He’s making a list and checking it twice, he’s going to find out who’s been naughty or nice… Yes, it is that season where Santa Claus is indeed coming to town. As we are not very far away from the big event the Inside Lane team has decided to draw up our wish list in hope of waking up on Christmas day to some of the most desirable cars. Leaving out an extra large glass of milk and a mince pie the size of a domestic cat as a bribe, here are our 10 most wanted cars this Christmas.
10. Tesla Model S
Starting off with the most sensible car on the most wanted list, the Tesla Model S. We were so impressed with just how this all-electric car performed and the fact that its 250 mile real world range allows for direct comparison to conventional cars. Bristling with technology, plenty of performance and costing very little to run, what’s not to love? Check out our Tesla Model S first impressions.
9. Lamborghini Huracan
Oh yes! The latest addition to the raging bulls lineup replaces the much loved, but aged Gallardo. A 5.2 litre V10 heart sits within this striking automotive sculpture producing 602BHP. Channeling it to the ground via all four wheels, the Huracan will get from 0-62MPH in just 3.2 seconds. A worthy successor to Lamborghini’s most successful model ever.
8. Alfa Romeo 4C
Here is one for the purist. The beautiful little Alfa Romeo 4C is a sports car for the soul. Very light at just 895KG, mid-engined and producing some of the rudest noises, this Italian captured our heart. 240HP from a 1.75 litre turbocharged engine makes it brisk enough for country roads. See our review of the Alfa Romeo 4C to find our exactly why it made our most wanted Christmas list.
7. BMW i8
WOW! Just look at it! This spaceship is one of the very few cars that actually looks like the concept car it was born out of. A sports car for the modern environmentally conscious age. 0-62MPH in 4.4 seconds all whilst achieving a claimed 135MPG. Our first impressions of the car left us very impressed indeed.
6. Rolls-Royce Wraith
Elegant, powerful and beautifully crafted. Our visit to the Rolls-Royce factory enabled us to fully appreciate just how much craftsmanship goes into each car. The Wraith is aimed at a much younger generation but is still undeniably a Rolls-Royce. V12 power and a signature waft as it surges along, everyone should experience this car at some point. Find out how a Rolls-Royce is born HERE.
Here we have both beauty and the beast. “Dat ass!” Jaguar have done a stunning job in producing a successor to the legendary E-Type and its coupe counterpart is even more appealing. We would take the supercharged V8 R model if we had the choice, but then we wouldn’t complain if Santa brought us any F-Type.
4. Porsche 918 Spyder
This sleek machine is one of three new hyper cars to hit the market, so why wouldn’t you want one? At £657,400 it is one of our more costly gifts, but with a 0-62MPH time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 214MPH can you blame us?
3. Mercedes-AMG GT
We said our goodbyes to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as it went out of production earlier this year, we were quite sad. However, to make up for our loss the German’s new flagship is nothing short of kick arse. Being dubbed as the “911 killer” by many automotive outlets, the AMG GT has an all-new 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 heart. Go for the GT S model and a top speed of 193MPH is all yours.
Some people will scream and shout that this should have been number one, but at the end of the day it’s our list, so there… LaFerrari with its hybrid enhanced V12 power unit and devilishly handsome looks is modern-day Italian passion. Going head to head with the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918, it is a must for any Ferrari fan.
For us it just had to be. Claiming the top spot on our 10 most wanted cars this Christmas is the 903BHP McLaren P1. In the metal it is other worldly packing the very latest in Formula One technology and even a few features that are banned in the sport. It is arguably the most aerodynamically advanced car on sale to the general public and features a track mode that alters the car so dramatically that it is no longer road legal. See what we thought when encountering this future legend for the first time.