So great aunt Helga finally kicked the bucket. She was a spritely, eccentric woman, living a long and lavish life. She left you her house. The Victorian mansion at the top of the hill all the townspeople avoid and believe is haunted. Their suspicions are fueled by rumors abound insinuating dear, great aunt Helga is a witch.
However, having inherited the house, you take a trip up north (scary things seem to happen in secluded areas in the north) and begin to rummage through all the things great aunt Helga accumulated on her animated trip through life. Her house is full of antiques and paintings done by artists with names impossible to pronounce. Resting against the book shelf while moving the grand piano proved risky as it jolted aside, causing you to tumble down a flight of stairs and into a secret chamber.
After standing up and clicking on the flashlight, the walls and shelves of this undisclosed room show immense decoration with many strange artifacts. A gold crusted case strikes your fancy instantly. After blowing off a thousand years of dust and bellowing a mighty sneeze, you pick it up. Attempts to open the contraption are unsuccessful but as you rub it on your shirt to get the rest of the dust off, a cloud appears.
After another mighty sneeze, thanks to the cloud, a magical figure appears and says your name.
It’s the New Car Fairy. Who knew great aunt Helga was sitting on this treasure? However she acquired this we will never know, but it’s yours now and the New Car Fairy is going to grant you a single wish.
In the words of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: “you must choose, but choose wisely.”
Here are Automoblog’s top 5 picks should your great aunt Helga pull the curtain and leave you the house. Consider these when the New Car Fairy makes an appearance in your life. This list follows no particular order. If there is a car you want to add (or remove) please leave a comment below or contact us by e-mail or through social media.
The only requirement is it must be a new(er) model year. This is the New Car Fairy not the Used Car Genie.
Great aunt Helga wanted you to be happy…
#1 – BMW 6 Series
Great aunt Helga hated the fact you were single and couldn’t get a date. So she secretly hopes you will not be a “sniveling twit” and pick this lucid piece of German machinery that will surely land you the nuptials she so desperately wanted for you. The 650I TwinPower Turbo engine boasts 450HP and races to 60mph in just over 4 seconds.
The xDrive creates maximum traction and an optional Dynamic Damper Control changes the shock absorber configuration to reflect either a more luxurious or performance based ride. Ultimate BMW fans can elect for the M Sport Package to really provide thrill. Convertibles and coupes are both available with about 20 different colors for the exterior with contrast stitching patterns for the interior.
#2 – Chevrolet Corvette Z51 3LT
Well duh. Of course a Corvette was going to make the list and if you thought otherwise, the New Car Fairy shall avidly slap you upside your malformed melon with her wand – so all of your future children (thanks to the date you will get with one of the cars on this list) will be born dizzy. Although a ride in the Z51 3LT may be enough to end up dizzy.
Check out the biometrics test drive General Motors filmed.
While there are multiple trim lines for the Vette in 2014, the Z51 3LT is the top in terms of luxury with navigation and Nappa leather. Under the hood rests a 6.2 Direct Injection V8 paired with a 7 speed manual transmission, supported by Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires for aggressive driving situations.
All you have to do is tell the New Car Fairy what color you want.
#3 – Ford Taurus SHO
Now, I am sure there is a Ford fan out there that will march a pitch fork swinging, torch yielding mob (just like they did to great aunt Helga) to my house for not including the Shelby Mustang. Just hear me out. Aside from the 365HP EcoBoost and the pull/drift technology in the electronic power steering, the SHO looks wickedly awesome inside and out.
Driving through downtown on a Saturday evening in this baby will definitely warrant stop and glare glances. And maybe that date that has so long eluded you?
Put it in “D” and let the 20′s do the talking.
#4 – Nissan GT-R
When I think of Japanese automakers, a fuel efficient, affordable sedan or compact comes to mind. This is a trade they do very well. However, with the GTR, the Japanese show the world they too can go really, really fast. Behind every economical, four door family hauler the Japanese produce, there is a turbo charged monster waiting to be unleashed. With a top speed approaching 200MPH and 463 lb-ft of torque, no wonder it’s nicknamed “Godzilla!”
Nissan reveals for the 2015 GT-R: “the 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission shifts as quickly as 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode.”
If when going through the rest of great aunt Helga’s valuables you find $100K stuffed in a mattress, then you know what to use it for.
That is if you don’t request the GTR from the New Car Fairy already.
#5 – Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
With 610 hp and a 0 to 60 time of 3.2 seconds, it would be downright rude to kick this Italian dream from the driveway. Lamborghini said at the Geneva Motor Show: “each one must be easy on the road but fast on the track.” The Huracán was described as “form follows function” and particular importance was given to “instinctive technology,” like the carbon/aluminum chassis and the naturally aspirated 5.2 V10 engine with a double clutch.
When started, it purrs like a little kitty.
There is even a button inside deemed “the soul.”
This list is nowhere complete so if you have something to add, please let us know! If the New Car Fairy visited you, what vehicle would you request? The important thing to remember right now, however, is great aunt Helga and her legacy. Despite being misunderstood, she was a wonderful woman; bold and beautiful until the end.
I expect to see all of you at the funeral.