Five Best Fun Cars for CEOs

You’ve worked long and hard and you deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Buying a fun, weekend car is one obvious way to do that. Never mind what they might think at the office. This is for your precious personal time. Once again, we have teamed up with car shopping website Edmunds.com and its Editor-in-Chief Scott Oldham to offer you an intelligent range of new or recently refreshed selections.

July 1 2014 by William J. Holstein with Scott Oldham


Many discerning buyers prefer two-door cabriolets because driving with the top down during the warm weather months remains a thrill. So we offer the new Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Jaguar F-Type and the Chevrolet Corvette. They all come equipped with simple, no-hassle, one-button convertible tops. But they possess dramatically different personalities. Not everybody wants to attract attention by driving topless, so some may prefer a two-door coupe that happens to be environmentally advanced. If that’s the case, the new BMW i8 is a stunner. None of the two-door vehicles (all except the Audi, which is a four-door) has a great deal of room, however, so perhaps an elegant but incredibly powerful sedan might be the ticket. If so,consider the Audi RS-7. All five picks have robust 0-60 mph acceleration times. We continue to believe that there is a big difference between the cars that CEOs buy and the ones that sports and entertainment figures buy. CEOs are naturally performance oriented,but they don’t want the overly exotic Italian models or James Bond speedsters that are too expensive, require too much upkeep of their tires and brakes, and demand extra time to take them to a track. Even if you are buying a personal car,you want to feel that you are getting value for your dollars. Here are our top-five recommendations.