So thanks to the multi-state Powerball lottery and some luck, you’re now a billionaire. Who knew that the Lost numbers were magic after all?
While waiting for your first big check, you have time to figure out what car you need to buy to replace the rotting hulk sitting in your driveway. We at TFLcar are here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the top five cars to buy now that you’ve won. All we ask is that if you buy one from our list, you get one for us too!
5. Tesla Model S P90D – It’s the trendiest car at the country club, it’s whisper quiet, and it can melt your face off with its straight-line acceleration. You want the top-of-the-line P90D, and you also have to get the Ludicrous Speed option so you can speed away from the paparazzi – and anyone else – at will. A fully-optioned out P90D will still run you less than $140,000, so you can buy a few of them if you want.
4. Pagani Huayra – It just may be the most ostentatious – and unpronounceable – supercar on the planet. It’s over-the-top in a way that only a billionaire could really appreciate. It’s stupid fast, but it also has a handmade, art-deco interior that coddles you as you approach 200 mph. The Mercedes-AMG built, 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 makes 720 horsepower and hits 60 mph in three seconds. They may be all sold out, but with your newfound cash, you should be able to coax one away from its owner.
3. Aston Martin DB5 – Let’s face it, everyone wanted to be James Bond at some point, and now that you’re a billionaire, you have the opportunity to live his high-class lifestyle. What better place to start than with his car? Sure, for about $240,000 you can have a special Bond edition of the Aston Martin DB9, but why not just go for the original? You’ve got the money after all. A regular DB5 can be had for about half a million bucks, but you just may be able to get the original one from the Goldfinger movie, but remember that it last sold in 2010 for $4.6 million. Just make sure that when you pull up to the casino in Monte Carlo that you order your martini shaken, not stirred.
2. Ferarri LaFerrari – Forget the idiotic name – this is the ultimate Ferrari, a $1.4 million testament to all things fast. Sure, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 have similar performance and price, but they don’t have that mile-deep red paint and the prancing horse emblem on the hood. And it’s a hybrid, so you can say you’re helping the environment.
1. 2001 Honda Civic – Now that you’re a billionaire, you may as well be walking around with a target on your back. Everyone will be hitting you up for money, whether it’s someone asking for a loan, someone wanting you to be an investor, or even someone who would rather forcibly separate you from your loot. Sometimes it’s better to fly under the radar, and what better way to do so than in a 15-year-old plain-Jane Civic sedan? 2001’s Civic was perhaps the most boring off all Hondas. They also made about a million of them, so no one will pay any attention to you in it. But of course, you have some extra cash, so you can take it to a tuner and add such niceties as a supercharger, a limited-slip differential, and an updated suspension. Just don’t make it ride too low or you may draw too much attention to yourself.
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