Our Favourite Cars and Why

A question often asked amongst fellow petrolheads is ‘what’s your dream car?’ Or ‘money no object whats your three car garage’. So we asked some of the Re:Fuel team about what their favourite car is and why.

Here’s what they said……….

George: A Blue TDF Ferrari 458

‘Now I’ll start off by saying depending on what day it is will depend on my answer to this question, however if I were to pull the trigger right now on my ‘dream car’ I would head straight for a Blu Tour De France Ferrari 458, preferably a Spider but I’d settle for a Coupe. Yes there’s more powerful cars in the world, yes there’s more exciting cars out there but I am a big believer in buying what you want and not what your Instagram followers are telling you to buy. The 458 was the 2nd Ferrari I ever rode in and the 1st supercar I ever drove. It was a Rosso Fuoco on Cremѐ car with carbon fibre as far as the eye can see. The noise, the feel and the looks completely won me over and I emerged from the experience quoting the famous car-guy mantra of ‘one day I will own that car’ and I’m not one for lapsing on promises so watch this space (fingers crossed!).

Josh: McLaren P1 GTR

‘Undoubtedly my favourite car of all time – Having worked on many McLaren P1 GTR’s, they are an absolute feat of engineering. The concept car made its debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2014. The P1 GTR production model was officially unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. These were limited to just 58 cars. The GTRs engine is a hybrid 1,000 PS (735 kW; 986 hp) 3.8L 90 degree V8 twin turbo engine. Although a track focused car, in 2015, a historic racing team and McLaren specialist called Lanzante offered a conversion of the P1 GTR from track to road and to date, 27 have been converted. That squatted stance, huge rear wing and open frame rear end – what’s not to love?!’

Dan: Audi RS6 Avant (C8)

‘It’s all very well these boys dreaming of their supercars – but what about a car that literally does EVERYTHING? Pins you back into your seat, handles like it’s on rails, takes the shopping home, you can stick your bike in the back, and if you fancy a bit of track action then the Quattro screams at you, “is that all you’ve got?!”. Yes, the Audi RS6 Avant is all the car that any real petrolhead could ever dream of. It’s a one-car-garage dream weapon. The closest I’ve gotten so far is my S4 Avant – but the RS6 will come. One day’.

Felix: Nissan Skyline GTR KPGC10 “Hakosuka”

‘Possibly the most difficult question to answer for anyone who has a passion for cars… “what’s your favourite car”? If money were no object then I would need a warehouse to store all my “dream cars”, however the first car I’d go out and buy would have to be a 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10. Unfortunately for me these are an incredibly rare car and I can count on one hand how many times I’ve had the chance to see one up close. Despite this, every chance I have gotten to see one I make the most of it and simply admire it’s classic Japanese styling and engineering for as long as possible. The GT-R’s DOHC 2.0 litre inline 6 produced 160 hp, a relatively lackluster figure when compared to the other cars in this list. Yet in 1971 this was all that was needed to bring the fight to the European sports cars of the time and come out victorious! Paving the way for many Japanese sports cars to follow for years to come’.

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