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The Top 20 Sports Cars of All Time

Posted in Sports Cars by Ryan | April 7th, 2008 | 312 Responses |

THIS LIST IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FRIENDS LET FRIENDS WRITE SHIT. WE DO APOLOGIZE. THE OFFENDER HAS BEEN SACKED. IT HAS BEEN MERCIFULLY UPDATED AND EXPANDED BY ONE OF OUR CRACK CAR WRITERS. CHECK OUT THE TOP 50 LIST HERE!

As soon as the combustion engine was invented, men started playing with automobiles to see how fast they could make them run. It is in our blood, if you will.

Over the past decades, hundreds of sports cars were produced by dozens of car manufacturers around the world. Which are the best sports cars of all time is a question we wanted to tackle head-on. Below you will find a list the top 20 sports cars of all time. Some featured innovative designs, others had incredible power, but one factor unified them all: they were all made to drive pretty darn fast!

20. Audi RS4 (B7 Second Generation)

Audi RS4 (B7 Second Generation)

In 2007 the Audi RS4 won the “World Performance Car” award. Among its competitors, we had Porsches, Ferraris and Jaguars. Do we need to add anything else?

Design: Based on the A4 B chassis, the RS4 is practically a racing car masked under an executive station wagon frame. Simple yet beautiful.

Performance: Powered by a 4.2-litre engine, with 8 cylinders in V formation, it produces an output of 414 horse power. It accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4,2 seconds, and it also comes with Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control to provide an even better driving experience.

Chick Factor: High. Some women just don’t like the aggressive look of sporsts car. That is where the RS4 comes handy: elegant style and stunning performance.

19. Lotus Elise Series 2

Lotus Elise Series 2

The British manufacturer Lotus Cars has a unique concept for sports car: “performance through light weight.” Introduced in 2000, the Lotus Elise Series 2 definitely took the Lotus family to a whole new level.

Design: The Lotus Elise packs an aggressive design, despite it’s small frame. The car is 3,8 meters long and it weights less than a ton (from 860 to 910 kilograms). It also comes with a fiberglass body shell.

Performance: Considering that the car features a modest 1.8-litre, 4-cylinders engine, one would not expect much, right? Wrong! This baby can go from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4,7 seconds, and it has a top of speed of 150 mph (240 km/h). Given its light weight, you should also have a good time braking and cornering it.

Chick Factor: Low. Some chicks like roadsters, other do not. If you want a car to impress the ladies, though, the Lotus Elise is probably not the best choice. It is, hmm… just small.

18. Ford Shelby Cobra GT500

Ford Shelby Cobra GT500

The legendary partnership between Ford and Carroll Shelby dates back to the early 1960s. Ford would produce the Mustangs, and the Shelby factory would modify them. The result? Some of best performing muscle cars of all time. In 2007 they renewed the deal releasing the Shelby GT500.

Design: The two companies managed to revive the Mustang prestige with the GT500 model. The red and white body colors are classic, with the “Le Mans” stripes going from nose to tail. Aggressive look as usual, featuring a new front line and air splitters.

Performance: The Shelby GT500 comes with a 5.4-litre, DOHC V8 engine, producing 500 horse power. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) in 4.5 seconds. The car also features a suspension kit and other improvements from Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT).

Chick Factor: High. Mustangs are a legend and a tradition of the American sports cars scene. If on top of that you go around with a Shelby GT500, you sure will make an impact.

17. Subaru Impreza STi

Subaru Impreza STi

Subaru introduced the Impreza 1993 as a compact car. It’s chassis, however, became very successful on rally championships, and in 1994 Subaru launched the STi version, bringing considerable improvements to the car.

Design: The car has been immortalized on the blue frame with gold colored wheels by rally drivers, and it also comes with a rear spoiler and hood vents. Definitely not the right car to share with your woman or go to the supermarket with.

Performance: The UK Impreza STi Turbo version has 215 bhp and it can go from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4,9 seconds. Consider that most of its parts (e.g., brakes, suspensions, transmission) already come tuned for racing performance.

Chick Factor: Low. Unless you participate in street racing, chicks will probably not find this car very inviting. If you tune the design a lot it would also probably look lame on a normal city ride.

16. Porsche 911 (996 Series GT3)

Porsche 911 (996 Series GT3)

Talk about myth. On an international poll to vote the car of the century the Porsche 911 came fifth. Introduced in 1963, this car is a hallmark of the sports car industry (and one of the most acclaimed Porsches ever).

Design: The GT3 version has a very aggressive, racing look. Light materials were used for its production, and it does not have rear seats. The aerodynamics were also carefully studied to glue the car on the ground.

Performance: The car comes with a 3.6-litre engine, producing 381 bhp. How fast can that toy go? Well, it accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4,0 seconds.

Chick Factor: Huge. Americans and European have different car tastes, but park a GT3 in front of any bar in Europe and I assure you that you will come out with dozens of telephone numbers.

15. Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3

Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3

Pagani is an Italian company that manufacturers carbon fiber and supercars. They started producing the Zonda in 1999, and only 10 units ship every year (at $400,000 a pop more or less).

Design: As you can imagine from a company that produces carbon fiber, most of the body parts of the Zonda are done with that material. It has a coupe style, with 2 seats, and very characteristic placement of side mirrors and front lights.

Performance: The C12 S 7.3 version comes with a mighty 7.3-litre engine. It is one of the biggest 12-cylinders engine ever produced. It has an output of 555 bhp and a top speed of 220 mph (350 km/h).

Chick Factor: High. Despite being a racing machine, the style of this car is quite appealing (we love Italy don’t we?). It also reveals how much it costs at a first sight (and most women get turned on by that).

14. Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)

Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)

The Nissan Skyline became one of the most successful cars for street and motor racing (particularly in Japan). Its dominance was so great that people started calling it Godzilla.

Design: Based on the standard Skyline coupe frame, the GT-R version packed several racing accessories, and it became famous world wide after its appearances on video games (ever played Gran Turismo?).

Performance: The R33 version used the same 2.6-litre engine of the R32, but it introduced several improvements, like a better oil pump and an advanced intake camshaft. The result? A potency of 450 horse power, a top speed of 200 mph (323 km/h) and an acceleration from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) of 4.0 seconds

Chick Factor: Low. Going around with a Skyline would look like you came out straight from a video game.

13. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII (FQ400)

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII (FQ400)

The Lancer Evolution is manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, and it already has ten generations on the market. The car has several titles on the World Rally Championships. Initially its production was intended for the Japanese market alone, but people started importing it on Europe and North America, so that Mitsubishi decided to start selling the car in other countries.

Design: The car preserved pretty much the same look since the first generation. Standard features are the frontal air vent and the carbon-fiber rear spoiler, usually matching the color of the vehicle. The Evo VIII was also the first generation to be sold in the US.

Performance: The FQ400 (it is rumored that FQ stands for “fucking quick”), introduced in the United Kingdom, features the standard 2-litre engine of all other Lancer generations. It has a real output of more than 400 horse power, though, which enables it to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.5. For a fraction of the cost, this car could keep up with a Lamborghini Murcielago on a test track….

Chick Factor: Low. The Lancer Evolution FQ400 is essentially a racing car. Driving it around the city should be cool, but it probably won’t impress the women around.

12. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Aston Martin introduced the DB4 GT in 1960, and the Zagato version was a model revamped by an automotive factory in Italy by the same name.

Design: Quite innovative for its time, the DB4 featured a long, rounded hood. Surprisingly, the demand for the car was quite low, and only 20 units were produced.

Performance: Considering that it was released in 1960, its performance was pretty impressive. The car could accelerate from from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.1 seconds, and it had a top speed of 153 mph (246 km/h).

Chick Factor: Medium. Women with class will certainly know how to appreciate this jewel of a car. It costs almost $1 million these days, by the way.

11. BMW M3 GTR

BMW M3 GTR

This car was initially created in 2001 as a racing prototype. In order to qualify as a Gran Turismo car, however, BMW was forced to produce a street version as well. Only 10 units were sold to selected clients.

Design: As you would expect from a former racing car, the design is very clean, focused on the aerodynamics and performance. Hood and lateral vents complete the look.

Performance: The racing car featured a beastly 4-litre engine, with 8 cylinders in V formation, capable of producing 444 bhp. The street version, for obvious reasons, was tweaked down a bit, producing 380 bhp. The racing one could accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds.

Chick Factor: Medium to high. Girls would undervalue this awesome car. For them it would probably just look like an executive sedan (if that happens to you, just make that engine roar a bit!).

10. Jaguar E-type Series 1

Jaguar E-type Series 1

The Jaguar E-type revolutionized the sports car industry. It was the first time that a top performing car could be acquired for a reasonable amount of money. Just consider that between 1961 and 1975 it sold more than 70,000 units.

Design: The car originally featured only two seats, flat floors and external hood latches. It also included several innovations, including the placement of the lights and the style of the frontal opening.

Performance: The Series 1 came with two engines, one with 3.8 liters and one with 4.2 liters. The latter could accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.1 seconds, and its top speed was 137 mph (215 km/h).

Chick Factor: Medium. A Jaguar is always a Jaguar, and even if not all ladies like classic cars, they sure should respect them at least.

9. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Costing $500,000 a pop, the SLR is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world. It was produced by a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive.

Design: One the most futuristic designs on the industry, the car comes with full carbon-fiber monocoque, crash structures and body panels.

Performance: Sit tight now. Its features a 5.4-litre, supercharged, SOHC V8 engine. What kind of power is that? 616 bhp, with an acceleration from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.1 seconds.

Chick Factor: High. The car is a monster, what else can I say? Additionally, when the ladies see the door opening vertically (called butterfly doors, but they won’t know that) they will love it.

8. Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

Enzo Ferrari was 90 years old when he decided to produce the F40. Ferrari was losing its edge on the sports car industry (mainly to Porsche) at the time, so the man decided to create a new project to show the world what they were capable of doing. The rest, as you know, is history.

Design: The F40 was built to perform, so its design is rustic. It had panels made of kevlar, carbon fiber and aluminum for strength and low weight. Its accented lines and the legendary rear spoiler immortalized the car.

Performance: Despite being produced in the early 1990s, the F40 is still one of the fastest street legal cars in the world. It goes from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 201 mph (324 km/h).

Chick Factor: Huge. It’s a Ferrari, needless to add anything else.

7. Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini Diablo

Diablo means “Devil” in Spanish, and the car stands true for its name. Introduced in 1990 by the Italian manufacturer, it became famous all around the world, mainly due to celebrities that acquired one (what a waste…).

Design: Just like the Ferrari F40, the initial versions of the Diablo were pretty spartan and focused on performance alone. Late in the 1990s, however, the car gained some softer lines and better interiors.

Performance: The first Diablo packed a 5.7-litre engine, capable of an output of 492 bhp. It could go It goes from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4,1 seconds, and had a maximum speed of 202 mhp (325 km/h).

Chick Factor: High. Let’s be honest here, if you can afford a Lambordhini Diablo you won’t have much trouble getting chicks around.

6. Dodge Viper GTS

Dodge Viper GTS

If you never dreamed about driving a Dodge Viper, you are with the minority. The car become popular after appearing on a myriad of movies and television shows.

