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REVHEAD RAMBLINGS: The Coolest Cars of the Decade

In the last decade, our cars have become boring. In decades gone by cars have featured ice makers and shower accessories. Nowadays, the most audacious features are some overzealous styling packs. It’s not just the styling either, government regulations mean manufacturers are too focused on jumping through regulatory hoops to care about how the car actually performs.

Thankfully, every now and then, manufacturers release something to excite us again and to show us there are still humans behind the mundane and profit-driven front.

Ford Fiesta ST

The Fiesta is spacious, good-looking, economical and safe. Those words could be used to describe the majority of cars on sale today. The ST however, isn’t like any other car. When compared to its competition, you’d expect it to get creamed in both sales and races. It’s down roughly 20bhp on nearly everything else in its segment, yet it is one of the best cars you can buy this decade. Jeremy Clarkson is a huge fan of the little Ford and that says a lot. The EcoBoost engine provides plenty of power, but also returns very surprising economy figures. The chassis is one of the best in the business which makes it an absolute pleasure to throw about.

Mercedes G63 6×6

No one needs a six-wheel car. There’s simply no place you’d ever need one. The most capable off-road cars make do with 4 wheels and so can this. However, I absolutely love it! For the people who have everything, this is a must have. No matter what car you drive in Dubai, someone will always have something faster or more expensive, no one will have as many wheels as you though! A six-wheel, double cab German monster is the only way to assert your power amongst the super-rich.

Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra decade

Pagani are different from the rest of the bunch. Whilst the big names are all fighting for lap records this decade, Pagani are trying to create the perfect driving machine. The steering is old school wonderful, the acceleration, courtesy of Mercedes-AMG, is mind blowing and the design is second to none. It really is one of the most stunning cars ever produced, let alone in this decade, despite cutting edge technology featuring throughout the car, it still has a raw sense of style that we crave in our over engineered world.

McLaren P1

The McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari are a wonderful insight into the future of our cars and three of the powerhouses in the car world this decade. For me though, the best of the bunch has to be the McLaren. Petrol heads everywhere are fearful of the future, manufacturers are determined to make all of our cars 1 litre city cars or electric powered saloons. That’s a pretty bleak prospect. The McLaren however, gives us hope, the combination of electricity and petrol produces a wonderful 903bhp, the application of this however is otherworldly! Pressing your right foot to the floor doesn’t make you accelerate, it catapults you into warp speed. For a company as young as McLaren to produce something as sensational as this is unbelievable. Despite a tendency to try and kill its occupants, the car is spectacular and a fantastic advert for the future of motoring.

Audi RS6

Audi RS6 decade

If you sat down and thought about it, everyone should have an Audi RS6. It’s just the perfect all-rounder. Supercar performance, 5 seats, German engineering and room for many smelly Labradors in the boot. It features one of the nicest interiors in the game too, body hugging sports seats are perfect for long continental jaunts as they are for spirited track days. There’s ample room for children and adults and the infotainment system is industry leading; the virtual cockpit is a revelation.

Bugatti Chiron

240mph winds would destroy a city, it’d rip down sky scrapers and blow them far away, a Bugatti Chiron however takes it all in its stride whilst being piloted by someone who’s only training involves following an examiners instruction and keeping two hands on the wheel. It’s an engineering phenomenon, nothing should be this quick. We know the P1 is fast, but it doesn’t hold a candle to this beast. Despite having such vast power reserves, it doesn’t misbehave, plant your foot out of a corner and every horsepower is transferred without any fuss. Owning one then, would be hell. With the Fiesta ST mentioned earlier, you know you’re using every one of those 180 horses under the bonnet, with the Chiron however; you’re lucky if you’re using a quarter of it. Even on a race track, you’ll find it near on impossible to make use of its vast power and that would be like torture, made even worse by the fact that the Chiron has an indicator to show just how much power you’re using.

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