The PistonHeads My Garage dream cars!

Do you know about My Garage in your PistonHeads profile? Maybe you do, and you're already using it to track your car history, your ownership costs and what you're planning to buy in future. You might even be using it to advise PHers on their next purchase.

For those of you who aren't utilising My Garage at the moment, though, here's a look at what your fellow readers are using it for right now. We've collated the My Garage dream car data to bring together a top 25 list of the cars PHers would most like to own. Naturally this being PH, there are some weird and wonderful choices in here, with everything from a TVR T350 to a Bowler Wildcat featured in the list. The cars stretch back as far as a Jaguar XKSS and reach models as modern as a Veyron, so there really is something for everyone. It's not all crazy exotica either, with cars as humble as the Vauxhall VX220 and BMW Z4 on here, proving just what a broad church PistonHeads is.

Anyway, enough from us. See the list below for the current top 25 dream cars from My Garage; if you want to change that line up for future, you know what to do - get that My Garage info completed now!

Horacio Pagani's pioneering use of carbon fibre not only influenced the direction of Lamborghini during the late 80s and early 90s, but lead to the creation of a groundbreaking supercar of his own. Many variants of the Zonda have been produced over the years, some with as much as 800hp, but one thing remains common throughout them all - a Mercedes-AMG V12 is always at its core.

Aston's venerable V8 Vantage has been key to the brand's success over much of the past decade. Whether you opt for the older, cheaper 4.3-litre variant, which offers great value for money, or the facelifted 420hp 4.7-litre model which packs even more of a punch, the elegant styling and classic proportions are bound to age well.

Bugatti took the hypercar benchmark to new heights with its incredible Veyron, starting an automotive arms race which continues to this day. Nonetheless, the Veyron's performance has stood the test of time; with its 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 putting out 1,000hp and 922lb ft of torque, its place in the hypercar hall of fame is secure.

The introduction of Group B regulations didn't just have an impact on rally cars. With over 400hp the 288 GTO was Ferrari's homologated competition car, ready to take the fight to the Porsche 959. Today it remains as special as it was then, representing the link between Ferrari's road cars and its racing heritage.

Keeping up to 385hp in check without the aid of traction control, electronic stability or ABS is a test of skill for any driver, but the reward is equal to the challenge. The satisfaction of guiding the sonorous 4.0-litre inline-six down a winding British B-road, and arriving on the other side with every sense heightened, is a rare pleasure indeed.

The Lancia Stratos is a rally icon, winning the World Rally Championship in 1974, '75 and '76. With a mid-mounted V6 borrowed from the Ferrari Dino, the Stratos boasted almost 200hp in a car weighing less than 950kg. The inherent balance and agility afforded by its design wasn't just perfect for the rally stage, though, the Stratos remaining as exciting to drive on road as it is to see off it.

They say there's no replacement for displacement and no car goes further to prove this than the 8.0-litre V10 engined Dodge Viper. Shocking the automotive world when it appeared on the scene in 1992, it continued to turn heads - if not profits - until its demise in 2017. Still, the Viper remains one of the ultimate expressions of US performance muscle.

Originally envisaged with a V12 and all-wheel drive, the recession of 1990 meant the XJ220 left the production line with a 550hp turbocharged V6 and rear-wheel drive. Still, this was enough for a 217mph top speed and the Guinness record for world's fastest production car.

The Vanquish embodies everything Aston Martin stands for: power, beauty and soul. 575hp takes care of the former, the combination of classic curves and aggressive stance bring the beauty and its V12 exhaust note ensures there's always plenty of soul.

Arguably the most famous and celebrated of all of Enzo Ferrari's creations. In its day, drivers like Phil Hill found glory with the 250 as it won the FIA GT championship in 1962, '63 and '64. Today its rarity and desirability makes it equally as successful amongst collectors, the 250 GTO holding the title of world's most expensive car, having sold at auction for over $52m.

11. TVR T350
If you're after one of the purest driving experiences out there then look no further than TVR. With no traction control, electronic stability programmes, anti-lock brakes or airbags, the T350 is about as raw as they come. Completing the 0-60 sprint in just 4.4 seconds, the T350 offers supercar performance on a budget and old-school analogue motoring in a digital age.

The recipe for the V12 Vantage was a simple one: take the beautiful design and compact dimensions offered by the standard car, and add a 510hp V12. What resulted was one of the most engaging drivers' cars of the 21st century - and it's available only with a manual transmission.

