The first automobile introduced to the market was developed by Carl Benz, who introduced a 3-wheel vehicle that would operate as one powered by gasoline. Capable of seating two people, this project was completed in 1885, then on July 1, 1886, the newspapers announced the arrival of the Benz Patent Motor Car.
On his heels, in 1901, is Gottlieb Daimler's 1901 Mercedes, but Daimler wasn't able to enjoy the fruits of his labor for long as heart disease claimed his life in 1900. The company we know today as Mercedes-Benz still remains as a leader of the automobile industry, experiencing over 220 years' worth of vehicular making history.
Much has changed 200 years later as a flurry of automobile manufacturing companies has sprouted since the 1900s, as well as a broader variety of vehicles that are as diverse as the companies themselves.
Since the beginning of the automotive industry, there has been a lineup of dream cars everybody has fancied at least once, whether it be in design, power, or technology.
Here are 20 dream cars you wish you had:
20. 2022 Audi RS e-Tron GT
With the growing demand for vehicles less reliant on gasoline, the surge of automobiles relying on solar energy and related has been the result. Joining the e-car industry is Audi, whose 2022 RS e-Tron GT was first introduced at a car show in Los Angeles in 2018.
The faster, more powerful 2022 Audi RS e-Tron GT is the one Audi fans are eyeballing most of whose rear motor is capable of producing up to 590 horsepower regular and 637 horsepower with overboost. In 3.1 seconds, this particular model of the Audi can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
The 2022 Audi e-Tron GT and 2022 Audi RS e-Tron GT series enjoy a two-speed transmission feature, which is an upgrade from more commonly used single transmission types. The improved acceleration and highway driving capability also enjoy a 232-mile range of travel while on a single charge.
The 2022 Audi RS e-Tron GT series fetches for $139,900 USD, which features four-wheel steering and recycled Alcantara and Dinamica materials throughout the interior to appease the anti-leather consumer population. However, there is also genuine Nappa leather that is also available.
19. 2022 Tesla Model S (Long Range)
Without Tesla, the growth of the e-cars would not see the amount of variety it sees today as more automobile companies get in on the action to produce vehicles that rely more on solar energy as opposed to the consumption of gasoline.
Tesla remains the leader of dream car manufacturers, which is sometimes mentioned in the line of some given Hollywood production about the desire of owning a Tesla.
The rave reviews the 2022 Tesla Model S has received so far from various critics make this one of the most coveted models throughout the lineup of 2022 vehicles that are expected to appear on the car dealership lots. Tesla's Model S Long Range boasts the ability to travel from 0 to 60 mph in just 2 seconds, thanks to its triple electric motor that can output 1020 horsepower.
This agile sports sedan offers two different types of settings, allowing the driver to choose their steering preference while on the road. The 2022 Tesla Model S comes either as Long Range, which is capable of traveling up to 412 miles on a single battery charge while the Plaid model offers up to 390 miles.
For car enthusiasts who are into minimalism, the 2022 Tesla Model S, whether it's the Long Range model or Plaid model, fits the bill as their dream car or choice.
18. 2022 Tesla Roadster - Founders Series
This second generation of the Tesla Roadster was originally supposed to reach the dealerships in 2020 but experienced some production delays that forced a two-year wait. When Tesla first introduced themselves to the automobile industry in 2004, it was with their original Tesla Roadster, otherwise known as the Lotus Elise.
At the time, it was nicknamed Mule 1. The 2022 Tesla Roadster is a vast improvement with its triple motor that can zip from 0 to 60 miles power hour in 1.9 seconds. This model can also speed at 250 miles per hour and travel as far as 620 miles on a full battery charge. The Founder Series of the 2022 Tesla Roadster has 1000 units set aside for reservation and goes for $250,000 each.
17. 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
This 668 horsepower and 659 feet of torque luxury sedan are supercharged with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, making it the most powerful Cadillac the company has ever produced to date. Pairing up with the engine is the driver's choice of a six-speed manual transmission or ten-speed automatic.
