The makes and models mentioned in this article are not placed in any particular order, nor intended to be viewed as a ranked list. KSL Cars does not endorse any vehicles. The views or opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not reflect the views or opinions of KSL.com or its employees.

As French novelist Francoise Sagan put it, “Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” Sounds about right. But if you have the funds to splurge on one of these high-end vehicles, you’ll likely be crying tears of joy. Budget, schmudget.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

If money is no object, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful, powerful or unique sports car than the AMG GT. With its low stance, menacing looks, hand-crafted engine and carefully appointed interior, it is a wonderful alternative to the traditional Porsche 911 competition. 

Chevrolet Corvette

No matter the year, you can’t go wrong with a Corvette. The newest C8 offers genuine supercar levels of performance for a fraction of a supercar price. But the earlier generations are nothing to scoff at. Just go buy a Corvette. You won’t be disappointed. 

Porsche Panamera

Want the performance of a 911 with the practicality of a family car? Porsche Panamera is the answer. While the first generation looked a little wonky, the latest iteration is a beautifully executed family sedan — or wagon. 

BMW X7

Lunch tray grilles aside, the three-row BMW X7 is an excellent entry into the large SUV segment by BMW. Whether you opt for the Premium package with power rear window shades, the Cold Weather package with heated … everything, or the Luxury Seating package with massaging seats, no detail is overlooked. 

Audi RS6/RS7

Simply put, the Audi RS6 and RS7 are two of the most beautiful, powerful and technologically advanced vehicles on the road today. For a car that can do anything and everything, either of these are it. 

KSL Cars has a unique selection of exotic vehicles, including Lamborghinis, McLarens and Ferraris … oh, my! Even if you can’t afford one, it’s still fun to fantasize.