Top 10 Most Beautiful Cars for 2009

Our 10 picks for the tastiest eye candy on sale in the U.S. today.

By Steve Siler, Photography by Kevin Wing, Tom Drew, and the Manufacturers

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” —John Keats

Beauty, indeed, is a powerful thing. Specific though it may be to the observer, to each one of us, beauty has an intoxicating power that affects our judgment, blinds us to shortcomings, and, in many cases, provokes lust.

Troll the lawn of any major concours d’élégance, and you’ll see that old Johnny was right on the money. A beautiful car is a thing to be savored, treasured, and preserved. Why else would people display their cars on the concours if not for the flowing beauty of their sheetmetal? Why else would we sink so much time, effort, and money into an inanimate object if it didn’t look back at us with such a wanton, animate gaze?

For a great many of us, a beautiful car planted the seeds for a lifelong addiction to all things automotive, and these 10 cars are bound to incite a few automotive addictions of their own. They are the leggy supermodels of the auto industry, cars that make their first impression with exceeding beauty (save the first pair, which are a different sort of lovely), and for the purposes of this story, that’s all that matters. Of course, there are many other cars that can be considered stunning, hot, cool, eye-catching, alluring, or any manner of highly suggestive descriptor, but few can be considered timelessly beautiful as Keats might define it. These 10 are.

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