What car would you buy if you won the lottery?

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20 Mar, 2014 9:50am George East

With a car enthusiast winning the lottery this week, we take a look at our own fantasy garage - and you can tell us yours

A mechanic and racing enthusiast was revealed this week as the winner of a £107.9million lottery jackpot - and he says the money will go towards a fantasy garage.

Surrey-based car mechanic Neil Trotter said he would sell his Ford Focus to buy a fleet of supercars, adding, "I'm going to need a lot of garage space at the new house."

With that kind of money available, there are too many expensive motors to choose from - so the Auto Express team have decided on the cars we would buy if we won the Euromillions'  £107.9million prize. From the Rolls-Royce Wraith, to the Volvo S60 Polestar concept, here's our list of dream cars...

Joe Finnerty, Consumer reporter - Aston Martin DBS V12

Launched in 2007, the Aston Martin DBS was essentially a sports version of the DB9 Grand Tourer. Packing a 5.9-litre V12 and 510bhp, the DBS reached a top speed of 191mph. Daniel Craig's James Bond even drove - and wrecked - two during the filming of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Cool.

Graham Hope, Deputy editor - Bertone Jet 2+2

Another Aston Martin… sort of. Italian coachbuilder Bertone re-worked Aston Martin's already rather handsome four-door Rapide Grand Tourer, and turned it into a one-off shooting brake, the Jet 2+2. Despite weighing in at almost two tonnes, the Jet 2+2 maintains the Rapide's pace and will reach 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds, thanks to a 476bhp 6.0-litre V12.

The price? There's nothing official from Bertone, but the Jet 2+2 is rumoured to be worth somewhere in the region of £1.1million.

Jonathan Burn, Staff writer - Porsche 911 Turbo S

While it's almost 40 years-old, the Porsche 911 Turbo is still one of the definitive supercars. It isn't cheap at around £140,852, but the latest 911 Turbo S is packed with more technology than ever, and despite being eye-wateringly fast (the official 0-60mph time is 3.1 seconds, but we recorded it at 2.8) it remains one of the easiest supercars to drive, as well as one of the most understated inside and out.

Chris Ebbs, Consumer editor - Lamborghini Miura

It may not be the newest car on our supercar list, but its certainly one of the prettiest. Launched in 1966, the Lamborghini Miura was powered by a 3.9-litre V12 and became one of the iconic Italian supercars of the decade.

The Miura also featured in the opening sequence to The Italian Job. When it originally went on sale, its list price was about £40,000. In 2014, a good example could reach up to £1millon.  

George East, Content editor - Volvo S60 Polestar Concept

A left-field choice here, but the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept deserves a mention. Swedish performance firm Polestar has been tuning Volvo's racecars since 1996, and in 2012, more or less entirely reworked 10 regular S60s to sell to 10 lucky people with around £250,000 to spare.

The tweaks mean the standard car's straight-six T6 engine now churns out 501bhp - so the S60 Polestar Concept has a top speed of 186mph and will go from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds. For comparison, a Ferrari FF does it in 3.7. In short, it's essentially a road-going version of the car that took Thed Bjork to the 2013 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship title.

Fortunately, Volvo do sell an S60 Polestar, and also V50 Polestar estate - but they have been detuned to 345bhp. The S60 version costs £40,250.

Sam Naylor, Web producer - Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

Image credit: genossegerd, Wikimedia Commons

The third Bertone designed car on the list in addition to the Jet 2+2 and Lamborghini Miura, the Alfa Romeo GTA was launched in the mid-1960s, during Alfa's motorsport heyday.

Based on Alfa's Giulia and developed by its then-racing division, Autodelta, the GTA, the 'A' meaning "Alleggerita" (or 'lightweight", it in Italian) was a small rear-wheel drive two-door coupe available for racing (Corsa spec) or road-use (Stradale).

Despite going out of production in 1969, the GTA name lives on with modern Alfas with the 147 and 156 receiving the designation. A top original GTA, however, could set you back as much as £60,000.

Stephen Errity, Production editor - Mercedes Unimog Expedition Truck

Image credit: Klaus Nahr, Wikimedia Commons

Based on Mercedes' multi-purpose four-wheel drive Unimog truck, the Expedition carries all of the standard truck's toughness and off-road ability but with a two-person luxury apartment on the back. Essentially a motorhome, the custom-built Expedition weighs in at a hefty 9,000 kilograms and is powered by a 245bhp, 6.0-litre, six cylinder diesel engine.