Design: Those two white stripes are a trademark of the car. Inspired by the Shelby Cobra, the Viper reintroduced a muscular and aggressive look to American sports cars.

Performance: Just consider that the roof of this car comes with raised sections to allow the drivers to wear helmets…. It goes from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4,0 seconds, and it has a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h).

Chick Factor: High. The car just call the attention to itself. It would be hard to go unnoticed while driving it.

5. Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

Not a classic like the others on the list, but the Bugatti is the fastest accelerating street legal car in the world, so we felt like it should be included.

Design: The car is, hhmm… rounded. The company decided to go with a new designer for this formerly concept car. Jozef Kaban from Wolkswagen is the man behind it (personally I think that he could have done a better job).

Performance: Packing a 16 cylinders engine with a displacement of 8 liters, the car is capable of producing 987 hp. The car holds the world acceleration record, going from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.46 seconds. Running at its top speed of 253.2 mph (407.5 km/h) a full tank runs dry in about 10 minutes.

Chick Factor: Medium. Someone buying a Bugatti is obsessed with speed. Girls will think that he should be done within 2 minutes or so, if you know what I mean.

4. Chevrolet Corvette 1968 L88

Chevrolet Corvette 1968 L88

The bad-ass of the Corvette family. It was the third generation produced by Chevrolet, and it marked the realm of sports cars forever (this car is still the most powerful street legal car produced by GM).

Design: Designed by Larry Shinoda, the car had a very aggressive look and marked curves for a coupe. A bit of trivia: GM tried to keep the design secret before the launch but Mattel, a toy manufacturer, revealed it forehand on its line of miniature cars.

Performance: The car was a beast. With a 7-litre engine, the factory listed its produced horse power at 460. But guess what, they were underestimating it. Third parties that tested the car found it to produce 560 hp. No kidding!

Chick Factor: Medium. This is a men’s car. If you are going to buy one, due it because you love the car and not for the ladies.

3. Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT

The development of the Carrera GT started in the late 90s, but only in 2004 it reached the streets, costing $440,000 a piece. Being one of the most aggressive Porsches ever produced, only 1270 units were sold around the world.

Design: The Carrera GT has some big side inlets and air dams to improve the cooling system of its massive engine. It is interior is made with carbon, magnesium and leather materials. Initially it was available in 5 color variations, but custom designs could also be ordered on the factory (for some extra money obviously).

Performance: Porsche used an innovative engine for the Carrera GT, with 10 cylinders in a V formation and a displacement of 5.7 liters, capable of producing over 600 horse power. The manufacturer claimed that it could accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, but private testers found that it was even faster, marking a 3.6 seconds.

Chick Factor: High. The car is a master piece of the German house. Every detail was carefully laid down to create a perfect balance between aesthetics and performance.

2. AC Cobra 427

AC Cobra 427

Racing driver Carroll Shelby sent a letter to British manufacturer AC Cars asking if they would produce a car to him featuring a V8 engine with a light chassis. AC Cars accepted, and after some time they sent the car to Shelby. He then tested the car, and one night dreaming about it came with the “Cobra” name. That is how the myth was born.

Design: The interesting thing about the AC Cobra is that it borrowed pieces, parts and accessories from several other cars (including a Ford based engine, Jaguar in-board disk brakes, and a VW Beetle steering rack). Overall the manufacturer managed to create a very unique and memorable design around the car, however.

Performance: This car was responsible for the implementation of road speed limits in the United Kingdom. Ouch! The 427 version packed a 7-litre engine, with 425 horse power and a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration of 4.2 seconds.

Chick Factor: Medium. Same as the Ferrari 250 GTO below, this car was manufactured in the 60s so it won’t be considered sexy by women in general. Smart ones will definitely love it, though.

1. Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

This is the best Ferrari ever made. As a consequence, it must also be the best sports car ever made. A bit of trivia: GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologata,” while the 250 is displacement of each of its cylinders. It was introduced in 1962, and in 1964 its production was halted, with a total of 36 units manufactured.

Design: With a compact berlinetta design, this car is still considered as one of the most appealing Ferraris. The concept was created by Giotto Bizzarrini and his team, based on the previous chassis of the 250 GT.

Performance: This jewel had an outstanding V12 engine, each cylinder displacing 250 cubic centimeters, for a total displacement of 3 liters. It was capable of producing 302 horse power, and it could accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.1 seconds. Remember, we are talking about a car launched in 1962. Here is a quote from Wikipedia that says it all: “In the best Ferrari tradition, it made normal drivers look excellent and gave great drivers an unsurpassable advantage.”

Chick Factor: Medium to high. The ladies would probably not give the deserved value to this car. They would just see it as an historical car. If you have the opportunity, though, please teach them about the legend behind this Ferrari.

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  1. I love the article. Just want to know where you came up with the data on the “chick factor”. Haha just kidding

  2. Baby Devil J says:

    This list is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY OFF! No Enzo? No Mclaren F1? No Ferrari F50??? Subaru and Evo on the list??? HA! this list fails.

  3. G. Hamilto says:

    No 60s-70s Hemi cars?

    So much for this list. It fails even worse than Baby Devil J thinks.

    RO23, WO23, BO29, LO23 – Google is your friend. Minimum 55 each.

    90 Zondas and 20 DB4s – as stated in your story. I don’t wanna hear that the Hemi cars are low numbers or not street legal. It was easy to get them registered in the day, and almost three times as many as the DB4.

    They also ate everything in their paths. Faster than a modern day Viper, too. BO29 once held world record as fastest “production” car (minimum production 50/year at the time to qualify) – 212 MPH in a straightaway when set up for road racing.

    This is a list for non gearheads. College and high school boys more interested in getting their dick wet than in the car itself.

    Not like many will be able to actually ever *own* any of these.

    Very offensive article. Author shows his/her ignorance.

  4. thedudewhosayswhat says:

    @Baby Devil J: if you’ve seen a STI or EVO faceto face you’d know why they arethere. You sound like someone who doesnt even know jack about a car.. although i have to agree with you that this list is way off on most of these cars.. seems very biased IMO

  5. Anon says:

    Audi but no NSX.

    LOL.

    They may have let it rot on the vine, but there is no doubt that when initially released, the NSX was the finest sports car on the planet.

  6. thedude says:

    an E-type… the single sexiest car ever designed… has a low chick-appeal.

    Chicks imagine how they will look in car… does it flatter them? The E-type will get an enthusiastic nod from any woman you ask. Period.

    Women see something like an F-40 as an indication of wealth and not much more. Its over the top, like a gold enameled and ruby crusted cod-piece.

    To have the maximum appeal the car has to say “Class” not “Speed”.

  7. Elise says:

    Not only are you wrong about the ranking of the Lotus Elise (I have passed several of the cars listed here on the track), I can tell you from personal experience you are wrong about the “Chick Factor”!

  8. Anon says:

    Elise-
    It sounds like you’re compensating somewhat… ;)

  9. RYan says:

    I like it.
    Nods to the Skyline, and to the Aston Martin.
    TheDude has probably never met a single girl outside of the internet.
    There is 1 factor that will influence a girls interest: Money.
    As you get older you’ll figure this out.

  10. Qt says:

    I was starting to worry as i didn’t find some Ferrari… then here there were… i should have knew they would not be in the lower positions :-)
    You know, F1 gp (even as boring as it is in the last years) is the only sport i’m a fan for and i’m all for “La Rossa” (the italian nick for Ferrari’s cars… could be translated as “the [female] red”, note also that “Testarossa” is the italian for “readhead”, declined in the feminine case too)

  11. Nick says:

    those cars were the bomb, i loved every single one of those cars.
    i’m going to auto mechanic when i grow up cause i want to customize cars like on “need for speed: most wanted” or other games like that, or even the show called unique whips.
    i had fun looking and reading about the cars
    so bye and thanks.

  12. Elena says:

    Guess what morons, women like cars for reasons besides looks. Personally, I look at the specs before forming an opinion. Tell me about displacement, wheel base, bhp, top speed, and some acc numbers and THEN I’ll tell you if it makes me wet. While you’re mulling that over, think about this…if women were only interested in looks and money, the human race would have become extinct a very long time ago.

  13. Allen says:

    Interesting list, but I don’t totally agree with it. What about the late ’60′s XKE, Lola, GT40, 80′s Pantera, MGB GT, or Porche Spyder?
    And I second the comment about the NSX, a very sexy car that can fit my 75″ frame comfortably.
    Re: previous comment from G. Hamilto. Dude, as far as I know, Hemi’s only went into muscle cars! I think you are confusing the two as evident by your statistics about performance on the straight-away.
    Muscle cars are heavier, with front-end, high bhp engines, and big rear-ends, (excellent for the pedal stomp on straight-aways.)
    Sports cars are small, high r.p.m. mid-engines, manual trans, built for winding mountain passes and accelerating on the curves.

    The only complaint I have about the article is that the photo of the corvette is NOT a 1968 but a 1964 coupe. The ’64 had the straight body lines. The ’68 was the first of the low-slung stingray body style that existed until about 1980.

  14. Zach says:

    this list absolutely blows…gg.

  15. Ben says:

    No Fiero? Best American (and only) True “sports car”.

    • '70VETTE454 says:

      This article was wrong about two things that I saw and I just skimmed through it once first the buggati veyron is not the fastest accelerating car it is the fastest alot of other cars accelerate much faster than the veyron and secondly the pic of the vette is probably a 67 or 66 I have a 70 vette and the 68 was the start of the third gen but the vette pictued is of the c2 generation

  16. sean says:

    the dodge viper is the best and the ford mustang r the best cars on the list

  17. Laurane says:

    chill guys, think THE BEST <- opinion!!! so get off this guys case. you should be happy he even wrote you a list.

    i thought it was pretty good. i’m mean if your so opinionated on this guys opinion then you should write your own list.

    …and Sean. “dodge” and “mustang” aren’t even in the same league as bugatti, ferrari, porsche, or at least from this chick’s view their not.

  18. omar says:

    they shud have a lotus carlton on the list … the best saloon car in the world..

  19. LM says:

    If you are going to talk about a Corvette, get a car person to look at it before you print. This is a 1967 NOT a 1968!! The ’67 is worth much more and a much more important car.

  20. Rohn L Johnson says:

    The corvette mentioned in this article is actually an L88 engine version 1967 model not a ’68.

  21. Russell says:

    Sean, get a life. Honestly, I bet the only two cars you have ever even heard of were Vipers and Mustangs. Anyways, I’m only thirteen and I have at least sat in most of those. I drove the Beamer. Those are nice. I have to say, nice job.

  22. dewa says:

    Cool and unbelievable. it is amazingly cool that Ferrari has the best car in the world. When i told my friends that it is the best in the world they did not believe me!!!!! but then i showed them this site then they believe me and then i laughed in they’re FACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Josh says:

    I still think the STI deserves #1

  24. matt says:

    feel like the mclaren f-1 should be on there somewhere. its sexy, fast, expensive.

    if any lady turned me down in an e-type.. well.. id extend my offer to her sister. end of story.

