The Slovenian Philosopher, Slavoj Zizek says something interesting about beauty, he says “There is something cold in perfect beauty; we admire it, but we fall in love with an imperfect beauty because of this very imperfection”. He goes on to give the example of Claudia Shiffer’s perfection and Cindy Crawford’s imperfection and making a case that it’s somehow easier to fall in love with Crawford because of her very small imperfection.
While he does not talk about cars, we know that in this case our preference for any particular car and its physical form is due to the combined effect of various aesthetic features. Whether a particular car is beautiful or not, can be argued indefinitely simply because there’s no accounting for taste. We have still prepared a list of cars that we feel are the most beautiful in the world.
The British car maker is legendary considering that it’s a low volume premium car manufacturer. The traditional long hood along with a short boot that blends seamlessly with the roof, are a signature style of British marque. The front grille carried forward through generations is not only distinctive but beautiful.
While the washed out phrases about the beautiful twin kidney grille are galore and indeed true. It’s perhaps the proportions, all around creases and play of concave and convex surfaces of the car that are just seductive. While BMW makes very purposeful cars, the 6 series Gran coupe is perhaps the most beautiful cars that wears the blue and white roundel.
The legendary car maker has had its fare share of misjudgements and had made some ugly cars in the past. This one though is far from it. While the car is designed to deliver sheer performance, the car is nothing less than a masterpiece to look at. The design is striking and innovative in every sense. Only 599 of these beautiful cars would be produced by Ferrari.
The successor to the E type and also replaces the XK. Jaguar F type is an extremely pretty and beautiful car to look at regardless of the angle you look at it. The gorgeous sports car has a muscular looking front and rear end. The carefully thought proportions should make it extremely nimble. It indeed feels like a breath of fresh air in the world that’s mostly dominated by German and Italian performance cars.
It cannot get any more exquisite than this. The Italian luxury car manufacturer is known for making beautiful cars. The Ghibli shines through as a beacon of hope in terms of design. It’s muscular and curvy, and has nice heft in the right places that you would appreciate. There are few cars out there that can match the looks this handsome car.
Mercedes Benz S-Class Coupe
The S-Class Coupe is easily the most beautiful car from the German manufacturer. The svelte car is based on the shortened chassis of full-sized S-class. The character lines running along the length of the car and creases on the bonnet accentuate the style and overall character. It’s beautiful and a style icon.
All the explosive power of this beautiful car has been packed under the silent looking exterior. It’s sharp and looks menacing up front, the taut body style and appealing proportions are only a hint of what the car’s V10 engine is capable of achieving. There’s a V8 too in engine offerings, the Quattro comes in as standard though.
It’s not all new but only a facelift. The German manufacturer manages to make this iconic car ever more beautiful every time. The round headlamps have grown sophisticated with time making space for more elements etc.. The design has aged and matured in a way that it has only gained more appeal. Twin turbo and active aerodynamics among other features have made their way into the latest iteration of the car.
Alfa Romeo 4C
There aren’t many Alfa Romeo cars that you might consider beautiful, the 4c though is an odd ball here in that sense. The iconic triangular grille complements the overall design theme that going on all around the car. The light weight sports car has won quite a few awards in different categories from around the world. The rear wheel drive Italian exotic is a sports car is equipped with only the essential features in order to keep the weight low and enhance the driving experience.
It’s the epitome of performance. Every inch of this beautiful car is functional too. If you look carefully, you would notice that the headlights of this beautiful car resemble the McLaren logo. The beautiful car is a worthy successor to the McLaren F1 considering it comes equipped with F1 derived features like Instant Power Assist System (IPAS), Drag Reduction System (DRS) and Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).
Can a car be any sharper? You might ask yourself. There are sharp edges and crisp contours all around and you get a feeling that this car has been built for just one thing and that’s performance. The car looks nothing less than an airplane on wheels is powered by a roaring V12 under the rear hood. The car is loaded with technology that helps tame all that power.
The list is not comprehensive and some of the other beautiful cars have been skipped intentionally. Let us know what you think of this list and about cars that you find beautiful or which should have been present in this list.