of American iron.
Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster: Everybody needs a Lamborghini in their life. My first favorite Lambo was the Diablo and it was the last of the line with flip-up headlights.
TVR Cerbera V8: Forbidden fruit to us Americans, but since Santa’s bringing me anything I want I should exploit that to the max. The Cerbera packed a flat-pane-crank V8 which sounded like thunder and could pound this 2+2 all the way past 175 MPH. It’s a hugely charismatic hunk of British brute force.
Infiniti Q50S Hybrid: I need a daily driver. This should get decent gas mileage and still be a blast to drive. Good ride quality, great interior materials.
Chevy Corvette C7 Z06 Vert: American muscle with an iron fist. All the great aspects of the new Z06, without a roof. Somehow I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this.
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster: When the E-Type first hit the streets in 1961, nothing else on the road could compare to its svelte style and six-cylinder burble combination. Nowadays, the first-gen roadsters are worth a fortune. This is a great car to relax and smoke a cigar in as I power my way towards Los Angeles or Las Vegas.