5 Cars We Have On Our Christmas List (And You Should Too)
We've got our eggnog in hand (spiked, of course), our ugly sweaters on, and the yule log burning—but there is one more thing to do before we finally join the family for Christmas festivities. These are our favorite cars from the past year. The cars that—if money was no option—would be sitting in our driveways tomorrow. Santa, if you're reading this, we promise we've been good all year. Ok, other than the whole crashed motorcycle thing... Jonathon Klein Follow @jonathon_klein
For Christmas this year—as if I haven't cheated death enough—I would love the Koenigsegg One:1. It only weighs 1,350kgs, and produces 1,350 horsepower for a power to weight ratio of just 1:1, hence the name. While Koenigsegg hasn't been able to prove its the fastest car in the world yet, with the Nurburgring set to reopen soon, we will finally see what this car really has in it.
Nicole Wakelin Follow @NicoleWakelin
Mazda MX_5 Miata
It's a balmy Christmas in New England this year. It stinks. I want snow, darn it! But since there's no snow and it's nearly 70 degrees, I'll take a ragtop instead. The Mazda Miata will do nicely. I love this car—it looks great, it's fun to drive, and it will let in all that warm December air until Mother Nature wakes up and freezes us all to death. That'll probably be next week. Just enough time to get in a few good drives before our demise.
Zach Doell Follow @thetirekicker
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is practical, lovable, and an absolute breeze to drive...on-road and off. There's a lot to love about Jeep's newest off-roader, and if you find yourself with a car-sized space to fill under the Christmas tree this year, you'd do quite well to fill it with a Renegade Trailhawk.
Jeff Perez Follow @notaboatcaptain
Jaguar F-Type R AWD
Fast, beautiful, and expensive as heck. The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe with all-wheel-drive is my ultimate dream car this Christmas. It’s got a big V8 and 500 horsepower, not to mention the added all-wheel-drive that just sticks like glue. I hope Santa answers my letters...
George Kennedy Follow @GKenns101
As long as American automakers are building supercars, the world is a better place. The GT might be limited run and high priced (about $400K), but it came completely out of the blue, and surprised pretty much everyone. At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, it completely upstaged the Acura NSX that we had been hearing about for years. A production model is not yet ready and it will be a while before we get any seat time in one, but we are already smitten with this supercar.
The GT pushes the boundaries of automotive styling and uses forward-looking technologies like a twin-turbo V6 rather than a brutish V8. The new GT is going to be the stuff of posters and computer wallpapers for years to come.