  25. gydgifu says:

    the skyline on the picture is a R34

  26. GodsChaufuer says:

    I believe you need to revamp your list dude. For starters the lotus elise? Cmon wheres the twin turbo V8 espirit? That would make that little elise shit its pants. Next your chick factor rating is way off espicially with the GTR. I mean BI turbo rb26 6 speed AWD only the best of the best can tame that beast from the east. There r a couple of gtrs in my town and they always draw a crowd wherever they go. Last is the audi s4. A 4door sedan? What about the all new R8 with its massive V-8 and is one of the sexiest cars on the road. You should really study up on your cars credibillaty ratings!

  27. khing says:

    nissan skyline should be the number one

  28. Buck Nekkid says:

    WT…! These are supposed to be sports cars, not 500 horsepower lead sleds or dippy jap tuner crap, dufus. So you keep the Jag, swap out the ferrari for a sweet 60-ish roadster prancing pony, then you check your history books for the true sports cars to round out the list – MG, Triumph Stag, a gull wing, 550 spyder, opel GT, alfa, bugatti. Are you reading me son? Use your head for something other than a hat rack.

    Cheerio

  29. lucas says:

    if STi, EVO, and GTR are on the list……

    WHERE IS SUPRA MKIV ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  30. Dash says:

    the skyline in the pic is actually a r34… and a r34 is way better thana r33

  31. bl0ss0m says:

    beautiful, beautiful cars – as a chick all these cars get a high rating! Any sensible woman will find something amazing about all of these cars! Anyway if a lad has to resort to a fancy car to get women there’s a problem…My personal favourite is the Porsche 911 but only because I’ve been lusting after one for years. Eh, I would vastly perfer to own one of these cars then to date someone who owned one…

  32. TJP says:

    This is the dumbest list ever. Of all the iconic, influential and sexy cars throughout history, this is what you come up with?

    Where is the Countach or the Mirua? Or the McLaren F1? How about the original M6? Ferrari Daytona? Porsche 959? Or the 1939 Auto Union? Or the Lotus Esprit?

    Did a 14 year old boy write this? Because whoever did compile the list seems to have little knowledge of cars beyond ‘The Fast and The Furious”.

  33. ChiTownSupra says:

    Where the hell is my MKIV Supra? I agree with the list, they just left one important car off of it!

  34. Ed says:

    Wow, I have to agree that this list is horrible. Not only are all the wrong cars on this list, but even for the ones that ARE on this list, they are the wrong generation/trim completely! Just a quick example:

    For the Skyline, the R33 is WIDELY regarded as the worst generation since it entered the limelight. The generation before it and the generation after it both trounce it in every aspect.

    The SLR McLaren doesn’t hold a candle to its competitors on the track. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great car, but its weight, transmission, driving characteristics, etc. make it almost a GT, not a sports car. Something that barely classifies as one definitely shouldn’t be on a “Top 20″ list.

    For the Subaru, the author doesn’t specify which generation, but he mentions the UK edition with 215hp as the one that should be here. Yeah right.

    Overall, I think the author just typed “cool cars” into a google image search and paraphrased some text off of wikipedia once he found the pictures.

  35. james says:

    This list is so far off.

    you include a Evo and STi, which are two of the greats but leave off the Z car??? the 350Z is an equal to either of the before mentioned 9according C/D it soundly beat a Evo 8 at a test track) and has a MUCH longer history.

    the orginal Z car is the reason why we have a Evo, STi, S4, M3. don;t believe me? well, ask anyone from those companies where the idea of the small, inexpensive power packed sports car came from and they will all point to the Z car. If not a 350Z at least the 240Z should be on this list.

    as this list stands it seems more like a favorites list of the person writing it.

    oh and a MUSTANG of ANY type is NOT A SPORTS CAR in anyway shape or form. it is a muscle car at best (ie handling for crap)

  36. Christophe says:

    Ps no experience with the ladies I suppose. Classic cars are the sexiest funmachines on the planet! I can’t think of a girl that doesn’t like them! (Seriously: we own a couple of classic cars, and my friends (male & female) just loved them!)

  37. topgear says:

    A Ford Mustang Shelby?? Its suspension is caveman era’s just like every american car, a piece of crap!! They can go in a straight line, but throw a curve and its like turning in a wagon with wooden wheels. what about the koenigsegg ccx???

  38. RetroClarinet says:

    No Datsun/Nissan Z Car? A lesser-model Lambo? An Audi? Seriously?

    Re-learn some sport car history and remake, plz.

  39. guidonuvolari says:

    Well, yes, a bunch of very fast cars here. But, from where I sit, the list is flawed. A list of the all-time greats should include some prewar (that’s WW II, kiddies) machinery. The likely candidates would include the Jano-designed Alfas the 1750, 2300, and 2900, and some Bugattis, especially the Type 55. And what about the LeMans-winning Bentleys? Furthermore, several cars do not even belong on a list of sports cars; the Audi, Subaru, and Mitsubishi are sedans, not sports cars, after all.And the Pagani Zonda is a car with no real credibility, about as much credibility as the Cizeta Moroder, etc. And where is the McLaren? In addition, the list is heavily biased towards the fastest cars, without recognition of the role played in motoring history by some smaller-engined cars. For instance the MG TC, which, 60 years ago ignited fervor for sports cars in the USA. Or, for example, the Porsche 356 series, or the original Alfa Romeo Giulietta. And, I find the Lotus Elise quite unattractive; the Elite of the late 50′s was one of the most beautiful small GT cars of all time and technically innovative, too. Well, I could go on at greater length here, but maybe I have given you something to think about.

  40. Ignatz Horowitz says:

    Christ…why do people have to whine and cry like sissies when any kind of Top Whatever list comes out? What a bunch of crybaby losers ya’ll are.

    Great reading, great pics. And I knew the 250 GTO would lead it.

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  42. JUGGERNAUT says:

    corvette????… guacala… nunca jamas un corvette estara sobre un auto europeo… aqui puedo ver dos cosas muy claras… uno, la lista la hizo un gringo (siempre piensan q fabrican lo mejor, jajaja) dos, no tienen idea de lo q estan haciendo… q perdida de tiempo….

  43. Peter says:

    “A bit of trivia: GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologata,” while the 250 is displacement of each of its cylinders. It was introduced in 1962, and in 1964 its production was halted, with a total of 36 units manufactured.”

    You really should read up on your facts.

    Omologata stands for homologated. 250 is the number of cars that had to be produced for racing in the GT series the 250 GTO took part in.

    By some reason Ferrari where allowed to enter anyway, even though only 37-39 (depending on who yod would ask) were produced.

  44. chris says:

    this article is stupid.
    The veyron is the best engineered and designed car ever made.
    Not only does it hold the record for fastest acceleration for a production car but also the fastest top speed.

    How could a Carrera GT beat that?

    This car is worth over $1 million! has 1001bhp and is a monster.

    Also the GT500 is a rubbish car. If you were going to put a ford on the list it should have been their best one. the GT40. or take the better mustang. the Saleen…

    The dodge viper is Garbage too.
    Why the M3 the M5 is an all around better car…

    Put real super cars on the list!
    how about:
    Ascari A10
    Lambo LP460 (or the 560)
    Aston DB9

    If you are going to list the best sports cars of all time, take the best of the best. not the middle one. money should not be an problem.

  45. Blablo says:

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  46. Aaron says:

    Where the hell is the Corvette? I don’t like them by any means, but you can’t forget them. Where’s the Supra?

    The chick factor section is funny, but a little misogynistic… as well, you failed at posting the right picture of the Skyline.

  47. shoque says:

    Sports cars don’t have a back seat!!! Even after making that clear, the e-type should be higher on the list, maybe #1.

  48. David says:

    #1 should be the nissan GTR
    the rest don’t even count

  49. Wow thanks for using the picture of our EVO VIII on your list. We appreciate that!

  50. Eric says:

    I laughed when I read “The Lancer Evolution FQ400 is essentially a racing car.” It’s not even a sports car, and (like other cars on the list) doesn’t belong on the list at all. It sure as hell isn’t a “racing car.”

    And…no Mazdas? Are you kidding me? Mazda makes the best sports cars for the track that non-rich people can afford. More Mazdas are raced than any other brand of car. This list was obviously written by a boy-racer who knows nothing about sports car racing.

    Get a clue, starting with what the term “sports car” actually means.

  51. dav says:

    what u sed about the bugatti veyron is rubbish its probably got the best chick factor of the lot due to the price ….

  52. jerry says:

    i think that the mustang is the best on the list as well as the cuda

  53. Mark8LSC says:

    The best car ever, hands down, is the Mclaren F1. Anyone who says otherwise is full of crap. It held records that were not touched for ten years. Only the Veyron beat it and its still a little dodgy and way overpriced. I agree that the Supra MKIV and the NSX should also be on the list, but an Elise??????????? Please, only the bald headed tie wearing, pencil pushers would think it’s a “supercar”. FAIL, as far as this list goes. Go back to reading dad’s Car and Driver mags, you got alot to learn.

  54. FLFisher says:

    Looks like someone had his head up his ass when he made this list. Are we talking “Sports cars”, “Muscle Cars”, or Exotics??? There’s all three of these up there! Who the hells bright idea was it to put a Zonda c-12 on the list and then compare it to a 1962 250 GTO??? The GTO WINS?!? WTF?! How about one of the most iconic cars in American history… The Plymouth Superbird??? That thing STILL holds records at Daytona! What about the Hemi ‘Cuda, Corvette ZR-1, or ’69 Stingray? And why, IN GOD’S NAME is there an Elise, and no Esprit here??? Finally, let’s be honest… ANY self-respecting lady would rather climb into a Ford GT than some souped-up, recycled Shelby GT500. Am I right!?

    Complete,Epic FAILURE!

  55. KC says:

    The car you call a 68 L88, is a 67 vette, and the L88 was in the 68 but came out in 67. Also 68 is the year of the stingray…if you are going to print it at least get it right. There are alot of cars you are missing, oh and BTW they were made in the USA

  56. Manus says:

    Agree with some but not with all for one the Viper??? and How can a list like this be complete without a GT40????

  57. 86 monte says:

    This list is way off. An Evo is definitely is not in the top 20 sports cars.

  58. meme says:

    suzuki cappuccino FTW!!

  59. Spyder Rider says:

    I looked at this list to try and get an idea of just how fast my Can-Am Spyder is. I knew it was fast but considering it only cost 15K it seems amazing. The advertised 0-60 is 4.5 seconds and I understand the engine is detuned via the computer to only 104 hp vs. 150 that it could do.

    While not nearly as cool as these cars it is still very cool for something you sit on top of and go that fast.
    And so far I have noticed a lot of “chicks” think it is cool as well ! lol

  60. LoveU says:

    I think the people of ridelust.com had forgot something Important..Do you know what´s a Saleen S7.?lamborghini LP640.?Toyota Supra.?
    I´m very very very sad..Ferrari 250GTO.?Jaguar E-type.?Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato.?what´s the fuck???
    Now is Sec. XXI…ok!
    omfg!

