Dream Rides: 2007 Aston Martin DB9 and 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom

David Axberg

When it comes to choosing a cost-no-object car for you and one other person to take on a lengthy holiday, there's really only one question you need to ask: What Would Bond Drive? Why, an Aston Martin DB9, of course. A gorgeous body lets everyone on the road know to get out of your way. Inside, leather, wood, and polished metal on every surface coddle you on even the longest stretches of road. And you'll use the V-12 power to get away from the crowds of people that gather around this stunning coupe.

The Phantom is one of the most egocentric, self-indulgent vehicles in the world. It says a lot about a person when they spend enough money on a personal chariot to feed a small country for a year. Well, if you're going to do it, do it right: no other vehicle on this planet is as luxurious and opulent as the Phantom. The rear seat has its own zip code and the cushion is high enough that occupants feel like they're sitting on a throne. The V-12 engine generates enough thrust to shift tectonic plates, and the cabin is as quiet as a funeral home. Barely a murmur can be heard from the outside world at any speed, and napping under a mink throw has never been so easy.

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