Top 50 Most Beautiful Cars of All-Time
50. - 1957 Ford Thunderbird
The 1957 Ford Thunderbird is true Americana at its best. The widened hood coupled with the accented headlights and the contrasting top makes for a truly dynamic vehicle. For any period piece film or television program, one can normally see the Thunderbird prominently shown. Duly, there’s something to be said about the mystique surrounding this vehicle. There’s perhaps not another car better embodying American spirit more so than the 1957 Ford Thunderbird.
49. - 2018 Mercedes AMG GTS
The 2018 Mercedes AMG is a vehicle largely lauded for its performance. As one can see, technological advancements have made this car immensely striking. The suspension of the vehicle, coupled with fantastic steering capabilities, allows for the car to seamlessly glide on the trickiest of turns. This includes the casual jaunt down a trendy boulevard, or even traversing through treacherous mountain roads. Above all else, the ability to travel in a 2018 Mercedes AMG will make plenty of people jealous.
48. - 1967 Shelby GT500
There are classic cars… and then there’s the 1967 Shelby GT500. Compactly built, the vehicle’s impressive initial burst allows for it to effortlessly scoot down the roads with the greatest of ease. In a sense, this vehicle holds the sensibility of a leisure car with the ‘cool factor’ of a sports car. The white racing stripe on the flank furthers the notion of a car ready to hit the streets with equal parts acceleration and top-end performance.
47. - 2017 Pagani Huayra
This vehicle has the appearance of a jungle cat gracefully preparing to pounce on unsuspecting prey. The 2017 Pagani Huayra is made completely out of carbon fiber. How many other cars hold this same distinction?
46. - 2017 Koenigsegg Agera R
A year ago, this vehicle reached an eye-popping 248 miles-per-hour in less than 30 seconds. When further taking in the majestic butterfly doors, the 2017 Koenigsegg Agera R is without a doubt the sheer epitome of pizzazz.
45. - 2018 Bugatti Chiron
The 2018 Bugatti Chiron is like many that came before it: Impressive. The muscular build and widely fashioned hood only accent the mass power it holds. Plus, the tombstone-shaped front grille is quite the spectacle.
44. - 1990 Ferrari F40
This vehicle offers premium marks in both technology and automotive innovation. There’s a reason why this vehicle went 0-to-60 in under four seconds. It’s powerful base also enables the 1990 Ferrari F40 to eclipse a top speed of over 200 miles-per-hour.
43. - 2005 Maserati MC12
Maserati has a penchant for making cars look absolutely phenomenal. The MC12 is an highly rare vehicle — as only 50 were ever produced. These racing-based beauties can reach upwards of 200 miles-per-hour when unleashed on the open road.
42. - 1995 Mclaren F1
When released, the 1995 McLaren F1 was the fastest production car ever made. At first glance, the back spoiler pops excellently well. As intended, this neatly crafted aerodynamic device allows for this version of the McLaren to churn down roads like a piston in an established factory.
41. - 1965 Maserati 3500 GT
A boot lid — coupled with a hard top — allows for the 1965 Maserati 3500 GT to have quite the presentation. The angular front grille gives the car depth, and the expansive hood makes the cabin sufficiently compact. Thus, it allows for optimal visibility.
40. - 1980 BMW F1
A quintessentially beautiful 1980’s-style car, the 1980 BMW F1 catches the eye’s attention immediately. This in large part to a prominent back spoiler, a lower bumper which uniquely juts out, and the quartet of colors featuring white, red, a darker shade of blue, and a lighter shade of blue.
39. - 1913 Rolls Royce Ghost
Imagine how stylish you’d look driving down the street in this baby during the early portion of the 1900’s. This car screams “sophistication” in every sense of the term. The beautifully constructed aluminum base shines as a major statement piece.
38. - 2017 McLaren P1
A century later, we can see just how modernized vehicles have become. Only 375 versions of this vehicle were made. The 2017 McLaren P1 utilizes a carbon fiber monocoque — thus illuminating his stunning build.
37. - 2017 Lamborghini Veneno
The 2017 Lamborghini Veneno was intentionally built with a lightweight frame. This was done largely to offer an even more impressive performance experience as it pertains to high-level speed. Pairing a 12-cylinder engine with a carbon fiber frame, this car is immensely nice.
