Let’s face it, most men want to drive a fast, good looking car, a car that will turn heads in envy while on the road. There are a lot of phenomenal cars that will do that, but the reality is, a lot of men simply can’t afford many of these cars because of their hefty price tag. When they are younger and less attached these cars are out of most guys’ price range, and, if they are lucky and hard working enough to build a career that affords them the ability to drop over $100,000 on a car in adulthood, most often there are other factors to take into consideration, like family. Trying to bridge the best of both worlds, the ability to drive a fast, sleek luxury car while ensuring your family’s comfort and safety isn’t an easy task, but there are some luxury cars out there for wealthy dads that can, and will bridge both worlds. Here are ten of them.
10 Chrysler 300 SRT8 - Starting at $49,695
The Chrysler 300 series of cars have been popular because, as a mid-priced sedan, you can drive in style, and not break the bank. With models available for under $50,000 you can look cool, drive hard and probably appear more wealthy than you are depending on the model of the 300 you purchase. In reality, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 is a luxury car for decidedly non-luxury prices, and driving one of these will go a long way in keeping your style intact, while subsequently keeping the savings account flush for all those big, and little things, having a family may require. Oh, did we mention how ridiculously fast this car is? The 300 SRT8's HEMI V8 produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, enough to boost the car from 0-60 in under 5 seconds and reach a top speed limited to 175 mph.
9 Jaguar XFR-S - Starting at $84,125
The classic Jaguar has always been a staple car for wealthy men, and has always been a symbol of class, particularly before Ford bought the car and messed around with the design. Though the pre-Ford and now Tata models look a lot more luxurious, have no fear, what the Jaguar XFR-S may lack to some buyers in aesthetic appeal, it more than makes up for in functionality, comfort and breakneck speed. That's right, this four-door sedan keeps up with the best in its class. The car's supercharged V8 makes 550 hp @ 6500 rpm, good for a sub-4 second 0-60 time and an estimated top speed of 186 mph. This car will keep you entertained while keeping the kids safe and comfortable, provided you can control your heavy foot. And the name alone should warrant some respect. At $85,000 to $99,000 you could get a lot less for a lot more.
8 BMW M5 - Starting at $94,550
Everyone is going to look twice if you arrive to pick the kids up from school in a BMW M5. A luxury Sedan, the BMW M5 has the high end sports car look and feel, as well as all of the high end amenities, but doesn’t sacrifice any of the safety features that will make you feel totally confident with the young ones in the backseat. You’ve got a V8 with 575 hp under the hood and can hit 60 mph in under four seconds, on your way to a 160 mph top speed, but the drivability and control of the car keeps you firmly grounded in dad mode. And, to top it all off, at $94,000, if you’re a wealthy dad, it won’t kill the kids' college fund.
7 Audi RS7 - Starting at $107,425
Since its introduction in 2014, the Audi RS7 has seen massive upgrades to nearly every part of the vehicle, both inside and out. The 2015 model is no different, making the nearly $110,000 car a solid investment for any dad who is both cool, and wealthy. The car's 560 hp V8 will shoot you to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and its top speed is governed at 174 mph. Equipped with state of the art communications inside the car, and a plethora of safety features, you’ll never get lost, you’ll always be in communication with the family, and when you’re driving you’ll be driving a car with your safety, and that of your family’s in mind. Not to mention the luxury sedan is a sleek looking ride as well.
6 Cadillac CTS-V - Starting at $70,895
The Cadillac CTS-V has been called the “four-door Corvette,” and really, you could do much worse for a comparison. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V shares the same 640 hp, 6.2 liter LT4 V8 engine as the 2015 Corvette Z06. A fast, smooth ride, the V flies from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and hitting top speeds of 200 mph, the Cadillac CTS-V will prove you are a cool, wealthy guy and also make your kids feel pretty important too when you’re carting them around to school or practice. While the price is right at just over $70,000, the fact that the car is available as a coupe and as well as a sedan might make it tempting to leave the kids at home and take the wife out for a spin.
