Consumers' Favorites: Best Cars To Buy When You Win the Lottery

Consumers' Favorites: Best Cars To Buy When You Win the Lottery


As wickedly fast as it looks, the Lamborghini Aventador flew away with 1st place with 21.2 percent of the vote. A distant 2nd went to the elegantly muscular Aston Martin Vanquish with 10.4 percent, while the evergreen Porsche 911 Turbo took 3rd with 8.5 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2013 Lamborghini Aventador

    1. 2013 Lamborghini Aventador (21.2%)

    What says:
    Whether parked or blasting past at more than three times the national speed limit, the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador makes a bold statement.

  2. 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

    2. 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish (10.4%)

    What says:
    Despite what the name suggests, the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish won't dominate the performance of its high-priced rivals. It does, however, stand triumphantly over them when it comes to sophistication and refinement.

  3. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo

    3. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo (8.5%) - Tie

    What says:
    When it comes to performance and sophistication, the 2014 Porsche 911, in its many variants, is one of the best cars ever produced. If a high-end sports car is in your future, this car belongs on your short list.

  4. 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia

    3. 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia (8.5%) - Tie

    What says:
    What the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia loses in ergonomic perfection, it makes up for with all-out performance. As V8 exotics go, the 458 sets the bar.

  5. 2013 McLaren MP4-12C

    5. 2013 McLaren MP4-12C (6.0%) - Tie

    What says:
    The McLaren MP4-12C utilizes high technology and race-proven smarts to deliver otherworldly performance in a surprisingly user-friendly supercar.

  6. 2013 Tesla Model S

    5. 2013 Tesla Model S (6.0%) - Tie

    What says:
    As one of the most desirable electric cars available today, the 2013 Tesla Model S is also one of the best luxury sedans, too.

  7. 2014 Audi R8

    7. 2014 Audi R8 (5.7%)

    What says:
    With its iconic styling and accessible performance, the 2014 Audi R8 maintains its unique status as a midengine exotic sports car that you can drive every day of the week.

  8. 2005 Ford GT

    8. 2005 Ford GT (4.2%)

    What says:
    As a 21st-century update to an American racing legend, the GT succeeds because of its timeless design, world-class performance and relatively low price.

  9. 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

    9. 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead (3.5%) - Tie

    What says:
    As Rolls-Royce's top model, the Phantom is exactly what you'd expect -- decadently opulent, wickedly powerful and unapologetically grandiose.

  10. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

    9. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (3.5%) - Tie

    What says:
    Along with its racy lines and iconic upward-opening doors, Mercedes' early supercar also boasted direct fuel injection, beating other mass-production carmakers to this high-tech punch by nearly a half-century.

  11. 2013 Bentley Continental GTC

    11. 2013 Bentley Continental GTC (3.4%)

    What says:
    With the addition of a potent V8 to the 2013 Bentley Continental GT lineup, this ultra-fast and ultra-luxurious tourer is even stronger.

  12. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    12. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (3.2%)

    What says:
    Sure, it will still do endless burnouts if you want it to. But with newfound interior refinement and up-to-date electronic features, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is now a more appealing and well-rounded choice for a sports car.

  13. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

    13. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT (2.8%)

    What says:
    With iconic, head-turning style and breathtaking performance, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT certainly qualifies as an exotic supercar. It's also comfortable and practical enough for daily driving, but just barely.

  14. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

    14. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport (1.9%) - Tie

    What says:
    With a contemporary new look, a revised interior and more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, the redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS looks like a serious contender in the midsize luxury sedan class.

  15. 2013 Maserati Gran Turismo

    14. 2013 Maserati Gran Turismo (1.9%) - Tie

    What says:
    The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo continues to impress with equal parts seductive styling, scintillating speed and sumptuous comfort.

  16. 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV

    16. 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV (1.7%)

    What says:
    The first midengine supercar, the Miura packed a V12 engine mounted amidships in its sleek and sexy body that also featured exposed pop-up headlights. The later SV versions had the most power along with wider rear wheels and tires.

  17. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    17. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (1.5%)

    What says:
    As with other "mid-year" (1963-'67) Corvettes, the '67 offered an impressive roster of powerful engine options, athletic handling and showcar styling that could be had in either a roadster or fastback coupe body style.

  18. 2013 BMW 760Li

    18. 2013 BMW 760Li (1.2%)

    What says:
    The 2013 BMW 7 Series is no longer the athlete of the flagship luxury sedan class, but its blend of comfort, luxury and driver involvement give it wide appeal.

  19. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

    19. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (1.1%)

    What says:
    Considered by many to be the best of the road-going Ferraris, the 275 GTB/4 employed a four-cam version of the famous Ferrari V12, hence the "/4" of these later 275 GTB models. A top speed of 165 mph was truly impressive for the time.

  20. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

    20. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (1.0%)

    What says:
    The '73 Carrera RS was built to allow Porsche to race in a certain production car series (FIA Group 4). With its lightweight construction, relatively powerful flat-6, upgraded brakes and stiffer suspension, the RS was a track-ready sports car.

  21. 1967 Jaguar XKE

    21. 1967 Jaguar XKE (0.9%)

    What says:
    One of the most beautiful forms to sit on four wheels, the XKE is worth buying just to use as driveway art. Fortunately, a spirited inline-6 and an independent rear suspension (rare for the time) provide dynamic entertainment as well.

  22. 2014 Jaguar F-Type

    22. 2014 Jaguar F-Type (0.7%)

    What says:
    The first roadster from Jaguar in 40 years, the 2014 F-Type was worth the wait. This convertible is a thrilling blend of style, performance and luxury, and no matter what your priorities are, you're sure to lust after it.

  23. 1958 BMW 507

    23. 1958 BMW 507 (0.6%) - Tie

    What says:
    Initially designed as a lower-cost rival to Mercedes-Benz's 300SL and to bolster BMW's sporting image, the V8-powered BMW 507 ended up costing double its target price of $5,000. Only 252 of the handsome roadsters were produced.

  24. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado

    23. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado (0.6%) - Tie

    What says:
    Nothing represented the optimism and flamboyancy of the late 1950s as much as a '59 Eldorado convertible. With its jet airplane-inspired styling flourishes, this massive luxury cruiser looked ready to leave the freeway and take flight.

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