Every possession that we own has a couple of purposes, but there is only one that is actually interesting to all of us. Believe it or not, it is the “wow” factor that this possession manages to produce with our friends. For boys, the only item in their possession that is important enough is always their four-wheeled pet, and everything with it revolves around that “wow” factor it gives off.
Today we made the list of 30 cars that will make your friends lose their mind over them. Check it out and most importantly enjoy!
30. Nissan 370Z Coupe
Ah, the Z car. This magnificent piece of automotive engineering is in its 9th year of production and it stands for a light, sporty and fast machine. It is very similar to the 350Z (ended production in 2009) but it is totally and completely redesigned and now it features a lot smoother ride, soft leather inside and the seven-speed automatic transmission with column-mounted paddle shifters.
The wow thing about it is actually its handling and the smoothness of the ride whilst you zoom up and down the tight and winding road.
29. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
There is only one way to describe a car like this and it is diamond on wheels. The main reason for that is the fact that this thing is literary covered with diamonds, and if you recall, Floyd Mayweather bought one and paid a hefty sum of $4.8 million sometime in 2015. This example is one of two cars built in the world, and the only USA Spec Trevita in existence plus its performance is incredible. This beast can achieve 62 MPH in just 2.9 seconds, and if that is not enough, it has a top speed of 254+ MPH and 1.5G lateral force.
Wow factor here is obvious, isn’t it? Everything about it makes our jaws drop.
28. Mercedes G500
An oldie but goodie, would you agree?! This one is basically a very luxury tank that can offer you the pleasure of driving it to the fancy big corporate meeting or take it straight to the countryside and enjoy some hardcore off-roading.
The wow factor here is that you basically look like a baddie in it. This car is the obvious pick for anyone with power and attitude.
27. Lamborghini Gallardo
The most famous Italian sports brand is something that is a must-have if you want to stick out in the crowd. The Gallardo was made between 2003 and 2013, and it is basically Lambo’s best-selling car. It has a four-wheel drive option and a 5.0 L V10 engine with plenty of horsepower.
The wow factor here is its sporty, pointy and low silhouette and the vertical door that simply makes everyone drool on the sight of it.
26. Bugatti Chiron
The manufacturer of this car told everyone that the Chiron is “significantly more ‘beast’ with a high level of ‘beauty’,” and we totally agree with them. Whether you knew or not, the Chiron is the fastest production car in the world with a top speed of 261 MPH, and it is all thanks to its quad-turbo W16 engine with 1.500 HP.
The wow factor is its acceleration – from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 2.5 seconds, and to 186 MPH in under 15 seconds. That will surely make your skin glue to the back of the seat.
25. BMW X5M
BMW SUV’s have always combined luxury with style and power, which the X5M is the pure embodiment of. It boasts with the company’s famous 8 cylinder turbo engine and X-drive AWD system that handles better than most racecars on track. Inside of it is covered with the finest Mugello Merino leather that is just pure eye flair.
The wow factor – besides the obvious that this car brings, is that if you buy one of these you get a chance to drive at the BMW performance race track with professional drivers.
24. Nissan GT-R
Another beast from the Nissan family and another beloved icon. The GTR is one of the most technologically advanced cars. Some of you know this one by its nickname “Godzilla” that came thanks to the fact that it was pretty much unbeatable on the racetrack. It delivers its power to all four wheels thanks to the company’s legendary computer controlled all-wheel drive “ATTESA ET-S.” This beast holds one of the fastest lap times on Nurburgring and it currently has the Guinness World Records title for the fastest drift at a speed of 189.4 MPH.
The wow factor with this one is its price – $109,990 gets you the vehicle that has the same or even better performances than the cars that are two or three times more expensive.
23. 2017 Corvette Grand Sport
Chevy Corvette is one of the most popular sports cars and there isn’t a living soul that unfamiliar with it. This performance machine is a 2-door, 2-passenger model with a 6.2L V8 engine and a 7-speed manual transmission that pumps up 460 HP to the rear wheels.
The wow factor is its long history and overall familiarity. You will be instantly noticed in one of these.
