No matter age, gender, religion, race or color: passion for cars unites people, creates memories and lasts a lifetime. In this car day it could not be otherwise. Celebrating automotive culture – something of work (and love) and individual game – we decided to say What are our favorite cars of all time?.
In this list, there are models that we have already tested – directly or in our dreams -, sports cars, off-road pickup trucks, electric cars and cars that revolutionized the sector. Look!
Marcus Vinícius Gasques — editorial director: Porsche Taycan
“I have lost count of how many cars and motorcycles I have driven over the years. If a VW Gol GTI or a Honda CBX 750, over time, marked my curriculum, it is difficult to avoid evolution. The Porsche Taycan, a model launched in 2019, is today it brings together the qualities I expect most from a car: technology, performance, comfort and beauty”.
Unfortunately, the highest version of this excellent sports car, the Turbo S, broke the record in the Autoesporte tests and ran from 0 to 100 km / h in an incredible 2.9 seconds – the fastest in the history of the magazine. The most interesting thing about the Taycan is the features designed to go as fast as possible. The best of them we have already talked a little about: the pull mode.
In this way, it prepares the battery and the electric train to produce a package of 761 hp that the two combined engines produce. It is in this situation that the exchange rate, the unique feature of the Taycan, is most present. A two-speed gearbox is connected to the rear engine and allows you to reduce the time of acceleration without compromising the autonomy of the model (up to 412 km on the WLTP cycle).
Ulisses Cavalcante – editor-in-chief: Nissan GT-R
“The year 2023 is outdated, of course, but it is a bastion of the longevity of cars. It is still a memory in the modification of power, engine and efficiency. The previous generations are legendary and fill the imagination of fans. It is not every day that you see a car that enchants. , when the same, grandfather, father and son”.
The version pictured, the GT-R Premium Edition T-spec, has its own carbon fiber suspension and brakes. The Nismo version, which comes from Nissan’s performance division, features unique aerodynamic and suspension adjustments, as well as a new front axle differential. On the hood there is carbon fiber, a material that extends into the interior of the Recaro seats.
According to Nissan, the engine also underwent several changes and lighter parts were installed to reduce weight. pusher 3.8 V6 biturbo produces 570 hp and 65 kgfm in the standard version; already in Nismo the number goes to 600 hp and 66.5 kgfm. The gearbox is a six-speed clutch and all-wheel drive in both versions.
Raphael Panaro – editor-in-chief: Ferrari 458 Italia
“Designed by the Pininfarina studio, The successor to the F430 is one of the most beautiful cars in history. The close body lines of the body are connected to the V8 engine: the expected original of 4.5 liters and 578 hp. An almost perfect combination”.
The 458 Italia was presented for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019 and was produced until 2015. The Bolide was the first Ferrari not to offer manual transmission options, only with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All this kit together with the Italian architecture does an excellent job of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 325 km/h.
André Paixão — editor: Aston Martin DB5
“In my opinion (and that of several of my professional colleagues around the world), this is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. The shapes are as striking as the classic style even today. In addition, the DB5 is one of the most iconic cars in cinema. because of the 007 movies, of which I am a big fan”.
The greatest weapon for James Bond to avoid trouble and chase is under the hood. The 4.0 in-line six-cylinder engine can produce between 285 hp and 329 hp. A torque of 39.8 kgfm guarantees a Hollywood restart. The level of performance leaves many modern cars in the dust. It takes only 8 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h and the top speed is 233 km/h. Unfortunately, the car was produced for three years, between 1963 and 1965 and the units used easily exceed R$ 1 million.
Emily Nery – reporter: Ferrari LaFerrari
“The LaFerrari is the perfect blend of past and future within Ferrari. the brand’s first hybrid from Maranelloits stunning design had no input from Pininfarina – and between us, it left nothing to be desired (including, in my opinion, the most beautiful Ferrari ever designed)”.
