List: Ten Best Cars To Drive Away From Your Wedding

By Brandon Turkus

September 01, 2011


Land Rover Range Rover: The big, classy Range Rover is a favorite for its awesome blend of comfort, style, and performance. Equally at home in the city or out in the country, the Range, especially when optioned with the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, makes for a seriously comfortable cruiser.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: If audacious styling (gullwing doors!) is your wedding-day wish, then the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the vehicle for you. The SLS straddles the range between sports car and grand tourer, able to handle a weekend’s bags all while transporting you and your new spouse in comfort at over 150 miles per hour.


Ford Mustang GT Convertible: If the Corvette doesn’t provide enough room for you and your beloved, than you need look no further than the Mustang GT Convertible. Powered by a 5.0-liter, 412-horsepower V-8, the Mustang has plenty of trunk space even when the top is stowed. The fact that it’ll hit 60 in the high four-second range certainly doesn’t hurt either.


Mazda MX-5: Ignore the calls of this being a chick’s car. The MX-5 is awesome. You’ll have a blast as you and your new other half cut along country roads on the way to a romantic retreat. The MX-5’s minimalistic character might force you to pack light, but as soon as you feel the snickity-snack action of the shifter and hear the pleasant howl from the exhaust, you’ll be in (wedded) bliss.


Chevrolet Corvette: There isn’t really a more American way to depart your wedding than behind the wheel of the 438-horsepower Corvette. Available in coupe and convertible, it can swallow a long weekend’s worth of luggage and get you to your honeymoon faster than you can say “divorce.”


1957 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder: The California Spyder oozes old-school class and exclusivity (only 55 were built). It’ll require a hefty sum to drive away in one on your wedding day, though, as one reportedly sold at auction for just under $11 million. But if you have the means, we strongly recommend it.


2003 BMW Z8: If the SLS AMG is just a bit too flashy for you, then check out the older BMW Z8. Sold in limited quantities, it was powered by the same 5.0-liter V-8 that shuttled the legendary E39 M5. It’s stylish, exclusive, and fast, making it perfect for your honeymoon retreat.


Fiat 500C: While all the other cars here have a sporting lean, the 500C is a purely stylish way of exiting your nuptial celebration. The three-way roof allows plenty of versatility, while folding down the rear seats delivers a pleasant amount of space for a weekend retreat. Plus, we find it really easy to picture cans strung to the 500’s tail.


1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II: Are you an aristocrat? If not, do you just style yourself as one? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes,” then the only way to leave your wedding is behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce. Might Sir try out the Silver Cloud II? Available in saloon, drophead, and coupé (sedan, convertible, and coupe to us Yanks), the Silver Cloud II was one of the last of the classic Rolls-Royce models. (Photo Credit: Rex Gray)


Any Aston Martin Convertible: If you leave your wedding in a topless Aston Martin, you are automatically cooler than any other set of newlyweds. Few cars blend style and performance quite like the cars from Gaydon. With four different convertibles to choose from, including the V8 Vantage (one of our personal favorites) and the James Bond-spec DBS, there is something for every new couple.

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Wedding bells are ringing here at Winding Road. Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma will be saying “I do” this weekend, and in celebration of his impending nuptials, we’ve put together a list of cars that are ideal for wedding duty.
For your wedding, you’ll want a car that is first and foremost stylish (it needs to look good with cans hanging off the back). Performance is a close second, as nothing says happy quite like howling off into the sunset with your new husband/wife in the passenger seat. Finally, trunk space is a must, as you’ll need to fit at least a weekend’s worth of bags for your honeymoon.
With those criteria in mind, let’s move on to the list!