We kinda came to terms with the fact we’re all going to die someday in our post about 8 Things You Should Know By Your 40s, but now we have that ol’ bucket list to figure out. You know, the list of stuff you want to do before you expire like old hamburger meat. You’ll have to drive these 7 cars before you die or miss out on some kick-ass spinning, sensational horsepower, and serious bragging rights.
1. AC Cobra
You don’t get called the “widow maker” for no reason. The AC Cobra is also known as the Ford Shelby Cobra in the US, and it’s been made since 1962. We think you’ll agree that this sportscar gives your girlfriend a run for the money as being the hottest piece of tail in your life after you take it for a test drive.
2. Corvette Stingray
It would totally sting not to drive this car at least once before you die. Back in 1968 Chevrolet made the decision to introduce the Corvette Stingray in place of the MKII. You can believe every gearhead was (and still is) impressed by its ZL1 engine capable of 560 horsepower and its ability to take a quarter mile in 10.89 seconds. Guitar Hero’s got nothing on this.
3. Ariel Atom
The car nut in you is itching to drive the 2015 Ariel Atom 3. I mean, why wouldn’t you? It’s 900 pounds lighter than the Mazda Miata and has twice the power. Intrigued yet?
This bitchin’ car is designed for race car-like performance, has a wicked 245-hp 2.0L V8 engine, a sporty open cabin, and is totally street legal in the US. Way to be badass before you croak.
4 .Porsche 911 Carrera RS
Embrace the gearhead in you. C’mon, you know you wanna. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS boasts a 2.7L engine, 210 hp, and impressive German engineering. The model made in 1974 had 230 horsepower, but its chassis was altered. Choose one or drive both, you stud you.
5. Ferrari 458 Italia
Not many cars can rival the Ferrari 458 Italia’s sleek style and extreme speed. The 2015 version has a 4.5L rear-mounted V8. Just thinking about driving this baby on a deserted road in the sunshine has us choking back tears.
Special note: If you’re going at supersonic speed and not watching where you’re going, you could actually die while driving this car. Then again, that would be great material for your obit.
6. Aston Martin DB5
James Bond was always trying to be you, wasn’t he? Now you can take his persona for a while by driving the Aston Martin before you perish in a storm of greatness. In particular, pick the DB5 model – trust us, you won’t be sorry.
It’s the iconic car that got destroyed in Skyfall (check it out on YouTube if you’re a wanker who hasn’t seen the movie yet). *Cough* loser *cough*.
7. 1964 Ford Mustang
Go for a classic as that’s what you’ll be once you’ve been killed by lightning (or whatever way you go). Talk about one of the best muscle cars ever.
Since it began, the Ford Mustang has undergone four variations on its body style and several different engines. The 1964 first-generation model is a beauty, ain’t she?
No wonder it was an instant sensation. That’s just what you’ll be too as you drive it.
So you’re tired of driving your beat-up pickup that never has any get up to it? Then you’re likely up (yup) for taking any or all of these 7 cars out for a spin.
Whether you want to go old-school with the 1964 Mustang or crave a brand new Ferrari 458 Italia instead, go on, you deserve to drive it at least once.
Besides, now that you’ve read this post you’re probably going to bitch nonstop about not having driven them all yet. At least if we throw you behind the wheel, it might shut you up for a few minutes. No offense, bro.