Daydreaming Mode: On – What’s Your Ultimate Three-Car Garage?

Rolls-Royce Ghost, Mercedes-AMG G 63, Porsche 911 GT2 RS 16 photos
Photo: Rolls-Royce, Daimler, Porsche
Rolls-Royce GhostRolls-Royce GhostRolls-Royce GhostRolls-Royce GhostRolls-Royce GhostPorsche 911 GT2 RSPorsche 911 GT2 RSPorsche 911 GT2 RSPorsche 911 GT2 RSPorsche 911 GT2 RSMercedes-AMG G 63Mercedes-AMG G 63Mercedes-AMG G 63Mercedes-AMG G 63Mercedes-AMG G 63
Since the early days of motoring, the average petrolhead has been faced with one challenging decision: what vehicle to get that would satisfy all their needs?
In our times, the offer is very generous. Automakers keep expanding their lineups with the obvious electrified twist and more crossovers, filling pretty much every niche. The tuning industry is simply flowering, as some owners would rather give their rides a more special feel than have them stock.

Name it, and chances are that it’s been built, unless you want something like say, an Audi RS 6 Allroad, which would cover light off-roading, a day at the track, space for the family, and lots of comfort. But we guess that’s what the go-fast crossovers such as the BMW X5 M are for. And while they may not be our usual cup of tea, we wouldn’t exactly mind owning one, as long as it’s not a so-called coupe SUV.

Now, as there is no such thing as THE perfect vehicle for petrolheads, we won’t ask you to limit your selection to only one, but actually three. How did we come up with that number? Think of it this way, you need a daily driver, and it needs to be comfy. You’d also want a weekend car, because who doesn’t, right? And you might want an SUV, be it for family purposes, actual off-roading, or those long winters in the northern hemisphere.

Rolls\-Royce Ghost
Photo: Rolls-Royce
As far as the daily driver goes, it would definitely need to be a sedan, because most wagons don’t cut it for yours truly. And since we haven’t set a budget in mind, we will aim high, like Rolls-Royce high. Contrary to what some might have expected, we would not get the Phantom, but the slightly smaller Ghost, because there is no such thing as having a chauffeur.

By combining the classic Rolls-Royce lines and retaining that flashy yet utterly superb grille, the new-gen Ghost is a breath-taking machine. And this might be a shot in the dark, but we reckon none of readers would mind driving it on a daily basis, are we right?

Choosing the Ghost for the daily category was one thing, and having to settle for one weekend car is a completely different story.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Photo: Porsche
Should we celebrate the awesome ICE with a Lamborghini Aventador and its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12? Or are we perhaps aiming too low and the Bugatti Chiron, with its massive quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine is the key? But what about the nimbleness of the Porsche 911 Turbo S or the fabulous performance of the McLaren 720S?

This is turning out to be trickier than expected, yet we’d probably say ‘no’ to all of the above and instead get a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, from the 991 generation of the German supercar. The ‘Widowmaker’ seems like a great choice, as it would encourage us to drive it like we stole it, but in the back of our minds, we’d always know that one simple mistake would also be our last, and no advanced driver assistance system could replace that.

Mercedes\-AMG G 63
Photo: Daimler
The SUV category is probably the most diverse. However, since it would definitely need to have a body-on-frame chassis, the choice has become easier. And no, we wouldn’t get a high-end truck with an open bed behind the cockpit, but something a bit more sumptuous, like the latest Mercedes-AMG G 63.

It would be perfect for just about every job, from football with the guys to a formal dinner party. And on rubber boots, aka M/T tires, it could take you to the end of the world and back if you pretend the word reliability doesn’t exist.

This is just one car guy’s selection, but would yours be?
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
Cristian Gnaticov profile photo

After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories