One Of The Coolest 51 Cars at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

One Of The Coolest 51 Cars at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Road & Track recently put together a cool car list.  Specifically a "51 Coolest Cars" list from the past half century. Why do that? R&D explains:

"Cars don't just appear, they evolve, built on the technology and the style of what came before. Every now and then, it's useful to take a step back, appreciate history, and get a glimpse of how today's efforts stand in the pantheon of preceding hardware."

...well that, and it sells magazines.  And people like to look at pictures of them on the Internets.

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BMW Will Shortly Reveal A Production Intent Version Of BMW i8 Spyder

Scouring the list we find that only two are currently driven by members of the InsideEVs family, and those happen to also be the only two which aren't classic fossil fuel abusers (although I personally confess to perhaps owning a certain car with a large bird on the hood once upon a time):

2014 BMW i8

When is a supercar not a supercar?  When it is a carbon-fibred-bodied, three-cylinder hybrid that aims to rethink how we think speed, mass production, and everything that makes an exotic tick.  The proportions are borrowed from BMW's awesome M1, a 1970s flop that waited 30 years for the world to appreciate it.   Prediction:  This won't take nearly as long.

Tesla Model S On A Chicago Night (click for great wallpaper-ready imaging)

Tesla Model S On A Chicago Night (click for great wallpaper-ready imaging)

2013 Tesla Model S

Beautiful, fast, and the first practical EV from a company that hadn't build a car, ever.  Only amazing when you stop and think about it.  Which you should.

For a trip down memory lane to see all the cars you wanted as a young person (before you realized almost everything fun was also bad for you - and the environment), check out the full Road & Track list here.