Staff Question: Rich Uncle Car
In which we reveal our darkest desires.
Picture if you will, a typical Friday afternoon. Much like today, in fact. You, a car enthusiast of the highest order, are hard at work watching the clock wind towards the freedom of the weekend when your cell phone rings. It's your wealthy uncle. And he has a very important question for you. "Niece or nephew," he says in that eclectic way he always has, "I'm proud of you and everything you've accomplished. I want to give you something special. Pick out any new car for sale in the United States, and I'll buy it for you. I'll even pay for the maintenance and gas. However, you'll have to pay for your own insurance—and since I want this gift to really mean something, I want you to use the car every day, as your main car. In fact, you'll have to sell your old car before you can get this one, and you can't buy another car as long as you have this one."
You're shocked. Your uncle has always been an unorthodox fellow, given to random acts of generosity and spelling things out in excessive detail in awkward, expositional dialogue, but even so, you never imagined he would do this. What do you choose? The clock is ticking. Perhaps it would help to read what some 0-60 staffers chose; in which case, read on.
Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640-4 SV, in black/black/black
Richard S. Chang:
Aston Martin V12 Vantage, in Sea Mist Green
Porsche 911 Turbo, in Basalt Black metallic
Audi R8 GT, in white with black side blades
Nissan GT-R, in "milky titanium"
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, in green
Porsche 911 GT3 RS, in white
Will Sabel Courtney:
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, in AMG Daytona Blue metallic