The impossible question: what is the coolest car in the world?
This was shamelessly lifted from our friends over at the fine Black Steelies blog (spoiler alert: their nominee can be found here, and their reasoning is impressive). As for us? We’re probably going to say the Alfa Romeo GTV coupe. Pretty, timeless Bertone design, it’s an old car that retains a youthful appeal, is lighter and fleeter of foot than bigger GT cars, a bit more exclusive than the BMW 2002, more accessible (price-wise) than a 911 of comparable vintage (and perhaps not as polarizing as any car bearing a Porsche crest), they can be dressed up or dressed down (i.e., made into track cars) and be equally at home either way. But above all they are effortlessly cool— they don’t need to try because they just have it.
The early Stepnoses are more desirable than the later non-Stepnose models, but the later cars don’t earn the same demerits as, say, square tail lights on a 2002, or big bumpers on a 911 — in other words, their loveliness remains largely intact.
We’re entitled to change our mind, of course, but we’ve wanted one for the longest time. Still do.
As for the coolest modern car, how about the unattainable (to the US) Alfa Romeo 159 ti Sportwagon?
That one should be pretty self-explanatory, we think. Just look at it!
How about you all: what is the coolest car in the world?
(GTV image credit: Petrolicious)