As the snow flies on the slick winter roads I can’t help but wait spring and the return of fast cars.  The cars on this list are not only fast, but aesthetically appealing as well.  Here is my list of the ten most bada** dream cars on my “must someday drive” list.  Hey! I can dream.  These cars changed the sportscar/supercar/racecar game beyond previous recognition.

10) 1978 “Smoky and the Bandit”  Pontiac Trans Am

 8) 1992 McClaren F1
The McClaren F1 is a force to be reckoned with amongst all supercars, although the price tag is well..yikes.  F1 racers say this car would be a top performer at the Le Mans race.
7) 1999 Dodge Viper
Chrysler’s version of a Shelby Cobra.  Scary fast with over 500 horsepower right off the showroom floor these are now an American icon.

6) 1969 Mach 1 Mustang 428 Supra Cobra Jet

Take an already fast and rare 1969 Mach one and add a big block right off the factory floor.  Well underrated in the factory claims of 355 horsepower (for insurance purposes) this rare Mustang hauls in a quarter mile race

5) 1966 Shelby Cobra

Like the Mach 1, this specialty racing reworked cobra with a Mustang engine rewrote the rules in the 60’s.  And man do they look iconic cruising down the strip.

4) 2005 Lotus Elise

Tipping the scales at a gravity-defying 1950 lb., the diminutive Elise remains faithful to the Hethel company’s less-is-more school of vehicle production. Like the famous Seven and Elan, lightweight roadsters that helped put Lotus road cars on the map, the Elise is built around the same concept of joining an exceptionally light, nimble chassis to a flexible and responsive 4-cylinder engine. With so little mass to haul around, the Elise doesn’t need a ton of horsepower to go fast, huge brakes to slow down or massive wheels and tires to handle well.

3) 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The supercharged, 650-hp Corvette Z06 is today’s halo Corvette, and while it remains a performance bargain at $80,395, its suspension, tires, and brakes are the critical components for track duty.  Chevrolet hasn’t yet said how much the Grand Sport will cost, but we expect that, like the previous-generation model, it will cost only a few thousand bucks more than a standard Corvette Stingray. For those jonesing for a track weapon on a budget, that makes the Grand Sport the ultimate toy

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