Top 10 Autocar galleries of 2017
Autocar’s vast selection of galleries celebrate everything from the most beautiful cars of all time to the cars that have been forgotten.
We run down Autocar readers’ favourite car-themed galleries from the year
Everyone loves a gallery of shiny images to scroll through, and Autocar readers are no different.
Take a look at our wider selection here, and scroll down for the top 10 of the year.
Autocar’s ten most popular galleries of 2017
We take you through Toyota’s greatest hits, from its first smashes to its latest greats.
It seems there’s a new claim for the fastest car on the planet every week, but with so many to keep up with, it’s easy to take your eye off the ball for one minute and be well behind.
Luckily, we’ve compiled the fastest cars in the world, where even the slowest car on the list is 205mph. The fastest? You’ll have to take a look for yourself.
The number of car maker ‘sub-brands’ are growing rapidly, and becoming an important part of manufacturer sales. One example is Mercedes’ performance sub-brand AMG which has sold more than 100,000 models this year. They’ll be even more to hear about in 2018; Seat‘s hot Cupra sub-brand is due to be announced imminently.
Take a look through the automotive sub-brands which have made the biggest splash, or were the biggest flop.
It takes something special for a car to change the world; it doesn’t happen often, and sometimes, a car’s significance isn’t realised until years after its production. We’ve got 39 world-altering cars throughout history for your enjoyment.
We also went as far as to crown the greatest world-altering car of all time, thanks to a public vote from our readers.
Ever heard of the Bricklin SV-1? The De Tomaso Longchamps? The Swallow Doretti? No? We’re not surprised. Most of these cars have long been consigned to oblivion. We’ve revisited them here in our gallery of the cars that have been totally forgotten.
Bonus points if you’ve heard of all of them, especially given the gallery is divided into American, European and British cars.
Concept cars give carmakers’ license to demonstrate their most outlandish and/or beautiful designs. Often, concept cars don’t make production, but instead demonstrate the design direction of a brand. We’ve compiled our favourites in a gallery of the greatest yet made.
Warning: contains seriously retro images, many of which can only be viewed through rose-tinted spectacles.
It’s nice to get there first, especially in the car industry. You probably already know that the first car was the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, but could you tell someone what the first car with a diesel engine was? The answer is the Mercedes 260D – you can have that one on us.
For the rest, you’ll have to take a scroll through the gallery.
Find out where all your favourite car makers’ emblems originate from, from the simple to the utterly ridiculous.
Example: Alfa is an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, while Romeo is the surname of the businessman who bought the company in 1915. Of the badge, the red cross on the left is the symbol of Milan, while on the right is a crowned viper swallowing a Moorish man – the insignia of the House of Visconti, which historically ruled the city. Hence Alfa Romeo.
There could only be one top gallery, couldn’t there? Our 100-slide special takes you through the most beautiful cars yet made, chosen by our editorial team. There’s some new entries in there, such as the Alpine A110 plus some controversial entries, such as the BAC Mono.
Want more? All of these have hit the web over the Christmas period:
Source: Autocar Online