Future Drive Motor Show’s survey—which asked, “If money was no object, which car brand would you like to see in your garage?”—revealed that four of the top 10 desired brands are made in the U.K.: Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar and McLaren.
Rounding out the list were the three Italian brands Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati, and the three German brands Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Audi.
“The glamour and desirability of our iconic brands seems to grow,” said Giles Brown, managing director of Future Drive Motor Show. “Ingrained in our minds are the Bentley Boys and the James Bond Aston Martins.” The reputed most desirable car in the world is the Jaguar E-Type, according to Brown, and the McLaren, which he terms “the new boy on the block,” needs no introduction. (For those who do, it’s a British Formula One racecar.)
Many of the popular brands also have new models: the McLaren P1; the Aston Martin Vanquish; the Jaguar F-Type; and Bentley’s latest Continental GT Speed coupe and convertible. Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati also all have new models, as do the German Audi and Mercedes-Benz brands.