Sunday, August 12, 2007
The Greatest Reigns

When it comes to sports cars, we each have our own preferences. You might love the Enzo while others may prefer a Miata. But for the people at Discovery Channel’s Greatest Ever segment, a European sports car was judged as the greatest ever sports car. Let us not get too hasty though, let us count down the ten greatest sports car according to Discovery Channel.

Number ten on the list is the Lamborghini Countach of 1984. This is the last year that the Italian government has overseen the production of the sports car. It has a top speed of 306 km/h and is powered by a V12 engine.

Ranked ninth was the Nissan Skyline from 1968 onwards. It is the forerunner of the Infiniti G today. Back then, the Skylines produced by Nissan were equipped with V8 engines. They can reach speeds of 260 km/h or more.

Number eight on the list is the Corvette Sting Ray from the year 1967. This was the last year that General Motors manufactured the Sting Ray. This particular sports car is powered by a V8 which can propel the car to speeds of 240 km/h.

Next on the list is the Aston Martin DB5 from 1963. This car was made famous by Agent 007 James Bond. This car equipped with a V12 and can produce as much as 286 horsepower is the car used by the British agent in the movie Goldfinger among many others.

Sixth on the greatest ever list is the Mercedes Gullwing SL from the year 1954. Dubbed as the Widowmaker, this notorious sports car is equipped with a six-cylinder engine which provides 215 horsepower enabling the car to reach speeds of 260 km/h.

Fifth on the list is the Ferrari Enzo year 2002. This iconic car is the one I expect to come out on top but the guys behind this how think otherwise. The car named after the founder of the Prancing Horse is powered by a V12 and can reach speeds of 360 km/h.

Fourth is the Jaguar E-Type from 1961 with a tops speed of 270 km/h. Similar to the Mercedes, it is equipped with a six-cylinder engine.

Third on the list is the McLaren F1 year 1994. Built to be the fastest, the McLaren can reach speeds of 386 km/h.

Second on the list is the Mazda Miata of 1989. This car brought back the roadster variants to sports cars’ lineups.

And topping the list is the Porsche 911 from the year 1964. This immortal sports car has undergone many changes and symbolizes everything that a sports car should be.

posted by Car Addict @ 10:33 PM  
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