No two dads are the same, and yes we’re including identical twins. That’s because driving is a passion that evolves unto itself. For that reason, we have combed our recent issues to give you the best options for your old man. Without further adieu, here is our 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide.
If price is no object, give him the best of hybrid technology and forced induction. The McLaren P1 offers almost 30 miles of electric range, along with 903 horsepower and 723 horsepower to the rear wheels. The Porsche 918 Spyder also uses a twin turbo V8 along with an electric motor powering the front wheels. Combined output is 887 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque.
If Dad deserves a V12, the LaFerrari combines their most powerful twelve-cylinder to send 950 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Thanks to the booming economy, his portfolio has never been better. He has never changed his formula to win Monopoly: Buy all the cheapest properties, build as much as possible, and make money from every other player.
That is why he deserves a new Rolls-Royce Phantom. As the 8th generation of their masterpiece, it has abandoned the ancient steel body-on-frame. Instead, it is an aluminum space frame with cast & extruded intersections. It is strong, light and stiff, and the ride will amaze you. Twin stereoscopic cameras scan the road ahead and make instant changes to the suspension. Your tires will move, but a counteraction by the other 3 corners negates any motion transfer to the cockpit.
Everybody knows one. They have enough food and batteries to last several months in the bunker. He does all transactions in cash and stores precious metals instead of Federal Reserve Notes. Only the best preppers have an armored ride that is ready for anything, so your dad needs a Terradyne Gurkha.
These beasts can be ordered with Nuclear/Boilogic air filtration, and since it is based on a 2-ton Ford Powerstroke Diesel, you can easily run it on vegetable oil.
Did your dad force you to watch Soul Train reruns on UHF. Are most of your home movies on Betamax? Disco Dad rejects modern technology in favor of traditional power. The only car he always wanted, the best of both worlds, the DeTomasso Pantera.
Dad worked at the local Ford dealer when the Pantera arrived, and he has been forever in awe of the mid-mounted Big Block. This Italian classic outperforms many modern cars, and they won’t break the bank.
If he enjoys cruising on two wheels, we suggest the Nostalgia by Nmoto. Our friends in Miami have created a modern example on the stunning BMW R7 Concept. Lauded as the most beautiful motorcycle concept when it was unveiled in 1934, BMW said it was too futuristic and expensive to build. Now with the help of artists and fabricators, Nmoto uses over 900 hand-made parts to build a new R7. It is based on a 2020 BMW R9T, and it sacrifices none of the late-model BMW engineerings. Each one is made to order, so click the link below to get in line.
The last three images are of an All-American V-Twin. Confederate Motorcycles has been advertising in our magazine since the mid-90s, and not even Hurricane Katrina could stop these artists. Their canvas is anodized aluminum and their chisels are the latest in 7-axis CNC tools. Each model is built to order, and they are instant collectibles.
Off-Road 4×4 Outdoors Dad
Do your memories include camping, fly fishing, and the occasional canoe portage? If you and the old man need to get back to basics, we recommend a Hennessey Performance V8 Velociraptor.
John Hennessey and team remove the EcoBoost V6 from a new Ford Raptor, and replace it with a proper engine. In its place is a new 5.0L Coyote V8 and a 2.9L Whipple Charger. It makes 758 horsepower on only 7 lbs of boost, and it offers consistent quarter-mile times in the low 12s.
Sports Car Dad
He is an engineer who needs to know the torsional strength of the chassis around him. He understands that dual-clutch transmissions are elegant, but not worth 200 lbs of weight. His weekend goals are to carve corners without the complexity of turbos or AWD.
The only logical answer is the Porsche 911 GT3. It makes 500 horsepower from a naturally aspirated 4.0L flat six, with a perfect six-speed manual transmission. His only choice will be the 911 GT3 or its clandestine cousin. The 911 GT3 Touring is the same car in a Carrera body, so it is the ultimate sleeper on the streets.
Even though your parents might have an empty nest, they will not relinquish the ability to drive a full-size family hauler. We all know that SUV sales are hot, so we have two choices depending on his tastes. The first is from our friends at Overfinch. Starting with a fully-loaded Range Rover, their artisans make it truly your own. Only the finest in wood, leather, and machined metals make it the most luxurious SUV on the market.
Or if he prefers the classic look of the Mercedes-Benz G Wagen, allow us to show you the new Mercedes-AMG G63. It has three locking differentials to send 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque to any terrain. Independent suspension replaces the old solid axles, so it is the most comfortable G Wagen ever produced.
Does your father fall into any of these categories? Tell us your favorite example in the comments below!