For only the second time in 15 years, Autocar chooses the most gorgeous cars that have ever been made

Fifteeen years have passed since Autocar assembled its original ‘100 Most Beautiful Cars’ list, and new cars have also been launched in this fresh century at a frenetic rate.

Today’s regulations create interesting challenges, but do they get in the way of beauty? And have ideas of automotive beauty changed in the past 15 years? Autocar’s Richard Bremner investigates in the photo gallery above, with guest appearances from our other experts.

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26 April 2017
... you were never going to make everyone happy with this list, but imo the A5 ( what a terrible start ) R8 and BMW 6GC don't belong here. How 'bout an Alfa 156 or 147, or a Lancia Fulvia, or a Pug 406 Coupe?

And can Lambos ( especially current Lambos ) really be called beautiful? The Miura, sure, but that one didn't make the list.

 

 

26 April 2017
is that modern cars are either ugly clunkers, blingtastic vulgarities or both.

26 April 2017
That GTB's a GTS. These things should matter.

29 April 2017
tuga wrote:

... you were never going to make everyone happy with this list, but imo the A5 ( what a terrible start ) R8 and BMW 6GC don't belong here. How 'bout an Alfa 156 or 147, or a Lancia Fulvia, or a Pug 406 Coupe?

And can Lambos ( especially current Lambos ) really be called beautiful? The Miura, sure, but that one didn't make the list.

I think the Miura came in second. The BMW 6CS was definitely a massive suprise but more suprising still was not finding what people regard as the best looking Aston and the car which saved the company from non existence - the DB7

29 April 2017
How about the BMW Z8? Proportions, engine, interior all are outstanding. Sure the 507 was the predecessor but it pales in comparison.

Mike T

30 April 2017
Without defending the A5, it is worth pointing out that its designer, Walter da Silva, thought it to be his best creation, thus placing it higher than even the 156 !!!

26 April 2017
Is this a joke? 1st of April is long overdue. How can this even include the Audi A5 here? Jesus Christ, there are so many beautiful old cars or some of the new french cars like the last 2 generations of the Megane, or the new 3008 but you decide to put that car which hasn't changed its looks since the 80's and looks boring and common as can be.

26 April 2017
Like wanting the " last 2 generations of the Megane", each to their own.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

29 April 2017
Who picked those awful looking cars?

Mike T

26 April 2017
i'm not saying they should necessarily be there, even though they look good. All i'm saying is you can't possibly add a box on wheels in the top 10 as is the 2005 A5, when there are lots nice cars out there. Take any Alfa Romeo ever built and they are better looking than the Audi A5. It might be good and practical, but it was never a looker.

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