Five Most Beautiful Cars Of All Time By Horacio Pagani — Beautiful Indeed!

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Horacio Pagani is the founder and CEO of Pagani, the supercar manufacturers. Known for models like the Pagani Zonda and Pagani Huayra, Pagani is an auto enthusiast's thirst for sports and supercars.

At the age of 20, he built his first F3 racer, and then went to become the chief engineer at Lamborghini and built the Countach Evoluzione.

In an interview to Autoguide, he revealed his most beautiful cars of all time, here are the five cars.

Jaguar E-Type

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Mr. Pagani's interests lie in the Italian cars; however, the Jaguar E-Type is one of the few non-Italian cars that he thought it was the most beautiful. The Jaguar E-Type was originally introduced back in 1961.

The E-Type from Jaguar uses a front engine, rear wheel drive layout which is powered by a 3.8-litre inline-six which produces 261bhp of power. Along with the power of the Jaguar E-Type, it was a looker too.

Lamborghini Miura

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The Lamborghini Miura has a place in the history of automobiles as being one of the first high-performance, mid-engined cars ever. It was even known to be the first supercars to be built.

Lamborghini Miura is powered by a 4.0-litre V12 engine mid-engined, rear wheel drive car. Built between 1966-73, only 764 units were built. No wonder it is part of Mr. Pagani's list of most beautiful cars of all time.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Another icon making to the list is the 300SL from Mercedes-Benz. When launched, the 300SL was fastest production car available with a top speed of 258kmph. The 3.0-litre inline-six engine was one of the first to use the direct-injection technology.

Its unique gullwing doors was a stand out from other cars and Mr. Pagani probably took inspiration to design the Huayra as it has the doors fold upwards.

De Tomaso Pantera

The De Tomaso Pantera is a combination of American V8 and Italian design and is something which cannot be ignored. Not many auto enthusiasts have taken a liking to it even though it comes with a combination of pedigrees.

Lamborghini Countach

The Lamborghini Countach arrived at the automotive world in the mid-1970s with a V12 engine, just like the Pagani. With a six-second sprint to 100kmph as acceleration which in the current scenario will make some of them laugh, the car was a leap ahead in the 1970s.

Mr. Pagani lists this as one among the most beautiful cars as you can see the design language in the Pagani Huayra.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 18:01 [IST]
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