Going to a major awards show such as the Emmys is a big deal. For such an occasion, one needs a special vehicle to make a bold entrance. Here are some cars, trucks, and SUVs — from the glamorous and fabulous to the environmentally aware to the outright quirky — to help you stand out as you arrive at the red carpet.
The Chevrolet Corvette is as all-American as it gets. Well-regarded for offering performance and handling that surpasses that of more expensive rivals, the Corvette is sure to be a showstopper with its aggressive exterior design and a choice of two snarling V-8 engines.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Dubbed the most powerful muscle car ever, the 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is sure to get plenty of attention thanks to its supercharged V-8 engine. The evil sound it makes, combined with its imposing size and presence, should keep the paparazzi quivering as you pull in.
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Already seductive as a coupe, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider raises the level of drama with its removable roof. With sumptuous lines that make it classically Italian and a turbocharged four-cylinder that sings like a mezzo-soprano, the 4C Spider will surely draw stares.
Hyundai proved with the second-generation Hyundai Genesis that it can make a luxury car worthy of attention thanks to its emotional styling, which was penned by Peter Schreyer. With not that many Genesises on the road, your entrance should be that much more special.
Should you want something comfortable yet out of the ordinary, the Kia K900 is the perfect choice to be chauffeured in to the Emmys. Large, imposing, and surprisingly well-appointed, the K900 is a car that shows luxury is more than just the badge. Morpheus would be proud to see you in the back seat.
Scandinavian design in its purest form, the second-generation Volvo XC90 is stylish, modern, tasteful, yet out of the ordinary. It stands out in a crowd full of the usual luxury marque suspects. Should you need to use your ride to telegraph your environmental friendliness, the 400-hp XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid will do trick. Besides, Thor himself has given your powerful Swedish machinery his seal of approval.
Jaguar F-Type R
Seductive, aggressive, and powerful, these are words to describe the Jaguar F-Type R, essentially designer Ian Callum’s masterpiece. Not many cars can match the F-Type’s ability to grab attention. Expect all eyes upon you as you arrive at the red carpet.
The biggest way to make an environmental statement in vehicle form at an awards show is to arrive in the latest green machine, and the Toyota Mirai fits the bill. While its angular looks will surely get attention, your quiet arrival in a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell feeding an electric motor will also speak volumes.
Imposing and more luxurious than any S-Class on the road today, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 is a car built to make a glamorous entrance. Thanks to its powerful presence, the S600 Maybach is sure to make the paparazzi curious who’s riding in back.
Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography
Essentially the first of the new crop of ultra-luxury SUVs, the Range Rover SVAutobiography is tailored with an interior fit for royalty. On your way to the red carpet, you will be pampered on board. And upon your arrival you’ll surely catch attention as you exit your luxurious all-road machine.
Quite possibly the quintessential large luxury SUV and the automotive definition of excessive everything, the Cadillac Escalade commands attention with its imposing presence. Powerful in appearance, an Escalade will surely take your entrance to the red carpet to another level, even if there are many of them coming and going.
For a German sports car, the Audi R8 is svelte, sexy, and seductive. Arriving in the R8 should make you feel like Tony Stark the moment you hit the red carpet. When the cameras turn your way, you can strike a pose.
Need an environmental statement in a radical form? Then look no further than the BMW i8, a two-seat plug-in hybrid sports car that’s one of the most aggressively styled models from the Bavarian brand. Featuring butterfly doors and a 357-hp hybrid powertrain that’ll let you roll in silently, the i8 is sure to give you plenty of eco and style credibility on the red carpet.
A supercar with an exhaust note tuned by Yamaha, the Lexus LFA will no doubt draw all eyes to you thanks to its in-your-face exterior and the symphonies coming from its 552-hp V-10 engine. And with only a limited number made, you will have one of the most unusual rides at the event.
An ultra-rare supercar powered by a roaring 720-hp twin-turbo V-12 built by the engine masters at Mercedes-AMG, the Pagani Huayra will allow you to stand out as you roll toward the red carpet. Should you need to make a quick escape, the Huayra’s impressive power will be the perfect companion as you light up the night.
No other car can make an entrance as glamorous as a Rolls-Royce Phantom can. Handbuilt in Goodwood, England, the Phantom has a practically unparalleled presence. Even among red-carpet royalty, it makes others pale in comparison.
Bentley Mulsanne Speed
A bold red-carpet entrance requires a car that exudes power. The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is that car, offering up a pavement-trembling 811 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbocharged V-8 and an exterior design that’s as commanding as it is eye-catching.
Any Lamborghini draws attention, but none commands as much as the Aventador, with its futuristic exterior full of sharp creases and angles, which was inspired by modern stealth fighter aircraft. Add to that plenty of aural drama from its V-12 engine and what you have is the perfect car for a head-turning entrance.
Porsche 918 Spyder
If you think there are too many Porsche 911s on the road, then consider the 918 Spyder as your ride to the Emmys. With only a limited number produced, you’ll surely turn heads in your near-1000-hp hybrid sports car with superstar looks.
With a name that translates into “the Ferrari,” the limited-production Ferrari LaFerrari is the most potent supercar produced by the Prancing Horse. The car’s exterior design that’s unmistakably Italian should give you plenty of style credibility.
Should you want a hypercar with a badge that’s exclusive but not German or Italian, the McLaren P1, with its 903-hp powertrain, is a great choice. Blessed with an exterior design that’s aggressive and futuristic, the P1 is the right companion if you want to arrive in style and set yourself apart from the others before you even before get out of the car.
Aston Martin Vanquish
No other car on the road today is as timeless as an Aston Martin, and the Vanquish embodies that eternal appeal in a svelte coupe or convertible. Perfect for a classy entrance, rolling in to the Emmys in a Vanquish will have you feeling like James Bond.
Mercedes-AMG GT S
The baby brother of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the AMG GT S is just as eye-catching, even without the gullwing doors. Born as a competitor to the legendary Porsche 911, the AMG GT S exudes character, putting plenty of flair into a red-carpet arrival.
Tesla Model S
Essentially the pioneering extended-range electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S is as groundbreaking as it is stylish. Arriving in one at the red carpet ensures that you’ve signaled to the world that you’re friendly to the environment with a luxury ride that emits no pollution.
No midsize luxury sedan is as brash and all-American as the 640-hp Cadillac CTS-V. Featuring an aggressive exterior with sharp angles, the CTS-V will make your red carpet entrance powerful yet stylish.