  61. Mr Fuckyou! says:

    This is for QT’s response
    Youre wrong about testerossa meaning female.
    The reason they call ferraris “redheads” is because the heads on top of the engines are fucking red dumbass. Study up on youre shit dude!

  62. ludo says:

    so I guess an STI is better than a McLaren F1 as the latter didn’t even make the list!!

    BS.

  63. Lady Jen says:

    You guys are funnnnnnn-nyyyy.

  64. Willy says:

    This article is junk. Please sell this domain to someone who truly appreciates cars for the works of art that they are.

  65. fuck u says:

    worst fucking list i’ve ever seen. the editor must be a fucking homo. gtr chick factor low on a nissan gtr??? are u fucking serious??? straight out of a video game with a 100k cali import, u dont know shit about cars. u should do the top 20 sexy men list, that seems to be more ur speed, u ass clown

  66. BlakeLewis11 says:

    I completely agree with the second last person the commented prior to myself.
    cmon, im only 18 dude and i could make a much better list then this.
    your a fuckin goof.
    non of these cars are even that great, and what kind of girl hates on a japenese master peice like the suburu WRX STi ?!
    your a joke, run into a knife.
    take yerr toaster for a bath.
    no mclaren f1? nevermind the GT F1
    ford GT40?!
    bugatti aint SHIT.
    they’re fast but who wants to buy one of those?
    thats a death with, a car blown WAY out of purportion.
    i say the best car EVER made is the mclaren.
    CHICK RATING
    HIGH
    HIGHER
    HIGHEST.
    thats it, nuff said.
    you SUCK at life.
    get out of the car scene while you still can.

  67. no_use_for_a_name says:

    Anybody qualified to write a list like this should know: the Skyline shown is not an r33. It’s an r34 with enough body mods to show the owner is compensating for something….

  68. Ryan G says:

    Bit of a strong title. I wouldn’t say this is a definitive list at all. Where’s my Audi R8

  69. Matt says:

    Any top 20 sports car list with any Ford besides the original GT40, no BMW M1, no Mclaren F1, no Bugatti, no Koenegsegg and that places a viper above a Lamborghini Diablo is a list I’m not willing to trust. I know its opinion but for gods sake drive a mustang before you put it on any admirable list.

  70. Pedro H says:

    TO “86 monte ” .. did you ever drive an EVO IX MR to say that ?
    Of course a list like that is a matter of personal taste and feeling.

  71. Bob M says:

    67 Corvette’s were also Stingrays. Chevy started using the Stingray name in 63 and dropped it sometime in the mid seventies (not sure of the exact year).
    The ZL1 engine option of 1969 was the all-aluminum 427 and probably had more horsepower than the L88.
    Nice list but there are a few choices I question.

  72. tx says:

    I don’t know enough to completely agree with all of the cars on this list, but I do have to comment that the grammar in this piece is awful. Did your editor know you published this??

  73. Eleanor says:

    As a girl who doesn’t know a whole lot about cars I have to say the chick factor for the Lotus Elise Series 2 is very wrong. Due to its sportsy fun look I feel it is one of the two most attractive cars on this list (second only to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren).

  74. big guns says:

    why didn’t they include the Lexus SC430? now THAT’S a sports car.

  75. Catface says:

    Haha, good comment Elena

  76. * says:

    Where is the Daihatsu Charade? ROFLCOPTER only kidding. Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Z-Spec should replace the R33 you put on there though.

  77. SDC says:

    Been in Germany for 14 years now [US Armed forces]. Porsche 996 at the club? chick factor High? Most likely the girl you are talking to has one or two. Maybe if she’s <19yo or from the sticks. Nobody’s really impressed by them over here. I’ve seen a guy told to MOVE his 996 b/c somebody was trying to park his Ferrari next to an Aston. Seriously.

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  79. Julius says:

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  80. sarah says:

    this list is horrible. why the hell is there a lancer and evo on there? and that skyline is butt ugly and so is that red and white porsche.

  81. sarah says:

    oh and you put the shelby cobra gt 500 and the lotus at the bottom of the list? what the fuck? that lotus is freaking gorgeous and mustangs are classics so why arent they high up on the list? they arent fucking riced out like the lancer n shit.

  82. me says:

    I dont think its possible to make a list we all agree on :)

    But some very nice cars! I miss the Bentley Blower, the Contach, the XJ220 Jag. and loads more, but thanks for a good read!

  83. Imogen says:

    some good cars but where r the lambos and caymans come on, watz with the crap cars!!???

  84. Josh says:

    One thing about the McLaren SLR…The doors on the SLR are actually called scissor doors, not butterfly doors. It’s all based on where the hinges are. Butterfly doors are what you’ll see on a Lambo, and people usually call them Lambo doors for that reason. I would agree with everyone else about Ridelust failing.

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  86. AndroidIQ says:

    ZOMG WHY ISNT [insert supercar or ricer model number here] ON THE LIST!!11!!1ONELEVEN!!!111

    Guys, look at the article name.

    Top 20 Sports Cars of All Time.

    Not:
    Top 20 Supercars of All Time
    Top 20 Tuner Cars of All Time
    Top 20 Cars You’ll Never Be Able to Afford of All Time

    I think the author did a good job representing a decent cross-section of the sports car community, Sure, an argument could be made for the McLaren and so could an argument be made for the Miata. But overall, the list is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Now just get rid of that stupid Viper and the list would be perfect ;)

  87. driFTW says:

    yeah, this list is pretty biased towards really expensive cars….not that expensive cars, but the cost isnt everything!

    some of the best cars in the world arent that expensive…what about the C6 Z06 Corvette?

    oh, and btw, the skyline in the picture is an R34, not an R33

  88. midoy says:

    ferrari F 430 is the best and after nissan GTR that is it over .

  89. Eric says:

    “suzuki cappuccino FTW!!”

    HAHAHA, that’s pretty funny :) But hey, you could argue that at least it’s a sports car, unlike some of the cars on this list.

  90. max says:

    You fool the nissan skyline gtr r34 not 33 and its 5 second car!!

  91. Spadecat says:

    Any list that fails to place the venerable 911 in the top three of sports cars in no list at all.

    The durability and lineage of this unabashed sports car is legendary.

    Porsche, there is no substitute.

  92. Anthony says:

    Sportscar – 2 doors not 4 (sport sedan).
    No back seat or at least useless back seat (sport coupe usable back seat).
    quick, agile (not just straight line speed).
    a drivers car, not technologically (read computer) controlled.
    Most important is the Smiles per gallon.

    Some nice cars in the list, most not sports cars.
    Evos, Sti, Audi – Sport sedans

    Mustangs….NOT A SPORT ANYTHING

    Maybe i am too old and think of ‘classic’ sportscars as the only sportcars
    Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa, MG, JAG, Mercedes (old SL), Lotus, Maserati, Triumph, Morgan, Fiats hell even a miata (LOTUS Clone), Austin 100-4, 3000

  93. brian says:

    I laugh at this list as my VANQUISH V12 roars to life.

  94. Will says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but I can only count 1 sports car on this list (the Elise) apart from most of the japanese ones.

    Shelby? Sports?

    More like muscle & supercar list…

  95. bryce says:

    to the person thats said mustangs are nothing but strait line cars: go look up the mustang gtr race care and tell me what you think asshole itll take any americain car or europian car IN ITS HP LEAGUE, for handling. and i dont see why the supra mkiv isnt on here because the chick factor on that car would be off the deep end! also why is there no audi r8 on here and no chevrolet camaro of any kind? not trying to bash the list but i think its definatly laking in a few areas!

  96. mr. classic says:

    The ’67 corvette was definately a Sting-ray. The name was adopted in ’63.The ’68 only had Corvette with no Stingray badge. Stingray one word started with the ’69 ‘vette. The last of the Stingrays was in ’76.

  97. Epion says:

    Wow, i dont agree with most of this list. But I do have one question, where did you get your numbers from? Some of them just seem a little off.

    Oh and as for the 1968 L88 Corvette, it was rated at 435 hp, not 460. It is called the 427/435hp model, as apposed to the 427/425 model. A little research can go a long way.

  98. markymark says:

    Not a bad list, but the skyline GTR in the picture is actually the r34 variant, and should now be upgraded to the new model GTR :)

  99. Stephen says:

    Lots of problems, the F-50 was way better looking and cooler then the f-40, theres no need for 2 Porsches, the Mercedes is an ugly mashup of the mclaren F1 with a mercedes face that looks nasty, should have just had the F1, the corvete pick is weak, I would have taken the stingray or zo6, ect,ect.

  100. mr. classic says:

    The corvette above is a ’67 not a ’68.
    The Mitsubishi Lancer & the B.M.W. above are boxes, how can anyone refer to them as SPORTSCARS.
    I’m sure a lot of people would agree. No disrespect to the people that own such cars.

  101. Bob Wasserman says:

    Nice list,but how about the Mercedes 300 sl gullwing coupe ?I owned one of those and it was far quicker then many of those cars you have listed and was also very rare with only about 1200 ever being produced

  102. mr. classic says:

    Bob W., I agree with you all the way.
    A Sports Car first of all has to look pretty wild.
    You can put a hot motor in any box to make it go fast but it doesn’t make it a Sports Car. I have a 1960 Thunderbird fully restored frame off. I think it’s sporty but I wouldn’t call it a Sports car.

  103. david says:

    I was just at the bugatti/lotus/saleen/spyker/lambo dealer, and while the boys were waving their dicks over the ugly ass lambos, the girls were sneaking off to take pictures of the elise with their cell phones. So I’d rate the author’s cluefulness about girls as: low.

    I think you should put the Elise SC on the list and leave the low power Elise off. This is a sports car list… 0-60 in 4.4 with factory tuning, 30 mpg, 217 hp @1987 lbs, and it’s cute.

    To be honest, I told the people at work my wife was ditching her sti for a car with better gas mileage, they just haven’t seen it yet ;)

  104. tom says:

    not having the McLaren F1 in the top five, let alone the top twenty all time is about the dumbest thing ever. it reigned as the fastest supercar in the world for…what, ten years? add the uniqueness of the central driving position and the fact it’s drop dead sexy makes this car a shoe-in for the top five.

    a dodge viper? srsly? that ugly POS?

  105. demik says:

    what about r32 skyline and Honda crx

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  107. julie Oneill says:

    Not a bad selection of the coices you gave but like to see bugatti coming on top because how fast it is. the maclaren f1 which could have won it being 10 years running in one of the fastest cars in the world, holdens 1970′s hsv “what a classic”, a better ferrari and a better lambo. Shouldnt have to many american cars, more euro cars and also forgetting koeniseggs. If you were arriving to get your girlfriend to go out for a date, it would have to be the new lamborghini lp560-4 convertible.

  108. The Godfather says:

    U guys are idiots!!! It’s a matter of opinion. It’s just a guy putting what he thinks are the best cars, so if your car isn’t on there, don’t have a freakin’ heart attack! Make your own list. It isn’t the end of the world. Kudos for the dude who made it, every car on the list is worth mentioning.

  109. The Godfather says:

    Hey sarah, take a prozac!!!!

  110. The Godfather says:

    BlakeLewis11, ur a freak. Go play in the road.

