Supercars and high-end luxury cars spur a lot of imagination. However, very few of us will ever have the exclusive chance to own them. As car enthusiasts, we have that one car or a list of cars that we’d love to own someday. Our “dream car.” However, the rides on this list aren't necessarily vintage or even expensive. New and affordable fit fine on this list; the most important thing is that you'd love to have them parked in your garage. If you're driving your dream car, you understand what goes into getting one. You probably won’t be able to maintain it without breaking your bank, but you won’t mind it parked in your garage, even when it’s in a no-function vegetative form.
While we can’t fit everyone’s dream car into this list, we've compiled a list of the most popular selection of dream cars selected by car enthusiasts across different car forums. This is very much a dream list, not just a list of cars that most car enthusiasts are realistically going to buy. And since Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche are going to make the cut, there are a few cheaper surprises in our list for dreamers on a tight budget. In case you've been wondering, here are 20 Cars That Belong In Your Dream Garage.
20 Pagani Zonda R
Not many people have seen or even know much about this car. However, the Pagani Zonda is just one among the lesser-known exceptionally high-performing collection of Italian Supercars. The Zonda has been designed with a carbon-fiber body and packs a race-track grade engine. The Pagani Zonda R is also another performance legend that's well aware of its racing heritage. The Pagani Zonda R, just like its sister, is a supercar that's been built to the highest possible standards. The Pagani Zonda R is built in with a state-of-the-art exhaust system and race-grade air intake, making it one of the best names out of Italy.
19 Corvette Stingray
Well, we probably are cheating a bit with this selection, since the Stingray is a Corvette model that's much loved by Corvette owners and devotees. The Stingray has also been through seven different generations of development before it was introduced in 1953. While this car has been around for quite some time, we all understand what it can do on the track. Besides its neck-breaking charm on onlookers, the Corvette Stingray is a car worthy of your dream garage. The current seventh-generation model hosts innovative features that power this two-door supercar to its level of glory.
18 Koenigsegg CCX
This is the first Swedish sports car to find itself in our list of cars for your dream garage. If you ask me, this supercar deserves a spot on this list. Why? Well, the Koenigsegg CCX is a flagship sports car in the international market, meaning it was designed to meet the very stringent safety and emissions compliance guidelines that are needed for import. The Koenigsegg CCX is a lightweight supercar that harnesses a lot of power. It packs a six-speed manual transmission system that directs about 800 hp to deliver its 245 mph top speed.
17 Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 is a fairly new entry into the world of sports cars. This model was first introduced back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was introduced as a replacement for its elder brother, the Ferrari 430. If you're wondering if the Ferrari 458 Italia is any better, then you need to know it’s a worthy successor. What’s exciting is that this car packs a 4.5L Ferrari F136 V8 engine, and that’s only the beginning. It can do 0-60 miles per hour in 2.9-3.0 seconds making it one of the fastest cars on the planet. With a top speed of 210, it might be a little difficult to shake this car off on the freeway.
16 Ferrari Enzo
Well, let’s just say that Ferrari is loved so much they just had to name it after the founder. Well, this car is both a tribute to the founder and a celebration of the brand Ferrari. Well, if you have to know, the Ferrari Enzo is a fitting tribute to the legendary car manufacturer. This rear-mounted supercar engine can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.14 seconds. Another great thing about this car is its state-of-the-art braking and steering technology. It has unrivaled control when it comes to cutting through sharp bends. Save some space for this one in your dream garage.
15 Ford GT40
In case you're looking for a dream car with a wonderful story, then this has to be it. The Ford GT40 is the product of binding American muscle and British refinement. This car is conceived to be a perfect car made for long-distance sports racing. The Ford GT40 was first produced between 1964 and 1969. In case you're looking for one, there are currently only 107 of these still in existence. One more thing—you'll get the Ford Gt40 either in coupe or roadster versions. This car is an incredible piece of history and belongs in any fantasy car fleet.
14 Dodge Challenger
If you look closely, you'll find out that America is a nation that's built on vision, freedom, and a 'bigger is better' mentality. Therefore, there's nothing a little more power can’t fix. The Dodge Challenger was built specifically for the highways of its native land, and this car is a perfect choice for your dream garage. The Dodge Challenge packs a V8 engine together with an 8-speed transmission system and a body design that speaks less to the sanitized track of Formula 1; this is a car that belongs to a true American gearhead.
13 Jaguar E Type
If you're looking for an elegant-looking classic, refined sports car, then you'll have to go to the UK. The Jaguar E-Type is a dream come true for car lovers from all walks of life. The original model from way back in 1962 offered unrivaled performance that was downright scary in that age, although unimpressive now. The Jaguar E-Type has a top speed of 150 miles and can accelerate from 0-60 below seven seconds. While these figures are low, this car remains a true icon in the motor world and is a great fit for any dream garage.
12 Lexus LFA
When it all boils down to what we want, we'd all love to have parked in front of our yards a Japanese sports car with its massive turbos and huge spoilers—not forgetting the pocket-friendly price tags. JDM spec cars have enough exhaust roar to have the local cops knocking at your door. Japanese sports cars have a unique style and feel, and the Lexus LFA isn't any different. This road-legal two-seater can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, and its 1LR-GUE VTO engine can get this sports car to a top speed of 203 miles per hour. If you're going to have a car with an attitude in your dream garage, this has to be it.