36. - 1987 Porsche 959
A twin-turbocharged engine enabled the 1987 Porsche 959 to be the fastest legally-made sports car in the world during its inception. While the presentation doesn’t necessarily look like a classic Porsche, it’s nonetheless a stylistically marvelous vehicle.
35. - 1965 Ford GT40 Mk II
Interestingly enough, the 1965 Ford GT40 Mk II utilized the same type of engine a NASCAR vehicle would use. As such, constructing the car required a larger gearbox to account for the powerful engine. The classic race car look had grown men and children alike swooning.
34. - 2019 Tesla Roadster
Tesla is the standard for innovation in the car industry. The 2019 Tesla Roadster has the look of a insanely fast bullet exploding from its chamber. We wouldn’t be surprised if both the car and the bullet had similar acceleration times.
33. - 2019 Mercedes G63 AMG
A 4.0-liter V-8 engine give this wagon plenty of pop right off the bat. A chance from prior models, the 2019 Mercedes G63 AMG has large air inlets fashioned nicely next to a brash grille. The trim of carbon fiber further gives the vehicle a sense of understated class.
32. - 1993 Jaguar XJ220
Rather than using carbon fiber panels, the 1993 Jaguar XJ220 opted instead to be equipped with an aluminum base for the body. Conventional doors were also chosen rather than the ‘trendy’ scissor doors. This vehicle is a nostalgic call to the past — though it certainly has modern sensibilities at the same time.
31. - 1935 Jaguar SS 100
As this style of vehicle made its way through the first three decades of the 1900’s, the 1935 Jaguar SS 100 may have been the class of the industry. Gigantic wheels give off the illusion of elevating the silver body up off the ground. The closely tied-together headlights pair wonderfully with the quirky yet stunning front grille.
30. - 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
This is an exotic car, to say the least. The 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was closely tied to an Italian racing car. Build exceptionally low to the ground, the submarine-like car came with a tight and headlights reminiscent of eyes on a hammerhead shark. This car is truly a beauty.
29. - 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is stylish beyond belief. Appearing similar to a powder blue spaceship, the back gate ridges up beautifully. The back windows offers a dynamically different shape than the average vehicle. Additionally, this was one of the lightest cars in its class (thus allowing for ideal top-end speed).
28. - 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
The 2004 GT Porsche Carrera is one of those cars you dream of as a young child. This vehicle simply purrs unlike any other vehicle. The double-pronged carbon fiber ‘cones’ behind each seat give the car a sleeker look. When further factoring in its performance value, very few come close to touching the prestige level of this car.
27. - 2001 Lexus LFA
There’s a lot to like about the 2001 Lexus LFA. For one, there’s not a tons of bells and whistles associated with the build. It’s a simple, straight-forward design — but one that is certainly a show-stopper. Even more impressive, the exhaust was inexplicably tuned by the LA philharmonic. One can roll down the highway knowing the engine sweetly sings like a concerto of the highest order.
26. - 1938 Talbot Lago
The 1930’s offered an interesting period when it came to car manufacturing. Without question, the 1938 Talbot-Lago embodied the sophisticated nature of French culture through its creator Alexandre Darracq. Power and performance were enhanced by a lighter chassis and a six-cylinder engine.
25. - 1954 Chevrolet Corvette
There were only 3,640 1954 Corvettes made by Chevrolet. This car was first created to offer consumers the ability to personalize one’s vehicle. Initially, this car was used as a base model. Customers could then make the tailored alterations as they saw fit. As a car itself, the vehicle was simply fantastic. Unlike others in its class, the 1954 Corvette rarely broke down. This sort of durability added even further to its sleek yet regal appearance.
24. - 2018 Aston Martin DB11
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 purrs like the most intimidating of jungle cats. This is in large part due to an incredibly dynamic twin-turbocharged 4-Liter 8-cylinder engine (crafted by Daimler). Aesthetically, the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 features a powerful body, newly-designed wheel characteristics, and thrilling dark headlamp bezels. The added air vents on the expansive hood also offers a more modern feel.
23. - 1967 Toyota 2000GT
The 1967 Toyota 2000GT is an incredibly rare vehicle. Less than 400 were produced back during the latter portion of the 1960s. This vehicle was inspired by an early prototype of the Jaguar. As one can see, the car is complemented with a considerable amount of smooth finishes across the board. The pop-out headlights give the car some excellent character. Duly, the aluminum body is accentuated further by large sections of plexiglass. Simply put, this is a striking vehicle.
