Who doesn’t love cars? Classic cars, muscle cars, foreign cars, fast cars, big cars, whatever your taste might be, I think we can all agree that cars are awesome. Unfortunately, we don’t always get our dream car. If you are like me and love cars, but live in realty at the same time, then enjoy my list of “cars you wish you had”…
1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE
The ’69 Dodge Charger, also known as “The General Lee”, is/was a beast of a machine. This embodiment of American muscle has 490 ft-lb of torque with 425 horsepower. Most popular in red and competition orange. If you are looking for power, then look no further.
The name couldn’t more precise. The Land Rover was created for just that as it was inspired by the American World War 2 Jeep. This vehicle can navigate really well through rugged terrain.
With an impressive 375 horsepower and 375 ft-lb of torque, the Land Rover doesn’t back down.
When most people fantasize about their dream car they dream about a Ferrari. The Ferrari F430 is a car that is (in my opinion) the best to day dream about. The F430 was only in production from 2004-2009 and the price tag was roughly around $186,925.
The specs on the Ferrari F430 look something like this: 483 horsepower with 343 ft-lb of torque.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
With a deep “V” cant grill and deep inset headlights, the Camaro made its mark in ’69 with the Z28. Sportier than its predecessor, the Z28 had/has 290 horsepower and 290 ft-lb of torque.
1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR
If this car wasn’t famous enough before, it became main stream popular in the 2000 film “Gone in 60 Seconds” starring Nicholas Cage. The ’68 Shelby Mustang had an impressive 360 horsepower and 440 ft-lb of torque.
Fun Fact: The “KR” in GT500-KR stands for “King of the Road”.
If I was asked to describe how a Lotus Elise looks then I think I would use the term, futuristic. That is not a negative statement either. This thing looks awesome. It’s a small 2-seater with 190 horsepower and 133 ft-lb of torque. First released in ’96, this little roadster is a fun ride.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
And another Mustang made into the list. What can I say, Mustangs are really cool and really fun. The ’70 Boss 302 made its debut in ’69 and ’70. It disappeared for over 40 years before it returned in 2012. This beast of a Mustang is equipped with 290 horsepower and 290 ft-lb of torque.
We can’t always afford our dream car, but it is fun to day dream about them and learn something knew about them. Take this list and ask yourself which cars you would add and which ones you would cross out. I understand that cars can be a tricky topic as there are so many awesome ones out there. I just didn’t have enough room to add them all!
Henry Hernandez is a web content writer, veteran and father from Texas. Henry works with an Austin, TX based automotive, window tint company http://www.shadesoftexaswindowtinting.com/. Henry is on Google+.