I feel sorry for those people, who can’t see beyond the basic purpose of a car, that of transporting you from point A to B while consuming fuel. Since the worldwide spread of automotive industry, cars have been designed not just to roll the streets, but also to look good. Some have gone beyond this point, as their wonderful design passed the test of time and remained appealing over the years and even decades. Below, you will find a list of 10 of the most beautiful vehicles ever built, along with the elements that made them look tremendously well.
- 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Built for performance enthusiasts of the time, the ’54 Mercedes-Benz 300SL stood out of the crowd thanks to its classic gull-wing doors and aerodynamic body. At the time, it held the record for the top speed in the world.
- 1970 Dodge Charger RT
While not as famous as the Mustang, who introduced the Charger on the pony car wave, the ’70 Dodge Charger RT is likely to be noticed in various action packed, street racing movies, as well as a high power vehicle running in harsh conditions (check MadMax movie). With a decent air vent on the bonnet and a mean look offered by the bumper and headlights combination, the RT held its ground over the years.
While it has always been a beauty marker for enthusiasts, the Stingray is Corvette’s crown jewel. The old Stingray doesn’t look anywhere near bad, but the latest rendition of this American idol can be easily fallen in love with on first sight.
- 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
Mostly known for its role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” movie classic, Ferrari 250 GT California rests as one of the wonders built by Italian automotive industry. Fully black coating contrasts incredibly well with the yellow badge on the steering wheel and the chrome air vents add the finishing touch to the canvas.
Being Ford’s greatest attempt in defeating Ferrari on the Le Mans race the GT40 Mk II looks as mean as it gets. With large diameter wheels and a body looking like it just arrived from an alien spaceship, the GT 40 managed to win ’66 Le Mans race.
- 1939 BMW 328 Roadster
This one is purely for the classic car lovers. Built over 70 years ago, the 328 is considered by many to be BMW’s greatest achievement in history. With BMW specific elongated radiator grille and leather straps keeping the bonnet fixed over the engine, BMW 328 not only looked stunning but also won various races.
- Audi R8
Coming back to our times, Audi R8 has been built using various elements from Lamborghini Gallardo and also features similar mechanics. With lots of horsepower raging under the hood, Audi’s aerodynamic design with huge rear brake vents shows the flair that made German automakers famous around the world.
- 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB
The 275 GTB is the first Ferrari built car without wire wheels. Nevertheless, the Italian automaker made a clear statement of luxury and refined style with the ’67 Ferrari 275 GTB, the car being rated 7th on Top Sports Cars of the 60’s.
- BMW i8
If there’s one car that doesn’t look like anything else on the road, it’s the i8. BMW managed to combine a series of materials, sharp and smooth angles to provide a vehicle of incredible harmony.
- Lamborghini Aventador
Built with the silhouette and angles of a stealth fighter plane, the Aventador is anything but boring or casual. An aggressive front end and a lifted back end fully warns the driver what he’s about to witness, even before getting into the car.