What are your personal top 10 most important cars in history, and why – ideally in just one sentence?
In no particular order, here is my list.
Lamborghini Miura – because it is still the most beautiful car in the world
Renault Scenic – because it was the first small MPV to make sense
Renault Espace – because it was the first large MPV to be desirable
Mini (the original) – because it taught us much of what we now know about packaging
VW Golf GTI Mk1 – because without it the hot hatch wouldn’t exist.
Honda Insight – because it was the world’s first mass market hybrid (I’m aware that Robert Anderson from Aberdeen built the world’s first electric vehicle in 1839, but it didn’t exactly leave a dent in the world’s car market)
Porsche 911 – because it has proved what can be achieved via evolution
Jaguar XJ – because it set the template for the modern luxury car