Guest contribution by Paul Dumarel from AussieAutoAdvice.com.
We all know that owning a hot car makes a man look awesome. It’s an undeniable fact of life. Kind of like gravity, taxes and so on. And who doesn’t want to look awesome.
With that being said, here are 5 cars that in all likelihood, 99.8% of us are never going to be able to afford or justify spending money on and even if we could justify it, the wife has her eye on something a little more 7 seater-ish. Heck, she’s probably even be eyeing off a minivan and we’d probably be powerless to stop any of our wives in that instance. But still, IF we did own one of these amazing cars, we’d look awesome AF.
The Bugatti Veyron.
Obviously from the looks of it, it’s cool, sleek and sophisticated. But take note that this hot many vehicle is not just about its 7-figure sticker price; its 1001 horsepower or its capacity to top 90 km/h speed limits by approximately 400 km/h. As one of our list’s manly car, the Bugatti Veyron has the killer looks to kill. It is not like the obnoxiously rough and top like Rambo, but that is because it is not what it’s intended to be.
Just a handful manly cars acquire a silhouette you will recognize right away. Of those a few, there is arguably none more very distinctive than the Lamborghini Countach. It is so damn manly that if this will not stir the hot testosterone manliness in you, you’d probably don’t have a pulse. Up to this day, the Lamborghini Countach has that unmistakable and brute outlook with that standoffish “screw you” attitude. So you as a driver, it’s up to you to do everything right or else, things can get pretty lousy.
No other manly vehicle on this top 10 list has been included in production as long as the Corvette has, and quite a few Corvettes have difficulty living up to its manly car specifications. The manliest it could get is its C2 Sting Ray of the 1963 to 1967. Other people attribute its being manly to its road attitude, which does not suffer badly.
The Dodge Viper has been a manly car since it was fully launched in 1992 as its model. It always has had a V10, and that is always been attached to its manual transmission, so no paddle shifters here. Not to mention that there is not much to save your bacon if you get so insane. It means that there are no coddling electronic aids in order to make it all more comfy or better. So it’s either you get it right or simply face the music. Which is in fact really the sign of the ultimate manly car.
With 60 years of the iconic Ferraris to take into consideration and apparently a few undesirables within the mix, it is unlikely to leave Maranello out of this topic, but quite challenging to choose the typical car. Look back to those famous people who has driven this car. Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood had a 365 GT4 BB. And The Steve McQueen had driven a Lusso. And having a clear edge than those models mentioned above is the original GTO.
It’s manufactured to win races, so its design was the output of the wind tunnel and test track refinement and not really an attempt to get the appeal of its market and clientele. Hence, the very manly V12 always dominates the track and to this day, remain an uncompromising legend.
So there you go, 5 cars that would totally make you look a minimum of 10% hotter. Fact.