Fast FOR­WARD

Speed mo­biles for the se­ri­ous woman.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Drive -

MODEL MUM

VOLVO V40 T5

STATS: 2.5 litre five-cylin­der turbo; six-speed Geartronic auto trans­mis­sion; 254hp. SPEED VIXEN: 6.1 sec­onds; 260km/h top speed. WHY YOU LOVE IT: Be­cause it is strictly for hip Volvo-driv­ing soc­cer mums. The V40 T5 is safe, quick, and rocks all the crea­ture com­forts. Kit and toys you’d ex­pect from a pre­mium hatch. UL­TI­MATE ROAD TRIP: If you’re the sort who loves her rus­tic get­aways, es­cape to At­lantic Road, Nor­way. Imag­ine hav­ing over eight kilo­me­tres of road, which con­sists of bridges and cause­ways that con­nect sev­eral small is­lands and rocky reefs be­tween the towns of Kris­tian­sund and Molde. Now, vi­su­alise that V40 T5 on it with Mika blast­ing on the speak­ers and you’ve got the trap­pings of the de­fin­i­tive drive. THE ICON: Heidi Klum, be­cause the V40 T5 is sexy and a whole lot of fun; qual­i­ties the Project Run­way star and mother of four pos­sesses in spades. PRICE ON THE ROAD: RM188,888. STATS: 3.8 litre flat-six; seven-speed PDK twin-clutch; 475hp. SPEED VIXEN: 3.5 sec­onds; 315km/h top speed. WHY YOU LOVE IT: The badge says it all. The Porsche 911 GT3 man­ages to bridge the gap of be­ing a per­for­mance ma­chine when the sit­u­a­tion calls for it and an ev­ery­day car, too. Make no mis­take though; this lux­u­ri­ous set of wheels strongly prefers the lat­ter. UL­TI­MATE ROAD TRIP: Be­cause you know your cars, try the Stelvio Pass, Italy. Nes­tled in the East­ern Alps, the road stands as the high­est paved moun­tain pas­sage (2,757m) in the re­gion. With hair­pins, straight el­e­vated climbs, and tight turns, this will be the per­fect test­ing ground for that 3.8 litre flat-six and PDK gear­box. THE ICON: Gina Carano – the Fast & Fu­ri­ous 6 star and for­mer mixed mar­i­tal arts pro­po­nent is su­per hot but not to be messed with. PRICE ON THE ROAD: RM1.4 mil­lion.

McLaren P1

Uma Thur­man

Heidi Klum

Porsche 911 GT3

Volvo V40 T5

Gina Carano

Dan­ica Pa­trick

Audi A6 Hy­brid

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