  111. sky says:

    any of those cars are very popular with girls, there is none with “low chick factor”…i got a 2002 seat leon cupra wich is nothing compared with the cars in this list and i got lots of attention…

  112. D3 says:

    You DO know the picture of the “R33″ GT-R you used is actually a photoshopped R34, right?

  113. Danila (Russia Moscow) says:

    I don’t think Ferrari 250 GTO is the best, but what about Nissan 350z,Aston Martin DBR9, Audi R8, Ford GT, Porshe Cayman S, BMW M6, BMW Z4, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari FXX evo and at least Nissan Skyline GTR???????????????

  114. david says:

    this list makes me want to vomit.

    first enzo and f50 are the two best ferari’s and lol you quoted wikipedia. second, although subaru and evo kick ass they don’t belong in the esame class as lambo and lotus. next the diablo is dated, both the murcielago lp640 spider and gallardo would easily defeat it also bmw’s best automobile is the m5 the pagana should be higher, the bugati should be #1 what about koenisseg? also if your looking for rareness lamborghini reventon is 3.8 million with on ly 11 sold in the us and 22 around the globe. this list deserves a full page of criticism but ill stop at this

  115. morgan says:

    OH MY GOD ME SCREAMED!!!!

  116. The Godfather says:

    OMG!!!! U guys r all retarded! “David” who cares if ur stupid Ferraris arent on the list? No one!!! “This list makes me vomit” seriously??? Get a life! I love all cars. Do i agree with the whole list? no. But im not gonna waste my life freaking out about it. Just like the list for what it is…

  117. cumilaka says:

    the best car in the world is my vectra hahahahah im relly tolking about that did you now that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  118. jakenbake says:

    Let’s be honest I know it’s not fast and I know it’s not extremely cool but shouldn’t the mazda mx5 miata be on the list after all isn’t it the most bought sports car ever

  119. logic says:

    I stopped caring about this list once I saw the myriad grammatical and spelling errors throughout… Didn’t you go to school?

  120. laturb says:

    Well. No contest between american and european cars. Ford mustang? Chevrolet Corvette? I understand americans really apreciate your cars history and love your classics. But seriously, try to compare this cars with an italian, german or english car like a Ferrari, a Porshe or an Aston Martin is simply ridiculous. Even in lower or not sports car categories, if you have enough money ¿would you buy a ford, a chevy or a BMW or a Mercedes-Benz? Even a japanese Lexus beat them all at his category. I’m sorry, but seriously, you americans know enough about cars not to buy your own brands if you could choose.

  121. matthew says:

    i think one of the best supercars is the the ford gt40 and the mercades gullwing but that is argueable

  122. Crystal says:

    Interesting list. Not what I expected.

    My list would be(top production supercars), not in particular order:

    Ford GT40
    Corvette ZR1
    Acura NSX
    Koenigsegg
    Bugatti Veyron
    McLaren F1
    Porshe 911
    AC Cobra
    Nissan GT-R Spec
    Audi R8
    Porshe Carerra GT
    Dodge Viper SRT10
    Saleen S7
    Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano
    Ferrari 599XX
    Lamborghini Murcielago
    Ferrari F430
    Pagani Zonda R
    Bentley Continental Supersports
    Aston Martin One-77

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  124. kyle says:

    these are awsome
    but you have not included a ford gt40 which is the most awsome car ever made

  125. Charlie Fox- Haise says:

    Let me know when the US makes a decent car

  126. Steve says:

    Why didnt the 60-70 Hemi’s make the list?! LOL. The title is Top 20 sports car’s, not muscle cars. All those cars did was take a straight line quick, a “sports car” has speed AND agility. A Lotus Exige would make a Hemi car look foolish on a road circuit. Cars like the Challenger shouldnt have even had a steering wheel because its not like it did much of anything other than give the driver something to hold on to, a cow on roller skates could probably take a corner better than a hemi car. Notice the trend here, almost every single car company that made it on this list, with the exception of 2 or 3, has some sort of road course racing lineage or is designed for the track, with the Evo and STi having their roots as rally cars. And I dont mean NASCAR racing, because yes Hemi’s were used in NASCAR in the 60′s. Sure a lot of people call that racing, but thats a bastard form of racing. The racing I mean is real racing, on a road circuit, with actual turns and stuff; not just a big stupid fuckin oval.

    And for the idiot who made the Subaru and Evo comment, yes…Subaru and Evo, and your point? The Evo FQ-400, which this list in particular mentions, is an incredible piece of engineering. If you need some help understanding why, go watch the Top Gear episode of the FQ-400 vs. the Murcielago and you’ll understand why exactly that Evo made this list.

    Why didn’t the Supra MKIV make the list some of you ask? Because its a piece of shit. Any respectable Supra had several grand dropped into it to make it worth anything, and these are all production cars on this list. A stock Supra is worth no more attention than a Mustang 5.0. Are there Supras that could tear the track up? Of course. But not stock they wont.

    Sure the list is so-so, but everyone remove your heads from your asses and move on. Im glad to finally see a list that shows some different cars, Im tired of seeing Enzo, McLaren F1, Ford GT, Ferrari F50, etc etc all over the place as best sports car. Theres more than just those cars out there that are excellent cars, and theres deifnitely plenty of amazing cars on this list and its not a repeat of every one else’s.

  127. j4m3z says:

    Any list of great sports cars that doesn’t include the Twin Turbo 300ZX of the 90s, but includes the Suburu – the friggin Suburu for God’s sake! – is an epic failure of a list and the list maker should be doomed to drive a 4 cylinder 1974 Mustang II for the rest of their life.

  128. Dave B. says:

    Your chick factor rating on the Elise proves that you probably haven’t spent a lot of time around ANY of these cars.

    The Elise has the most amazing effect on women of ANY car I’ve ever seen.

  129. Charlie says:

    Charlie Fox, we made the Ford GT40 which is a beast,
    we made the Corvette ZR1 which is alright,
    and we made…um…well thats it.
    GT40 is like the only good one i’ll admit.

    But as for almost (not people that are like WTF WERE DA SUPRAAAAA!!11!111LOL AND MOO LAMBOOO) all the comments here i pretty much agree. this list is completely outdated and wrong. Mustang? come ON. get it right! and as for rally cars, you’re surely forgetting the Audi A2 Quattro car that won EIGHT world rally titles.
    I’ll admit that i am an audi and porsche fanboy, but some ferrari classics should make this list, as should some other extremely important brands such as alfa.

  130. wha the hell says:

    wtf…. how can you say that the lotus has a low chick factor?!?! seriously its pretty, and a sports car… seriously.,… good otherwise i guess

  131. bradley says:

    the author did a good job of getting a cross section of cars. haters on here should shut up because they mostly likely roll around in a mini van. im happy to see the evo on here. it will smoke just about any of the other cars on this list off the line and in the quarter. and its affordible. although the true definition of a sports car is a 2 door 2 seater high horsepower high price, most of the other kind of cars on the list give you a sportscar feel while driving.

  132. TGFAN says:

    I just think all those lists on the internet are all about opinions. Heaps of people would disagree with that list but you can’t tell people what to think

  133. bored at work says:

    first of all…if you need a car to get a girl i feel sorry for you. Second of all The skyline pictured is a 3D rendering of an R34 yet like and ignorant nerd you wrote R33…Third, you’ve obviously never driven a right hand drive car…the girls go crazy when they see that…im a skyline owner myself and i cant tell you the amount of girls that have walked up to me and asked me what kind of car i was driving…JUST because i was driving on the “opposite” side. but seriously…you put an m3 up there with aston martins and lamborghinis and ferraris? just stick to warcraft and leave the automotive talk to real men.

  134. lol you're a tard says:

    “Chick Factor: Medium. Someone buying a Bugatti is obsessed with speed. Girls will think that he should be done within 2 minutes or so, if you know what I mean.”

    Yeah..I can see how dropping 1.2 mil on a car would make you completely unable to get girls.

    You should change “Chick Factor” to “Midlife Crisis Factor”…idiot.

  135. bigmac says:

    the skyline pictured is a r34 with a 2.5 twin turbo rb26 engine. it is one of the best cars around, its fame out weighs that of any other modified car and exotic. the picture is not a 3d render, but a project car from hvtm tuning in hungary. and the chicks go wild for any skyline no matter if it be a r32, r33, or the r34. but the list should really be updated to show the new nissan gtr (nissan dropped the name skyline, but they have kept the chassis number as r35 to follow in the series model for those enthusiasts that know a true legend when they see one.

  136. Pops says:

    The skyline isn’t an R33, fail list is fail.

  137. Gary says:

    The pic of the Skyline is a BNR-34, not a 33- Kinda makes it look like not much thought has been put into this, btw skylines get alot of attentions from the ladies… Esp the clever ones who can appreciate the performance of them and there pure breed geneology.. Love that comment from Elena bout girls liking the performance as well.. Well said, girls who know about cars is very attractive.. Anyway my point, some ok cars there, dont really agree with the order ( a lancer in front of a GT-R?)come on. Long story short, dont try and make a top 20 list, as it will always be wrong!

  138. Gary says:

    Bigmac, before you profess to be a skyline enthusiast (which is good to see) reliase that the RB26 is a 2.6litre IL-6, RB26DETT meaning RB engine code, 26 2.6 litre, D DOHC E injected, TT Twin turbo, the 2.5 is the RB25DET FYI

  139. chad says:

    wheres the audi r8?

  140. The Godfather says:

    Here we go again. The last time I commented was in January, and you guys are STILL crying about this freaking list. I think we well established that the pic of the skyline is wrong…can we please move on. Amen to Steve, hes got a great point…move on. Im probably half of most of your guys age and i have more common sense than you guys. Shut up bout your stupid favorite car, that you will never be able to afford, not being on the list and get a life. To all the guys who respect the list for what it is, have a good one.

  141. Erling says:

    I am a happy owner of a Datsun 280Z. I am rebuilding it to decent specs.. LSD, a bit over 200 crank hp, stiffer suspension and new interior…new slim bumpers of course. The weight of the car will be just above 1100 kg. On a winding road it will outperform the mustang on your list just like expected from a true sports car. I am glad I have a life… (I will try to shut up now) :-)

  142. profeser says:

    every machine will be demolished….full tune will prevale

  143. Salanis says:

    Top “X” lists always suck. And they always piss people off. They always leave of someone’s favorite car. Perhaps this one fails because it doesn’t appear to have (or at least doesn’t state) what criteria it uses to judge cars. That said…

    No Miata? Really? The car that brought back the classic roadster and that has gone on to be raced more than any other single car in history. The car that anyone can afford, and that with a bit of modification will spank much higher dollar equipment? And to top it all off everyone smiles when they step out of?

    Leaving the Miata off of a top “X” sportscar list, is like admitting you’ve never actually driven a sportscar around a racetrack, only gazed lustfully at posters and magazine covers.

  144. mobius says:

    BMW 2002

    /thread

  145. Are you sure? Because once it hits 88mph all hell breaks loose. .

  146. snooperz says:

    Where is the vauxhall vx220 / opel speedster ? It looks definetly better than the most cars I have seen in the list.

