If you have even the faintest interest in cars, a dream automotive shopping list for that lottery jackpot win is essential. And if you need some inspiration, here are 25 ways to spend your millions.
Bugatti Chiron – £2,400,000
Straight from the off, let’s get the ultimate lottery-win car out of the way. Unless you happen to be a Middle Eastern oil sheikh or a Silicon Valley billionaire, this one is off-limits unless you hit the jackpot. Prices begin in the region of £2.4m, but options and special paint finishes will undoubtedly push this higher. You will, of course, get a hand-made 1,500hp machine capable of 0-250-0mph in less than 42 seconds, but beware: the running costs are as giant as the Chiron is fast.
Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet – £660,000
An AMG G-Wagen is too obvious. If you’re going to buy one with lotto money, you best make it the most extravagant version made. The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet isn’t officially offered in the UK, but wave enough cash around and anything is possible. You’ll receive a G-Class powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 with 630hp, ground clearance of 450mm thanks to special portal axles, plus a folding soft-top covering two rear seats. For the full effect, you’ll need to employ a chauffeur – so include one of those in your plans.
Ferrari GTC4Lusso – £240,340
Forget the turbocharged V8: if you’ve picked all six numbers correctly then the 6.3-litre V12 version is the one to go for. The shooting brake design means you can take three friends and luggage along for the ride, while the standard all-wheel-drive system adds extra traction. Perfect for mid-winter ski trips to the Swiss Alps.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – £65,000
It might only have 18lb ft more torque than the Bentley, but the 840hp Demon is a completely different animal. This road-legal dragster is capable of 200mph, and blasts from 0-60mph in an incredible 2.3 seconds. With so much acceleration on offer, the Demon is able to pull a wheelie under full acceleration, and had to be banned from competition use by the National Hot Rod Association in America. A personal import is the only way to grab a Demon, but it would be deserving of any lottery-win garage.
Audi RS6 Performance – £88,345
Even those of great wealth need to do boring practical things, like going shopping or taking things to the recycling centre. Yes, you could pay someone to do those jobs, but at some point there will be a time when you’re stuck with an old Christmas tree to dispose of. Best to get those grubby jobs doing as quickly as possible, making the 600hp RS6 Performance Avant an incredibly useful machine to have lying around.
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BMW i8 – £106,310
With more cities considering charging all vehicles for access except those with the lowest emissions, having a hybrid in your lottery arsenal may be a wise choice. Going green doesn’t mean being anything less than flamboyant, however. BMW’s i8 combines supercar styling with a hybrid drivetrain, offering almost guilt-free performance. Exemption from London’s congestion charge is an added bonus.
Ariel Nomad – £40,000
Nobody needs an Ariel Nomad. A life-size version of something that resembles a radio controlled buggy is hardly useful, but when you have a millionaire’s budget it has to make the list. The Nomad may look basic, but WRC rally-grade components and a high-revving Honda engine make it anything but to drive. Just remember to specify a windscreen from the options list.
Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R – £50,000
Substantially easier to track down than a LaFerrari Aperta, but still special, the GT350R is the ultimate incarnation of the modern Ford Mustang. With a flat-plane-crank 5.2-litre ‘Voodoo’ V8 producing 526hp and 429lb ft of torque, the GT350R’s party trick is a 8,000rpm rev-limit. The wings and splitters are designed for genuine aerodynamic performance, and the wheels are made from carbon fibre. The GT350R is part-muscle car and part-exotic, and certainly worthy of inclusion here.
McLaren F1 – £11,000,000
To consider adding one of the greatest hypercars ever made to our hypothetical garage, we’re going to need more than just an average lottery win. For this, we need to come up trumps on EuroMillions, and then actually find one of the 64 original road cars being offered for sale. Prices have fluctuated, but setting aside £11 million should be enough to secure any car that becomes available. Being patient will deliver what was the world’s fastest car until 2005, with a top speed of 240.1mph.
Rolls-Royce Dawn – £264,000
Once we’ve recovered with our Scandinavian chill-out session, we’ll finish with one last dose of luxury. Nothing says ‘ultimate indulgence’ quite like a Rolls-Royce, and a convertible version is peak decadence. The 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 produces 573hp, and is able to waft all the way to an electronically-limited 155mph top speed. Pick a destination on the French Riviera, and cruise all the way there in total comfort.