Affectionately known as 'Il Mostro' - the monster - due to its bold appearance, the Alfa SZ hid beneath its incredible exterior a chassis of rare brilliance. Combine that with Alfa's gorgeous 3.0-litre V6 and extreme rarity and it's easy to see why prices (and popularity) continue to rise...

14. FERRARI 250
What more needs to be said about the Ferrari 250? While the GTO that's also on this list is the most famous - and the most valuable - all variants combine inimitable 60s Ferrari style with that stunning Colombo V12. A highpoint in Ferrari history, and a classic that will remain desirable forever more.

Still to many the definitive hot hatch, the 205 GTI brings together pert good looks with lusty performance and deft handling. Whether using the 1.6 or 1.9 engine, the GTI is a joy. With many having succumbed to the youthful exuberance of their drivers, good GTIs can now command anything up to £40,000.

What do you do when a regular V8 Land Rover is too sedate? Get a Bowler, of course! Effectively a rally raid car that can be used on the road, the Wildcat is the angry, ferocious, slightly mad antithesis to the school run SUV. You won't see another at the supermarket...

17. BMW M3
The BMW M3 has been the definitive small sports saloon for more than 30 years now. With four, six or eight cylinders, it always offered a stunning powertrain with finely honed dynamics. Through E30, E36, E46, E90 and F80 generations, it's always been amongst the class of the field. An automotive legend, and a very popular car on PistonHeads

While interest has reawakened in the Supra with a replacement due next year, for PH it's always been an icon. The legendarily tough and tunable '2JZ' straight-six engine, motorsport success (with the Castrol livery) and, yes, the Fast & Furious starring role saw to that. Bring on the remake!

19. BMW Z4
The first generation BMW Z4 garnered a following that its replacement struggled to match. Why? Bold styling that is aging well, some lovely straight sixes and traditional hot rod appeal are just the start. The bonkers 3.2-litre M variants, both the Coupe and Roadster, look like being proper classics very soon as well.

Once upon a time it was believed that the Sport would always live in the shadow of the 'full fat' Range Rover. Sorted handling, strong powertrains and sharp styling ensured that it didn't. Both first and second generation cars have proved popular with a wide variety of buyers. Get a V8 if you can...

The definitive 80s supercar? The Testarossa has to be up there, in contention with the Lamborghini Countach. That flat-12, its incredible width and those slats ensure the Testarossa has lost none of its impact 30 years later. Good luck with the manual gearbox, though, and attempting to park it...

Yes, another Tuscan in PH's top 25! It took a while, but the last Tuscans were the very best. By combining the Tuscan's wild looks (and equally savage engine), with a chassis tune less terrifying than the early cars, TVR created an instant classic. The thinking man's Sagaris, if that doesn't sound absurd...

Yes, the VX220 borrowed heavily from the Lotus Elise, but where better to start building a mid-engined sports car? By offering its own look, a tempting price and the potent 200hp Turbo, Vauxhall creating a compelling alternative. It remains more affordable as a secondhand buy, too.

It's easy to see the appeal of the XKR package: supercharged V8 punch, sumptuous luxury and trademark Jag dynamics made for a great GT. Seemingly it's good enough for David Brown's £600k Speedback as well. But for a fraction of the price, a used XKR of either generation looks like a fabulous way to waft around.

If the XKR is the everyman Jaguar sports car, the XKSS is only for the extreme elite. Just 25 were meant to be made, which was eventually 16 because of a factory fire. Jaguar has recently built the remaining nine as continuation, price at £1m apiece...

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  • RikJonAtk 19 Mar 2018

    Nice list.

    3 down, 22 to go.... I need more money!

  • RudeDog 19 Mar 2018

    Range Rover Sport??? redcard

  • Gad-Westy 19 Mar 2018

    RudeDog said:
    Range Rover Sport??? redcard
    And yet no F40!

  • RudeDog 19 Mar 2018

    Gad-Westy said:
    RudeDog said:
    Range Rover Sport??? redcard
    And yet no F40!
    Exactly! I was thinking along similar lines... not a single Lamborghini!!!!

    The 'My Garage' feature could be a useful way of identifying which members deserve to be blocked from the site wink

  • Rawwr 19 Mar 2018

    No F40 and no F1? How odd.

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