  147. ben says:

    who cares what type of skyline it is!?! It is an ugly peice, the guy who designed it had only a ruler. All though i will admit it is fast. but all that will do is get you time in jail or a really big ticket. where as say a zonda or an exige is a great looking fun to drive car, and if you can afford one you can afford track time to safely and legally drive fast.

  148. Mike C says:

    The Miata should be on this list. How could you leave out the best selling sports car of all time? And how the heck is a mustang a sports car?

  149. Joe says:

    Wow. This list is awful. And the ignorant comments are even worse, LOL. Top 20 sports cars of ALL TIME and 14 of them are contemporary? WTF? (And to the naive commenters: You do realize that American muscle cars don’t count as sports cars, right?)

  150. coolpil says:

    this list is totaly wrong that bullshit ferrari on 1st place havent u ever herd of the ssc ultimate aero this list is from the 1970s

  151. lambo says:

    ok love the list change the name tho……
    and the murcie should be here and to theee…..1st comment ssc ultimate is the fastest car but like the bugatti its tank runs dry in like 20 mins

  152. nicole says:

    who the hell made this list!!!! are you freakin kidding! they picked a ferrari as #1! hell no! an it a freakin old ferrari! i dnt kno how a bugatti veyron got 5th! its the most expensive car in the world an 2nd fastest!! this is the wost website! clearly they kno nothing about good sports cars! idiots! where is the Aston Martin db9? geez.

  153. soso def says:

    firstly i think that the Nissan Skyline should have been the R34 GTR because its more into the 20th Century and it is more loved and that should have been number one on the top 20 sports list cause when a car like is tuned you best be having something like the Porsche Carrera GT

  154. Andrew says:

    Wow people calm down, this is obviously a list of his opinions. But I still think its pretty good! Wouldnt agree with some of the older cars because at my age I dont really appreciate that type of car but still some of them like the F40 or the GTO were BEASTS! Amazing cars!

    I like the fact that you put the EVO on the list, it can track down a Murcielago and costs like a fraction of it. That is pretty impressive. The Zonda is a good choice too, really amazing car, OH and the GT3 RS, what a car, i think it should be higher. haa haa.

    Would have like to see the McLaren maybe, or to update this thing the Nissan GTR, that car again does the speed and corning like a 400, 000 car.

    As for the rest of the angry comments, i think most people who know sports cars will tell you, Muscle cars, which steer like boats dont belong on this list. Mind you there is a place for them, who doesnt like to hear a V8 roaring?

  155. solomon says:

    i dont see how a subaru impreza can be ahead of a ford shelby cobra

  156. Taylor says:

    your an idiot, thats an r34 skyline gtr not a 33 so your facts are off or your picture is

  157. Jeff says:

    first off the veyron deserves at least top 3. i mean come on 0-60 in 2.48. but this is a sport car list not super car or muscal car. so where is the nsx. and the elise is a sport car not a super unless you go up to the exige class of lotus. the top exige is not even street legal strictly racing. and it all goes on opinion. well just my 2 cents.

  158. Justin says:

    your list is ok. your number one sucked, i think. but in my opinion your top 10 should be totally different. it should belong to some of the more exotic cars such as; number 1 should belong to the ssc ultimate aero. it is the fastest street legal car in the wolrd putting out about 1080 hp. number 2 bugatti veyron, number 3 saleen s7 twin turbo number 4 Mclaren f1 number 5 ferrari enzo, which i think is better than your number one, who doesn’t like an enzo, number 6 zonda number 7 murcielago number 8 porche carrera number 9 your lambo diablo and number 10 your benz mclaren. and the rest of your list could fall in on the last 10. such as the viper, evo viii, lotus, impreza and so forth. and instead of the mustang cobra, a rousch mustang, its the fastest mustang ford makes. anyone who looks up any of these cars should agree with what i have to say, not only are most of the 10 i stated part of the top 10 fastest cars in the world, they’re sharp looking, and sure to bring in the girls.

  159. Joe Smith says:

    The Porshe is very nice

  160. You know this list is when you see a Subaru beat out a Shelby Cobra GT500… buried

  161. Venturri says:

    I don’t see why so many people are complaining about this list. Yes we all have our opinions..but overall I have to say this is a pretty good list. Maybe you should do the top 100 next time haha. I’m not the biggest fan of Ford..but I can’t ignore some of the great cars they made.

  162. ryan says:

    1997 toyota supra turbo i get more tail than bill clinton did his hole life in one night at least # 20 320 bhp 0-60 4.8 180 mph

  163. Richard says:

    You are wring about the chick factor of the AC Cobra. That is high, really high. I have had a girlfriend with no interest in cars at all, who never drives if she can help it, who would have laughed at a Ferrari owner but virtually swooned just passing a parked Cobra. It is utterly beautiful.

  164. kyle says:

    you people are stupid if you dont see that the cobra also early sixtys car with a v8 is far supierior to the 250 and i like ferrari

  165. jimj says:

    i think lambos are the best i have riden in 11 of them

  166. jbob says:

    wow, this list blows, first off this is a mixture of sports muscle and super cars. secondly the chick factor? way off. but it did give me a chuckle. as for the for most of the user comments. just a bunch of fanboys, and to the people wanting the miata or even a toyota on the list. now thats thats just hilarious.

  167. doug says:

    why is it that the Veyron, with the biggest factory price tag gets a medium chick factor and is all about speed? no way, its a bugatti dude. you would be picking up chicks like peas in a combine.

  168. mark siref says:

    what is the top 100 list, example…Road and Track Magazine’s ” Top 100 Cars of the Century “

  169. hoch says:

    no E30 M3? …come on now..

  170. luke ankin says:

    Well. you say the R33 version of the nissan skyline, but in the photo it’s clearly an R34 GTR.
    which, until the later Nissan GTR came out last year.
    was the best nissan ever produced APART from the R390 GT1.

    but the R34 Skyline was Definitely a classic.
    if you are a true car enthusiast then you must have at least dreamt of owning a skyline

  171. James says:

    Worst top 20 I’ve ever read, by far. The F40 is SO much better than the 250..

    Is this a joke?

    The Skyline’s Chick Factor is low? HAHA. I bet the writer is over 50 years old.

  172. Mr.E says:

    What about the 80′s dominating racing machine known as the Ford RS500 Cosworth! Or even the RS 3door Cosworth. The original and the only “Real” E30 M3? Who Gives a F’k about chick factor..it would be cheaper to get a Hooker than buy a super expensive car to pick up chicks in. Even better would be to find a gearhead chick like I have!
    Blah.

  173. TD says:

    This sux!!! no lambo’s? no Audi R8? wtf? ha, this makes me laugh… how old is this?? pshhh… get your facts straight!! MERCEDES MCLAREN sure as hell isn’t a v8…. imagine!!! gosh dude, car shows exist for a reason (V12!!!!) These kind of thing make me angry… to think, a 15yr old chick is correcting a website…. sad

  174. Angelo says:

    Ferrari F40 should be atleast 3rd and rs4 doesnt belong here

  175. miki says:

    Porsche 959 is the best car ever!!!

  176. dooeydoowop says:

    Supra?

  177. carzrsick says:

    What kind of list is this??? I mean, don’t get me wrong these things are opinion, but come on!!! You’ve got to have some sort of knowledge for cars!!!

  178. carzrsick says:

    wait a minute, that skyline looks like an R34 to me.

  179. xiovcjgtdf says:

    What are you talking about! The Nissan Skyline in the picture is an R34 and it only has 350 hp, I’m 10 and I know more about cars than you do by the way Porsche should be second.

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  181. unparalled60 says:

    Very interesting post. And no to mention that the details are nicely written. Keep it up!

  182. crazzyychika says:

    hahaha my most favorite is da nissan id give dat a high chick factor since i am a chick nd dose last two are butt ugly other than that it was pretty good

  183. liam says:

    lamboughini are the best in the world

  184. Dats-Fun says:

    Why isn’t my Dad’s 1982 Datsun on this list..??

  185. Alex says:

    I got 1 ferrari f430 and a bugatti veyron

  186. joshy boothroyd says:

    i love audi r8 why isnt that on the list

  187. cool boy says:

    lambos and bagitti veyrons rule

  188. cool boy says:

    audis are the best cars ever
    whos with me
    my fav audi is an r8

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  190. adzthestig says:

    what the hell good chap! austin healey should have been in there on 2nd place. and e-type should be number one. and subraru and evo’s????? i also think the fiat 500 classsic should have been in 20th place. but good try. p.s that skyline is a r34 not r33. and if you going to put a skyline in it you have to put the first one gtr. gtr r32

  191. FaceRipper says:

    MAN FUCK THIS GUY AND HIS STUPID FUCKING LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HIS OPINION IS BASED ON SOME SENILE FAGGOTS 100 YEAR OLD CRACKED OUT MIND. HE’S PROBABLY NEVER EVEN DRIVEN ONE OF THESE FUCKING CARS. THE MCLAREN F1 IS NOT EVEN IN THERE AND LAMBORGHINI BLOWS THE COMPETITION AWAY.

  192. captbilly says:

    OK, first of all the very idea of rating something with no clear cut criteria upon which to judge is silly. How can one compare an Audi A8 with an Audi R8? How does one compare an Amphicar to a Lotus Europa? Is an old Lamborghini that performs worse in every quantifiable catagory better than a new Lamborghini, or how about an old Porsche vs the much faster batter handling new ones. Is a suicide door Lincoln Continental better than a BMW 750il?

    If you ask what was the fastest accellerating, or highest top speed, biggest or most expensive, car ever you would get pleanty of arguments. If you asked what is the most comfortable, or even best handling car ever made you would get hundreds of valid opinions. But asking an absurdly subjective question, what were the top 20 sports cars of all time, you may as well ask what are the 20 best looking animals of all time. I like cats, some people like dogs or snakes or deer or birds. How could you possibly create and objective measure?

  193. CHRIS_ZX says:

    Not a bad list but there are better cars then some of those, like you might have forgotten the most selling sports car in america for like almost 30 years the Z series from nissan from the all mighty 240z to the 370Z, the Z series was the most regarded has the best sports car and even the 300ZX TT was in the top most beautiful cars of the century.There must be other examples but this is mine !

    Thank you !

  194. elham says:

    Dear all
    these are really nice cars.
    I really love it.
    Thanks
    Elham

  195. maxy says:

    Oh My God no way they are “the greatest cars ever” yeah right I wouldn’t spit on some of these cars the shelby,the porshe carrera, and the e-type and the buggati but most others are good but not that great BAD TASTE
    *the cars arent great ok but not great
    *u r no way near great cars on some of these
    AND FACE RIPPER YOUR RIGHT(in A way)

  196. RKS says:

    To be honest I dont find many of that selection to be appealing, personally I would take the Skyline, M3, and Shelby. I would have loved to have seen an 09′ Ford Mustang or the new Camaros. Sexy and sophisticated cars that any girl can apprciate ;)

  197. Ghost_Dice says:

    Loved it … all cars are awesome and deff on my top list, with an exception to placement and a few but deff all grade A cars non the less. Agree that its maby not the TOP 20 of the world, but what list will be ? .. every one to his own.