The prices of these personalised Unimogs range from around £250,000 to £500,000 and whilst they may not be pretty, there's very few vehicles better in which to do a self-propelled world tour.

Stuart Morton, Chief sub-editor - Rolls-Royce Wraith

A millionaire's garage would not be complete without a Rolls-Royce, so it's a good job the Wraith has been chosen. The two-door Wraith is the most powerful car that Rolls-Royce has ever produced and has been designed for the wealthy to shift around the continent in a 624bhp, 6.6-litre V12 blur.

Far more tasteful than anything Bentley is currently making, the Wraith's unprecedented levels of luxury and personalisation options come at a whopping £235,000.

Henry Willis, Products writer - Porsche 911 Carrera RS

Considered to be one of the greatest Porsches of all time, the 911 RS was introduced in 1973 as a homologation model in order for Porsche to enter racing formulae that required a minimum of 500 production cars to be made. Because of the demand, however, Porsche ended up making 1,590.

The 911 Carrera RS differed from the standard 911S in that it was powered by a more powerful 210bhp, 2.7-litre flat-six engine, and had a "ducktail" rear spoiler. In its day, it was the fast road car in Germany due to its top speed of 152 mph. How much, you ask? Well, McLaren Formula 1 driver Jenson Button sold his for around £210,000 in 2012.

Luke Madden, Deputy news editor - Ferrari F355

Essentially the car that saved Ferrari, the 355 was launched in 1995 after its disappointing predecessor, the 348, was discontinued. Gone were the 348's Miami Vice side-slats - a hangover from the Testerossa - and Ferrari had made something truly, truly pretty even by 2014 standards. The 355 was also key in shifting perceptions that the only true Ferraris were powered by V12s.

Its mid-mounted 380bhp V8 meant it could reach a top-speed of 183mph, and 0-60mph took 4.7 seconds. Then there was the six speed manual 'box, which click-clacked through a metal H-gate. Certain to become a future classic, a 355 can now be snapped up for around £45,000.

If it wasn't completely sold out, we'd also like a £866,000 McLaren P1 (pictured, top) - meaning the total comes out at £3million. That leaves around £105million in change from £108million to spend on fuel.

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MK2 Rover P5b - Black with Rostyles
2014 Range Rover Sport.
2015 Jaguar XE (already ordered)
1984 Rover SD1 Vitesse
1970 Range Rover Classic
Citroen DS
Austin Maxi 2
Triumph Dolomite Sprint

Just a few of my cars that would go into my garage

Nothing ostentatious.

A slightly higher spec Octavia vRS
A Range Rover.

I'd prefer to spend it on a Ducati Panagale & Honda Fireblade.

Lamborghini huracán

I'd have a normal looking anonymous car for general driving. And I would join one of those super car clubs that let its members drive a different super car for a month then change it for another one.

A multi millionaire friend of mine has a huge passion for fast cars and buys them like we would buy shoes. He currently owns ;
Lamborghini Aventador
Ferrari 599
Ferrari California
Mercedes SLS- his everyday car !
Bentley Continental
BMW M5 and M3 convertible.
His wife drives a 4.0d X5
Two years ago he bought a 612 Scaglietti and when I saw it, it looked like he had been off road in it. They are not usually garaged or washed and are often found abandoned on his drive. I drool every time I visit, but have yet to be invited to test drive them!.
As he says "Money doesn't buy you happiness, but I would rather be miserable in my Lamborghini than sitting on the bus".

My brother in law and I clubbed together and bought a 1996 Ferrari F355, cost use £38K in 2010, and good ones can be found on AutoTrader for under £40K. We kept it for 2 years, spent £6K keeping it on the road and sold it for £38K again. You don't need to win the lottery, but there wasn't enough time and nice weather to enjoy it.

I would say a Lexus LFA but believe these are now out of production. A Nissan GTR probably in NISMO spec would fit the bill for me though and something more practical and discreet for daily driving.

I would move to the States and have a Corvette ZR1, a Cadillac CTS V Coupe a Dodge Charger and a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Bugatti Veyron, Audi R8, Audi S8 in black, Skoda Superb v6 4x4 Laurin and Klement in black, Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TSi with a superchip/remap to 300+ bhp.

Caterham R500!!!

Here's some lottery advice I was given that may be helpful:

• DON'T have regular special numbers - they can soon become a millstone round your neck so you dare not ever forget to play them.

