GQ Journalist DENNIS TANG and his colleagues have endured countless hours of research of countless fine driving machines to present what they feel are the most stylish cars ever made.
Lending our ears to their exquisite taste, here are the first seven and final five of the TOP 25 MOST GQ CARS Of ALL TIME:
1.) ASTON MARTIN DB5 (photo above)
Bond drove one, of course. And DiCaprio's Frank Abagnale, Jr. drove one in Catch Me If You Can, just because Bond drove one. But that's not a reason to love this surly British stunner. The DB5 is restrained brawn and I-got-this attitude wearing an impeccable Italian-tailored suit. This is the car we all want to be when we wake up in the morning.
2.) AUDI A7
Mercedes invented the concept of the four-door “coupe”—maybe the defining automotive design movement of the modern era—with its swooping CLS, but to our eyes the subtle sexiness of the A7 elevated it from oxymoron to aha moment. There's really no better way to transport yourself, your wife, your two kids, and the dignity you retained after choosing the Audi over a minivan.
3.) TOYOTA 2000GT
To just about everyone it’s a very gorgeous vintage car, but to any car nerd it's the first Japanese supercar and an automotive holy grail. It debuted in 1967, and one just sold for nearly $1.2 million—better snag one while the price is still reasonable.
4.) SINGER PORSCHE 911
None of the mid-tier bankers and mid-life-crisis sufferers have the style or savvy to get this, a completely re-engineered and modernized 964—the last of the air-cooled 911s. It’s a vintage car experience with no breakdowns, more speed, and a bespoke, handcrafted polish. If you’ve ever wanted to stunt over everyone in the golf club set, this is how.
5.) PORSCHE 928
The thinking man's vintage Porsche is the 928, made from '78 to '95. Porsche's last great GT car (sorry, Panamera) is easier to drive than 911s of that era, and every bit as pretty. Between the circular pop-up headlamps and that perfectly proportioned rear three-quarter view, we always get caught staring. That said, if your Porsche lust begins and ends with the numbers 9-1-1
6.) JAGUAR E-TYPE
Not exactly a curveball here, since the E-Type is the most beautiful car ever made according to Enzo Ferrari and pretty much the rest of humanity. You just don’t quibble with perfection.
7. MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL
We love a good uncomplicated roadster. They’re perfect for the picturesque countryside villas we don’t own. And this is about as uncomplicated as it gets: not fast in any sense, but handsome and reliable, with Germanic reliability and plenty of replacement parts. If breaking down on a dirt road isn’t a stylish look to you, this is the antidote.
21.) LOTUS ESPRIT
22.) TABLOT LAGO T150-C SS
23.) ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA
24.) ACURA NSX
25.) SAAB 900 TURBO
For the full list, go to GQ.
What do YOU think???
Which of these automobiles do you feel could have been excluded, or; which others do you feel could have been included???