10 CARS TO CRAVE IN 2019
If money were no object, these are the wheels Jon Wall would park in his garage this year
Another year, another batch of new cars. Some of them we can dismiss instantly for being the automotive equivalents of white goods – tools designed for daily use that ignite no more passion than refrigerators or tumble dryers do (and it’s for that very reason you won’t find a Volvo – which turned up at a recent la show with a stand devoid of automobiles beneath the slogan “This is not a car” – in this selection). Others, maybe just as practical, warrant more serious consideration, perhaps for a certain ingenuity of concept, superior driving dynamics, inspired packaging or styling – or, best of all, a combination of two or more of the aforementioned.
And then there are the handful of cars we simply go nuts for, generally because they’re fast, look sensational and make lots of noise – machines aimed at the exhilaration of the journey itself rather than merely trundling partner and brats from A to B. Indeed, it’s often said that the joy of travel is less about the destination than the getting there – and the 10 cars we present here have been created with exactly that in mind.