The automotive design world is one of the most competitive industries. That competition has resulted in some incredible car designs during this century. Let’s take a look at the top 5 timeless cars that have stood the test of years, trends and evolution with their timeless design.
When it comes to sports cars, most people think of the Porsche 911 for a good reason: it’s one of the best! This Porsche made history for being the first 911 to use rear-placement water-cooled engines. However, it also made history as having one of the most iconic sports car designs that cannot be mistaken for another. Although Porsche changes the internal codes for all its models, all 911 models were and are currently sold as a “911”, following the same curvy profile as the first production model.
Round headlights centered by a wide grille, this is the Wrangler as we know it. The Jeep Wrangler is the direct descendant of the 1940 Willys Quad prototype vehicle and made its debut in 1987. The Wrangler quickly earned a reputation for being reliable, simple to fix and almost impossible to break when it comes to off-road vehicles. To this day, there are 4 generations of Jeep Wrangler, which means the 2017 model year will be last of the popular third-generation model, and 2018 the introduction of a new and evolved Wrangler.
Literally translating to “People’s Car”, the Volkswagen company was born during intense war times. Over the past 4 decades, VW put its efforts into creating an iconic car which we know today as the Golf model. With 8 generations making up its family tree so far, each revamped Golf model followed the classic iconic design of the Golf MK1. With every model, the company added more technology, innovation, and performance. This dedication has made the Golf one of the most successful VW cars.
To millions of gearheads, the name “ Stingray” is almost sacred. It has become a reference for the golden age of American muscle performance. The original stingray may have had the shortest lifespan of any Corvette (just five model years), but its legacy remains more than half a century later. The Corvette’s smooth lines and aerodynamic body shape have been engraved in the minds of car enthusiasts to this day, becoming one of the most remembered American Sports car design.
The spectacular history of the Mercedes-Benz SL has its origins in motor racing. The 1952 300 SL was the first all-new racing car to bear the designation SL (for “Super Light”). Mercedes-Benz developed it with the primary aim of cutting aerodynamic drag to a minimum. This design and performance success quickly turned the SL into the world’s most wanted and admired car for 50 years now!