The cars that really don’t comply with what the government want us to drive. A tongue-in-cheek look at the vehicles that truly show the world you don’t give a damn what other people think.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
So you want a luxury 4×4, fair enough. The new Porsche Cayenne is a decent choice, but to buy the Cayenne Turbo is a real two-fingers up to eco-warriors. If you bought the Cayenne Hybrid you could at least attempt to argue your point. But the Turbo really tells the world you just don’t care one bit about the environment!
There is no better way to announce that you are exceedingly rich than buying a Rolls-Royce Phantom. In these hard times it’s not going to make you many friends on the road! No other car comes close to the road presence it has. Its huge grill and slit head-lights really do shout “get out of my way peasant, I am far more important than you”.
In 2010 the Environmental Transport Association announced that the Lamborghini Murcielago was the least green car of the year. It averages just 13 mpg and spews out 500g/km of nasty CO2. But we would still really like one in Acid Green…
The Cadillac Escalade is a ridiculously awful car, with no redeeming features. It dwarfs other 4x4s and is seriously fuel inefficient. It’s the object of hate of every anti-4×4 protester.
The only way it could be any less politically correct is if you installed massive metal bull-bars, which are lethal if you hit a pedestrian. Unfortunately, lots of the morons who buy Escalades do just that.
Ferrari 599 GTO
The Ferrari 599 GTO made the list simply because of the noise it makes. It would be impossible to drive down your road at night without waking the neighbours up. Not that we’d complain really, it’s a glorious sound!