A to B. Too many people look at transport in those narrow alphabetical terms. Not us, though. No, a mode transport should reflect the inner spirit of the man or woman who's using it. In other words: A to B is fine, but you should look and feel like a goddamned baller while you're getting there.
Below is a small selection of the sexiest ways to get from one place to another. Some are crazy unaffordable (but hey, maybe one day, right?) and some are definitely on our wishlist. The one thing they have in common is pure, unadulterated sex appeal.
Bombardier global 7000
This is the Bombardier Global 7000, one of the largest and most well-appointed business jets the world has ever seen. Scheduled for release in the second half of this year, these bad boys of the sky from the Canadian airline manufacturer could be yours for a cool $93 million.
The industry’s only business jet to offer four living spaces, this B.J has been designed with the richest of the rich in mind – whether you’re ordering one to cart nine of your closest associates to Panama to drop off some, er, documents, or using it to ferry fellow party animals to your private island for a week-long fiesta, there’s an option for you.
Two 16,500 pound thrust GE Passport jet engines power the Global 7000 to a top speed of Mach 0.925. While it may not have the range of its Bombardier stablemate, the Global 8000, that’s not the point – this one, above all else, has been built for comfort.
Ford Mustang Convertible
When Ford re-released the beloved Mustang in 2013, fans went wild. Instead of re-hashing a classic, the US motor giant took cues from its vintage ponies, but effectively designed an entirely new vehicle from the ground up. It created something unique and original, something that the world didn’t know it needed until it arrived. At a time when electric engines were becoming trendy (and common), it launched a big, growling V8, much to the delight of rev-heads the world over.
The convertible has one downside: it only comes with an automatic gearbox (the clunky manual gearbox paired with the heavy V8 in the coupe is a dog, but an authentic one that feels like an American car should). If you can live without the control of a clutch, however, the convertible is about as comfortable a road-tripping car as you will find. Throw a surfboard in the back, crank some tunes and see if you can get the stereo to drown out the scream of the engine block when you’re going full tilt down Route 66 (spoiler alert: you can’t. This thing is effing loud).
Bentley Continental GT
The Bentley Continental GT is one of the most overlooked cruising machines on the market, and we can see why. With the body of a grand tourer and the coachwork of, well, a Bentley, it may look far tamer than many of its sports car brethren in the same class (Aston Martin, Ferrari and the like). But tame it isn’t – this has the performance of a supercar.
With a 0-100 speed of 3.6 seconds, the massive 6.0L W12 turbocharged engine sends 626 bhp to the 4x4 drivetrain, at just 5000rpm. Striking, elegant looks aside, you can take this vehicle just about anywhere there’s a semi-flat surface and it’ll deliver – it’s built tough and has even proven itself able to handle the Aussie outback. And for a price tag north of half a mil, you’d bloody want it to.