5 Cars You Need to Drive Before You Die

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Everyone has their own personal bucket list, but the life goals of automotive enthusiasts tend to be very specific. Although owning the car of your dreams may not be possible, driving one – if only just for a minute – is a realistic aspiration worth pursuing. Whether you want to rent an exotic car for a day or bribe someone at the track, driving a world-class vehicle is an experience you won’t forget. Here are five cars you need to drive before you cash in your chips.

Ford Model T

Ford Model T

What better place to start than the beginning? Ford’s Model T is widely considered to be the first vehicle that was made accessible to casual drivers, due largely in part to its revolutionary assembly line production. According to Car and Driver, the Model T is the second most popular car in history, taking the silver only to the Volkswagen Beetle. There are luxury vehicle rental agencies that have this classic available in their fleets, but make sure you practice on a closed course, as the outdated and unfamiliar controls can make the driving experience quite challenging.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Boasting over 1,000 horsepower and a top speed slightly over 250 mph (254.04 to be precise), the Bugatti Veyron is a speed freak’s holy grail. Oh, did we mention that this supercar can do 0 to 60 in just 2.46 seconds? Unless you’re a pilot or an astronaut, you’re probably not going to experience that kind of acceleration anywhere else, so this car is a must-try. Of course, you should never attempt to hit those top speeds unless you’re on a closed track with professional supervision.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Made famous by boxer Floyd Mayweather who recently purchased one for his world-class collection, the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is the ultimate luxury car. In fact, you’re going to have to shell out a cool $4.8 million if you want to own it. To be fair, the car is covered in diamonds…seriously. There are only three of these insanely over-the-top luxury super cars available worldwide, according to Tech Times, so driving one may not be in the cards in this lifetime. At the same time, you never know when a miracle could happen. Are you reading this, Floyd?

Lykan Hypersport

Lykan Hypersport

While it may look like the Batmobile, the Lykan Hypersport actually made its big screen debut in Furious 7. This vehicle combines luxury and performance into a stunning package, featuring jewel-encrusted headlights, scissor doors, and a top speed of over 240 mph. This is the type of a car that makes you feel like an action hero from the moment you hit the gas, so don’t forget to bring your cape and spandex suit.

Your Own Custom Build

Hear me out. If you’re the type who’s constantly tinkering on a project, you know that feeling of anticipation that you get before you finally hit the road. At the end of the day, the best ride is the one that you put your blood, sweat, and tears into. No luxury or classic car can top that.

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There’s just something so rewarding about taking even the most basic, run-of-the-mill car and turning it into something special. Companies like All-Fit Automotive sell aftermarket products that make it possible to turn an ordinary vehicle into the car of your dreams. While your car may not be bedazzled in diamonds or encrusted in jewels, it’s yours. You put your heart and soul into it, and surely that counts for something.

Andrew Hoffman
Andrew Hoffman is a freelance writer and journalist from Los Angeles, CA, who has written on behalf of a range of clients including the Livestrong Network and Demand Media. In addition to writing about a range of topics, he enjoys surfing in Santa Monica and going out for long rides in his car with his better-half. Get in touch with him over here.