Classic or innovative, iconic or futuristic, the car has breached the necessities of transportation to become a symbol of power and elegance since Karl Benz brought us the first ever model in 1886. Since then, the market has remained one of the most animated and lucrative ones on earth. The world’s obsession with the motorcar has led to some of the most beautiful and brilliant applications of man’s power to create, and the outcome can be as luxurious as it is desirable. Here, The Gentleman’s Journal gives you our pick of the most beautiful on the planet.
Aston Martin One-77
First revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin created with the One-77 an amalgamation of everything that makes their brand so iconic. The unsurpassed engine power, the balance of design and the sleek finish combine to make this one of the most desirable cars on Earth.
Produced between 2001 and 2010, Lamborghini put the design of this car in the hands of Luc Donckerwolke, who created one of the supercar giant’s most popular models to date. The exceptionally low body of the Lamborghini brand remains in this vehicle, adding to the dazzling effect of it when in motion.
This is the first McLaren entirely built and designed by the company since the F1, and the outcome was certainly worth the wait.
The ultimate staple of luxury, this UK produced beauty retains an air of quiet elegance despite its dominating size. It is easy to see how this icon takes 12 weeks to produce.
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
With that sensuous curve of a roof and the low, wide balance of this racing car, it is easy to see how it remains as head-turning today as it did over 50 years ago.
962 Ferrari 250 GTO
An object of automotive lust, Ferrari created a sporting icon that has left car-collectors the world over chomping at the bit to get their hands on one of the few remaining models.
Maserati GranTurismo Sport
With that gorgeous beast of a nose and all the smooth lines of its predecessor, the GranTurismo Sport is a car made to slide through the world’s most beautiful cities.
Ferrari 250 California
The car that plastered the walls of bedrooms the world over, this model is the ultimate in clean lines and classic beauty.
Porsche 911 Turbo
Sportier in style than other models of Porsche, the car giants have achieved a perfect melding of sport and luxury, naming this model their ‘benchmark’. We couldn’t agree more.
The ultimate British sports car. The spirit of the 1960s lives within this model, which set the precedent of a generation of sporting motors and design innovations to follow.