Now that Christmas is sorted, this could be the perfect time to bring your goals back to the top of the list, here we have a few dream cars that may inspire you on that journey, be it a project or ready to go. Whether you’re into muscle, JDM or super cars chances are you’ll find something of interest.
Let’s dive into a list of some dream cars from the past to the present.
Holden Monaro HQ GTS 350
Being named after the Monaro region of New South Wales, the HQ series was first introduced in 1971, having a completely new body design with its 5.7 litre 350 Chev engine producing 300 hp (224kW), this monster has been a staple of desire among classic car collectors and car enthusiast alike.
Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III
Enter the Falcon, first released onto the Australian market in 1971, Only 300 GTHO Phase III’s were produced, with being claimed as the world’s fastest four door production car of its time, the Ford GTHO had a 351 Cleveland pushing up to 350-380 bhp, this is the car that Allan Moffat commanded in 1971 to take the mountain.
R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
The R34 was the technological expansion of the already popular sport’s range of GT-R’s produced by Nissan throughout the years, beginning its production run in 1999 and ending in 2002, the R34 has been used in multiple movies, with its RB26 engine pushing up to 316 bhp (235KW) at 6,800 rpm by the end of its manufacture, this car is a fan favourite.
Subaru Impreza WRX STi
First showing up at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2007, the STi variant of the WRX, was released with the EJ20 twin turbo engine producing 304 bhp (227 kW) which is what one would come to expect from a car that has won multiple World Rally Championships and is quite impressive for a 4-cylinder engine. This vehicle has had many iterations throughout its existence and is still in production today.
This wee beasty first came to light in 1992, since then Mitsubishi has produced 10 versions, all of which can be identified by its roman numeral markings, this car has seen many days on and off the track, from street car to rally to drag car and more, here we have a sort of time capsule of tech rated by its generations as being one of the best, from its beginnings when it was only meant for the Japanese Domestic Market or JDM as is most communally known in the street car scene, this vehicle has had engine power from 244 hp (182 kW) to custom versions of 500 hp and up.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Here we have a brand that is synonymous with power, luxury, and stance, with Aston Martin known worldwide by its spectacular presence in Bond films, the Vanquish has lived up to these claims with its first generation V12 engine producing a staggering 460 hp – 520 hp, and to follow up with the second generation variants producing 565 hp – 595 hp. With its body built from such composite materials as carbon fiber and aluminum weighing in at 1.7 – 1.8 tons this car is light nimble and in a class all its own.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
This may not be on everyone’s list, especially when you consider that only 20 of these insane road chewing machines wherever created. The Elemento has a weight of only 999 kgs, now when you think about that and add the 562 hp (419 kW) produced by its V10 engine it becomes quite apparent that this creature will not let you simply tame it, with its production running from 2011-2012 this car is truly fast and furious.
Taking its name from one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time Ayrton Senna, the McLaren Senna is a triumph of modern tech and innovation, with its twin turbo V8 engine producing an amazing 789 hp (588 kW) from within its 1,374 kg body made of carbon fiber, this vehicle is built for the road or track, with its 0-100 kph in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 340 kph you’ll be pushed to the limit of your physical ability just driving it.