These are the most beautiful cars and the most beautiful SUVs of all time

(iSeeCars) – Identifying the most beautiful cars and the most beautiful SUVs of all time is not a simple task, because opinions on what defines a beautiful car are very personal. In the absence of clearly defined rules regarding specific styling cues, including the correct hood-to-body ratio, ideal roof tilt angle, and overall proportions, we are left to paraphrase a famous quote: “A beautiful car is in the eye of the beholder. ”

That said, several classic models have stood the test of time, while other new cars and crossovers have immediately caught the eye of automotive aficionados, who feel their clean, timeless shapes will age gracefully through the ages. decades to come. Highly practical brands like Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, and Volvo weren’t on the list, but these automakers still produce some of the best vehicles if you’re looking for passenger safety and fuel economy.

And while sports cars and high-powered supercars usually dominate these lists, we’re going to stay focused on the best cars and SUVs with compelling design, above all else. If they have a high performance threshold and impressive top speed, that certainly won’t count against them. But for this list, “best” means the most appealing car, not necessarily the best.

Let’s start with the Top 10 most beautiful cars of all time

1. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB

This classic Ferrari is simply a combination of elegant bodywork and perfect proportions. It is likely that the 275 GTB was a response to Jaguar’s E-Type, which debuted a few years earlier and a model which Enzo Ferrari himself described as “the most beautiful car ever made”.

2.Ford GT40/GT 1966/2006

The Ford GT, or GT40 depending on which era you’re talking about, was a mid-engined coupe designed to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. While the design was intended to win races, it is also one of the most beautiful cars of all time, even better in the 2005-2006 second generation version.

3. 1965 Jaguar E-Type

The car that got Enzo’s stamp of approval and undoubtedly inspired the number one car on our list, Jaguar’s E-Type is another example of clean body lines and perfect proportions. Its modern counterpart, the Jaguar F-Type, isn’t quite as perfect in execution, but still quite attractive.

4. 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV

Officially the first “supercar” – earning that title with a mid-engined V12 powertrain – the Miura introduced the world to the concept of beauty and power in a low-slung form. It feels like it hits triple digit speeds even when parked and has aged incredibly well.

5. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California

Another 1960s Italian beauty, this car was gorgeous even before it starred in a John Hughes film about a high school dropout. The role simply broadened awareness of how Ferrari had refined the shape of its 250-series cars, which began in the early 1950s and was perfected in 1961.

6. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette

The first year of the second generation Corvette, 1963 was the only model year with the split window design, creating a visibility challenge for drivers and an overall shape that holds up 60 years later. The pivoting quad headlights only add to the Corvette’s cool car status when deployed.

7. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Offered in coupe and roadster form, it’s the coupe’s elaborate ‘butterfly’ doors that complement the otherwise iconic shape of this German sports car, including a large three-pointed star dominating the car’s prominent grille.

8.BMW Z8 2003

One of the few modern cars to make the list, the Z8’s design follows the approach of the classic cars on this list – clean, simple lines and perfect proportions. The Z8 is beautiful from head to toe, but the way its rear end tapers to a clean point, with sleek taillights contrasting against the bodywork, is where it captures that 1960s design magic.

9. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

With nearly six decades in production, it’s not easy to choose a single 911 to honor for its design, but the 1973 Carrera RS not only offers the classic 911 profile, but also “Carrera” door graphics. cool and classic five-spoke wheels. This one also happens to offer an amazing driving experience.

10. 1970 Dodge Challenger

Only one muscle car makes the list, but it’s among the coolest cars ever made, inspiring a revival of the modern Dodge Challenger in 2008. The original Dodge Challenger has appeared in numerous movie roles, often starring its ultimate 426 Hemi 8-cylinder engine that spins the rear wheels and burns the tires.

Now let’s move on to the Top 10 most beautiful SUVs of all time

1.Ford Bronco

If you’re wondering if we’re talking about the new Ford Bronco or the original 1960s version, the answer is yes. Both Ford SUVs offer classic, boxy proportions, and the original even came in truck and convertible form. The modern Bronco looks best in its two-door form, but even the four-door looks cool.

2. Genesis GV70 2022

It may be the premium division of Hyundai Motor Company, but the styling team at Genesis is constantly doing circuits. All of the brand’s newer models look great, but the GV70 looks great. Attractive body panels and stylish quad headlights make this a great AWD utility vehicle.

3. Jeep Wrangler

There’s nothing inherently amazing about the Jeep Wrangler, but it defines ‘iconic’ when it comes to small SUV design. The square shape of the first Land Rover, Ford Bronco and Toyota FJ? They all owe a warm “thank you!” to the original four-wheel-drive off-road SUV, the WWII Jeep Willys, which eventually became the Jeep Wrangler.

4. Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2022

Given this marque’s history of producing attractive coupes and sedans, including the Alfa Romeo Giulia and 8C, it’s no surprise that the automaker has found a way to make beautiful vehicles from all-wheel drive. If you’re not worried about mpg, we particularly like the larger wheels and quad exhaust (and turbo engine) on the Quadrifoglio version.

5. Maserati Levante 2022

Maserati joined the midsize SUV trend in 2017 with the Levante. It features a curvaceous roof culminating in a spoiler on the rear of the tailgate, as well as a slanted grille. Yet its spacious interior retains sport utility practicality and cargo space. The most powerful Trofeo version rolls on 21-inch wheels on gloss red brake calipers

6. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The name is controversial, but the combination of SUV proportions and Mustang styling cues definitely works. And it stays true to the Mustang’s sporty rear-drive setup (all-wheel drive is optional). The Mach-E also features concealed exterior door handles and a strong grille to reinforce its “the future of personal transportation” style. Did we mention that this SUV is an electric car?

7. 2021 Aston Martin DBX

The British sports car maker has just released its first luxury SUV, and while it’s a little late for the SUV party, this one makes up for it with exceptional styling that reflects the brand’s heritage. Under the DBX’s long hood is a twin-turbocharged inline-6 ​​or a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, both of which offer appropriate exhaust notes to complement its styling.

8.Audi Q8 2022

The Q8 offers a compelling exterior shape and cool front styling. It rides on the same platform as the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Volkswagen Touareg, but unlike those models’ aggressive design, the Q8 sports the same classic reserve we see in the brand’s Audi R8 supercar. We’re also fans of Audi’s intuitive touchscreen infotainment system and driver-assist technology.

9. Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2022

Every modern Land Rover SUV features a clean, premium exterior design and near-perfect proportions. And while we love the boxy design attitude of the Land Rover Defender, the Range Rover Velar takes it a step further, with a sloping roofline and sleek headlights and taillights. Its shorter wheelbase means it’s not the most practical or capable Land Rover, but it’s the prettiest.

10. Kia Sorento 2022

Yes, Kia made the list of best looking SUVs, and the truth is, there were at least three worthy contenders. But while the full-size Kia Telluride is both an attractive and highly functional large SUV, and the brand’s compact SUV, the Seltos, has cool styling, the mid-size Kia Sorento still offers a third row, and is simply a remarkably beautiful SUV.

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