Father’s Day 2022 has arrived and if you ask almost everyone, there are bound to be a lot of stories about cars. From great memories of vacation trips to driving to local shops, dads and cars are almost inseparable.
While traveling along memory lane is fun and all, we wanted to know what our own’bapak-bapak’ within the Carlist content team really want to own their dream cars. When there are no restrictions on money, imagination and everything in between. These are their choices.
Ferdinand Felix Pereira, Main Content – BMW E30 M3
At a time when cars are losing their soul, it’s important for me to keep a classic to appreciate, especially since I have a son who is slowly getting into cars himself. The S14 ushered in an era of great BMWs and spawned the Ultimate Driving Machine nickname.
If I had to pick one ‘daddy’s car’ it would be this engineering gem. Why go fast in a straight line when you can fly around corners? That’s the sweet spot for the E30 M3, one of the most balanced coupes of all time – with a design language that will remain timeless long after the world has run out of crude oil. After which it becomes a beautiful showpiece or bed for me!
Adam Aubrey, Content Producer – Porsche 964 Turbo
Being a father means making a lot of sacrifices, including the indulgence of putting your money into a fun four-wheeled machine with a motor. But since it’s Father’s Day, I can dream a little bit, and my ultimate Father’s Day car dream pick would have to be a 964 generation Porsche 911 Turbo.
Undoubtedly the most beautiful generation of the Porsche 911, the 964 turbo, came with a rear-mounted 3.6-liter flat 6-turbo engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It is capable of producing 355 hp and 521 Nm of torque and I bet it still sounds deafening to this day. It also doesn’t hurt that it looked so sexy in Jerry Bruckheimer’s Bad Boys, which I initially fell in love with.
Sep Irran, Content Producer – Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
If money wasn’t an option, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is my ultimate Father’s Day dream car. Since we can no longer ignore the full onslaught of EVs, moving with the times is the way to go, and the Taycan Cross Turismo is the perfect ship for me for comfortable trips with the family (and very spirited if you’re alone behind the wheel) . Great performance, decent EV range and sexy AF.
Sure, the EV’s mileage could be better (and like anything else, the price could be cheaper), but something surreally wonderful happened on a personal level when I was behind the wheel of a Porsche Taycan in Sepang, and the Cross Turismo just took things over the edge to really make me fall in love with the overall looks. Boring? Maybe for some, until you put that pedal on that EV metal, baby.
Nathanael Long, videographer – Volvo V60 Recharge
Choosing a hypercar that I can drive upside down would definitely be my choice if money wasn’t an option, but being a father taught me to be reasonable. The luxuriously designed rugged piece of metal, the Volvo V60 Recharge would be my pick. AWD, 529 liter boot (enough for 2 pushchairs as I am a father of twins), 407 hp, 640 Nm, 16 speakers, 600 watt Harman Kardon sound system (for Super Simple Songs).
Also, the V60 takes 4.6 seconds to go from 0-100 km/h and of course the safety specifications are out of this world. A hypercar can’t do all that and an MPV/SUV can’t without making you feel like a piece of your heart has been ripped out. So the Volvo V60 is not only a sexy (but safe) car, it can tear up the roads and make me a cool dad.