22. - 2001 Lamborghini Diablo
Lamborghini has produced world-class vehicles for decades. The 2001 Diablo is no exception — as this car screams status and impressiveness. The Diablo is the prototypical sports car, and one which will certainly draw plenty of attention from envious individuals. Though it can’t be seen completely from the photo, the 2001 Lamborghini Diablo is also equipped with a beautiful pair of butterfly doors.
21. - 1983 Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari has long been a giant within the sports car industry. As such, it comes as no surprise to see the 1983 Ferrari 288 listed among the world’s most beautiful cars. The cherry red coat instantly pops off the screen — attracting the eye from hundreds of yards away. There’s also a classic quality to this vehicle — as it utilizes an attractive color, a two-door berlinetta presentation, and a large front/rear spoiler
20. - 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 ‘Periscopio’
There are multiple versions of the Countach — though the LP 400 ‘Periscopio’ may be the most spectacular version of them all. The soft ‘Blu Tahiti’ hue perfectly encapsulates the sleek alloy-based body design. The accompanying scissor doors further add to the vehicle’s sophisticated nature. Lastly, the car’s special NACA ducts were constructed in order to cool both the engine and the cabin. One would be riding in style with this gem.
19. - 1936 Bugatti 57
This car is incredibly unique. It comes as no surprise — considering the Bugatti Type 57 was first constructed in 1936. Jean Bugatti — the son of founder Ettore Bugatti — was responsible for designing this beauty. The back of the vehicle is incredibly striking. Fortified by a “fin” that extends from the back bumper down the front of the car, the Bugatti Type 57 almost has the appearance of a bright black beetle. This vehicle last sold for over $40 million.
18. - 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
Earlier iterations of the 300 SL were racing cars. However, the 1955 version functioned more as a leisure vehicle. The gull wing doors instantly pop out as an attractive feature. The bright red seats are illuminated by the jet black presentation of the car’s tubular frame. When further factoring in the over-sized headlights, there’s simply a lot to like about the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL.
17. - 2018 Lamborghini Aventador
This car packs a major punch. The 2018 Lamborghini Aventador goes from 0-to-60 miles-per-hour in a blistering 2.7 seconds. Equipped with 740 HP, the vehicle can get up to 217 miles-per-hour at top speed. The ’18 Aventador is unapologetic with its build. Lines are bold, curves are rigid, and the hugging nature of the car to the ground enables supreme acceleration. Even more impressive, the starting price for the vehicle is north of $400,000.
16. - 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
During its debut year, the 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia was one of the most expensive performance vehicles on the entire continent of North America. State-of-the-art technology has crafted an aerodynamic vehicle frame to go along with crazy-good acceleration and elite top-end speed. With the V-8 engine mounted in the back of the vehicle, everyone will be captivated by the powerful nature of the 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia.
15. - 1976 Lotus Esprit
The 1976 iteration of the Lotus Esprit was the first of its kind (Series 1). As further described, the body of the vehicle was constructed beautifully out of fiberglass. It offered a wedge-shape — nothing not necessarily typical of most sports cars during its time. The uniquely crafted tail lights added much in the way of excitement. Additionally, the 1976 Lotus Esprit featured a striking front air dam.
14. - 2005 Saleen S7
With one simple glance, it’s quite clear to understand that the 2005 Saleen S7 is an exceptionally powerful vehicle. The side vents/front vents resemble that of gills on the flanks of a vicious shark. There are actually similarities to both the car and the animal — as each careen through their respective environments with smooth power. An elongated back portion allows for the product to appear even larger than it actually is. The hand-built beauty simply looks like the archetype of all sports cars.
13. - 1963 Aston Martin DB5
This two-door convertible garnered universal adoration after appearing as the preferred vehicle of the fictional cinematic hero James Bond. Bond is a smooth customer, and wants the best in sophistication. These are two apt characteristics of this car. Visually, it’s an exceptionally handsome vehicle. It’s not overly dramatic — nor is it busy. It’s simple yet exquisitely designed.
12. - 2003 Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari routinely makes unbelievably beautiful vehicles. The 2003 Ferrari Enzo is no exception to this axiom. Formula 1 technology was embedded into the construction of this model. A ‘wind tunnel’ formation came directly from famed designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti. The nose of the vehicle is effectively angled in a downward motion. This facet aids in giving the vehicle further class.
