So what makes a car analogue? Analogue cars provide minimal assistance to their drivers, allowing a more raw, unsynthesised driving experience, this can include the abscence of traction control, ABS and power steering.
7: BMW M3 (1995-1999)
The E36 was the last iteration of the M3 which wasn't bursting at the seams with technology. The 1996-1999 models were equipped with BMWs torque-rich 3.2-liter straight six linked to an incredible five-speed gearbox. There was an automatic version of the M3, however the manual coupe takes the cake for us, providing the richest driving experience packed with sensory overload. The M3's steering just adds to the enjoyment, with a feel for the road which is rare in the cars of today.
6: 1992 Dodge Viper
Although stylistically the Dodge Viper doesn't exactly flatter itself, the pure experience of driving is why the Viper is such a desirable car, with the complete absence of driver aids (even ABS), the Viper provides a raw driving experience that all petrol-heads can only dream of having.
5: RUF R56.11z
With RUF continuously championing high-performance, analogue cars, we think that the RUF R56.11 deserves a place in our ranking, With the R56.11, Alois Ruf built his personal dream car, which was taken by every connoisseur as a Carrera 2, but even outperforms the performance and lateral dynamic characteristics of a 911 S, combining the home-like atmosphere of the 356 body with the significantly better handling of the 911.
The five-speed gearbox from the 911 with it's characteristic shift pattern enhances the driving pleasure. The intake noise of the two Weber twin-jet carburettors, the highest possible engine speeds and the astounding power paired with the precise steering, the sturdy brakes and the intimate atmosphere of the 356-Karoserie, makes for a truly unique analogue driving experience.
4: 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster
Now firstly this had to be included on the list, not purely because the E-type is potentially the most beautiful car in the world (according to Enzo Ferrari), but more because of the driving experience. In the world of analogue car enthusiasts, it doesn't get much better than the experience of floating though corners, with all the power you could hope for under your right foot.
With the low grip provided by old-school Dunlop tyres, the heavy steering and the agility of a lightweight handling experience, you can be sure to have just about the best analogue driving experience in the world with the E-type Jaguar.
3: 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole
As far as mid-engined supercars go, you can't go wrong with the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole. As a car I believe the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole gives a little more in the details than the 308 GTBi. With a similar 2.9 liter V8 with the addition of four valves per cylinder, the engine gives the GTS a perfomance strength largely unrivalled. Now of course there are many cars which could easily sweep the floor with the 308 GTS however the characteristics and raucous driving experience will never leave you wanting more. This is the last iteration of the fully analogue Ferrari era.
2: Porsche Carrera GT
The Porsche Carrera GT is potentially the ultimate analogue driving experience, with a 5.7L V10 engine producing 603 bhp, and a staggering red line at 8,400 rpm, this car is sure to pin your ears back. The power slides this car is capable of are rivalled by few and done as well by none.
This car is about experiencing the most exhilarating and memorable drive possible, whilst having no driver aids. This car isn't for the unexperienced, you have to be fearless to plant the pedal to the metal, but if you dare, you'll be in for a treat.
1: McLaren F1
The Mclaren F1 is by far the ultimate analogue car with a driving experience to match, what makes the F1 so special is that whilst other manufacturers were playing with revolutionary, futuristic technology, Gordon Murray took the opposite approach when it came to designing the ultimate car. Murray chose analogue, naturally aspirated, lightweight, gold-lined mastery, ultimately leading to a car which stands above all others, with a top speed of 240.1MPH set 21 years ago, this is a living legend. Oh, and did I mention that there are no driver aids, no traction control, ABS or power steering, this is why there are few people on this earth who would dare take the F1 to it's limits.