The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

Lamborghini Miura (1966–1972)

The Miura was Lamborghini's original midengined supercar, and it made the company's vengeful ambitions—to dethrone Ferrari—obvious to all.

BMW 507 (1956–1959)

This little-known roadster offered serious style. Despite its brilliant aesthetics, the 507 was a flop for BMW at the time, though it inspired the Z8.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (1955–1974)

The Karmann Ghia was a surprisingly popular experiment for VW. The sporty coupe was built largely from the existing Beetle model, but featured bodywork by Italian designer Ghia and German coachbuilder Karmann.

Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am (1970–1981)

The second generation Trans-Am rePresented a new era of muscle cars. The 1977 example is still famous for its role in Smokey and the Bandit . That, and the large bird painted on its hood.

Toyota 2000GT (1967–1970)

A little-known creation from Japan, the 2000GT was a world-class exotic sports car. Keen eyes may recognize a one-off convertible version from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.

Jaguar XJS (1975–1996)

The successor to the iconic E-Type, the XJS was a great-looking car in its own right. In production for more than two decades, it became one of the most recognizable models from Jaguar.