22. Mazda MX-5 Miata
If you aren’t the kind of person that has a lot of free cash to spend on a new supercar, then the MX5 is the go-to kind of vehicle that will offer you a great mix of style, speed and fun. This little thing, if you disregard its innocent look, is weekend racer favorite in the Sports Car Club of America’s Autocross and it is thanks to its great agility and lightweight combined with a neat engine that will put a smile on your face every time you sit behind the wheel.
The wow factor is its price that is just $24,915. For this little cash, you get the greatest little racer and a lifetime of smiles.
21. Ford 150 Platinum
Ford’s trucks have always been the working horse of the ordinary man, and they have constantly managed to finely balance between performance and “luxury.” The F150 Platinum is on the other hand arguably one of the more luxurious American pickups. It is jam-packed with tech and luxury items like dual-zone automatic temperature control, ambient lighting, a center console with plenty of storage, and comfortable multi-contour leather seats.
The wow factor here is basically the double benefit you gain with this vehicle – a working truck with luxury items up to wazoo.
20. Aston Martin DB5
This iconic model will make a good guy out of anyone who owns it. This magnificent car, besides being luxurious, sporty and one of the best sounding vehicles so far was the car that was driven by the most popular secret agent – 007 James Bond.
The wow factor – hello! It was driven by James Bond. If that isn’t a great conversation starter, I don’t know what is.
19. 2017 Genesis G90
The Genesis G90 can be compared to a rolling luxury suite. It features stuff like Nappa leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats, and as the cherry on top, it has something for the passengers as well. For the rear seat occupant’s comfort, heated rear seats are a great addition that is a feature not found in most cars.
The wow factor is the safety that comes with all the luxury. If you didn’t know the G90 was voted “Top Safety Pick+” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
18. Ford Taurus SHO
You are probably wondering how this made it to the list. Well, if you are wondering, then you probably do not know that this vehicle was made by the same team that produced the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra. For those that want an affordable sedan that packs a lot of punch, this is the way to go.
The wow factor – 365 HP, twin-turbocharged V6, all-wheel drive. Talk about a sleeper car.
17. Cadillac Escalade
If you are a fan of luxury SUV’s than look no further. Cadillac is the company to go to if you want a car that screams wealth and success. This thing is always the sigh on the road mainly thanks to its dimension that stand at 80 inches wide and 74.7 inches tall (2017 model).
The wow factor with one of these hides in the fact that anyone who drives an Escalade is instantly tied to enormous wealth. You can also pass as a baller, a rapper or even an athlete.
16. 1954 Restored GMC pickup
The old school pickups are the sort of vehicles that do not go out of fashion. The one that is particularly bellowed and still on the streets is the 1954 GMC Pickup. Thanks to old school restorations and resto-mods these pickups look even better than when they first rolled off the factory floor, plus on an auction, they can fetch anywhere between $40,000-$80,000.
The wow factor – old school style that still turns heads.
15. Audi Q7
If you want a stylish but somewhat performance oriented SUV than the Q7 is the car for you. It is built on the same PL71 platform as the Porsche Cayenne but has more seating than the Porsche due to a third-row seat.
The wow factor is the fact that you actually get a Porsche with some heavy cosmetic changes.
14. Porsche 911 GT2
Now this one is built for sports and speed. The 911 GT2 was developed to meet the GT2 race series specifications which mean that you get yourself a track car that you can drive on the road. Plus if that is not enough, this is the most expensive and highest trim level of the iconic Porsche 911 Turbo family.
The wow factor – a road legal track car with an awesome pedigree.
13. Mazda RX8
Now here is the vehicle that is probably the last one that still uses the old Wankel rotary engine. This is a somewhat different engine and it doesn’t come with conventional pistons like the one your car has. Thanks to that fact these engines can rev much higher, and they offer peak power output at just about the redline. You can step on it as much as you want it will simply continue to give you more and more. The engine in the RX8 is, believe it or not, comes with a 1.3 L displacement that produces 230 HP, and that is without a turbocharger installed.
The wow factor – the power it gives you as you push it to the redline.
12. Dodge Ram 2500
Another truck and another workhorse. The Ram 2500 is mostly famous for its Cummins ISB engine which is basically one of the most reliable powerplants in the US, plus its diesel. The interesting fact here is that this ISB engine powers Class 3/4 Semi trucks, almost all diesel-powered Class A RV’s, and most of the buses in Europe.
