Growing up I always had a fascination with some of the coolest cars on the planet. I’m pretty sure no one else would classify a 1984 Pontiac Fiero as a “cool car,” but I was only 10 years old at time. Once I hit puberty my eyes turned some older stuff like a 1978 Cutlass Supreme. I actually purchased a blue one around 1992, and named it Blue Thunder. Again, not something everyone would put in their top 5 hottest cars, but I was only 16.
Over the next 24 years I was able to grow an appreciation for some of the hottest cars the planet had to offer. There are so many choices it was quite difficult to only choose 5, but I promise none of them will be a 1985 Audi GT500 (even though I had one these and it took corners like a Rally car).
#5 Koenigsegg Agera (2011-Present)
If I ever wanted to own a sports car with ultra-high performance and crazy top-out speeds, this would be the car for me. The sleek design and low-to-the-ground aerodynamics make it look like it could race an Air Force jet and actually win.
#4 Bugatti Veyron (2005-2011)
Much like the Agera, the Bugatti initially got my attention when it beat out the McLaren F1 for the ultimate road performance award. McLaren held the title for something like; fifteen years. Then again, I’m guessing when a vehicle has unbelievable performance and can top-out at almost 270 miles per hour, it shouldn’t be a surprise.
#3 AC Cobra (1961-1967)
The first time I laid eyes on the AC Cobra, it immediately reminded me of something out of a James Bond movie; just better. However, it is a bit small for my taste, so I had to drop it down to number three on the list.
#2 Jaguar XJ13 (1965)
I couldn’t resist having this in my list, simply because it will never be obtainable. There was only one ever made, but it did have a huge impact on Jaguar’s D and E-type models.
#1 1967 Shelby GT500
Yes, I was hooked on the Shelby GT500 after watching Gone in 60 Seconds with Nicholas Cage back during the turn of the century. I mean who doesn’t love a hot looking car with a 428 Police Interceptor engine and a couple 4-barrel carbs. However, after doing some research 10 years ago, the 1967 Fastback SS was the one for me.
It was built with a 427 FE GT 40 racing engine and plenty of horsepower to back it up (650 horsepower). It’s still not the fastest of my hottest cars list (approximately 170mph), but it’s definitely my #1 choice.