For Top Gear magazine’s 300th issue, we celebrated the best 50 cars over 299 issues: here’s our pick of the best stylish cars
We spend a lot of time bleating on about how well a car drives, how fast or how comfortable it is. You and I care about those things, but a lot of people couldn’t give a damn – so long as it looks the part. Good design is worth celebrating – and we reckon these two cars, which aren’t entirely without merit, best embody the whole style over substance thing.
First, the Audi TT. Early safety concerns did little to quell the general public’s enthusiasm. A series of high-speed accidents prompted a recall that gave revised ESP and retuned suspension, plus a little ducktail spoiler for better stability. That spoiler was one of a few changes Audi was forced to make to the concept that previewed its Golf-based coupe before putting it into production three years after its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in 1995.