These cars can haul your kids around with blistering speed!
Just because you have kids, doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy the same speed that burden-free Ferrari and Lamborghini owners get. With these speed freaks in mind, automakers have built an increasing number of stupidly fast cars that can haul around your family and your crap. We have already created a list of the top 5 cars to make you a cool dad, but perhaps moms or even single people with lots of friends need to haul around a lot of people. These 5 vehicles are blisteringly fast, but still have plenty of room for passengers, and their stuff.
The first car on our list is the Cadillac CTS-V. With its ample size and 640 horsepower, the Caddy was an easy choice. Although the CTS-V is worth the price, a whopping $83,995, the American sedan is the second cheapest car on this list - and also the least practical. The CTS-V has 13.7-feet of cargo room, which is not bad, but a large sedan might not be the best way to haul stuff. Even so, with a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8, the CTS-V can hit 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, although you will be lucky to break 20 MPG on the highway. If you really wanted to buy a Corvette Z06, but need something to drive around the family, Cadillac has got you covered.
Our next choice is a bit more practical than the Cadillac. The Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake is only sold in Europe, which is a shame. With a 550 horsepower supercharged V8, the Jaguar is down almost 100 horsepower compared to the Cadillac. However, with a 4.2 second 0-60 time, the Jaguar is not exactly slow. The sedan version of the XFR-S retails for $99,000 in the US, which is a lot. The Jaguar makes this list because it is outright gorgeous, and we think that selling it here might change American's opinions on wagons. The Mercedes E63 Wagon might be quicker, but the Jaguar proves that wagons can look absolutely stunning! Come on Jaguar, American families are waiting!
The next car is actually an SUV. There are many performance SUVs on the market, but the BMW X5M has proven to be the fastest. With a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine making 568 horsepower, this AWD brute can hit 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. That is only .1 second off from the Cadillac CTS-V, in an SUV! In the US, SUVs are the hottest selling vehicle for families, and if you want the fastest one, the X5M is the SUV to buy. Although it costs $98,800, that is a small price to pay for having the fastest car on the block. When you pull up next to a Corvette or a Boxster at a set of lights, your kids will love it when you smoke the childless single guy with your mighty family hauler!
Perhaps your family is a bit large, or just has a ton of stuff. In either case, the Ford F-150 Raptor will be perfect for you. The Raptor is far from the fastest car on this list, but the 411 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is no slouch. This engine is matted to a 10-speed automatic which will help the new Raptor get much better fuel economy than its V8 predecessor. We don't have the exact performance specs for the Raptor just yet, but expect a respectable 0-60 time in the six second range. What you will get with this truck is a 5.5-foot bed to throw stuff into and off-roading prowess than can easily conquer what ever sports field your kids have practice at. All the other kids will love riding in your awesome truck named after a freaking dinosaur!
The last car here is easily the coolest car ever built for kids. The Tesla Model X is not only capable of kicking a Ferrari's butt in a drag race, but can also haul around six kids with ease. The P90D model can hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds and can pull off an 11.7 second quarter mile time. Plus, those falcon-wing doors will keep your kids entertained for hours. There is no comparison here, the Tesla Model X is definitely the best family hauler for speed freaks!
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