Thirteen cars that I simply adore

Thirteen cars that I simply adore

I don’t consider myself a true petrol-head. Just like looking at nice things and some cars are just very VERY nice to look at! Plus… like to go fast!

Nissan GTR

View of Nissan GTR back lights

So I’ve read that people consider this car rather ugly. The lines make it too aggressive and it does not have that same class as its predecessors. What!? OMG! This is my dream car. Love it.

Top Speed315 km/h
Price+/- R2 250 000
Engine V6 Twin Turbo Petrol
Displacement 3798 cc
Power 562hp
Torque 637Nm
Gearbox 6 Speed
Dimensions Length 4710 mm
Width 1895 mm
Height 1370 mm

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Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra car with doors open

I mean c’mon, it’s those doors! That space aesthetic! That out of this world cool looks.

Top Speed380 km/h
PriceR18 700 000
Engine 6.0 L twin-turbocharged M158 60° V12 engine
Displacement 5980 cc
Power 720 hp
Torque 1000 Nm
Gearbox 7-speed sequential manual
Dimensions Length 4605 mm
Width 2036 mm
Height 1169 mm

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Koenigsegg Regera

White Koenigsegg Regera car

Sleek lines. Fast… very fast car! Also a very interesting gearbox situation.

Top Speed410 km/h
PriceR24 000 000
Engine Koenigsegg aluminum 5.0L V8
Displacement 5980 cc
Power 1140 hp
Torque 1573 Nm
Gearbox Fixed ratio transmission with no gearbox
Dimensions Length 4293 mm
Width 1996 mm
Height 1120 mm

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Lotus Elise

White Lotus Elise with green racing stripes

Cute! Compact! Charismatic!

Top Speed241 km/h
PriceR 220 000
Engine 1.8 L Toyota 2ZR-FE
Displacement 1,796 cc
Power 118 bhp
Torque 172 Nm
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Dimensions Length 3726 mm
Width 1719 mm
Height 1202 mm

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Mustang GT

Red Mustang GT with black racing stripes

I suppose it is the iconic name that gives you all the feels!

Top Speed260 km/h
PriceR978 400
Engine 5.2 L Voodoo V8
Displacement 5038 cc
Power 460 bhp
Torque 530 Nm
Gearbox Ford 6-Speed (6R80) automatic
Dimensions Length 4,784 mm
Width 1,916 mm
Height 1,381 mm

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Aston Martin DB

Black Aston Martin DBS

The quintessential James Bond vehicle of choice!

Top Speed322 km/h
PriceR2 950 000
Engine 5.2 L Aston Martin AE31 twin-turbocharged V12
Displacement 5204 cc
Power 600 hp
Torque 700 Nm
Gearbox 8-speed ZF 8HP75 automatic
Dimensions Length 4739 mm
Width 2060 mm
Height 1279 mm

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McLaren P1

Grey McLaren P1, with red accents, parked on the street

To be honest I just love the lights!

Top Speed350km/h
PriceR21 000 000
Engine 3.8 L twin-turbocharged M838TQ V8
Displacement 3799cc
Power 903 hp
Torque 720 Nm
Gearbox 7-speed dual-clutch
Dimensions Length 4588 mm
Width 1946 mm
Height 1188 mm

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Ford GT

B&W Ford GT with racing stripes

I have no reason… just like it!

Top Speed330 km/h
PriceR5 911 960
Engine 3.5 L twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6
Displacement 3496 cc
Power 647 hp
Torque 746 Nm
Gearbox 7-speed Getrag 7DCL750 (PowerShift) dual-clutch
Dimensions Length 4762 mm
Width 2004 mm
Height 1110 mm

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Maserati GranTurismo

silver maserati gran turismo

The trident reminds me of Aquaman…

Top Speed303 km/h
PriceR1 999 900
Engine 4.7-litre V8 engine
Displacement 4691 cc
Power 444 hp
Torque 510 Nm
Gearbox ZF 6-speed automatic
Dimensions Length 4881 mm
Width 1915 mm
Height 1353 mm

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Chevrolet Camaro

yellow chevrolet camaro with black racing stripes

I just love the obnoxious in your face yellow!

Top Speed319 km/h
PriceR899 900
Engine 6.2 L LT1 V8 engine
Displacement 6162 cc
Power 455 hp
Torque 617 Nm
Gearbox 8-speed 8L45 automatic
Dimensions Length 4780 mm
Width 1,900 mm
Height 1,350 mm

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Pininfarina Battista

Silver and pale blue Pininfarina Battista car
Photo credit Matt Blume

Electric… but also scary! Richard Hammond crashed the Concept One.

Top Speed349 km/h
PriceR33 979 970
Engine 4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors placed at each wheel
Displacement 2400 cc
Power 1900 hp
Torque 2300 Nm
Gearbox Five driving modes
Dimensions Length 4750 mm
Width 1986 mm
Height 1208 mm

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Bugatti Veyron

Blue Bugati Veyron

Fast!!!! But it is the unusual features that really attracted me to it.

Top Speed408.84 km/h
Engine 8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16
Displacement 7993 cc
Power 1184 hp
Torque 1250 Nm
Gearbox 7-speed Direct Shift automatic
Dimensions Length 4462 mm
Width 1998 mm
Height 1159 mm

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Ariel Atom

Black and red Ariel atom car

To be honest… I just liked the way it smashed Jeremy Clarkson’s face when he drove in it. Am I allowed to write that!?

Top Speed249.45 km/h
PriceR839 900
Engine 2.0 L 321-bhp turbocharged (direct injection) Honda K20C1 i-VTE
Displacement 1998cc
Power 321 bhp
Torque 407 Nm
Gearbox 6-speed sequential manual
Dimensions Length 3410 mm
Width 1798 mm
Height 1195 mm

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7 Replies to “Thirteen cars that I simply adore”

  1. I’m a jeep girl through and through, always have been and I don’t see that changing – But I can definitely appreciate a bold, flashy sports car! I would LOVE to take any of these out for a spin

    1. Truthfully any type of 4×4 that can go over tricky terrain is just as AWESOME! Rather enjoy “showing” ’em whose boss! And considering this as my next car because love mountain biking and trails!

  2. No judgement, but I don’t understand some people’s obsession with cars. We were born with two legs, we should ride on two wheels! Thats why the aeronautical industry uses two wings in the vast majority of applications.

    1. We all have those moments where we cannot comprehend obessions… take motorbikes for instance… what’s all that about?

      1. As with most expressions of faith, can one truly show devotion and humility without getting a knee down?

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