• DON'T choose all birthday or calendar date numbers - millions of people do that and you'll probably have to share any win.

• DON'T choose consecutive numbers (like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Amazingly, tens of thousands of people do this, so your win share could be very small.

• DO consider quick picks (lucky dips) - many big winners have reported that their wins came from quick picks.

For what it may be worth, I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates personal quick pick numbers. As I say, it is only for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it.

I'd want to buy a stable of motors too, just like Mr Trotter. Top of the list would be the Maserati GranTurismo Sport for everyday use. When the weather gets bad, an Audi S8 will do, and a luxury motorhome for schlepping across Europe with the family on holiday (chauffeured of course).

Range Rover Sport
Ariel Atom

The end.

I harbour dreams of my "alphabet garage":

A for Aston
B for Bugatti
C for Corvette
D for D-type
E for E-type
F for Ferrarri
G for G-Wagon
H for Hummer
... you get the drift :-)

Wanted: House with 26 garages, money no object - I wish...

I'd have a Volkswagen Golf Estate for general driving. For the weekends I'd buy the originals of my favourite Matchbox and Dinky -cars e.g. DB5 with ejector seat

Ferrari F40.

The end.

Bentley Brooklands, 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV, Ferrari 250 GT Bertone, Mercedes W108 coupé, Citroen SM, Jaguar XJ12, BMW 2000CS, production version of Lexus LF-LC, Renault 5 Turbo and a Fiat Panda Cross.

I might need a mechanic on retainer.

When somebody says 'Money doesn't buy you happiness' I always feel the urge to ask 'Are you sure you're buying the right things?'.

With 107 million pounds and putting Aircraft, Bikes, and Yachts aside.
1. Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8(V10), Rolls Royce Wraith, Bentley Continental GT W12 for the odd weekend and nights out.
2. Daily cars include Audi RS5 for the normal days, BMW M4 Convertible for Sunny Summer days, Range Rover for harsh winters and terrain sensitive journeys. Audi RS6 as main family car and family continental tours whatever the weather.
3. Mini Cooper S and Audi RS3 for quick trips or destinations with anticipated parking restrictions. And for the wife.....
4. Mercedes Classics including a W114

Such an easy one for me, Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster or V8 Vantage S. I would also most likely get an Evoque for the snow and floods and keep my Fiesta ST and may get a Bentley Flying Spur V8.

But I would definitely be straight off to the Aston Martin factory after a win :)

I would get a Ferrari Special Projects car - a tribute to 246 GTS Dino based on the 458 and a matching Dino.

A Ferrari 250 eligible for the Mille Miglia, like an Europa GT

A Tesla S for getting around

A Koeningsegg Agera R

A Range Rover Sport

Modify a Zonda R for road use

Perhaps a McLaren F1 would be nice too

I would hire the Stig to teach me to drive very fast and good.

I would agree with that. A Mclaren P1 would do for me ( in every sense of the word)

Something I like from a brand I could respect. So it is very personal in the end and it doesn't even has to be the ugliest most expensive car in the world just to show off.



During the IT Boom a swedish guy sold his company for a healthy sum. He bought an impressive line up at more or less one go

McLaren F1
McLaren F1GTR
Porsche Carrera GT1
Bugatti/Dauer EB110 Twin Turbo
Ferrari 550 Barchetta

If I won the Lottery I would like to own a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and a Jaguar F-Type Coupe

A Spyker - but I would have the dashboard re-done in carbon fibre. That's it.

VW Group. VAG ceased to exist over a decade ago.

Ford mondeo 2001 with 300,000 on the clock! Lol

A Skoda as a lotto car?! An easy to please man more like!

I think he just forgot to add "ina" in the middle of that word.

Yes, I might think about getting an old classic car too.

Would you keep the original 8 track / cassette player?

It might be a road going LM so it wouldn't necessarily have one, but either way, you hardly need music when you have an engine that plays such a fantastic symphony.

The only thing is it would need the front lifting suspension option fitted or have one fitted there are kits out there.

UK's roads are so abysmal and littered with drops and speed humps you can't drive an F40 on them without being able to raise the nose to get over that crap at some point

Your attitude = A totally biggoted stuck in the 80's man.BTW, they are taxis, and emergency response and police cars for a reason - they do high miles with ease and are extremely reliable.

I would like to all model cars. but I'm going with Ferrari it's my dream car. because it's have a good style and very attractive model i like this.

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