Top 5 “You’ve Gotta Be Kidding Me” Cars

J.C. Howard

J.C. Howard | Dec 09, 2017

Finally, Lamborghini has solved the age-old problem: What do you do when you have to pick up your kids at soccer practice at 5:00, but have to impersonate the third Koch brother at 5:30? Introducing the Lamborghini Uru, stocked fully with heated seats, car-seat compatibility and a burning desire to restore the oligarchy.

This new Lambo is being called the “world's first Super Sport Utility Vehicle,” which is really convenient if you need all-wheel drive to get to the private ski resort on that mountain your family owns. If you are looking for a car for your new “Let them eat cake” bumper sticker, this is the one for you! Nine of the top tenth of one percent agree that this is everything they've ever wanted in a family car!

But this made some of us at Car Talk start thinking about the most ridiculous supercars of today; the cars that would be the first to be burned in the revolution against the one percent.These are cars that are so impractical it makes us question, “Who exactly is that for?” So here we have it, the Top 5 “You’ve gotta be kidding me” cars!

5. Pagani Huayra BC

Let’s be honest, unless this car has a built in flux capacitor and will deliver you to the exact moment your father stood up to Biff Tannen it is totally overkill…unless Doc Brown had the Mr. Fusion installed in 2015, in which case, totally worth it!

4. Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB

(Rolls-Royce photo)

This one car alone, with its hefty six-figure price tag, is probably enough to pay off the student loans for, well let’s be honest, two to three people. But seriously, this car looks like some strategist at Rolls Royce got high in the back room and turned to a friend and said, “Right, but what if Iron Man and a Transformer had a love child?”

3. Range Rover Evoque Convertible

(Land Rover photo)

Yeah, once again, what is this? So, it’s a Range Rover, but it’s only two doors? Also, it’s kind of an SUV, but it has a ragtop? Well at least this one has an appropriate name, because it does indeed “evoke” ideas of chucking a milkshake off an overpass right into the back seat.

2. Koenigsegg Regera

Ok, credit where credit is due, this one at least is a bit more self aware; it's shaped kinda like an egg and has egg in the name? Nice touch. Honestly, extra points if when it crashes it doesn’t get totaled but rather cracks to reveal an interior rich in protein and cholesterol. Speaking of rich, these things cost almost $2 million dollars. And what's more, some people have that kind of money and are willing to pay it! If you don't, consider joining us for our book club--This month's read, "A Tale of Two Cities."

1. Aston Martin RB-001

Also called the Valkyrie, this is the only Aston Martin that James Bond looked at and was like, “No, but doesn’t it seem a little excessive?” (Also, not quite sure who Bruce Wayne thinks he’s fooling nowadays; we get it, you’re the Batman.)

So, if you’ve got like 10 or 15 bitcoins to spare, perhaps you might want to pick up one of these; for the rest of us, we’ll buy stock in torches and pitchforks and see you on the other side of the revolution!


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