Driver’s Dream: 5 Luxury Cars For Real Men

Ford Mustang GT500 front

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A car is part of a man’s image, an indicator of his status, and sometimes of a character. Most men purchase premium car or book luxury car rental not only as a transport, but also as a means of self-expression. If you want to find out which men’s cars greatly emphasize the status of the owner, then you should pay attention not only to the vehicle’s price, but also to the appearance, technical parameters and level of equipment. Experts have made a rating of cars that are most suitable for men…

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI 4Matic

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This stunning car is a descendant of the legendary Geländewagen, which was designed specifically for the army needs. Therefore, it simply couldn’t physically become a car for women. Despite the need for cardinal renewal of appearance compared with the previous generation, designers managed to maintain a restrained brutality and power. The carfeatures a system for adjusting the clearance, which allows changing this figure in the range from 200 to 306 mm. For the sake of universality, and also for the purpose of optimal use the space in the huge saloon, it offers three rows of seats. The basic engine with the power of 333 hpsallows to accelerateMercedes GL to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. Huge 22-inch wheels and air suspension gives you an opportunity to drive comfortably on any road surface.

 

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo 5.2 '13

This extreme supercar is a dream of many people and the reality for real men. Gallardo, unlike its major rival Ferrari, was never intended for a female audience. The car requires very high professionalism of the driver. As for the design, despite the significant differences and modifications in favor of modern trends, the silhouette still gives out the heir of the legendary Diablo. Comfort, handling, ease – all these features  for the eminent manufacturer always stood in second place after the speed, which determined the car as a vehicle for real men. Ten-cylinder engine with thepower of 560 hps with a system of permanent all-wheel drive don’t leave the slightest doubt in the aggressive nature of Lamborghini Gallardo. This fact is confirmed by the maximum speed of 325 km/h, as well as the dynamics of acceleration from 0 to 100 km/hin 3.7 seconds.

 

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper SRT 10

This is a typical representative of American muscle cars, which is characterized by aggressiveness and power. High-quality materials of interior, comfort, convenience, and simplicity of handling – all these can’t be said about Viper. The main priorities are power, speed and adrenaline, that’s what makes it truly men’s car. Of course, nowadays it’s hard to find so many people who want to buy an uncompromising fighter. Therefore, after a number of improvements, the car has found the SRT index and become as comfortable as Porsche or Ferrari. Fortunately, it’s still the same devourer of freeways, as before. The weight distribution along the axes is just perfect – 50/50, and a ten-cylinder engine with the power of 640 hps allows you to experience an unprecedented surge of adrenaline.

Also, the car has a number of electronic systems created to facilitate control, but they are configured in such a way that they begin to operate only when the situation starts to get out of control of the driver.

 

BMW X6

BMW X6 XDrive 3.5i

Bavarian automaker also have something to offer to men. A typical representative of sport utility vehicles BMW X6 is a direct proof of that. Surprisingly, its design combines the continuity of generations and aggression in modern guise.

Despite all the efforts of the designers, the rear seats are still three-seat only formally – they are relatively comfortable for two adult passengers. The basic engine is a 3-liter TDI with the power of 381 hps, which in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive can accelerate the car to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h.

As befits BMW, handling is at the highest level, even despite the solid height of the car body. Thus, in view of modern trends in the automotive world, it’s still possible to find several Bavarian vehicles created especially for men.

 

Jaguar XJ

2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport

If we consider the segment of business-class sedans, then the most striking representative created for men is Jaguar XJ. As expected, the car is made in a strict English style. The number of decorative elements is minimal – the attractiveness is achieved by amazing conciseness. The quality of the finishing materials and the spaciousness of the interior are at the highest level. The car doesn’t pretend to be the fastest or most uncompromising, because its specialization is a quiet ride with maximum comfort. And for proper confidence, it’s equipped with a 275-hps engine, which allows you to surpass the dynamics of such a car as BMW 7-series.

Handling is the top of perfection. The six-speed automatic transmission easily turns the entire torque into an intensive acceleration and works without jerks and failures. As for driving in extreme modes, the vibration load of the power unit is quite evident.

This fact once again confirms that the car is not designed for high-speed races. For the fans of fast driving, a version with a 510-hps V8 engine was manufactured. Itallows to accelerateJaguar to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. Of course, the charged version has kept unprecedented smoothness of a course and hasn’t lost comfort.