Featured in many films, novels, and tv shows, this is a road where cars come alive. Over twenty miles of twisty two-lane mountain road from Cahuenga Pass to PCH in Mailbu. The route lets you see LA and the San Fernando Valley simultaneously. It has become one of the most famous scenic roads in the country. And it has been Los Angeles unofficial track for thousands of sports cars enthusiasts as well. But each car will give you a different experience, not because of the power or speed, but because sections of the road fit the essence of these automobiles. Here are my 2022 Top Ten Mulholland Drive cars.
Aston Martin DBS Twin Turbo 5.2L V12 715 HP with an 8 speed Automatic $316,000: nothing sounds like a V12. This car is pure "British." Elegant, well-poised, but with the power to conquer the world.
McLaren 720 S 4.0L Twin Turbo V8 710 HP with a seven-speed automatic $285,000: A car designed to be driven. More jet fighter than a car. You feel like an integral part of it, and you are transformed into a Formula 1 driver.
Mustang Shelby 500GT 5.2L V8 Supercharged 760 HP with a Tremec 7 spd Auto Carbon Fiber package $101,000: Nothing matches a powerful pony in its brutal delivery. Controlling so many horses requires bravery and brains. This road will reward you with lovely memories aboard this "tang".
Dodge Charger SRT HellCat Red Eye Widebody 6.2L V8 Supercharged with an 8 speed Automatic $81,825: The most powerful four-door sedan on the planet lets you take your friends while you tour this road. The sound and vibrations of the hellcat are without match. Share the road.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Twin Turbo 2.9L V6 505HP with an 8 speed Automatic $76,500: This is the unofficial "Ferrari" SUV. The sound and push of this V6 remind you of the '80's Formula 1 cars. And it can handle like one too. It is Italian. No need to say more.
Porsche 718 Spyder 2.5 L Turbo 4 cyl 350 HP with 6-speed manual transmission $73,400: Only in southern California can you enjoy a convertible all year long, and no better place to enjoy the fresh air than roaring the Malibu section with this German sports car.
Corvette 6.2 V8 490 HP with an 8 speed Automatic $62,000:The American sportscar and Mulholland have a long relationship. Every model has been on this road since 1954. The C8 is the best ever, and the nostalgia alone will give you a special time while cruising down the road.
Elantra N 2.0L Turbo 4 Cyl 286 HP with a 8 speed double-clutch auto transmission$32,000: The "N" is quickly becoming the "touring car" among the young enthusiast. The handling and engine sound from it are great—something you would have never expected from this well-built sedan. The Drive has some stretches where this car really excels.
Toyota GR86 2.0 L 4 cyl 228 HP with a 6 speed manual transmission $28,200: For the "purist," the GR86 is all about driving and being in control of a great platform that rewards those that enjoy going without the extra power or electronic controls.
Caterham 2.0L 4 cyl Ford Duratec 186 HP with 5 speed manual transmission $42,400:This is the best car for Mulholland Dr. No roof, inches from the asphalt, the exhaust near your ears, and handling like a go-kart. Regardless of the cost, the "Lotus-replica" gives you something no other car can. No one can take the grin off your face.