We’ve all daydreamed about it, probably thousands of times: which car we would buy first if we won the lottery. There are no right or wrong answers. Your favourite car is a personal choice, buy a 25 year old Renault Clio if that’s your thing. But having millions in the bank would mean nothing is off the table so you can go big and drive home. Probably very quickly and with pedestrians dropping their chips as you rumble past. We’ve had a good think here at YesAuto about what our shopping list would be if our six numbers came up, and we’ve stuck to cars worth over £1 million because, well, we’ve won the lottery in this game. But we’d love to hear what you would go for, so let us know in the comments below.
Oh, and if you do win the lottery you might want to check out our list of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction. Or just drool over the beautiful cars while repeating the words ‘one day.’
Let’s start with an obvious one. The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car in the world, in terms of how much it fetches on the classic car market. So if bragging rights over how much your car is valued at are your thing, it’s gotta be the GTO. In 2018 one sold for £52 million. That’s Euromillions money, but you’ll own one of the most beautiful and historically important cars ever made.
Forget willy-waving over how much you paid for a car, for us the Lamborghini Miura is utterly gorgeous and arguably the best looking car ever made. It was the first mid-engined two-seater supercar, which has now become a tried and tested blueprint, so its legacy is huge.
It’s hard to put a true price on this car because only six were ever made in Roadster form, and just one of them in right hand drive, so if one went to auction today it would depend on what a collector is prepared to pay for it. But we do know in 2009 one sold for £616,000 which is just short of £1 million in today’s money. We don’t care about any of that, we just want to drive to the shops for a pint of milk listening to the V12 from the open roof.
When we win the lottery we intend to fill most of the time we currently spend at work doing track days, and this is what we want to do them in. The LaFerrari is cool, don’t get us wrong, but the FXX K is the track-only version of that beautiful monster and boasts over 1,000bhp thanks to its 6.3-litre V12 engine. If you can find one for sale, expect to pay well over the original £2 million price tag.
Pre-orders of the 150 examples of Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar, scheduled to arrive in 2021, have all sold out. But wewould be prepared to buy someone’s place in the waiting list for an exorbitant amount to be the owner of this 6.5-litre V12 road and track weapon. According to Max Verstappen the Valkyrie ‘reacts closer to an F1 car than a normal road car’ on track. Take our (imaginary) money Aston.
The must-have for any multi-millionaire, which is why you’ll find most examples in Monaco or countries with a lot of oil buried beneath sand, the Chiron is the ultimate symbol of excess. An 8-litre, quad turbocharged W16 engine produces nearly 1,500bhp, and it will hit 216mph…and that’s limited by Bugatti.
The Brabham BT62 was originally intended to be track-only, but pressure from squillionaires like the ones we’re pretending to be for this feature to make it road-legal means it’s now available to all…who can afford it. Despite being technically a road going car, at heart it’s still full fat racer, with 700bhp on tap and weighing just 972kg. A wonderful break from the hypercar norm, this is what we would choose to stand out at Monterey.
With the list getting a bit hypercar-heavy, we thought we’d add this: the limited run Aston Martin DB5 remake complete with the gadgets it came with in the Goldfinger Bond movie. Packing an oil slick sprayer, rear smokescreen and dummy machine guns, it’s fair to say this car is pretty unique, not that any of it is legal to use on the roads. Still, you would own a modern replica of one of the most beautiful cars ever made and the ultimate big kid’s toy.