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100 Greatest Cars (60-51)

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60. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Ask us "which is the best car in the world" and we'll say "come back next Friday and we'll tell you..." But seriously, folks, before the First World War there was only one definite answer to that question and it was the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, which was unparalleled for durability, refinement and technology.

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59. Renault Clio Williams
Well done, 4Car readers, in voting so generously for the sweetest little hot hatch to come out of the 1990s. Only available in royal blue with bling-tastic gold wheels, the Clio Willy handled and went like a real thoroughbred, although the F1 team had nothing to do with its development (wot, no V10...?).

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58. Mazda RX-7
The RX-series of sportscars begat the most successful rotary engine of all time - they really are amazing to drive, more like jet turbines than regular piston engines. Current RX-8 is another hero, too, although it does like a bit of engine oil.

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57. Jaguar XJ saloon
They got it so spot on that Jaguar reprised many of the XJ's original styling cues for the 1990s. And when equipped with a V12, this really was a cruiser that could walk the walk. Magic.

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56. Rover SD1
Another great Rover (sad to say that, these days), the SD1 was a V8 muscle motor and plainly a sentimental favourite among 4Car-istas. So good that we were (mostly) able to ignore appalling build quality.

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55. Ford Model T
"As long as its black..." The Model T is so famous that we don't need to give you the first part of this anecdote. This is the car that changed everything, from the way society functioned to the way we constructed our cities.

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54. Chevrolet Corvette
Until recently, this V8 roadster hasn't officially been sold in the UK, but our readers know an icon when they see one. We didn't get too carried away, though, as for most of its 50-year life, the Vette's been a bit of a pig to drive.

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53. Lotus Elan Sprint
This is one for those in the know - the best expression of the Colin Chapman ethos of light weight and perfect chassis balance. Even today, this is an impressive package and it seems informed 4Car-ites agree.

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52. Saab 99 Turbo
Dep Ed Farah thinks these are the bee knees. Ed Gavin thinks they're far too powerful for a front-drive chassis. It is the car, though, that established Saab as the 'front-drive turbo guys'.

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51. Honda NSX
The first Japanese supercar to beat Ferrari at its own game and a car that the great Ayrton Senna helped develop, we reckon this one should have placed higher. Guess some readers have a problem with the badge...

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Re: 100 Greatest Cars (60-51)

Overheat said:
59. Renault Clio Williams
Well done, 4Car readers, in voting so generously for the sweetest little hot hatch to come out of the 1990s. Only available in royal blue with bling-tastic gold wheels, the Clio Willy handled and went like a real thoroughbred, although the F1 team had nothing to do with its development (wot, no V10...?).

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I love these clio :thumbsup: ( The maxi ones are the most impressive )
150 hp ( 2.0l engine 16 valves) are just enough to enjoy
but today these clio become a bit expensive :cry: ( considered
as a collection car when it's stock)
 
That Saab 99 Turbo is the one car I really missed while watching Clarkson's Top 100. It was a benchmark for turbo powered family cars. :thumbup:
 
Re: 100 Greatest Cars (60-51)

Overheat said:
51. Honda NSX
The first Japanese supercar to beat Ferrari at its own game and a car that the great Ayrton Senna helped develop, we reckon this one should have placed higher. Guess some readers have a problem with the badge...

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Needless to say more... :D
 
This 10 of the 100 has brought a bit of credibility back into this list.

I agree with the NSX being sex on wheels. I needs to be less than 250K though.
 
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