Sports cars often feature unmistakable and undoubtful beauty. Modern car designs and styles have never been more perfect than ever before, while some car enthusiasts thinks that there is no match to the old day’s sports cars.
If you ask 10 people to name the most beautiful sports cars in history, then you will likely be getting 10 different names. The automakers, from time to time produce some marvellous and iconic creations that deserved to be acknowledged as Masterpieces. Of course, beauty is subjective and does not have unquestionable definition to generalize it, though; one thing cannot be simply denied about these sports cars: their unique temptations.
Despite big budget and breakthrough technology, sport cars, by nature, are impractical and their reliability usually falls short when compared with mass-market family sedans. However, those who are looking for a fiercely powerful vehicle with an out-of-the-ordinary magnetism simply plunk down sizeable amount and satisfy their passions.
When it comes to the most attractive cars of all time, how can you ignore the brand names such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Chevrolet, etc.! Cars from these brands feature an emphatically heightened sense of exterior design that instantly takes away onlookers’ breaths. These cars are worth seeing in person to fully appreciate their allures.
Tracing their appearance back to these timeless designs, here’s our list of the top 10 most beautiful cars in history. If our choices deviate to your personal best, feel free to add them in the comments.
Named after the Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari, the Enzo was built infusing Formula 1 technology in 2002. This supercar is powered by a massive mid-mounted 6.0 L Tipo F140 B V12 that produces 651hp with a 0 to 60mph sprint at 3.14 seconds. It features F1-style electrohydraulic shift transmission, carbon-fibre body, and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide ceramic composite disc brakes. The Enzo’s unique beauty and streamlined aerodynamics cannot be matched by even by Ferrari’s iconic F40 and F50 or its current flagship, the LaFerrari. Such an undoubtedly tempting design made the Enzo one of the greatest Ferrari’s among production cars.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray “Split-Window”
Looking back for one of most beautiful Chevy’s creations in history, see what we found: the Corvette’s second generation split-rear-window Sting Ray model for 1963. This was the first-ever production Corvette coupe and American definition of sports car that had used unique elements for its era. The rest of the styling was incredibly stunning from the design standpoint. The latest Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 is also quite impressive in terms of power as well as the appearance.
Lamborghini Miura SV
Remained as the fastest production car at the time of its release in 1966, the Lamborghini Miura was a mid-engine two seater sports cars that marked the Lamborghini’s entry into the class of the high-performance hypercars. Penned by the renowned car designer — Marcello Gandini, the Miura had sleek styling body, with the revolutionary mid-engine design. The P400SV, or simply the Miura SV, introduced later, had reinforced carburetors for 380 horsepower and changed cam timing.
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
Introduced in the year 1963, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is a grand-touring car and one of the most elegant Ferraris of all time. Unlike its other contemporaries, it was not intended to compete in track racing. Powered by a 3.0 L V12 “Colombo” that produces 240hp, the interior is equally civilized as the engine, making it an excellent grand-touring car. Though 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso had more luxurious interior, and larger space than its forerunner — the 250 GT, it continued to be a two-seat GT coupe.
Aston Martin DB5
Debuted in 1963, the Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury grand tourer that is powered by 3,995 cc (243.8 cu in) Inline-6, producing 210 HP with a 0 to 60 sprint at 8 seconds. This luxury GT is one of the most stunning cars that gave a new design language for decades of British grand-touring sports cars. From every angle, its look is just gorgeous and yet muscular. The DB5 got fame when it first appeared in James Bond’s movie – the Goldfinger. Then it became James Bond’s coolest ride.
Morgan Aero 8
The Morgan Aero 8 is the first Morgan vehicle with an aluminium chassis and frame and has beeen a long-running nameplate as a fine sports car. It was originally powered by a 4.4 L, now a 4.8 L BMW N62 V8 mated to a 6-Speed Getrag transmission. Its exterior design was inspired by oldest days of track racing with its massive set-apart front fenders, round headlamps, vertical grille and sleek fastback roofline, while the interior is equipped with high quality materials with an impressively aeronautical theme. The latest Aero 8 models are known today for high safety specs.
Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
Powered by 2.6 L RB26DETT twin-turbo I6 with 5-speed manual transmission, the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is a Japanese grand tourer, featuring various advanced technologies including the Super-HICAS four-wheel steering, the ATTESA E-TS 4WD system, etc. It was introduced in the year 1999 and became quite popular for its unique looks as well as significant power and handling. Its purposeful square-shouldered body, rear spoiler, front and rear fender flares are worth mentioning, making it an unapologetic sense of style and uniqueness.
Debuted in the year 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was a two-seat coupe grand tourer built by Daimler-Benz AG. Powered by 2996 cc M198 SOHC I6 with 4-speed manual transmission that produced 212–222 hp, 300SL was the first iteration of the SL-Class, and also remained as the fastest production car at the time of its release. It is one of the Mercedes-Benz’s iconic models with the gull-wing door as its defining feature. Later in 1957, the roadster version was also introduced.
Designed collaboratively by Toyota and Yamaha, the Toyota 2000GT is two-seat, hardtop coupé grand tourer, manufactured from 1967 to 1970 with limited production. This rear-wheel drive classic car is acknowledged as the greatest Japanese car model and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911 and other popular British GT cars. With high-performance fastback and masterfully executed sleek design, the 2000GT revolutionized Japan’s automotive view. Today, it is one of the most investments worthy Japanese cars.
Jaguar E-Type Coupe
Produced by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975, the Jaguar E-Type Coupe is sports car that became the icon of 1960s motoring. With a unique blend of high performance and good looks that came at competitive pricing, the E-Type Coupe has remained on the most influential British sports cars. Its striking coke-bottle rear and iconic long hood instigated inspirations to quite a few sports cars to turn up along since, including Jaguar’s own — the F-Type.