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Today BRABBU brings you an article about the best looking cars ever. The reason why we are talking about amazing master pieces is simples – design also touches other aspects of our lives and culture, so why not present the most beautiful cars of all times to those who know how to make the perfect extension between their professional option and their hobbies?
These best looking cars happen to be Italian, so Italian cars keep proving to the world it’s importance and power when the matter is wheel and motor power, but mostly, design power. The next most beautiful cars go from Astion Martin DB4, Alfa Romeo Spider, to Lotus Fulvia and BMW M1.
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Ferrari 330 GTS [Pininfarina]
The partnership between Ferrari and Pininfarina has produced an incredible amount of beautiful cars, and the 330 GTS is without a doubt one of the best. Shortly after the 330 GTC debuted at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, the GTS was unveiled as the open-top“spider” that — apart from the roadster profile — was identical to the coupe.
Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto [Pininfarina]
The Spider was a product of various design studies and concepts from the ’50s and early ’60s, most notably the Alfa Romeo Superflow IV. The Alfa Romeo Spider ultimately eschewed the concept’s fixed roof, but retained some of the major design elements like the covered headlights and “osso di seppia” (Italian for cuttlebone) rear end.
Lancia Stratos [Gruppo Bertone]
The Lancia Stratos has the distinct honor of being one of the most successful and most beautiful cars in rally racing. It was spawned from Bertone’s Stratos Zero concept, a result of the “design wars” between Bertone and Pininfarina to see who could build the lowest concept car.
Fiat X1/9 [Gruppo Bertone]
The Fiat X1/9 was designed and built right around the same time as the Stratos Zero and Lancia Stratos, and the resemblance shows. Marcello Gandini, the man behind the Stratos, was also the lead designer for the X1/9 and penned the design as a replacement for the Fiat 850 Spider (also a Bertone design).
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato [Zagato]
An effort to step up their racing program, Aston Martin signed a deal with Zagato to re-body their existing DB4 GT — already a race-ready version of the original DB4 grand touring car. By using more aluminum and removing unessential body parts (such as the bumpers), Zagato removed around 100 pounds from the DB4 GT and rounded out the car’s overall proportions to create a streamlined, aerodynamic profile.
Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato [Zagato]
Like the DB4 Zagato, the Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato was a lighter, more aerodynamic take on a preexisting car by Zagato. The Fulvia Sport Zagato was based on the Lancia’s V4, front-wheel-drive Fulvia, a car that — like many other Lancias — was as ingeniously engineered as it was an oddity.
BMW M1 [Italdesign Giugiaro]
The BMW M1 is best known as the company’s first and, until the introduction of the i8, only mid-engined production car. It was originally intended for sports-car racing and was the product of a botched partnership between BMW and Lamborghini.
Lotus Esprit [Italdesign Giugiaro]
The Lotus Esprit’s development more or less coincided with the M1’s during the most prolific years of Giorgetto Giugario’s “folded paper” design language and it shows: the overall shape of the two cars are nearly identical, apart from BMW’s design details.
Fiat 8V [Carrozzeria Ghia]
When Savonuzzi created the “Supersonic” body it was only intended for one car: an Alfa Romeo 1900 racing in the 1953 Mille Miglia. That car literally crashed and burned in the event, but the body design ended up on 19 other cars and set the tone for Ghia’s future products.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia [Carrozzeria Ghia]
In need of a high-end car after WWII, Volkswagen went to German coach-builder Karmann to create a car based on the Beetle with a little more pizazz. Karmann, in turn, went to Ghia for the design. The result is one of the most beautifil cars ever, the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.
These best looking cars, all designed by italian houses, will remain as trully masterpieces, and the times that are about to come will always remember these italian machines as the most beautiful cars ever.