10 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time
Our search for the most beautiful cars was primarily guided by one criterion - undoubtful and unmistakable beauty, as much as it is possible to use that term when referring to cars. It is a rather ungrateful theme, since beauty is very subjective and impossible to generalize. For some, there can be no match to old timers, while on the other side there are car enthusiasts who believe that car design has never been more perfect than today. Just think of the Rolls-Royce, Pagani Zonda, McLaren F1, Ferrari Enzo and many other. How can they be compared to Ferrari Dino, Talbot-Lago, Jaguar, Porsche Spyder, Duesenberg etc.? We hope that you approve of our choice and feel free to add your personal best in the comments.Show comments (14) | Digg this | Go home
Jaguar E Type
The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, was launched in 1961 and immediately became a major hit on the market. It combined not just performance and engineering excellence, but also a stunning design. An aerodynamics engineer, Malcolm Sayer, is the man to blame for this beauty. Many consider it probably the most beautiful production sports car.
1930 Mercedes-Benz Count Trossi SSK
This elegant design is a result of a combined effort of Count Carlo Felice Trossi, who bought the chassis of the SSK in 1930, and an unknown English body worker, Wiilie White (coach-builder), who put Trossi's vision into reality. It has surely earned its name, the Black Prince. This magnificent car is in the famous Ralph Lauren car collection.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4
It is one of the fastest, the most expensive, the most powerful and the most beautiful cars of our time. Veyron holds the Bugatti car making tradition, which never failed in creating beautiful and stylish cars. It's aerodynamically structured body expresses a perfect union of luxurious and sportive elements. Bugatti, or Volkswagen-Audi Gruppe to be exact, wanted to show the world the capacity of automotive industry with Veyron. Such an engineering and design jewel is a phenomenon whose characteristics will not be available in any everyday car, but with its existence, Veyron makes the world a much better place for any automotive enthusiast.
1995 Dodge Neon
When first describing it, the press used a special expression for this car - goute d'eau, a drop of water. Later it was translated as 'teardrop.' Goutte d'eau was a new term, an acknowledgment that the automobile's speed had crossed an invisible line where aerodynamic drag and stability began to influence performance as much as weight and power. Jaguars William Lyons once said: 'That car is positively indecent.'
It is the beauty and the beast at the same time. The provocative and futuristic Zonda design is the creation of Horacio Pagani, and is a result of the intense search for aerodynamic and ergonomic aesthetics linked to the need to create a sensational and exceptional car. It is wild and raw, and surely won't leave you indifferent. It is interesting that Horacio used his wife for a model during designing this car. And actually, when looked from above, Zonda really has the figure of a supermodel.
1967 Shelby Mustang Eleanor GT500
This car became more famous than ever after the Gone in 60 Seconds movie, where it got its name - Eleanor. The car in the movie was a modified version of 1967 GT500 and featured extensive external body upgrades. Since it became so popular, and it is obvious why, Shelby started production of Mustang GT-500Es. Everyone just went crazy for it. Even a couple of years after the movie, Eleanor is still exceptionally popular. In USA, there are a couple of workshops that offer outstanding Eleanor replicas with even more power than the original version had.
The name "Dino" honours Dino (Alfredo) Ferrari, the son of Enzo Ferrari, who suggested his father developed a V6 racing engine for Formula 2 in the early 60s. He died before the car was finished, and Enzo, for the memory of his son, put the V6 into a mid-engined sports car and named it "Dino." Like all beautiful Ferraris, the Dino was designed by Pininfarina. The chief designer, Leonardo Fioravanti, gave Dino a very sexy, low shoulder body which was different from previous Ferrari designs and influenced the future models. By many, it is still the most beautiful Ferrari ever built.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a two-seat, closed sports car with characteristic gull-wing or butterfly wing doors, which, when opened, resembled a bird's outstretched wings. This car definitely attracts attention and has a distinctive and unique appearance, but is not very practical or comfortable. Still, beauty comes first, and this one deserves its' title.
The list wouldn't be complete without the legendary Rolls-Royce. It is massive (the Phantom's aluminium space frame is the largest of its kind ever built for automotive use) and every line and detail on this car screams power and elegance.
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
The DB4 Zagato appeared in 1960, and was produced for only two years. During that time, only 19 cars were built and all are still existing in the hand of Aston Martin enthusiasts. It was basically a DB4 GT improved by the Zagato factory, by Ercole Spada. Aston Martin wanted a series of DB4 GT's that would be lighter and more competitive racing against the Ferrari 250 GT's. In 1960 it contracted Zagato to build bodies for 19 chassis. What they have come up with is the most desirable Aston Martin ever - beautiful, yet aggressive. This car marked one of the most memorable chapters in Aston history.
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