For many, a high-end sports car would be top of the list of purchases if they had a bottomless pit of money to spend.
It’s hard to top the adrenaline thrill and pride of owning your dream car, cruising around town and simply loving life.
But which car would you choose to buy if money was no object? We take a look at seven dream rides that would feature heavily on most people’s lists – they’re definitely on some of ours!
Aston Martin Vanquish S
A more polished and refined version of the Vanquish, the Vanquish S is a huge favourite, with its six-litre V12 engine capable of reaching 60mph in just 3.5 seconds. Tuned to provide an extra 27bhp than its older sibling, the Vanquish S builds on the style and heritage of the Grand Tourer and is regarded by many as the ultimate Super GT to roam the streets with.
Bentley Continental GT
Although a next-generation Continental GT is firmly on the cards at Bentley HQ for 2018, there’s still something utterly spell-binding about the latest model. With an ever more powerful twin turbo W12 engine, it’s got enough poke to take your breath away. Combine that with suave, sophisticated interiors and the exterior’s sharp, contemporary lines and it’s an intoxicating mix.
If money was no object, you’d simply have to pick up one of Lamborghini’s one-off models. We’d plump for the Centenario, which was made as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. Capable of springing into life from 0-60mph in just 2.8 heart-stopping seconds, there are just 40 models available – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters – making it one of the most sought-after sports cars on the planet.
Ferrari 488 GTB
Delivering explosive power and unmistakable Italian style and control, Ferrari’s new 488 Gran Turismo Berlinetta combines extreme sportiness with supreme comfort. Of course, such luxury comes with a hefty price tag, so you may want to try your luck at winning a supercar instead. For example, at Lottoland you can “win a dream car” such as the 488 GTB, which the site values at £250,000 and rates at 661bhp, by purchasing a £10 scratchcard.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
If you want a supercar that’s still legally able to be driven around with number plates, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is difficult to ignore. With a top speed of 257mph and initial acceleration of 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds, the Super Sport surpassed the previous world speed record for any road car. Today, it remains the fastest production supercar – what loaded car lover wouldn’t want a Bugatti?
Well and truly unnecessary in every way, but equally unforgettable in each detail, the Pagani Huayra is a niche supercar that combines raw, hardcore power with lavish interiors guaranteed to set your pulses racing. At an eye-watering 720bhp, the Huayra comfortably reaches speeds beyond 230mph. If you want a motor that will keep people talking – once their jaws have been picked up off the floor – then the Huayra is a must-buy.
Aston Martin DB5
Fancy yourself as a bit of a James Bond? To this very day, the Aston Martin DB5 remains a schoolkid’s dream. Oozing class and sophistication – harking back to the days of Goldfinger – if you’re looking for that perfect Sunday afternoon car to wine and dine your lady friend in, the DB5 should certainly be at the very top of your list. With a four-litre engine, the DB5 doesn’t just look remarkable, it doesn’t half shift either!
Toby has been a car fanatic since 1997 and loves writing about cars, technology and gaming