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Bucket list cars

By raccars Published


Which amazing cars would make your automotive bucket list?

Out of thousands and thousands of car models, there are only a few that really fulfil true petrol heads' dreams. These are the cars that could make anyone fall in love with driving.

Some examples for your bucket list:

Ford GT

The first model was the GT40 of 1964, designed to challenge Ferrari's dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was followed by the GT in 2005. The third generation GT is the best yet, and production will be limited to 250 per annum.

Pagani Zonda

Pagani manages to keep going on ultra low production volumes, against all the odds in such a competitive market. The Zonda is available in a number of different variations, all of which are dazzling in their own way. The Zonda really is a driving fan's dream car but they are very rare and not easy to get hold of.

AC Cobra

Created out of the genius of a classically British two seater sports car and American engineer Carroll Shelby, the AC Cobra has achieved legendary status. Shelby put a Ford V8 under a bonnet which usually housed a 2.6 litre unit, resulting in a glorious and seriously fast car. Ultimately the car wasn't financially viable and production was discontinued in 1967.

Bugatti Veyron

It's brash and vulgar, but the Veyron is also one of the most amazing cars ever built. Everything about it is obscene and excessive including the 268mph top speed, the 1,200bhp engine and certainly the horrific price tag. Drive one at your peril...

Aston Martin DB5

You'll never feel more like James Bond - apparently the man all women want and all men want to be - than behind the wheel of the classic Sixties Aston. Icily cool, royally elegant and impressively rapid, there were just over a thousand built.

Ferrari 488 GTB

It's hard to pick an ultimate Ferrari out of so many breath-taking options, but the recent mid-engined V8 is surely one of the best ever to emerge from Maranello. It's ridiculously fast and surprisingly accessible.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Originally designed as a race car, the road going 300SL was released in 1954 and was strictly for the world's wealthiest buyers as Mercedes had spent frightening amounts of money on its development. It's an easy contender for any 'most beautiful' car list and is super exclusive too, with only 1,400 built over three years.

Nissan GT-R Nismo

The GT-R has always been the supercar for the man in the street; relatively affordable yet capable of embarrassing many Italian or German badged cars with far higher price tags. The standard GT-R is exceptional but the Nismo version is 591bhp of ballistic power. And we all know that Japanese cars are the most reliable, so it's even practical too!

Lamborghini Aventador SV

Lamborghini clearly doesn't know the meaning of the word excess, because it keeps turning out ever more outrageous cars. Its latest is a 750bhp monster, with classic Lambo styling - and the requisite price tag.

McLaren F1

It might have been superseded by more modern and powerful racers, but the F1 was arguably the first to graduate from super to hypercar status. 106 units of the 627bhp, Formula One-inspired sports car were built and there are many who would argue that as a piece of engineering it will never be bettered.

Porsche 918 Spyder

A 4.6 litre V8 with 608bhp sounds pretty entertaining on its own, but Porsche has added an extra 282bhp of electric power, just because it can. It's fabulous to drive and sublimely beautiful too, a pinnacle of modern automotive design and engineering.

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