5 Tesla Model S - Starting at $70,890
With the Tesla Model S you can not only drive an incredibly stylish and relatively fast four-door sedan that can suit all of your familial needs, but you will also be a hit with the green community for driving an electric car. The Tesla naturally comes equipped with the requirements to charge the car fast and get you on your way even faster, ensuring that your kid will never be late for football practice, all the while doing a service to the environment. The car's electric power plant delivers 302 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, giving it a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed limited to 120 mph. Driving in luxury, while doing your part to help conserve the environment come at a price though; the Tesla Model S will run you anywhere from $70,000 to $95,000, making it a pricey luxury. Opt for the Models S P85D and you're looking at an investment of over $120,000 for a 691 hp beast that rockets from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and tops out at 155 mph.
4 Aston Martin Rapide S - Starting at $201,075
Getting into the heavy hitters now, the Aston Martin Rapide S is a truly beautiful car. Built “like a fighter jet canopy” according to one reviewer, the Aston Martin Rapide S really is a car for a wealthy person, dad or not. But if you do have kids, you can bet they’ll be chomping at the bit to turn 16 and be able to drive this thing. This two-door coupe can hit 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds on the way to 190 mph thanks to its 550 hp, 5.9 liter V-12 engine. When you are driving the Aston Martin Rapide S, you can guarantee you’ll turn heads wherever you are, from dropping the kids off at school to heading to the office. Starting at a shade over $200,000, the price of the Aston Martin Rapide S definitely reflects the luxury of the car.
3 Bentley Flying Spur - Starting at $203,225
It’s all in a name sometimes, and with a name like Bentley, it doesn’t get much more prestigious. The Bentley Flying Spur is just the type of car you might hire a driver for, and considering Bentley sees the $200,000 Flying Spur as an entry level sedan, you may be able to afford one. Just imagine, a driver taking your kids to school in the Bentley while you sit in back with them, working away on the tablet, trying not to spill your coffee. Maybe not. Regardless, the Bentley Flying Spur is about as luxurious as it gets in a regal way for a wealthy dad. It is a fast car, the more expensive model is extremely powerful, with a ridiculous twin-turbocharged 6-liter W12 engine producing 616 hp, enough to propel the car from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds and top out at 200 mph. The smaller V8 is no slouch either, making 500 hp and adding only 0.1 seconds to the W12's 0-60 time. What’s not to love?
2 Maserati Quattroporte GTS - $140,500
If you’re wealthy, being able to tell people you drive a Maserati is probably worth at least some of the cost of the car. It’s not often you see Maserati’s cruising down the Interstate, or even through most parts of the city. The Maserati Quattroporte GTS might change that, however. Priced at $140,000, the four-door sedan has the practicality of a family car, and is more spacious than its exterior suggests, but it still looks and feels like a sports car. And it is fast, hitting 60 mph in 4 seconds, with its 530 hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8. So if you’re alone, you can always let loose a little bit. Even better than being fast though is the fact that it isn’t exorbitantly priced, looks awesome, but still gives you everything you need in terms of practicality when fatherhood calls and the kids need to get somewhere in style.
1 Porsche Panamera Turbo S - Starting at $201,495
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S is still a Porsche, so you have an idea of what you are getting when you take this beauty for a test drive. It is fast. Incredibly fast. The 570 hp Turbo S hits 60 mph in about 3 seconds, and pretty much gives the middle finger to anyone else on the road. Hope it's quick, they might not even see it travelling by at 192 mph. You want your kids to feel like little badasses whenever they ride with you? Get this car. Really, for a truly wealthy dad, the Porsche Panamera Turbo has everything you need to show off that wealth all the while keeping your family in mind. It’s a four-door sedan, but it’s a sports car. It’s opulent, and maybe a little over the top, but it will also get you looks of envy from far more onlookers than not, and let’s be honest, your kids will love it. Priced between $200,000 and $240,000, you’d better really love the Porsche Panamera Turbo S too.