My Lottery Car

The Nissan GT-R.

This is my “lottery car” — a Nissan GT-R, affectionately known in the automotive press as “Godzilla.” It’s a budget super-car, capable of near-200 mph speeds, for less than $100K. I’ll take mine in the premium edition, with the Super Silver paint job (a $3000 option), cold weather package and the iPod interface, thanks.

It’s insanely expensive, costs a small fortune to insure, and guzzles gas. I’ll never own one, unless I somehow become a millionaire overnight. But I love this car.

The balance of look, power, and technological marvel blows my mind. Hand-built engines and transmissions that come together in a clean room. An engine so powerful that you can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds (3.2 if you disable the launch control software). All-wheel drive. Twin turbos. This is a modern muscle car.

And oh god I want one.