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Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Updated: April 15, 2:21 PM ET
Fantasy Fleet Roll Out

By Dave Finger

Everyone has a dream car and dedicated riders are no different. They too have visions of steel, glass and gas. But their fantasy fleet is a bit more specialized than the average Joe's.

So when the International Auto Show rolled through New York, we scoped out ten souped-up spending ideas for after you sign that huge new sponsor.

Maserati MC 12
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Getaway Car: Maserati MC 12

When your skate spot is a bust and you need to ditch that ticket-wielding cop.

  • 630 Horsepower, 6.0 Liter V12 engine
  • 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
  • 205 mph top speed
  • Six-speed steering-wheel paddle shifter
  • Street-legal version of the GT racer
  • Starts at $800,000 and only 25 will be made in 2004, so get in line

    *Note: does not condone running from the police in million-dollar Italian sports cars.

    Volvo V70 R
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    Shred Wagon: Volvo V70 R AWD

    It's dumping outside and the roads are bad ... time for first tracks.

  • 300 Horsepower, 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, 155 mph top speed
  • Four-wheel drive sticks tires to icy roads and clings around corners
  • Seats five stinky dudes
  • Heated seats to warm your frozen parts
  • "R" stands for Racing, but Volvo is all about safety, so mom would be proud

    Premiere Pimp: Two-way tie

    The new video just dropped and your team is getting the red-carpet treatment. Of course you need to make a proper entrance.

    Aston Martin Vanquish
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    *You drive - Aston Martin Vanquish
  • 460 Horsepower, 6.0 Liter V12 engine
  • 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, 190 mph top speed
  • Starts at $235,000, only 300 hand-built per year
  • Yeah, yeah, James Bond drives one, but this car is like butter ... with bananas on top

    Dodge Grand Touring Limo
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    *You're driven - Dodge Grand Touring Limo
  • 73" stand-up interior height
  • Satellite TV, 40" flat screen, surround sound, booming system
  • 10-person leather couch and wet bar
  • Wood paneling, fancy lights and a super-huge moon roof (but you'll need a ladder to stick your head out)

    MB Cruiser
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    Coastal Retreat: Mercedes Benz MB Cruiser

    You've traveled to the end of the road and found that perfect point break. Now you want to stay a while.

  • 22 miles per gallon
  • Two-burner gas stove/microwave oven
  • Dining room/entertainment center
  • Stand-up shower/full bathroom
  • Two double beds plus floor space
  • Fortunately comes in custom colors
  • Pullout porch (BBQ and beer not included)

    Scion xB
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    The Bulldog: Scion xB

    This thing is so ugly you've gotta love it. Heart and determination rule over looks.

  • Fits you, the crew and gear
  • Easily modifiable, with more than 40 accessories to choose from
  • A small system sounds big in this little car
  • According to Scion, this car is made to, "cruise with your friends and chill"
  • A good place to start when learning to ollie cars
  • Starts at $14,165, so you can still afford those $20,000 spinners

    Audi RSQ
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    Sheckler's Ride: Audi RSQ

    Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, 14, is a couple of years from his license, so here's a peek at what he could be rolling when he passes driver's ed.

  • This concept car was built for the movie I Robot, starring Will Smith
  • The film takes place in 2035 and is based on the collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov
  • This is the first car Audi designed especially for a movie
  • Ryan is also working to make his skateboard wheels disappear

    VW R32
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    The Sleeper: Volkswagen R32 AWD

    This is the Sandro Dias of cars, unassuming at first glance, but really it's a pit bull on wheels.

  • 240 Horsepower, 3.2 liter modified VR6 engine
  • 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, 130 mph electronically governed top speed
  • Dual exhaust, sport suspension, 18" wheels house big brakes
  • Only available with six-speed manual
  • This inconspicuous ride lets its performance do the talking
  • $29,100 for the full-meal deal

    Toyota Prius
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    Penny Pincher: Toyota Prius

    You spend every cent on gear, videos and mags, there's not much loot left for gas.

  • Hybrid gas and electric motor gets 60 miles per gallon
  • 140 Horsepower, 1.5 liter engine, 0-60 mph in 8.8 seconds
  • Self-charging battery
  • Less than 14 mph, the car runs on electric; over 40, it runs on gas. In between, it's a mix
  • Celebrity owners: Cameron Diaz, Larry David, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon
  • Starts at $20,000

    Dodge 3500
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    Big Rig: Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab

    When it's motorbikes, sleds or a gang of riders you need to haul, look no further than this Dodge dualie.

  • 325 Horsepower, 5.9 liter Cummins diesel engine
  • 600 foot-pounds of torque hauls a 5,000-pound payload—or 20 motorbikes
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • If diesel isn't your thing, chose the 345 hp Hemi
  • Parking space not included

    Lego Volvo
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    Broken Down: Lego Volvo XC 90

    When your body is broken and you can't ride, there's only so much PS2 you can play during recovery.

  • Eight pro Lego builders built the car in three months
  • Uses the platform of a real car
  • Has no engine, but rolls on real wheels
  • After the show, it's going to Legoland, CA, for a contest to guess how many Legos were used to build it
  • The closest guess wins a real version of the car