As a wise man once said, everyone must have a perfect ten car garage. That wise man was Jeremy Clarkson, but moving on.
- Your cars can be anything from production to limited-production to showcase to concept.
- They can be movie cars, but only if it's based on a real car (i.e. GMC Vandura 1500 as the A-Team Van).
- No Fiero kits of ridiculous examples (e.g. Batmobile, Space Shuttle, Death Star, Camry, etc.)
Here is what's in my perfect 10 car garage:
Nissan GT-R R35
The king of the 'ring. An obvious choice for myself given I not only love Japanese cars, but also things that are fast. The GT-R ticks both of those boxes.
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Road Car
Only two road-legal versions were built. This goes in my garage because it's a modern example of a no-nonsense, honest to god American race car, from an honest-to-god American car maker. It's also drop-dead gorgeous with that paint.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Those headlights haunt my nightmares, because they symbolize the lunacy, terror, brick-shitting agony that lies behind them: a massive supercharged V8 engine. It's wonderful.
Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
The Celica was always Toyota's golden child, and the ST205 is no exception. This car was Japan's best homologated rally car at the time. It's a rolling example of what Toyota is capable of when they try.
ICON Toyota Land Cruiser FJ44
One of the most capable, reliable, and popular off-road trucks of all time. I'd take one of these with solid axles and a winch. Yeah, something like that.
Honda engine, Honda reliability, Honda performance tuning, you can't go wrong. Also that VTEC really kicks in, yo. I almost traded in my Accord for one.
Tesla Model S P85D
There's nothing like acceleration in an electric car. An electric car with 691 horsepower, that it. By god do I love this car. It's smart, spacious, surprisingly efficient, and fast.
I like the LFA not only because it's a brilliant supercar, but it's also Toyota saying "You want a fast car? Here you go. Happy?" I fucking love this car and all of its pieces, even that engine. I'd probably just sit in the driveway and rev it for hours upon hours.
Honda's only supercar, yet one of the finest Japanese supercars ever made. The NSX was originally built with their partnership with McLaren in mind. With a chassis tuned by Ayrton Senna himself, the NSX was a true Ferrari killer.
The first Japanese supercar, one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and the most important car in Toyota's history. With it, Toyota set out to prove they weren't just some two-bit car company building dull appliances for the masses. If they wanted to, they could build a machine that would stick its hand down your pants and play around a little, and this car proved just that. This car fueled Toyota's sports heritage from then on, giving us the Celica, the Supra, the MR2, the Sprinter Trueno, and so on. In my opinion, it was a better E-Type than the E-Type.
That end's my list. What's yours?