A question that often gets asked is "if you had infinite money and could only own one car, what would it be?" I always hate answering this because if I were only allowed one car, I would have to choose between comfort, performance, cargo capacity, and offroad capability. Having more cars means having a vehicle for almost every scenario without sacrificing. I settled on 6 different cars because there are 6 different types of vehicles that I feel would satisfy my needs and desires.
After I share my dream 6-car garage, comment below with what your 6-car garage would be and why you chose those cars!
The Ferrari 812 Superfast, spotted at the South OC Cars and Coffee show in San Clemente, CA
1. The Grand Tourer: 2019 Ferrari 812 Superfast
My Grand Tourer vehicle would be the Ferrari 812 Superfast. It looks gorgeous, yet its somewhat unassuming in its appearance because of its front-engined layout. It has a screaming 6.5L V12 however its ride is refined when you aren't using all of its nearly 800hp. The boot has loads of storage for luggage and groceries, unlike an Aventador or a 720s. If I were traveling long distances, this would be my vehicle of choice.
Photo from Shelby American
2. The Pickup Truck: 2019 Ford F-150 Shelby SuperSnake Supercharged
In the United States, it's a common occurrence to require a pickup truck. Whether it's helping a friend move, picking up home improvement supplies, or buying appliances, having a pickup truck is more handy than renting one. My pickup of choice would be a Ford F-150 Super Snake, the most badass truck ever made. It's a menacing single cab pickup with 770hp and a 0-60 of 3.5 seconds. It's all the utility of a truck while also being an absolute monster.
The Audi RS6 Avant pictured with the new Audi RS Q8 at the Los Angeles Auto Show
3. The Super Wagon: 2020 Audi RS6 Avant
I've always had a massive affinity for wagons, especially fast ones. They're not entirely practical but that's why I love them. The Audi RS6 Avant is the first RS Avant available in the US since the release of the RS2 Avant in 1995. It's powered by a 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 making nearly 600 hp and it rockets up to 60mph in 3.6 seconds. It has over 1,000 L of storage capacity in the boot and still manages to spank a Mustang GT on the drag strip. I like the RS6 Avant more than other super wagons like the E63 S and the Panamera Sport Turismo because its styling is more aggressive and the heritage of the RS Avant is more significant.
The Dodge Viper ACR, spotted at the South OC Cars and Coffee show in San Clemente, CA
4. The Track Monster: 2017 Dodge Viper ACR-X
The Dodge Viper ACR is the ultimate racing experience. It's an absolute monster on the track and set several lap records, all with a 6-speed manual. Its massive 8.4L V10 produces 645hp and sends all the power to just the rear wheels. No other modern race car is as raw as the Viper ACR, which is why it would be my vehicle of choice over the 2017 Ford GT and the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1-ZTK. The Ford GT doesn't offer a manual gearbox and the ZR1 doesn't make a sound as beautiful as the Viper's V10 symphony.
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
5. The Restomod: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Custom
My dream garage isn't complete without a classic car. My classic of choice would be the 1968 Dodge Charger. Its massive body and muscular proportions make it the quintessential American muscle car. I couldn't leave the car stock, however. My first order of business would be a full interior restoration complete with a modern head unit, climate controlled seats, and a redesigned dashboard. Then I would update the powertrain to a Dodge Hellephant 426 CI crate engine, giving this beast nearly 1000 hp. To wrap it up I would update the suspension, wheels, and tires to bring the car up to modern standards. The Charger would still be a heavy pig but with these updates I would hope to abate some of the heavy body roll cars from this era are known for.
Photo by Martin Katler on Unsplash
6. The Daily Driver: 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
I'm a firm believer in the dangers of climate change and I want to do my part in helping reduce my carbon output. That means that the car I plan on putting the most miles on should be electric. My electric car of choice would be a Tesla Model 3. Its capabilities as an electric vehicle are unmatched by any other automaker. Not only is its supercharger network already ubiquitous, but its features are already so advanced. Its autopilot feature makes navigating traffic on busy highways an absolute dream and helps the miles just melt away. Its cost of operation is significantly less than a petrol vehicle because electricity is cheaper and there are no fluids to change. There's a reason these vehicles are flying off the production line.
What would your 6-car fleet look like?
If you guys had a choice of any 6 cars in existence, what would you choose to keep in your stable? Why would you choose those 6 cars? Let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear what you come up with.