  198. richard says:

    I have a collection of just over one hundred rare cars, most of the cars you have on the list is park in garage and i think your on the money with five of them, the 250 gto, ac cobra, David Brown 4 gt, f40 and the mk1 E-type will most defiantly make any automotive sport car list
    but!!!!!!!

    if you did any research in to what a sports car is, half of your list would be eliminated

    only half of the cars has appeared in the Le Mans 24 hour

    five of your car could only be called hyper cars

    and another five of them could only grant you street cred (don’t get me wrong a modified sit, evo and gt-r are very quick cars, but as they say in the motor industry “if it has to be modified from the start, then it not good to begin with!!!”)

    by the way, I first meet my wife in my E-type and it pulled more chicks then any of my Ferraris, unless you want a woman who only want you for your money rather then your class, that is!!

  199. chris says:

    wow the cobra is bad fucking ass

  200. jon says:

    supra????

  201. Chris Paz says:

    If it were top 30 would a mitsubishi eclipse make it on the list?

  202. theman says:

    The dodge viper went faster than 190 mph. What is with the audi,evo, subaru,gt-r, and the 68 corvette

  203. Caliper says:

    You are stupid. ’68 Corvette in 4th?!?!?! Cobra in 2nd?!?!? YOU ARE A MORON. :) The Pagani Zonda F should be in 1st. And for your information, that Zonda picture you posted is not a C12S 7.3 – IDIOT! It is a Zonda F.

    You clearly (unlike the many of us who ARE automotive experts) know next to nothing about cars.

    If you REALLY want to start talking about fancy interpretations of car names, why don’t you inform me of what the full name of the Lamborghini LP640 is, and also…what does it mean?……oh, no, actually, don’t tell me, because i already know…

    The full name is:

    Lamborghini Automobili Murcielago Longitual Posteriore 640 PS (631 bhp) – 4 wheel drive… :)

    …and i am not going to tell you what it means…find out for yourself kid…

  204. Darktangent says:

    The skyline is a fcking sick car and I would have it at no1 seen as I own a 72 skyline which tops out at 600 bhp 0-60 3.7 0-200 in a crack and still modifying to this day. The skyline is one of the only cars u can gain 200 bhp with very little mods and money and one dude is topping 1000 bhp in Japan and his you-tube clip shows him cracking 200 mph, they are totally orrrsum and should be top of the pile instead of some red horses that never comes out to play encase its engine fails like so many red horses are common for, enough said. Jus t off out to pull some chicks u halfwits

  205. Darktangent says:

    I have never seen such a list, for a start the guy dose not know which cars is what, u got the skyline wrong for a start, u should stick to fingering your mates sister as cars are for men not boys, lmfaoau saying you drove the M3 lol in your fcking dreams u lucky to ride shotgun in your hilbily fathers hicky pickup u inbred red-neck canabill

  206. Alex says:

    Sorry your wrong. The Bugatti Veyron does NOT hold the world record for top acceleration. A car that is packing 2200 BHP (road legal) does 0-60 in one second. Get your facts straight fool.

  207. Brandon says:

    I love how all you little kids are bitching about “nO sOopRa or nissan ZeE! OmG!!!!” Or , “This list fails”. Grow up and respond to my comment when you make a better list.

    I do have to say, no Mclaren F1 LM?

    Number 1 was the best choice for #1 though, all the ignorant fucks do not realise how much of a masterpiece the 250 is. Damn teenagers.

  208. Excuse me, but isn’t this supposed to be about sportscars? All these are super-cars, and there’s a massive difference. Sports cars are like the MX5, the TT, any Lotus (at least the Lotus here is correct) and stuff like that….

  209. burritolikethesun says:

    This is terrible. I don’t even understand why there are people arguing about it. We all have our opinions, but the person who made it obviously doesn’t even have a good grasp on car culture or how car segments, like “sports car” and “muscle car” are defined. If you’re going to include super/hyper cars on a list of best sports cars and don’t include the McLaren F1, you’re so off base I don’t even know how you think you have the knowledge to produce a list like this. Also, you left off the Miata? Are you kidding? The best-selling, most-raced sports car of all time? No Lotus Elan, the car that inspired the Miata? No MG, Triumph, or Austin Healey? Those vehicles epitomized sports cars. You’re just an ignorant kid. You might have a handle on these things when you mature a bit more, but until then, please refrain from this business. How you got this on the top of the Google search for “best sports cars of all time” in the first place is a mystery to me.

  210. someone says:

    I think that the “chick factors” are a bit off. The no.1 car should be low and the Bugatti Veyron should be a high, very high. And why is no.1 even no.1 anyway?

  211. RAPHAEL says:

    damn it men! those cars are nothing but just a bomb, there is nothing i would not do to get my hands on the porch CARR ERA with her 7.5 liter 600hp engine at an acceleration of 0-60 in 3.2 sec i can bet my life against ant thing to prove that i can i can take a trip to hell and return in 4 hrs. i love it

  212. Jorge says:

    Don’t know about you guys, but where I’m from the ladies LOOOOVE to cruise to the lake in my cherry black 1979 Benz 6.9 AMG, and it isnt even a sports car. They beg me to let them drive while the Blaupunkt play Sade, and I do…

  213. carwizz345 says:

    no mclarens, no ascaris, no ford gt, no bentlys, and you put no lamborginis. instead u put mitsubitshis,subarus,and audis.no enzo,no koesineggigs, and other fast and rich cars

  214. carwizz345 says:

    more lambos

  215. Phil says:

    Why the fuck is there a shitty corvette on the list especially in front of the bugatti. And Alex you’re wrong the bugatti is the fasted road car ever. Just cause the other car is street legal doesn’t mean shit. It didn’t come stock with all that power. You need to get your facts straight bro

  216. meni says:

    DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT CARS OR JUS GOOGLED IT?

  217. Zari says:

    My baby Bugatti Veyron should be the first, It deserves the first position.

  218. anand says:

    For the cars lovers of the world if you want more control at corners go for 1.6 liter to 2.2 liter in between engine and if straights go for 3.6 liter to 6.5 liter .

  219. Darpan Naik says:

    I think Audi isone of the top ten cars in the world. Such as the R8, S4, A4 and others

  220. Zarii says:

    This is a shit-list
    Many of these classic cars are shit. Goddamit
    But I like FQ (Fuckin Quick) 400. lol
    apart from that, and the skyline, this is a shit-list
    Note: Fuck u all, and most of all, the author
    Go sell lingerie asshole!!!

  221. nitant says:

    it the best cars ithout

  222. tetey says:

    tanga!!!! mali yan dahil d nakasama ang aking favorite na ferrari ENZO

  223. r@him-1620 says:

    the top 20 sports car of all time…i like is MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X

  224. Will says:

    No Saleen Twin turbo S7, No Ultimate Aero SSC TT, without them, there is no lists.

  225. junior says:

    No saleen s7 twin turbo, no ultimate aero ssc tt, without them, there is no list. These are two badass production American supercars. S7 0-60 2.8 sec, 248mph. Ultimate Aero, 2.7 sec, 256mph.

  226. Jordan says:

    This list is pathetic, I could do better just off the top of my head. In fact…

    1.Ferrari F40 – all true car enthusiasts should agree on this one, anybody who disagrees has never experienced one first hand and is only going by what they read on the internet
    2.Ford GT40 – dominated ferrari for years, so good they built a newer version 50ish years later, but they just couldnt top the original
    3.Lamborghini Diablo SV- remains one of (if not the) fastest lamborghini after 3 decades, despite advances in technology
    4.Porsche Carrera GT – some of the most precise engineering ever used on a car, almost everything is an exotic composite, best car in history from an engineers perspective

    i lost my interest and dont feel like finishing the list… …but what I do have is definately better than that crap…

    dangit, i just realized i forgot to put the mclaren f1 in there, should be #3

  227. darren frankland says:

    mmmmmmmmmm some list of cars however no jag xj220 and no ssc ultimate aero this car has 1183 BHP AND DOES 267 MPH.
    try the enzo and mac f1 this list needs a fresh look

  228. Ms. Kelly says:

    chick factor on the skyline low?? fuck that, i’d be getting wet as hell if i saw a guy pull up in that car (skyline R34 to be more specific)… my god that car is fucking awesome

  229. jmoney23 says:

    what no lamborghini gallardo or saleen s7 how can you miss that

  230. jmoney23 says:

    you need better cars like lambo murcielago or dodge challenger or cobra concept or saleen s302 extreme and audi r8 and if you wanna go old skoo try 1970 chevrolet camaro rs ss and the 1969 ford mustang boss302

  231. M says:

    shut the fuck up you american fan boys, american shitty quality cars are only good in a line… any car will destory it on a real track.

    btw… toyota supra is the best “tuner” car of all time.

  232. jeremy says:

    WHAT THE HELL! this thing needs to be updated, and set right. a agree with some, but most of it is just weird

  233. Gautam buchha says:

    Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3 is the best car its my think do You like that car

  234. West says:

    Dude, do you know what a 68 Corvette looks like. Absolutely impossible to confuse with a 67 (as pictured). And before you coment, Yes, I do have a life and I also have a 67 L88 Vette. Both are awsome thanks.

  235. West says:

    PS: You neglected to include the Vector. No list of awsome cars is complete without it!

  236. jet mech says:

    hey supra boy up there. lets see what your supra dose against a saleen s7 or even a regular saleen mustang mabey an american made SSC Ultimate Aero. ridiculous performance with a 1,046-horsepower V-8 engine (you read that hp figure correctly), shoehorned into a car that weighs as much as a Dodge Neon with an overall top speed of 273mph. but your talking tuner cars ok, you do everything you want to to your supra and il do the exact same things to the ssc. its not the car its the parts that make it. and part for part america make will always make a car that will crush ur plastic pieces of shit.
    . real cars are built with wrenches, not chopsticks.

  237. chick factor is all a lie!!!!!!! i can get pussy on a bike

  238. DKlein says:

    To start off with, this list does not stay true to its name. There are unfortunately many genres of cars included in this list besides just “sports cars”.
    For one the Shelby GT500 is a muscle car. I think it is an amazing piece of machinery and a beautiful car, but it does not belong on this sports car list.
    There are a lot of inaccuracies with both the specifications and the pictures and the models of cars. The generations of cars make all the difference as well as the model.
    The Subaru Impreza STI and the Mitsubishi Evo are both rally cars designed for street racing, They aren’t true sports cars just because they go fast really quick. Their speedometer stops at 140mph or 160mph.
    There are better alternatives for some of the cars shown for sure and there are some cars that were not mentioned that should have been. The McLaren F1, the DB40, the GT40, and the Saleen S7 are all important race cars in history.
    Unfortunately I feel that when it comes to the sports cars genre that there are very few Asian cars that can claim the name. Most sports cars are European or American. Its the nature of the beast, they are better performance cars all around.
    But just an opinion take it as you will.

  239. aaryan mehta says:

    my favourite car is bugatti veron. and it should be first.