The automaker presented the sports car during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and announced the production it will have only 499 units, all gathered by hand. According to the company, the hybrid has a top speed of 350 km/h and reaches 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. To reach 200 km / h, it takes only 7 seconds.
The hypercar reaches an incredible 949 hp, derived from a 789 hp gasoline V12 and a 160 hp electric motor. Torque also guarantees pleasure, as it is around 91.7 kgfm at 6,750 rpm.
Cauê Lira – author: BMW M3 E30
“BMW is rocking modern sports cars, but I think the M3 of the E30 generation (released between 1985 and 1991) remains what every car in the M line should be: timeless, powerful, technological. The 2.3 engine produced 200 hp, delivering a power-to-weight ratio of 6.15 kg/hp and accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in just 6 seconds.
Only 17,000 units were produced, making this sports sedan even more special. When I visited the BMW museum in Munich, I was happy to see that M3 E30 He was placed in the most important position in the room, as he deserves. Driving this car is a childhood dream that I hope will come true.”
André Schaun – author: Porsche 911 Turbo (930) – 1977
“Since the idea is to choose any car from history to have in the garage, I choose a classic. turbo engine in passenger carsand 930, in 1974.
Because of that, with the 911 Turbo 3.3 six-cylinder 300 hp and manual transmission, from 1977, I don’t need anything else to enjoy”.
Thais Villaca – reporter: Lamborghini Murciélago
“I love cars Lamborghini, I think the design of the latest super sports cars is amazing. And the model that made me enjoy this style full of cuts and sharp lines was the Murciélago, a modern and well-resolved version that debuted in the early 2000s in place of the Diablo. It was the only car of the Italian brand that I got to enter, during a car show about 15 years ago. But my dream was (and still is) to drive a Lambo.”
Alternative to diablo It has a naturally aspirated 6.5 V12 engine that produces 640 hp of power and 67.3 kgfm of torque. The gearbox is a six-speed automatic and the traction is all-wheel drive. This machine goes from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 340 km/h.
Vitória Drehmer – student: McLaren Senna
“If I could buy any car that has already been made in the world, without a doubt, the McLaren Senna would be my choice. Apart from all the power and performance, there is no way not to remember the memorable Ayrton Senna and his first Formula 1. world title, won, precisely , and the English manufacturer itself. It is the perfect union for those who are passionate about motorsport and, moreover, for the automotive industry”.
Introduced in 2017, the Senna uses a V8 4.0 biturbo engine with 800 hp and 80 kgfm of torque. The supercar weighs only 1,198 kg and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds. 0 to 200km/? In an impressive 6.8 s. Bolide still reaches a maximum speed of 320 km / h.
Demetrios Cardozo — designer: Audi RS6 Avant
“I believe it was the closest I’ve come to a racing sports car. In fact, it was the best feeling I’ve had in a car in my life, besides being comfortable, very fast and beautiful. my heart”.
In the current range, one of the last station wagons on the market is equipped with a TFSI V8 engine of 4.0 liters with 630 hp and 86.6 kgfm. This kit allows RS6 Avant accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, the same number as the Ferrari Roma.
Audi reveals that the sports cars can reach up to 280 km/h under normal conditions. With the RS Dynamic Plus package, the top speed is 305 km/h. The eight-speed automatic transmission now shifts quickly thanks to new software. The suspension setup has also been beefed up to ensure more safety in fast corners.
Pablo Gonzales – designer: Rivian R1T
“This futuristic pickup produces 846 horsepower and has a range of 505 km. It has both the performance of a pickup truck and the performance of a sports car”.
Billed as the “Tesla of pickup trucks”, the rivian launched the R1T in 2021 and it was a huge success in the US and even took home the best truck award that year. To generate 846 hp, the R1T receives no less than four motors, one for each wheel. Torque is at a maximum 125.5 kgfm. The large 135 kWh batteries can be used as a power generator and charge electronics (and even another electric car).
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