Top 10 Most Wanted Cars
If you could choose the ultimate dream vehicle to have parked in your garage, what would it be. Well according to a recent poll of car lovers the list varies from classic cars to modern dream machines.
#10 Ferrari Testarossa
The Ferrari Testarossa (Type F110) is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Pininfarina-designed car was originally produced from 1984 to 1991, with two model revisions following the end of Testarossa production dubbed the 512 TR and F512 M which were produced from 1992 to 1996. Almost 10,000 Testarossas, 512 TRs, and F512 Ms were produced, making it one of the mass-produced Ferrari models
#9 Ferrari 250 GTO
This classic Ferrari was manufactured from 1962 – 1964. The “250” in its name denotes the displacement in cubic centimeters of each of its cylinders; “GTO” stands for “Gran Turismo Omologato”, Italian for “Grand Touring Homologated.” When new, the GTO cost $18,000 in the United States, with buyers personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America, Luigi Chinetti. In October 2013, Connecticut-based collector Paul Pappalardo sold chassis number 5111GT to an unnamed buyer for a new record of around $52 million.
#8 Aston Martin Vanquish
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a super grand tourer introduced by British car manufacturer Aston Martin in 2001. The first-generation V12 Vanquish was produced from 2001 to 2005. The prototype was driven by James Bond in the 2002 film Die Another Day. In 2004, a more powerful version called the Vanquish S became the marque’s flagship. The second-generation Vanquish was introduced in 2012, followed in 2017 by the second-generation Vanquish S with a more powerful engine and improved aerodynamics. An all-new DBS Superleggera is expected to debut in 2020 as the successor of the Vanquish.
#7 Jaguar XJ220
The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seat sports car produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994. The initial XJ220 concept car was unveiled to the public at the 1988. Engineering requirements resulted in significant changes to the specification of the XJ220, most notably replacement of the Jaguar V12 engine by a turbocharged V6 engine. A total of just 275 cars were produced by the time production ended, each with a retail price of £470,000 in 1992 making it one of the most expensive cars at that time.
#6 Dodge Viper
The Dodge Viper is manufactured by Dodge, a division of American car manufacturer FCA US LLC from 1992 through 2017, having taken a brief hiatus from 2010–2013. 85 engineers were selected to be “Team Viper”, with development beginning in March 1989. The team asked the then-Chrysler subsidiary Lamborghini to cast a prototype aluminum block for the sports car. Though a V8 engine was first used in the test mule, the V10 engine, which the production car was meant to use, was ready in February 1990.
#5 Lancia Stratos
The Lancia Stratos HF is a sports car and rally car made by Italian car manufacturer Lancia producd from 1973 – 1978. The HF stands for High Fidelity. It was a very successful rally car, winning the World Rally Championshipin 1974, 1975 and 1976. It started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed from scratch for this kind of competition.
#4 Ferrari 288 GTO
The ferrari 288 GTO was produced from 1984 to 1987 in Ferrari’s Maranello factory, Italy. The Ferrari GTO was built to compete in the new Group B Circuit Race series and a minimum of 200 cars were required for homologation. Due to lackluster participation caused by these regulations, Group B Circuit series never took off. As a result, the GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars. In 2004, Sports Car International named this car number two on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s.
#3 Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti. It was named after the racing driver Pierre Veyron. The original version has a top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph). It was named Car of the Decade and best car award (2000–2009) by Top Gear. The standard Bugatti Veyron also won Top Gear‘s Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005. Several special variants have been produced. In December 2010, Bugatti began offering prospective buyers the ability to customise exterior and interior colors by using the Veyron 16.4 Configurator application on the marque’s official website. The Bugatti Veyron was discontinued in late 2014.
#2 Aston Martin Vantage
The Aston Martin Vantage is a series of hand-built sports cars from the British automotive manufacturer Aston Martin. Aston Martin has used the Vantage name on a number of vehicles, normally indicating a high-performance version of another model. On 11 December 2007, as part of Aston Martin’s opening of their own design studio, the company unveiled a concept car based on the V8 Vantage. The car, known as the V12 Vantage RS, featured the AM11 V12 engine. Production has continued to 2018.
#1 Pagani Zonda
The Pagani Zonda is built by the Italian manufacturer Pagani. It debuted in 1999, and production ended in 2018. Construction is mainly of carbon fiber. The Zonda Cinque Roadster had the same specs as the Coupé from which it was derived. Only five units were built, with a price of US$2 million, plus local taxes. The Zonda HP Barchetta unveiled in 2017 marks an end to the Zonda’s production run. The 760 series cars and other special edition Zondas can still be commissioned upon customer request.