What makes a car beautiful?
Sometimes it's undeniable--a lissome look, a crushworthy stance, a peerless cabin. In other cases, it's a purity of form that's as close to ideal as possible, given the chosen duty.
We define it both ways at The Car Connection. As we review more than 250 new vehicles every year, we rate them all across six categories, including styling. Among those new and continuing models, we give only a handful a perfect score of 10 for styling.
This year, the list cars that earn those perfect scores covers some of the most exquisite machinery on the road from Aston Martin, Audi, Maserati, MINI, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Porsche and SRT (nee Dodge). Beautiful? Each one earns the tag, even if some shapes aren't as hormonal or as naturally elegant as other body styles.According to The Car Connection's editors, these are most beautiful vehicles of 2013:
It's been around since 2004, but there's not a line that looks dated on the Aston DB9. The details are the essence of good taste, and it's gorgeous either as a coupe or as a Volante convertible.
2013 Aston Martin DBSEnlarge Photo
The Aston Martin DBS is muscular but evocative, the hallmark of a timeless shape. It projects every aspect of bespoke, old-world charm--seen through a modern lens, of course.
2013 Audi A7Enlarge Photo
The A7's mix of flowing, smooth sheetmetal and chiseled details is graceful and refreshingly different. It's classy and cohesive, and it's among the most beautiful designs on the market.