The CT5-V Blackwings with the automatic transmission can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds. The brake rotors are fitted with Brembo six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the back. Carbon-ceramic plates are also available. The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing also comes with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S high-performance tires with 19-inch forged alloy wheels. The starting price tag for these models is $110,000 USD.
16. 2022 Chevy Corvette Z06
The 5.5-liter naturally aspired flat-plane crank, V-8 promises to catapult the 2022 Chevy Corvette Z06 series puts up to 625 horsepower with 480 pounds per foot torque. Expected to fetch a starting price of at least $80,000 USD per unit. However, should one engage in upgrading the 2022 Chevy Corvette Z06 to feature carbon-fiber wheels, a rear wing, rear-seat delete, carbon dashboard carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and Michelin Pilot Sport 3S high-performance tires, that price tag now exceeds the $84,900 USD mark. But, it's the extra features and upgrades that make dream vehicles what they are, to begin with.
15. Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ Electronc Microbus
It's supposed to come out in 2022, but Volkswagen's electric-based introduction of their infamous Microbus may not come out until 2023 due to some unforeseen delays. This reincarnation of the cult-classic Microbus was first revealed as a concept in 2017. While this may not be considered a dream machine among sports car enthusiasts, for fans of the Hippie Generation, the 2022/2023 Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ is.
The pair of electronic motors contributes towards the van's ability to provide 390 horsepower with its all-wheel-drive machine. These models are being built at the manufacturing plants in Hanover, Germany, and Chatanooga, Tennessee, USA. There are supposed to be nine different variants of the Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ. The expected price for these electronic microbuses remains unclear.
14. 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Electric Supertruck
GMC is bringing forth its Electric Supertruck, which is otherwise known as the 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1. This is a re-introduction of its infamous Hummer series, opting to depart from its previous gas-guzzling models by bringing forth units that rely on electronics and technology instead.
For off-roader enthusiasts who also embrace more ecological-friendly machines, this is their vehicular dream come true. With the advanced driver assistance features and open-air driving experience, the first group of the Hummer EV Edition 1 Electric Supertruck units is expected to roll out in 2022. GMC promises the first edition of their Hummer EV units will push up to 1000 horsepower, matched with up to 11,500 available torque.
These electronically-run machines can travel up to 350 miles with a fully charged battery for the pickup models. The Edition 1 models currently sit at the price of $112,595 USD.
13. 2022 Audi R8 RWD Performance Coupe
Coming out of the Audi production camp is the 2022 Audi R8 RWD Performance Coupe, which features a V-10 rear-wheel-drive vehicle designed to impress. This variant of the 2022 Audi R8 series boasts 602 horsepower and 406 pounds per foot torque from its familiar 5.2-liter V-10 engine. It is also expected to be the last of its kind now that Audi is looking to bring their R8 series into the world of hybrid engine technology. The price for these units start at $148,700 USD.
12. 2022 Subaru WRX STI
Expected to see the road as early as January 2022, is the 2022 Subaru WRX STI series. Measuring 183 inches long and 72.8 inches wide, as well as the height of 57 inches and a wheelbase of 105 inches, this slightly bigger model than the previous WRX STI units, is more spacious.
Using the engine schematics from Toyota, this adds more speed to the ride, as well as better maneuverability. It has 271 horsepower with a 258 pound per foot torque thanks to its twin-scroll turbocharger with an electric wastegate for near-instant boost response. The 2022 Subaru WRX STI is currently valued at $40,000 USD. For sedan lovers who don't believe in forking out huge sums of money as their idea of a dream car, the 2022 Subaru WRX STI works just fine.
11. 2022 Mazda RX-9
After a series of delays, it looks like Mazda's RX-9 will finally make its official appearance in 2022. This high-profile sports car features a 1.6-liter 2-rotor Wankel engine that serves as the RX-9's power base. Its single turbocharger V-8 engine pushes just over 400 horsepower and is expected to fetch a starting price of $50,000 USD.
