Corvette One of the 25 Greatest Cars of All Time

Corvette was just selected as one of the 25 Greatest Cars of All Time!

"There is no scientific formula for coming up with a shortlist of the greatest cars ever.  We gathered the best brains the magazine has and let them argue and rant with heart and head.  The result is a list as intriguing as it is eclectic."  So begins the September print issue of Automobile Magazine's curious article.

Working from a preliminary list of 150 prospects, and seeking to exalt the best of the best, five vehicles were selected for each of five categories.  This is truly a fascinating and thought-provoking read.  Notice that four are American and the balance European; no Asian entries.  The winners:

ICONS

Chevrolet Corvette
Ford Model T
Military Jeep
Volkswagen Beetle
Jaguar E-Type

DYNAMICS / DRIVER'S CARS

BMW E30 M3
Ferrari F430
Lotus Elan
Porsche 911 Carrera RS
VW Rabbit GTI

INNOVATION / TECHNOLOGICALLY MARVELOUS

Audi Quattro
Benz Patent Motorwagen
Citroen Traction Avant
BMC Mini
Bugatti Veyron 16.4

SUPERCARS

McLaren F1
Lamborghini Miura
Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Ferrari F40
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900

RACING

Lotus 49
Auto Union
Miller 91
Porsche 917
Dodge Charger Daytona

Keep in mind that the full story is only in the print edition.  On the other hand, the website provides downloadable photos of the winners.

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