  240. Zenki says:

    OMG this list is an epic fail. BCNR33 GT-R made it on the list? :D It is the least achiever of the GT-R bros. And your pic is a BNR34. Pls. do a bit of research guys. :(

  241. yuiui says:

    an old aston martin and ferrari made the list? the new versions of aston martins and ferraris are better… BUT…more cars are getting too futuristic…honestly, they should have made the Ferrari 458 italia on 2014 and the Aston Martin Rapide on 2011

  242. sxylollipop says:

    i agree with everyone who said that this list fails, but i take offense to the “chick factor” clearly you don’t know girls as well as you think you do, why do you think that girls don’t know what butterfly doors are? Sure some don’t, but a lot do. Next time do some research before you make a list like this.

  243. David P.Curcione says:

    1. Pagoni Zona C-12 S, 7.3 Engine is Fastest of Group of sports Cars too. Top Speed Record is 220 M.P.H. Or 349 KL/Mn too!

  244. Veva says:

    As a member of the female portion of car lovers. I am very unhappy with the “chick factor.” Just because Im female doesnt mean I dont know my cars. Its not just all cosmetic. There needs to be something worthwhile under the hood. And history is important! The less of a certain car that makes it to the States, the more ‘yummy’ it becomes.

    Keep the drag cars off the list. The sound of a reving car is almost orgasimic but there becomes a point where that is just a turn-off. Get a decent car. Understated elegance is always best.

  245. deman355 says:

    wow……shit. well while i love the skyline, it should not be on a list like this. and you say R33 but you show a tuned up R34. the Enzo should definitely be on this, no questions asked. Evo and STI?!?!?! great cars but they are not in the best sports car categories. i completely agree with the ferrari GTO. but you clearly do not know women well and are pretty far off when it comes to cars….sorry but fail.

  246. Serite says:

    wtf! no Bugatti Renaissance!?! No Camaro!?! no new versions of all the cars!?!?!?! SOMEONE STOP ME I’M CALLING OUT RANDOM THINGS!!!!!!!!

  247. Fabian says:

    well…well… The best rally cars: Mitsubishi Lancer??? Impreza STI???

    Lancia Delta Integrale (World rally champion 87-88-89-90-91-92)
    Peugeot 205 T16 (the best group B car)
    Audi Quattro S1 Gr.B (the most powerful car…600 bhp plus)
    Lancia Stratos (one of the best design and 3-time world champion)

    compare:
    Subaru Impreza 555 (3-time world champion)
    Mitsubishi Lancer (1998 world champion)
    mmmmmmmmmm…

  248. Oleh says:

    No McLaren F1 LM? I really liked the list, until I reached the #1 car, and saw the the F1 wasn’t there (well at least #2, I agree that the GTO should be #1)

  249. zach says:

    Who the fuck do you think you are? You put the Veyron at #5 and you didn’t even include the Lambo Reventon? This list is total bullshit!!!!!!!

  250. This_List_Sucks says:

    This list is trash – Veyron at #5, no Enzo? Why is a Shelby or Subaru Impreza STi in before an Enzo?

    Ridiculous…

  251. Are fest cars in second is second place as the festest sportcars in the world for rigth now the mustang / Shelby

  252. People don’t that but i do

  253. chaseb says:

    thats not a 68 corvette in the pic thats a 1967 vette, totally different body styles its a totally different car. even the license plate says 1967!

  254. Jake says:

    the skyline is a beast my and my dad owned one and it oly had the standard horsepower but it maxed out at 192 at standard and any car with standard horsepower couldnt beat it….. its a beast and will live on forever the skyline will be nick named the godzilla….

  255. lee rodgers says:

    how can this be you have evos and subarus and the car that far sucomes greatness is the ford rs 500 cosworth

  256. Carlie says:

    hey I know this is a ‘manly car website’ but some gals like me are into cars as well. so 1. no way do you have the right to call us ‘chicks’ you guys might think it’s a cute pet name but it is just discriminating. oh and it’s wrong stat ways as well, women don’t just like cars for their looks that’s shallow try to talk about displacement, wheel base, bhp, top speed, and some acc numbers and shit like that, if your girls good she will know what you’re talking about 2. why the hell isn’t the McLaren slr Stirling Moss on there. I have one and was slightly disappointed when I didn’t see it on there. once again the male species fails to see the pure elegance and awe of some amazing cars.

  257. Bullet says:

    You have over looked the two greatest American sportscars accomplishments of the century. The original Ford GT aka GT40 64-68 and the New Ford GT 2005-2006. Underrated at 550hp, easily chassis dynos at 600. 0-60 3.4 secs and a top speed ungoverned at 212. The shape is iconic and recognizable to people who don’t even know the name. Just the sight of the car in person will get you excited.

    The Cobra has this factor as well, but too many kit versions tend to make it feel more common than it is.

    I like that you have included other cars that invoke a similar stirring passion or curiosity ( Aston, XKE, 250). More curious today than soul ignighting. But timeless design an appreication by any measure.

    The Ford GT however when surrounded by the others on the list in person stands out. It is truely timeless. It invokes the same passion today as it did when it dethroned Ferrair at LeMans in 66-68. No other American car has ever won LeMans to date. The laymen thinks it’s a Ferrari, who else would come up with a shape like that?. I know from roa test experience the chick factor is super high with the young ladies. The more mature ladies, like one poster said tend to imagine how they will look in the car. But also from experience, they will change their minds after actually going for a drive in one. The attention the car gets on the road is unsurpassed. I’ve ha many a cool car and many on the list.

    Of the other newer cars many look dated today in comparison. Not timeless enough like the XKE, Aston, GTO. Examples ( F40, Diablo, Countach, Esprit, Testarossa’s etc.)Some not old enough to tell.

    The Carrera GT is radical yet sleek enough, time will tell. But I will call it underated and timeless, the closest to the Ford GT’s attention, with finer craftsmanship, but also $300k more. The SLR is a bit too close to the SL, that it looks common in a crowd ( stealth factor) only those in the know will be stirred.

    The Veyron is really a pretty ugly car ( Egg cut in half ). But see it up close and the appriecation for craftsmanship is overwhelming. The Zonda hardly anyone will ever get a chance to see in person. Up close it is not in the same league as the Veyron.

    As for Porsche, Corvette there will always be another. Not enough mystique and the best of the breed still looks like the rest of the litter. But nn match as a daily driver to most all on the list. Cars you can enjoy everyday. The general population gets far more excited over the Viper than a Porsche. The Viper has the Cobra factor.

    And let me add a Wild card to the best pure sports car driving list. No other car put’s you at one with the car like the 93-95 Mazda RX7 Twin Turbo cars. Quirky mechanically till sorted, but in stock form a pure drivers car and extremely enjoyable. Today is still invokes questions as to what it is at the gas pump.

  258. PHATSIMO says:

    we like your cars but u shud try and put more pimped ones

    thanks

  259. SEA says:

    No. 14 is R-33 or R34???

  260. daniel says:

    these cars rock the cool the there smart and the coolest cars i have ever seen

  261. James says:

    the only car that I was amazed is the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33).. I like that so much!! because I dreamed too have one just like that^^

  262. oscar wanjala says:

    Wow!!how obliged i am to see such machines.There are really the pride of a man.Please do send me journals of the latest machines as i would love to be abreast with the latest machine technology.Thanks and please do keep it up.

  263. Bamboali says:

    How is it happend that the Mclaren F1, and the 300SL Gullwing is not there.

  264. is an idoit says:

    what the heck lotuses would get me turned on

  265. Haissam.dib says:

    I lovee ur those cars therr the best but not exactly rich enoth to bye any of them im only 17 still butt i likee all those carss and the cooments u guyss had on themm

  266. $ento says:

    It should of been 1 – Lamborghini Murcielago
    2 – Ferrari F430
    3 – Porshe 911 GT3 RS
    4 – Ford GT Mustang (Fastback) 60′s
    5 – Holden VK Commodore SS (Group A)

  267. bradders says:

    The buggati veyron ss is the fastest car in the world so it should be in 1st.

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  270. m1233 says:

    sir lah ihr9 taboun mok ya wld l9ahba buggati veyron hiya 1 m3a krk

  271. junior says:

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  272. junior says:

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  273. Nissan Skyline is the best street racing car..=)

  274. Skylinee is very best car.. Like this car.. Really perfect..

  275. Gonzalo says:

    Excellent article but i think SSC Ultimate Aero II is missing on that list. I have also created an article about Top Sport Cars and i put SSC Ultimate Aero II at first place :D

    I invite you guys to take a look:

    http://sportcarsuper.blogspot.com/

    Thanks :)

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  277. Hotwheels says:

    Not a terrible list but needs to have the McLaren F1

  278. subhro bhattacharjee.. says:

    ufff itsss assomee,.,.,.,. godlike

  279. Benny says:

    sooooooooo off what this ;ist is wrong in america Europe China Japan just wrong

  280. Streak says:

    We call them as an ultra luxury models. If that’s the case what type of cars can we expect in near future? Imagination limits the sky.

  281. John Kelly says:

    noway does a F40 do 0-60mph in 3.2 sec

  282. M says:

    This gotta be a joke… Really?

  283. i definitely think the 2005 Buick lesabre with a 3.8 litre v6 is the best sports car in the world. it had 205 hp. 230 torque, and can do a 0-60 in 8.4seconds. bet you can’t say that about a viper or a porsche birches. Peace negras.

  284. Carter says:

    Why was the Acura NSX not on this list? stock it could demolish a lot of these on the track for a fraction of the price with honda reliability.

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  286. derrick mason says:

    loves these car

  287. very nice car, i like that stylish and i need so

  288. Rudraksh says:

    aswm cars ever thnx for this

  289. GODZILLA says:

    The skyline should be #1
    maybe a bit overrated , but this car have a big reputation

  290. John says:

    This list blowssss… Wer the f**k is the NSX, supra, and rx7 at? The sti and evo wer are the only thing u got rite and instead of the skyline 33 u shud of put the 34dutch bagg

  291. Kevin says:

    the ford Shelby cobra gt500 is sick. the cobra is faster than the mustangs. now that’s a car!!!!

    Kevin out

  292. Ice says:

    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII (FQ400) are f#<kest car ever dont dare to put it on the list!!!!

  293. Hunter Strauch says:

    In my opinion i think the Ferrari 458 italia is the best sports car of all time.

  294. William Yu says:

    ???? What is this??
    No NSX-R? Rx7? Supra? and evo on 13th place? What is this..

  295. myrson ryan m.ilao says:

    its was cool

  296. momo says:

    buggati veyron 16.4 is #1

  297. White Devil says:

    Evo rocks….

  298. ben007brink says:

    you really need more aston martins on yhis list,ie dbr1,db5,db7 :)

  299. dominic FAMULARO says:

    wY WASNT THE 52 OR53 mg MENTIONED.I would give almost anything i have to get my hands on especiaaly if it was in some deentshape

  300. abdulrafaey says:

    i like bmw m3 gtr

  301. James Smith says:

    How amazing that someone that supposedly is a “writing professional” doesn’t know how to use a spell checker or simply doesn’t care that their writing looks like that of a poorly-educated 12 y/o. “look of sporsts car”

    On the other hand, I do like the list. It’s pretty much “spot on”. I like the way older cars are included along with some very cool new ones. Good research, I think.