Did you know the VW Group makes so many fantastic cars?
Around here we like to pretend that money is no object. That makes it easier to construct our dream garages. Some people may have loyalty to one brand, but most people would fill an imaginary garage with several different models. This made us wonder: Could we build the perfect dream garage using only Volkswagen's cars? Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, or Volkswagen Group, doesn't just include models from the Volkswagen brand. Like General Motors, VW owns a variety of automakers that operate in specific markets and segments.
The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is an obvious choice for anyone who is looking to buy a convertible supercar. We like the idea of a convertible supercar because you can bask in the attention that you will receive from driving such an impressive vehicle. The 5.2-liter V10 makes 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque and can launch the supercar from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds. With the roof down you can hear the magnificent V10 with even more clarity. The Aventador Roadster is also an impressive choice, but we liked the usability of the Huracan and there really isn't a huge performance gap between the two. We don't want to be the people who never drive our supercar, so the Huracan is our choice.
Even when you have an unlimited amount of money to spend on filling your garage with cars, you may just want to drive something normal from time to time. That is why we picked the quickest car from the Volkswagen brand, the Golf R. The Golf R comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. With the DSG transmission and AWD, the Golf R can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. The Golf R is a practical car that you can easily drive every day. But it has the added benefit of surprising people who think that it's just an ordinary Golf.
Since we have multiple cars in the garage, we thought we would dedicate one slot to a track-day special. This would be the one that we use strictly to clock lap times and for autocross events. Obviously the best automaker to chose from the VW umbrella for this purpose is Porsche. We decided to go for the most hardcore model, the GT3 RS. The GT3 RS comes with a 4.0-liter flat-six that churns out 500 hp. You could drive the GT3 RS on the road if you want, but we think that this car is best reserved for track use. The only thing that might make us reconsider our choice for the GT3 RS is the upcoming GT2 RS, which could be a game changer. We would also love the manual 911 R, but those are all sold out.
For now, we think that the GT3 RS is the best model from Porsche, and so far, we haven't been proven wrong. When Salomondrin put the RS against more expensive models like the McLaren 675LT and Lamborghini Aventador SV, the Porsche showed that it could still compete, and win.
In our VW Group dream garage, we thought that we should have at least one family car that could haul a bunch of people and their stuff. We also wanted something that could tow if we bought a boat. That is why we chose the new Audi SQ7. The SQ7 comes with a monstrous 4.0-liter diesel power plant complete with three turbochargers. This amazing brute of an engine puts out 435 hp and 664 ft-lb of torque and can still get more than 30 mpg. This setup is a huge improvement over the old V10 diesel. The new engine can launch the big SUV to 60 mph from "go" in just 4.8 seconds. Forget towing a boat, this baby could tow a private jet.
Sometimes you just don't have the time to drive yourself from A to B. Tesla's Autopilot is great if you want to relax behind the wheel, but it is far from the perfect solution if you need to get some work done without watching the road. That is why we chose the Bentley Mulsanne. The Mulsanne is probably a blast to drive with its 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8, but the best way to enjoy this Bentley is from the back seat. We would hire a driver who would get us to our destination quickly using the Mulsanne's 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque while we sit in the back and get work done. Time is money after all. What do you think of our all-VW Group dream garage? What cars would you pick? Let us know in the comments.