If money were no ob­ject, these are the wheels Jon Wall would park in his garage this year

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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.

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