11. - 1964 Shelby AC Cobra
This is a near flawless car. The glossy nature of the supercharged black simply pops with chrome finishes and a bold front grille. The over-sized tires add support to the overall body of the vehicle — yet also work well with the remainder of the constructed design. There are cars respected for performance, and those loved for its brand. Without question, the 1964 Shelby AC Cobra is unequivocally a shining star within the field.
10. - 2018 Ford GT
The 2018 Ford GT is a perfect choice for shredding up some pavement on a back road in the middle of nowhere. With a canary yellow presentation, this vehicle will stand out against any backdrop. Sharply angled curves appear as if they’re carved from a block of granite. The prominent back spoiler acts as a pseudo fin aiding in the car ‘gliding’ smoothly down any terrain.
9. - 1967 Lamborghini Miura
The 1967 version of this car is universally known as its earliest model. With brash vents sitting on the front hood, the 1967 Lamborghini Miura has a very exotic cadence in regards to its engine. This car in particular is proportioned immensely well. Everything seems to fit into one cohesively brilliant vehicle.
8. - 1960 Citroen DS
The 1960 Citroen DS exemplifies the ever-changing world during this time period. Technology in all sectors began to hum at a considerable rate. Cars were often designed in more conservative, drab ways. This specific vehicle broke the mold in a big way. It shocked people with the combination of an elongated front portion of the car, widened amounts of space between the headlights, terrific hydro-pneumatic suspension and a large cabin.
7. - 1963 Jaguar E-type
Jaguar vehicles are widely appreciated for crystal-clear lines, smooth finishes, and a collectively dynamic presentation. The body for the 1963 Jaguar E-Type is primarily made from aluminum alloy metal. As you can see, the car has an ‘aerodynamic’ look to it with a sloping hood and succinct back end of the vehicle. It’s absolutely perfect for cruising around town in — or revving up the engine on a remote road during a Sunday afternoon.
6. - 2018 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
To put into place how special of a vehicle this is, the specs for the car were only given to people who were chosen to purchase them. In addition, pre-ordered price estimates for the car ranged anywhere from $2-4 million. The vehicle can go from 0-to-60 miles-per-hour in less than three seconds. In addition, the large number of slits and vents for the vehicle work in perfect harmony with the monstrous 12-cylinder engine.
5. - 2018 Porsche 918
This supremely powerful vehicle is equipped with 887 HP and the capabilities of reaching 60 miles-per-hour in a meager 2.2 seconds. Additionally, this model isn’t overly classic. It’s modern — and offers a glimpse into the current direction of how high-end vehicles are being designed. Without question, the 2018 Porsche 918 is a leader within the current sports car industry.
4. - 2007 Aston Martin DB9
The 2007 Aston Martin DB9 is class personified. There’s a certain level of elegance sitting with this vehicle. The long aluminum hood cascades neatly down the front of the cab. The width features bold headlights — perfect for long drives at night. In addition, swan wing doors offer some flair — as do the exciting five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels. The 2007 Aston Martin DB9 is certainly one of the most beautiful cars we’ve seen over the last few decades.
3. - 1972 Dino 246 GT (Ferrari)
There’s some real sentimental value when delving into the history of the car. This vehicle was named after Enzo Ferrari’s deceased son. As such, it comes as no surprise that the 1972 Dino 246 GT is one of the most famous Ferrari’s ever made. Less than 3,600 of these cars were made. The steel body exudes feelings of strength. The two headlights are nestled in an inward fashion — giving off vibes that the car has two immensely marvelous eyes staring at the road. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to riff on the significance of this vehicle.
2. - 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
If you’re looking for the absolute best in classic cars, look no further than the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. This same vehicle is valued at approximately $70 million on the open market. There have only been 36 of these exact models ever made. According to many auctioneers and people of consequence, this likely is the most valuable car on Earth today.
1. - 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
The pièce de résistance in terms of beautiful cars is the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. In 2014, one of these sold for a record $39.8 million. Appearing like a black panther as it runs through the jungle, this ‘coke bottle’ design was revolutionary for its time. There’s a ton of appeal surrounding this vehicle namely due to its unconventional nature. When factoring in shape, detail, and color scheme, who wouldn’t love to have this car in their possession?