Some cars are built for speed. They are designed to be ahead of the pack on the track. Meanwhile, some cars are meticulously crafted to look beautiful. From the blueprint to the materials used, everything is chosen delicately. And in rare instances, some cars offer both. They look stunning and can race, but they will definitely come with huge price tags. Hence, if you are a car collector who values beauty among all other characteristics in a car, you may want to know about the most super attractive cars in the world. These cars are such eye candy that they can stop traffic wherever they are driven.
Keep in mind, attractive cars aren’t only those that are low and wide. Essentially, they are mobile pieces of automotive art. From afar, they can already make heads turn. Then, up close, they give all the details that any car enthusiast will drool over. They offer chiseled chassis, elegant door hinges, stunning bumpers, and more. They are iconic and they are inspirations to the motoring scene. If not, they disrupt it. Some of the legendary attractive cars came from geniuses like Marcello Gandini and Giorgetto Giugiaro. From the modern day motoring, it would be Ian Callum.
Let’s take a look at 15 of these beauties.
15. Jaguar XK120
A beautiful work of art, the Jaguar XK120 was the auto maker’s first car after the war. They introduced it in 1948 and it immediately created a buzz because of its stunning appearance. Due to its elegant appeal, of course, it came for a price. The Jaguar XK120 was initially offered at $3,000. It was such an expensive car at that time that only buyers with exquisite taste and deep pockets could afford. Aside from its looks, this post-war vehicle is fast. It boasts a top speed of 120 mph, which was considered fast during the time of its release. Moreover, it was so well engineered inside that driving it is comfortable. The Jaguar XK120 set the expectations for future cars from this brand.
14. Dino 246 GT
The Dino 246 GT is a seductive Italian sports car. Of course it is, because what else do you expect from a Ferrari? Yet, little do people know that it was made by Ferrari because it did not carry the Ferrari name. However, it carried the name of Enzo’s son, Dino. They did this with the intention to offer the car as a down-market Ferrari. Under the hood, this beautiful piece of machinery came with a mid-mounted V6. Furthermore, it provided optimum handling that made it very comfortable to drive around. In addition to that, it was reasonably priced. At present, it is still one of the most desirable cars due to its amazing design that demands a second look.
13. Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 is best known as the most beautiful car the automaker has ever produced. Aside from being a thing of beauty, it is also a machine of a rarity. Aston Martin built this car for two years only. As a result, they only produced 1,021 units of this vehicle. Still, its rareness did not prevent it from becoming one of the most popular and most desirable Aston Martins ever. As a proof of its influence, the Aston Martin DB5 is popular even on the Hollywood scene. This chic car was used as James Bond’s spy car in the film Goldfinger. This pop culture reference catapulted the car to legitimate worldwide stardom.
12. Corvette Stingray
An American icon, the Corvette Stingray embodies what true blue American muscle cars are. From car collectors, they deem that the second generation of this vehicle is the best-looking of all. This car arrived with a sloping roofline and a long pointed nose that is distinctive. When it passes, the Corvette Stingray is a sight to behold. Traffic stops because people look at it more than once. It represents what an American industrial product should be. The car was designed by Larry Shinoda. Even after about five decades, the second generation Corvette Stingray is still the most sought after American sports car from this brand.
11. AC Cobra
The initial plan for the AC Cobra was to provide a simple car for all. They did not intend for it to look this amazing but they succeeded. Moreover, they did not plan for it to make drivers drool, but the car achieved that. Hence, after some time, it etched its place in the automotive history books. The man behind the car, Caroll Shelby, created it to be a leader on the race track. He was able to do that and achieve even more. The AC Cobra is a car that is at the intersection of beauty and performance. It can definitely race and most of the time, it found itself unmatched. After over 40 years, its performance is still formidable as ever.
10. Volvo P1800
Going in the opposite direction from the usual, the Volvo P1800 is a product of revolutionary thinking inside the company. When the people working at Volvo thought of creating another sports car, they decided to do something different because the first time they tried, it was not as successful as they wanted it to be. The predecessor of the Volvo P1800, the P1900, was limited to 68 examples only. After studying the reasons they failed, they used their findings to improve the next iteration of sports cars. Hence, it resulted in one of the most stunning sports cars in history. The Volvo P1800 was a thing of beauty on the open road.
9. Mercedes-Benz 300SL
A unique-looking car, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is best known for having gull-wing doors. This luxury car is more than just a pretty face on the road, it also has street credibility because it has dominated several racing cars that tried to compete with it. A post-war automotive product, this car came out after World War II. The car’s name bears the term SL or “Super Light” because it is a light vehicle, which contributes to its capability of being fast. Therefore, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL combines looks and performance in a luxury vehicle. A timeless piece of machinery, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is beautiful now as it was then.
