High-end luxury for lottery winners
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Bentley are among the brands clearly out of reach for those of us who sit in steerage on airplanes and consider dining at Outback Steakhouse a big night on the town. However, picking the winning six numbers in this week's lottery could not only catapult you from Outback into Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, but also have you trading in that Chevrolet Malibu for an Aston Martin DB9.
The unlikelihood of hitting the lottery notwithstanding, we decided to play a little "what if."
In alphabetical order, here are seven cars that would be on our "money is no object" list if we won the lottery. In the big-bucks stratosphere, model years advance at an erratic pace; we've chosen among only those designated as 2011 models. No fuel economy numbers are posted because, after all, this is an exercise in self-indulgence. All prices include the manufacturer's delivery charge and any applicable gas-guzzler tax.