The wow factor is the fact that the Ram 2500 is “America’s longest-lasting pickup” plus it has a Cummins in it, so you will have your fair share usage out of this one.
11. 2002 Acura NSX
This car, in its mint condition, is like a unicorn in the forest and thanks to that fact it still holds its value. It is a mid-engine 3.0 L VTEC V6 sports car that was made to outperform the best from its time, and it was Ferrari’s V8. The design of the NSX was partly inputted by the legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna.
The wow factor – an awesome and the most reliable supercar.
10. Tesla Model X
Another luxury SUV but this time it is a futuristic one. The Tesla Model X is a 100% electric car and can go 295 miles on one charge. The fun thing about this one is that the fact it is electric doesn’t make it any less powerful. This thing needs only 2.9 seconds to hit 60 MPH.
The wow factor – a futuristic and green car that is also a performance monster with, get this, almost zero maintenance required.
9. 1965 Mustang Convertible
Ford Mustang is an American classic and an icon. If it turns out that you actually own a 1965 Mustang, and it is a convertible, then heads and eyes turning your way are more than guaranteed.
The wow factor – do we need to point out the obvious?!
8. Bentley Mark VI
Any vehicle made by Bentley, in your possession, means that you will instantly impress your friends. If it turns out that you actually own Bentley Mark VI, then prepare to meet a lot of new best friends. The Mark VI is the company’s first post-war luxury car that boasted with the 4.3 L F-head straight-6 engine.
The wow factor – it’s a Bentley and a Mark VI for that matter, what more do you need?!
7. Ford F 350 Diesel
Yes, we are back on diesel, and Ford has one too. The F350 is the truck with the highest towing capacity that you can buy so far. You can have it with a 6.2 L V8 or the optional 6.7 L turbo-diesel V8 that can, with Ford’s new-patented turbocharger, move a house with its low-rpm torque.
The wow factor with this one lies in its towing capability – up to 21,000 pounds conventional towing, 27,000 pounds 5th wheel towing and 32,500 gooseneck towing.
6. Audi R8
The bragging rights with this one start with its price – base model goes from $162,900. If that is not enough to impress your friends, then try this – it has a 520 horsepower V10 or 610 horsepower V10 Plus engine that were derived straight from the R8 LMS race car.
The wow factor is that you can order this one in a slightly longer version. The R8L will offer you a little bigger wheelbase for extra comfort for people with long legs.
5. 2005 Ford GT
Yes, we are aware that there is a newer one, but there is just something about the old GT that can’t be explained. Maybe it is the fact that this was the year when Ford returned to GT cars, and they based this one on the iconic GT40, which won the 24 hours of lemans four consecutive years from 1966 to 1969. What is more important is that you can now sell this one on auctions for double or triple the price you bought it.
The wow factor hides in its price which will most likely continue to grow as the time passes.
4. Chevrolet Volt
This is Chevy’s plug-in hybrid that will offer you 53 miles on one charge before you have to use petrol. It is a great looking vehicle, packed with all kind of tech, and it will allow you to go green for at least the distance you travel from home to work. Since this is a hybrid vehicle you can still take it on road trips across the country but you might want to drive around on petrol and save the electric charge for those “God forbid” situations.
The wow factor – a great green commuter if you work 53 miles away from home.
3. Nissan Titan XD
There are probably little more pickups in this list than you expected, but we simply couldn’t skip this one. Why? Well, this is another one that uses that good old reliable Cummins V8 Diesel engine, plus it is basically the first crossover between a light-duty and heavy-duty pickup segment. One more interesting thing to know is that this has been voted as one of the most luxurious trucks on the market today.
The wow factor – Cummins engine again means long life and long usage.
2. Hummer H2
This is the car you love or hate. No middle ground and it’s probably for the best. This one is the vehicle that you own when you try to make a statement. A huge, rugged thing that will timid anyone in front, back or by your side.
The wow factor is, believe it or not, its comfort. This thing has so much space inside that you can throw a party for seven and have a great time.
1. 1974 Datsun 240z
Yes, this is the one that made the other Z cars famous. It is one of the best vehicles from that era (if not the best), and it is a car that basically started a legacy. It has sleek lines and racing pedigree, what more could you want?
The wow factor is everything about it. To every car enthusiast, this one is the birthplace of all that they hold sacred now.