11 Porsche Carrera GT
We had to have a Porsche on this list because everything about this baby is dreamy. The Porsche Carrera GT is a direct heir to the racing glory of the 911 series. When this car was being developed, the Porsche Carrera GT manufacturers had the race track in mind. This supercar was designed with a V10 engine together with an innovative body design built with state-of-the-art materials to offer world-class performance. You can never go wrong with this car. One fun fact about the Porsche Carrera GT is even in left-handed vehicles the ignition is still to the left of the steering column.
10 Pontiac GTO
The Pontiac GTO has to be one of America’s most iconic muscle cars of the 1960s and the 1970s. The body styling and performance of this all-American sports car tells a story and has the spirit of a rebellious age. The Pontiac, just like the Mustang, means that the owner has a long list of options to look at as far as this car’s heritage goes. Four generations of the Pontiac GTO have prowled the streets of America. These cars have done it all, from show cars, to drag race cars, to hobby cars, to Winston Cup Series race cars. If you're looking to get a fleet, make sure you save some space for this baby.
9 Ferrari F40
Well, Ferrari has done quite a lot to be in everyone’s garage dream. It’s perhaps one of the most fantasized cars in the world followed closely by its rival, the Lamborghini. Ferrari is perhaps the only car that has as many bedroom posters of it as the total number of its cars in the world (a little exaggerated, don’t you think? you get the point though, don’t you?). The Ferrari F40 is a street car that still makes the occasional racetrack appearance. This car can accelerate from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of about 211—that’s a lot of power, if you ask me.
8 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
This is truly an iconic car. It’s a luxury sports car that incorporates performance, style, and comfort in equal measure. This car is only available in coupe or roadster versions. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has distinct gull-wing doors that give you the realization that something unique is going around. Under this hood, the SLS packs a 6.2-liter M159 V8 engine that produces a top speed of 200 miles. With typical German detailing and attention, the Mercedes SLS is one of the safest performance vehicles that have ever been built. This car is a sure favorite for every dream garage.
7 Ford Mustang
If you're thinking of a car that represents America, then it has to be the Ford Mustang. This car is perhaps the most ironically American muscle car. This car is a pony car that has a lot of heart and a very interesting history behind it. The Ford Mustang is a descendant of the Ford Falcon. This car first made an appearance in showrooms back in 1964 and has remained there ever since. This is the only car that's truly in the minds and hearts of Americans everywhere. So, which Mustang belongs in your dream garage? Well, I guess that's up to you.
6 Lamborghini Gallardo
Well, this is another Lamborghini named after a bull and, in this case, a breed originating from Spain. This car packs a V-10 engine and was a flagship model for the car manufacturer for a number of years before it was eclipsed by the Aventador. It doesn’t matter if the Gallardo was out-fashioned by the Aventador since the two cars are a clash between the old and the classic. The Gallardo is a winner, with state of the art performance systems. The Lamborghini Aventador has recorded some impressive wins at the American Le Mans Series and was also awarded Top Gear Magazine’s Car of the Year twice.
5 Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is perhaps one of the most iconic high-performance cars in the world. Ask any teenage boy to list you a group of fast cars, and the Porsche 911 will surely be there. The Porsche 911 is a product of endless research and development. This car has done so much over the years for itself that it's earned a spot on this list. The Porsche 911, depending on the model you want, can accelerate from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds and has a top speed of more than 200 miles—that's supercar speed right there! Apart from that, this machine drives like a dream.
4 Aston Martin DB5
Britain has to be the first car to land two cars on this list from two different manufacturers, right? I guess we're all too lazy to check back. Regardless, the Aston Martin DB5 from Aston Martin is a luxury grand tourer that lives up to its name. This car is ultralight with an all-aluminum engine and a state-of-the-art transmission system, making this car both the foundation of performance and luxury. How Aston Martin marries these two concepts is unrivaled by other vehicles in the same tier. There’s a reason James Bond drives this car. It’s a definite pick for your dream garage.
3 McLaren F1
If you didn't know, the F1 stands for Formula One. Now that we have that out of the way, the McLaren F1 is a fine piece of British craftsmanship and is a standout because of its relationship with the high stakes world of racing. The McLaren is a rear-wheel-drive sports car that has a 6-liter BMW engine and is a monster on the track. This car was designed to go hard, judging everything from its suspension to its braking system. Everything in this car was cleverly thought out to make it the ultimate road beast. The manufacturers made sure the McLaren’s driving experience was like none on the race track.
2 Ford GT
You probably felt like something was missing on this list right? Well, you're wrong because we couldn’t end this list without mentioning the Ford GT. This car is the true definition of old-fashioned American muscle. This car’s roaring engine was designed for the American-style long highways and open spaces in the U.S. If you didn’t have this in mind, then it’s your chance to wrap yourself in an American flag and boast—the Ford GT is on this list! This car is a good piece of American history since it dates back to the 1960s. Your garage will never be the same with this bad boy in it.
1 Lamborghini Aventador
This is another Lamborghini named after a fighting bull. This Lamborghini is a supercar to be reckoned with any way you decide to look at it. This supercar is capable of doing 0-60 in less than three seconds, and in the supercar world, that's quite impressive. It has a top speed of 220 miles per hour, making it a dangerous rival on the track. Its unique design and flashy curves have earned this car a lot of love from car enthusiasts. If you're a lover of the Transformers, then you know, the Lamborghini Aventador played a huge role in the “Transformers: Age of Extinction” movie.