8. Cord 810
A memorable car all throughout history, the Cord 810 has an iconic look. This vintage car has a smoothly-formed “coffin-nosed” hood that may be eccentric today but really worked back in the day. It is unique because it came with a striking, wraparound horizontal louvers instead of a horizontal radiator. Moreover, it has minimal trim, which did not overwhelm the vintage car’s design. On blown versions of the car, it has racy exposed exhaust pipes for a more masculine look. The Cord 810 was also a popular car back then. Due to its luxurious look, it was deemed as the most striking gangster car in the 1930s. Way ahead of its time, the Cord 810 has features like variable-speed windshield wipers in an era where wipers were manually operated using a hand crank.
7. Lamborghini Miura
A legendary sports car, the Lamborghini Miura is the inspiration for the arrival of a sub-culture of fast cars that we all call now as “supercars.” From looks to performance, the Lamborghini Miura is undoubtedly amazing in both aspects. One look, and it can be easily identified that its genes have been passed on to the supercars of today. The car has a potent V12 engine that is installed mid-engine to guarantee its performance. It is designed with a jaw-dropping low body, which some deem impractical but is definitely to lust for. It has curves in the right places, not only for aesthetic but also for aerodynamic purposes. The Miura can be said as one of the best Lamborghinis to hit the pavement.
6. Auburn 852 Boattail Speedster
A true traffic stopper, the Auburn 852 Boattail Speedster is a champion among vintage cars since the moment it went out of the production line. Back in the day, the look may not be that appreciated, but today, bystanders and even other car drivers will have the tendency to stop and stare when they spot this classic vehicle. The Auburn 852 Boattail Speedster has good looks – it is sporty but has kept its overall appearance elegant. Apparently, it was an instant hit among Hollywood locals. A powerful car, it prides itself on having a top speed of 100 mph. When it was first released, many did not believe that it could reach the top speed so they tested it out several times on the track. Amazingly, it hit 100 mph, which is a speed considered fast already when it was first launched.
5. Delahaye 125 M Roadster
The Delahaye 125 M Roadster is a stunning piece of equipment. It screams vintage from all over, but that is a good thing. It is a bold and brave move for the company when they made it, and it gave a breath of the avant-garde. Many car enthusiasts all over the years call it the most visually stunning car to grace the motoring world. Art Deco is written all over this vehicle. The Delahaye 125 M Roadster is a symbol of luxury and it was a status symbol when it first came out. It was the car of the affluent, which meant that aside from looks, it comes with top of the line riding comfort and reliable performance.
4. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
Another vintage car that is a sure-fire traffic stopper, the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic has the whole classy ensemble. It is distinct for having an avant-garde, teardrop-shaped body, which experts say that it was a bold move when it comes to design. However, its look is not its most notable feature. The Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic has a fin, running the entire length of the car, which complements its 210 hp engine. The car was built using rivets because its body is made from magnesium-aluminum alloy, which is flammable. Hence, normal welding was not possible, so Bugatti had to improvise to make this car possible.
3. Mercedes-Benz 540k Spezial Roadster
The Mercedes-Benz 540k Spezial Roadster is another vintage car that will surely stop traffic when spotted on the road. Launched in the 1930s, many call this car a “marvel of proportion” and it is insanely beautiful. The two-seater car is stunning and that is not just for show. The car is not meant for display only, although it is really beautiful, but it is designed to be driven. Actually, it demands to be driven. The Mercedes-Benz 540k Spezial Roadster carries a supercharged, race-inspired V8 engine that delivers up to 180 hp. It allows the car to rocket up to 105 mph, which allowed to be called a luxury car and also a supercar ahead of its time.
2. Ferrari 250 GTO
A rare breed of car, only 39 units of the Ferrari 250 GTO were released in the market. Hence, it had that air of exclusivity because only a few people can avail, or rather afford, it. If the difficulty of finding one is not challenging enough, it came with a jaw-dropping price tag. However, if money is not an issue and you are a big fan of Ferraris, this is the dream car to aim for. The Ferrari 250 GTO is really handsome and underneath is a beast. It can drive, and it can drive really fast, which is why it lived up to the name of “GTO” on its badge. When released on the race track, it will certainly make its competitors eat its dust.
1. Jaguar E-Type
Sexy – that is the perfect word that describes the Jaguar E-Type. The epitome of traffic stoppers, this car is nothing but stunning. Surrounding the vehicle are smooth lines that seduce anyone who sees it. It comes in perfect proportion, making it a car that you would cheat your other car for. Almost anyone who sees the Jaguar E-Type acknowledges that it is really stunning. Among its biggest fan is car genius Enzo Ferrari. According to Enzo, the Jaguar E-Type is the most beautiful car ever made. Take that from the genius behind the fast and amazing Ferrari cars.
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