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The greatest white cars ever

  1. If you have eyes, you may have noticed that there are many new white cars on the road. An observation galvanised by reports that white paint is the most popular car colour… in the world.

    PPG, the largest supplier of transportation coatings, claims that one in four buyers chose white paint for their car, and its popularity‘s up three per cent from last year.

    Silver and black tied for second place at 18 per cent each, followed by grey - of which there are at least 50 shades, we discovered - red, “natural hues” (isn’t that a mid-seventies skiffle band?), blue, then green.

    But white dominated. In recognition, and to pay tribute to the Stig’s favourite chroma, we’ve put together a few of the finest white cars we’ve ever pointed a camera at.

  2. Aston Martin One-77

    “This most extreme of Astons isn’t short of angles, or detail. The internal brief was to create an Aston Martin that pushed the boundaries of what the public knows of the brand, to ‘create a car closer to art than the automobile’, according to its designer and Aston’s director of design Marek Reichman.”

    Tom Ford, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  3. Citroen GT Concept

    “This car was designed to exist in a virtual world and could therefore afford to look like something Buck Rogers found in his wife’s bedside drawer. So unbelievable was it, however, that Citroen felt compelled to build it for real.”

    Matt Master, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  4. BAC Mono

    “The Mono is the most singular, single-minded, selfishly brilliant car ever, and consists only of the things it needs to go fast, handle properly and ride well. Nothing else. Nada. Zip. Zilch.”

    Jason Barlow, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  5. Bugatti Veyron

    “Listen to the noise this thing makes - it sounds like God’s plumbing.”

    Jeremy Clarkson

    Watch the clip here

  6. Chris Evans' Ferrari collection

    “I wanted my cars to achieve a certain notoriety. In a way… it’s almost an artistic statement.”

    Chris Evans, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  7. Nissan ZEOD Le Mans racer

    “Nissan estimates speeds in excess of 185mph, and the ability to complete an entire lap - that’s 8.5 miles - on electric power alone…”

    Vijay Pattni, TopGear.com

    Read more here

  8. BMW X6

    “When BMW called the X6 a ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’, it never said what sports, or specified what activities… though one suspects that BMW probably regards the designation as involving over-aerobicised lifestyle droids rollerblading followed by a stint of vigorous casual posing.”

    Tom Ford, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  9. Porsche Cayman R

    “My eyes pop out of my head. It’s like fumbling through the back of a musty wardrobe and plopping out in the lean, little Porsche’s private Narnia. I coast to a stop at the top of the mountain road, lean forward over the steering wheel with hands gripping 11 and 1, and say things my mother would not be proud to hear. Ahead and below, across and down and away is the most stupefying road I have ever seen.”

    Tom Ford, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  10. Lexus LFA

    “There’s no-eat-your-greens hybrid under the bonnet, there are no golf clubs hiding in the boot. It’s even got a spoiler… Still not convinced that this thing’s a supercar? Let me give you some nerdilicious numbers. 552 horsepower. Same as a Gallardo. 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Same as a Ferrari 599. Top Speed. 202mph. That’s faster than an Aston Martin DBS….”

    Richard Hammond

    Watch the clip here

  11. Lotus Evora

    “While the name makes it sound like a ladies’ dress shop in Harrogate, it presses all the right supercar buttons. The engine is in the middle. It’s low. It’s swoopy. And it’s as agile as a water boatman in a kettle.”

    Jeremy Clarkson

    Watch the clip here

  12. KTM X-Bow

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    The Stig

    Watch the clip here

  13. Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

    “The Aventador Roadster is a head-spinningly cool thing, a modern masterpiece of product design and beautifully well made, too. It costs £294,665, which adds an extra layer of sensory overload to an experience that was hardly lacking in that department.”

    Jason Barlow, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

  14. Porsche 911 GT3

    “The top end is of such demented savagery that it’s enough to put the GT3 in a supercar class alongside the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C.”

    Ollie Marriage, Top Gear magazine

    Read more here

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