Wonderful cars in the world
More than one billion cars populate the world today.but only few Cars are really beautiful.
1. McLaren F1
British car designer Gordon Murray wanted to implement Formula One technology and spaceage materials to create theultimate road carduring the 1988 Formula One season. With the help of McLaren team principal Ron Dennis, he made that dream a reality.
When it was released in 1993, the McLaren F1 was the most expensive production road car in the world at a staggering $857,000. Only 64 were built. While it has been eclipsed dozens of times in price over the years, it held the production car speed record of 391 kilometers (243 mi) per hour for over a decade from 1993 to 2005.
That was only a byproduct of the amazing engineering behind this mythical car. The F1 was the first production car to be made out of carbon fiber. The leather in the interior was shaved to half the usual thickness to save weight, and the engine bay was lined with gold leaf because gold is the best heat conductor. Every ounce of this car, even the thickness of the washers, was thoughtfully planned and then planned again. The car itself was designed entirely from handdrawn blueprints, its stainless steel instrument dials featured handpainted numbers, and each tachometer needle was individually machined by hand. Despite the performance figures and obsessive attention to detail, the most mesmerizing feature of the F1 is its threeseat configuration. The driver is centrally positioned to better aid in the driving experience.
2. Lamborghini Countach
The Lamborghini Countach was designed to shock. The name itself is an exclamation countach in a Piedmontese dialect conveys exclamation. Its the equivalent of the English word wow, although there does exist a more risque undertone to the word, according to some. Legend says that car designer Bertone uttered the slang the moment he saw the final car designed by Marcello Gandini. Company owner Ferruccio Lamborghini reportedly liked his reaction so much he decided use it as the cars name.
The moniker was justified. Even in 1974 when car design often reached gross excess, the Countach was jawdropping. It pioneered cabforward design in pushing the driver far to the front of the car, a choice that supercars are still following 40 years later.
With this radical design came strange compromises, though. If you were on the taller side, you werent fitting inside the Countach. The foot well is so narrow that drivers sometimes have to ditch their shoes to use the pedals.
Even when comfort is set aside in favor of speed and thrills, the Countach is an exhausting and extremely uncomfortable car to drive. It is deafeningly loud, hard to see out of, and gets extremely hot inside the cabin. This didnt really matter, though. The Countach was meant to be an aesthetic sledgehammer. Even today, it turns heads more than any other car new or old, and we have it to thank for the now famous upwardswinging scissor doors.
3. Mercedes Benz 600 Pullman Limousine
The extensive and extravagant customization options of the MercedesBenz 600 Pullman Limousine (or the ?Grosser, as it was affectionately known) attracted a very specific type of user:dictators. Saddam Hussein, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Nicolae Ceausescu, Idi Amin Dada, and Kim JongIl all enjoyed the luxury of being chauffeured in a 600 Grosser.
That isnt the most fascinating aspect of the Grosser, though. That honor goes to the complex hydraulic system that runs virtually everything in the car. The system is pressurized at 3,200 psi and only takes mineral oil. Any synthetic oil eats away at the rubber seals, making the car leaks out of its doors like a sieve.
That immense pressure has its consequences. Because each window has a variable speed of operation, the fastest speed can break your arm if youre not careful. But youll likely never have to worry about that. The drivers side window switch alone costs $11,200 to replace, so youll likely choose to just leave the windows up.
4. Ferrari 250 GTO
Every year, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) gives an award to the manufacturer whose car performs best in races over the course of the season. The first few years that it awarded this title, the FIA focused on sports prototypes. Then in 1962, it changed its rules, allowing only cars that weremassproduced for the public. To stay in the running, Ferrari needed a new model, and it needed to produce several units.
The result was the 250 GTO. Ferrari built 36 of them, which was a lot for a unique racing model but a tiny number by any other measure. As a result, the cars prices at auction today are nothing short of astounding. The most expensive car ever sold at auction was a 250 GTO bought in 2014 for a hair over $34 million.
For that price, youre buying more than just a car because each GTO was slightly different. Each aluminum body was handbeaten over pieces of wood, and thus each one isnt a precise copy. Some were even slightly asymmetrical. Their fiery Italian engines werent all the same, either. While the mechanics were supposed to aim for 295 horsepower from each unit, some engines were more powerful than others.
These cars werent mere automobiles then but pieces of art. So if youre very rich and want a centerpiece for your home, park one of these in place of that original Picasso.
5. Citroen DS
Citroen has always been at the cutting edge of automotive innovation, Their current claim to fame is a small SUV named the Cactus that hasdeformable body panelson the bumpers and sides to eliminate fender benders and parking lot scratches. Citroens most famous car perhaps is the 2CV, noted for bothlooking like a duckand getting France moving after World War II.
The companys DS, which debuted in 1955, came with a suspension so smooth that it was likened to riding on a magic carpet. The tech behind it was revolutionary in using not traditional springs and gasfilled shock absorbers but a combination of hydraulics and pneumatics. This allowed the cars height to be adjusted and could selflevel the car on any road surface for comfort. This feature made the DS a French national hero in 1962 when it most likely saved President Charles de Gaulles life.
While he was on a drive to Orly airport through the Parisian suburbs, assassins opened fire on de Gaulles DS, bursting all four of its tires. The complex suspension adjusted to this unforeseen inconvenience and allowed the car to retreat at full speed, escaping the assailants.
The French president was so grateful that he advocated the DS for the rest of his days in the public eye. When offered a custom armorplated model in 1968, he instead opted to keep the original one that had saved his life?presumably with new tires fitted.
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