10. 2022 Nissan 400Z
It is one of the most anticipated vehicles expected to blaze a new trail in 2022 as far as vehicular dream machines go. Also called the "Subaru Crusher." the Nissan 400Z features a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine capable of putting out 444 horsepower with a curb weight of 3252 pounds. The estimated starting price for the Nissan 400Z is $45,000 USD.
9. 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
Lately, Porsche has been developing a name for themselves as a churner within the automotive industry as they've seemed to pick up the pace when it comes to producing new vehicles to the market. The racy 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS starts at $130,000 USD and suggests it's worth every penny.
To date, this particular model is the lightest from their RS series, as well as giving the "baby 911" a much-needed boost in performance. With an output of at least 500 horsepower, which is an improvement from the previous 414 horsepower performance from their previous GT4 models.
8. Hennessey Venom F5
With the availability of 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pounds per foot torque, this hypercar can exceed the speed of 311 miles per hour. The Venom F5 Chassis 03 was unveiled on August 18, 2021, at The Quail in Carmel, California. This 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V-8 machine has already been reportedly sold out as each of the 25 variants of these units went for $2.1 million.
7. 2022 Lotus Emira First Edition
Valued at $93,600 USD, is the limited production of the 2022 Lotus Emira First Edition. This lineup features a manual transmission and a V-6 engine, as well as a number of various performance standards such as the Drivers Pack, and an optional set of Michelin Sport Cup 2s tires.
The 2022 Lotus Emira First Edition has a KEF 10-channel premium audio system which includes three KEF Uni-Q speakers and a fresh air subwoofer that provides a superior sound experience. The mix of KEF audio and OEM automotive applications is a first-time feature with the Lotus brand. For drivers who desire the experience of driving in a vehicle that has the ultimate infotainment system, the 2022 Lotus Emira First Edition covers that.
6. 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe
The 6.2-liter V-8 turbocharged engine outputs 650 horsepower and 650 pounds per foot torque in this 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe. Between the options of a six-speed manual transmission or a ten-speed automatic transmission, the all-American cult favorite maintains its status as a dream car for enthusiasts who still enjoy the mix of muscle and style.
5. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition
Starting at $59,995 USD, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT can launch from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. As an e-car, it can travel up to 260 miles on a single charge. This particular model features 480 horsepower and a 634 pound per foot torque performance.
4. 2022 Ferrari 296GTB
This exotic sports car features a V-6 mid-mounted turbocharged engine with hybrid technology, which is a first for the Italian-based car manufacturing company. The 2022 Ferrari 296GTB 819 horsepower is due to the combination of the engine with an electric motor and eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All that power is sent to the rear wheels which use the 296GTB's compact size and lightweight construction to make it an entertaining driving experience. The average 2022 Ferrari 296GTB runs at $250,000 each.
3. 2022 Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster
The 2022 Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster goes for $500,000 each and if flamboyancy is your thing, this is the dream car to go for. This 769 horsepower V-8 hypercar is a 6.5-liter12-cylinder gas-loving machine that outputs 531 pounds per foot torque performance.
2. 2022 BMW X3 SUV
Known for luxury and practicality, BMW doesn't disappoint with the 2022 X3 SUV series, which is regarded as surprisingly agile and fuel-efficient. The gutsy turbo engine performance provides 382 horsepower. The 2022 BMW X3 SUVs have three different main variants, starting at $44,695 USD. Depending on what type of performance you seek, between the sDrive30i model, the xDrive30i model, and the M40i model, all three rightfully deserve the classification of a dream car.
1. 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
The 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is a more mellow version of the company's Chiron Super Sport 300+ and is considered more luxurious. The quad-turbocharged W-16 engine is capable of breaking the 300 miles per hour speed with its 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 torque performance. Going from 0 to 60 miles per hour under three seconds, the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport also goes for $3.9 million.
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