Most car enthusiasts always want to know what is the best car out there, but the best car can be measured on a lot of standpoints. That is why I think the best car may not be the most amazing car, but this is subjective.
I will talk about the most amazing car, the car that deserves to be the most amazing car and the ultimate car I have seen.
The most amazing car for me may not be the most amazing car for you because different things get us jaw dropping, yet however, the best cars could probably be the best for most people.
It is at times a variation in preferences; I have been told most of us African men we like very “thick” girls with big booties and apparently, we love to dub and dance which might not be far from the truth.
Back to cars, for me I would place a car on my most amazing car list if it had speed, beauty, comfort, a few extra features and tech. It doesn’t have to have all, but at least three quarters of those. That is why my most amazing car is a BMW X6.
The BMW X6
The BMW is not the most powerful car in the world, but it takes into account everything I love about a car such as:
- It is a BMW. I can’t explain it. It just is.
- It is FAST. For a luxury mini SUV, this car is incredible. 0 – 96 KPH in 6 seconds and this is on a base 3.0L twin power turbo inline 6 – cylinder with a 300-horsepower engine.
- It is beautiful. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but 11 years later – even the first 2007 BMW X6 still looks staggering even with its “sleeping eyes” front lights! It gets me every time and now there is the 2018 model.
- It has good ground clearance. I live in Uganda, you have probably heard of it, where our roads are like a military obstacle course. Not many cars can be beautiful and handle our roads without leaving a component behind or a bumper. The X6 is just right for a luxury car.
- It is comfortable with a fancy interior. I mean have you seen that dashboard and that beautiful gear stick? Perfection I tell you.
- It has all kinds of tech. Such as anti-theft systems, GPS, 9 HiFi speakers, satellite radio, connections to BMW Emergency services (it can notify police and emergency responders when you are in an accident – so they say, too bad they don’t have 999), anti-roll and roll detection systems that detect and deploy airbags, a system that deactivates some features when there is a large impact so as to reduce chances of fire and so much more.
- It has all wheel drive which improves its steering, handling and road performance.
But since this is not just about one car, the excited little boy in me must know when to stop and give room for others to play too. Incredible machines like this made us call BMW, “Be My Wife” when we were kids.
Moving on to the car that deserves to be the most amazing car I’ve seen! The Bugatti Veyron. Of course, there is also the Chiron, but I’ve never seen one so probably it doesn’t count but the piece below probably applies to it too.
The 2018 Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Veyron is UGLY, heck I don’t know why people drool over it. It looks like a cockroach or beetle. There is something about Volkswagen and insects, but the first time I saw one in the showroom and the next time it passed by me, I was awestruck because its speed and power were awesome.
Not awesome beautiful, but awesome in a beastly way. The way you look at a lion, wolf, bear or Dwayne the Rock Johnson (girls, I’m talking about you) and lose yourself. So, imagine when I found out that this 408.84km/h (254.04mph) car attempts to fly off the ground when it starts approaching its top speed!
That is why it has computer controlled spoilers/tails/fins (whatever you prefer to call them) and other systems in place to keep it on the ground. Maybe it was a bluff, but no other car has done that and to add on, it weighs 1,888 kilograms (4,162 lb).
Fun Fact: The Police in Dubai, UAE owns some of these bad boys. No idea whether to show off or put the fear of Allah in the minds of law breakers, but I know they allow tourists to take photos or touch the car sometimes.
You have to admit that if someone came around driving one of these or the other Bugatti models, it is definitely going to be an eye popper compared to the BMW X6. Maybe its cause its rare, expensive, fast, powerful, loud, ugly yet hot – I’m baffled too love to look at it anyway.
Then there is, the Ultimate Most Amazing car that probably won’t ever get credit. The Land Rover Defender. You probably see it more often than usual, but you don’t give it much of a fuss.
The Land Rover Defender
This is why I think it is amazing:
- It looks hot. Take your pick, mean, beautiful, shiny – it is just hot. It is so hot that it actually makes girls stare too, not just the “bad boys” into mean machines. Did I mention also animals pause just to take a peek?
- It is hardcore. Honestly, I have heard about some cars that take a good beating but I still don’t feel any can reach the level of this truck. Maybe it is because of its military heritage. The car can roll over and you get out unharmed, it takes a lot of speed force and weight to dent it. It is like the steel and Aluminium that went in making it was forged from Olympus.
- It has super ground clearance. It is raised enough for you to lie under it and text your bae on WhatsApp. That comes in handy in the roughest terrains in the world with mud, floods, rocky fields and hills.
- It is hard to throw this thing down. You must be one bad driver if you ever manage to pull this off.
- Very good suspension, shocks and 4WD. Many cars especially several Toyota off road versions and Mercedes Benz cross country have 4WD too, in fact they also have a gear lever/box that can interchange between which wheels to lock and 4WD high or low but in my opinion, they would wave pompoms and cheer when the Defender gets to work.
- The newer Land Rover Defender editions are more comfortable than the old ones, so that is a plus but since the car wasn’t built for tea parties, don’t expect a Bentley experience.
- Did I mention it was in the James Bond Movie, Spectre?
Over to you.
I originally posted this as an answer on Quora where I usually talk about cars, Facebook, business and life in general.
Lawrence writes about tech, lifestyle, politics, business, crypto and occasionally entertainment. He writes for Newslibre and Spur Magazine while consulting with numerous international companies on strategy, community management and marketing.
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