Sports cars are curious beasts. By nature they are extremely impractical, their fuel efficiency is usually poor, and their reliability often lags behind mass-market family sedans despite all that expensive advanced technology. But those who are willing to plunk down big money for a fast-as-the-wind machine often do so because of the way it makes them feel every time they lay their eyes upon it. Here are our picks for the 10 most beautiful sports cars throughout history.
Not even Ferrari's own F40 and F50 or its latest flagship, the LaFerrari, can match the Enzo's fiery good looks as the most perfect marriage ever of advanced racing aerodynamics and little design details that convey emotion. The Enzo, with its dual massive front air cowls and side intakes feeding the mid-mounted 6.0-liter V-12, looks like a LeMans racer for the road without any of the mechanical coldness that plagues other hyper cars. The Enzo was the world's greatest track performer among production cars at the time of its release, and it is that knowledge that makes such a design achievement even more impressive.