50 of the Most Stylish Cars of All Time

Sure, cars are practical, but sometimes you want a little more than just something to get you from point A to point B. From Porsche to Jaguar, some of the most head-turning models in history. See something we missed? Let us know in the comments!

50. 1987 Porsche 928

Porsche is best known for their rear-engined 911, but the last time the company put the cylinders in the front, the result wasn't so shabby, either. The pop-up headlamps, that rear-quarter windshield

Porsche is best known for their rear-engined 911, but the last time the company put the cylinders in the front, the result wasn’t so shabby, either. The pop-up headlamps, that rear-quarter windshield

49. 1991 Acura NSX

When the NSX was first put into development, nobody really thought econobox-building Honda could put out a truly great sports car. The resulting automobile—and six consecutive Formula One constructor's championships—proved otherwise. And the NSX, developed with the aid of F1 legend Ayrton Senna, was such a impeccably engineered and tastefully designed supercar that Honda hardly ever changed it in its 15-year run.

When the NSX was first put into development, nobody really thought econobox-building Honda could put out a truly great sports car. The resulting automobile—and six consecutive Formula One constructor’s championships—proved otherwise. And the NSX, developed with the aid of F1 legend Ayrton Senna, was such a impeccably engineered and tastefully designed supercar that Honda hardly ever changed it in its 15-year run.

48. Bentley Speed Six

In the early days of automotive engineering, fuel efficiency wasn't really a thing, which led to some whopping huge engines. The Speed Six had six cylinders with an incredible six and a half liters, and this fighter plane on wheels chugged and growled its way to a total of...180 horsepower, which is less than some hot hatchbacks today. It was advanced for its day, though, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, and something tells us it still feels plenty fast to this day.

In the early days of automotive engineering, fuel efficiency wasn’t really a thing, which led to some whopping huge engines. The Speed Six had six cylinders with an incredible six and a half liters, and this fighter plane on wheels chugged and growled its way to a total of…180 horsepower, which is less than some hot hatchbacks today. It was advanced for its day, though, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, and something tells us it still feels plenty fast to this day.

47. McLaren P1

Of the current crop of futuristic, hybridized hyper-supercars, none of them convey quite the same sense of kinetic insanity quite like the P1, with curves as electric as the batteries bolted to its wheels. If Batman wanted to go (sorta) green in 2015, he'd take one of these.

Of the current crop of futuristic, hybridized hyper-supercars, none of them convey quite the same sense of kinetic insanity quite like the P1, with curves as electric as the batteries bolted to its wheels. If Batman wanted to go (sorta) green in 2015, he’d take one of these.

46. BMW E30 M3

The M series of Bimmers popularized the fast-as-hell stealth sedan concept, and remain the exemplars of the breed to this day. But like with any long-running show, we'll always swear by the original cast.

The M series of Bimmers popularized the fast-as-hell stealth sedan concept, and remain the exemplars of the breed to this day. But like with any long-running show, we’ll always swear by the original cast.

45. 1972 Datsun 240Z

 Japan's auto industry had a tendency in its early days to copy successful Western models—and as with the Toyoto 2000GT, Datsun once again chose the Jag E-Type as the template for their sports car of the people. You can't argue with the logic, however, and the Z car's good looks and performance quickly legitimized Japan's sporting credentials to the rest of the world.

Japan’s auto industry had a tendency in its early days to copy successful Western models—and as with the Toyoto 2000GT, Datsun once again chose the Jag E-Type as the template for their sports car of the people. You can’t argue with the logic, however, and the Z car’s good looks and performance quickly legitimized Japan’s sporting credentials to the rest of the world.

44. 1967 Cord 812 Cabriolet

 That a car debuted in 1937 with a supercharged V8 and hidden headlamps is surprising enough. That it looked like something straight out a Fritz Lang film is just icing on the Metropolis of our collective daydreams.

That a car debuted in 1937 with a supercharged V8 and hidden headlamps is surprising enough. That it looked like something straight out a Fritz Lang film is just icing on the Metropolis of our collective daydreams.

43. 1986 Audi Coupe Quattro

Function is the German way, and this car epitomizes it like no other. Want to win at rally racing? Then take a turbocharged box with four-wheel drive, soup it up, and pilot it to win a stunning 23 World Rally Championship races in five years. Simple, right?

Function is the German way, and this car epitomizes it like no other. Want to win at rally racing? Then take a turbocharged box with four-wheel drive, soup it up, and pilot it to win a stunning 23 World Rally Championship races in five years. Simple, right?

42. 1969-67 Austin-Healey 3000

 The British have a thing for convertible roadsters, even though Britain's weather is perennially cold and wet and miserable. No, we can't really explain it, either—but then we look at a car like the 3000, and suddenly we stop bothering to wonder.

The British have a thing for convertible roadsters, even though Britain’s weather is perennially cold and wet and miserable. No, we can’t really explain it, either—but then we look at a car like the 3000, and suddenly we stop bothering to wonder.

41. Buick Riviera “Boattail”

One of the last emblems of big honkin' postwar American design, before fuel crises and recession finally set to reining things in. Sometimes, a car that feels like a boat isn't such a bad idea, after all.

One of the last emblems of big honkin’ postwar American design, before fuel crises and recession finally set to reining things in. Sometimes, a car that feels like a boat isn’t such a bad idea, after all.

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