When I'm thinking of beautiful cars, my mind doesn't immediately jump to the current decade. Technology is at the forefront of design in the modern era, with less of a focus on beautiful aesthetics and more on downforce and performance.
This makes sense as breaking Nürburgring records and top speeds seem to have become an important measurement in a car's success. I get the sense that the days of cars being designed by an artist's hand with a pencil and paper are on their way out. A computer generated image of the least wind resistance and maximum downforce is now the starting point.
However, don't be fooled into thinking beauty has been eliminated from the modern era. The 20 cars in this list more than prove that notion wrong. There is a different type of beauty present, one which I like to call 'efficient beauty.'
I've put together what I consider the 20 most beautiful cars of the decade so far.
My list is a personal one and I am keen to hear your thoughts on the cars you think should be topping this list.
Just to clarify, these aren't the best cars of the decade, but what I consider the most beautiful. Very different.
20) Dodge Viper
19) Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS
18) Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
17) BMW i8
16) Aston Martin Vantage
15) Ferrari F12
14) Alfa Romeo 4C (without stupid bug headlights)
13) Jaguar F-Type
12) Pagani Huayra
11) McLaren 720S
10) Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
9) Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
8) Audi R8 (2nd gen)
7) Ferrari FF
6) Porsche 918
5) Ferrari LaFerrari
4) Ford GT
3) McLaren P1
2) Ferrari 458 Speciale
1) Dacia Sandero
The reason why the Sandero is my number one is because of its simplicity and.... just kidding, scroll for the real number one.
1) Aston Martin DB11
Does your favourite design feature on the list? I'm sure some of you are frothing at the mouth by some of my choices and placements. Let me know which cars you think I've misjudged.
Also, let me know in the comments which car you consider the most beautiful of the decade so far.