Cheap enough for reliable family transportation, in Cooper trim it spawned generations of Italian Job -worthy hoonage.
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We are not amused. Texan and race car driver Carroll Shelby crammed a Ford V-8 under the hood of a lightweight roadster from England's AC Cars and started winning races with a car that rivaled the Monkees as one of the best British-American collaborations of the s. The Rip Chords sang about it, Shelby still builds "continuation cars" to this day, and a host of kit cars pass as lookalikes from a distance.
Courtesy Ford. Our readers apparently fancy themselves as suave and debonair as James Bond, as they picked the first "Bond car" as representing automotive perfection.
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DBs are forever, and who are we to disagree? The prototype DB5 appeared as Bond's car in Goldfinger. Hey, perfection ain't cheap. Any toddler can point out the iconic silhouette of a Porsche — not just because the basic design has gone unchanged for 47 years, but because it's gone through so much continuous improvement that it's remained relevant throughout its lifespan.
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With the current Turbo doing zero-to in 3. Courtesy Porsche. Dan Neil once called the SL "the first modern sports car," and we're inclined to agree. Capable of mph, with a fuel-injected engine and tight handling from a rigid chassis, the SL still offers respectable performance more than a half-century after its first Le Mans win. Courtesy Mercedes.
Geez, you guys are really into the Bond thing, huh? The second appearance of an Aston Martin on this list, the DBS combines a monstrous V with extensive use of carbon-fiber body panels to bring a very large car to very high speeds in very little time. Though many people did live in Volkswagen Microbuses during the '60s and '70s, it hardly ever looked as civilized as in the photo above. Life with a Microbus was truly spartan — kerosene heater, never more than 54 horsepower — but love was free, and a fill-up was cheap.
A worthy addition to the list. As much as we love the E-Type, aside from looks we just don't get why it would end up on a list of damn-near perfect cars.
Sure, it's drop-dead gorgeous, but maintaining one requires a budget slightly larger than that of a small country. Lucas electrics and an engine that changes its own oil doth not a pinnacle of automotive engineering make. Did we mention it's beautiful? Eighteen years after its debut, the McLaren F1 is still the world's fastest naturally aspirated production car.
It's a legend, so we're not surprised you chose it. With a total production of , even seeing one is an unforgettable occurrence.
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Lotuses always seem to gain in popularity during recessions. Unlike 's version, it captures the voice of the guy left holding the bag in a dead-end town that the late Doug Hopkins' lyrics created. See the live performance here.
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His full-album redo of Taylor Swift's "" is testimony enough to that. This brand-new, and fairly faithful, rendition of the classic and English-radio standard isn't much of an improvement on the original such as that could ever be possible. A full win. Here, the Kills switch a slow-burning, lush track into something growling, spare and sharp. It's remarkable in that it seems happy to throw the baby out with the bathwater, ditching Mac harmonies for a laser-like focus on Alison Mosshart's sneering vocals and Jamie Hince's snarling guitar.
A keeper. Drums, guitar, a couple of sequencers and Jenn Wasner's unique, open vocals capture exactly the same joy as Benatar did, without the backing children's chorus. It's intimate and still epic. Paradise, really. Oh, and keep your ears open for lyrics stolen from yet another song tucked into this twinkling track. Turn off the lights and dance. More than anything, it's a joy to hear Thom Yorke auger into the lyrics with gusto and Johnny Greenwood and co.
They're really enjoying the hell out of themselves.
Teenage Fanclub — "Like a Virgin," Madonna There's a thriving industry of Madonna covers out there punks particularly love to dive into the Material Girl's back catalog. Among the better examples is this dry, straight and buzzy take on her landmark single "Like a Virgin" by the Scottish kings of feedback, Teenage Fanclub off of 's "The King.
Boyz II Men — "Open Arms," Journey What could be a more delicious slice of pure pop cheese than "Cooleyhighharmony" colliding with the epic self-seriousness of one of Journey's most soaring ballads? Very little. Buy Now, Pay Later. Already a Subscriber? Log In Here. Please sign in with Facebook or Google below:. If you have an older Salon account, please enter your username and password below: sign in Forgot Password?
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