Saturday, December 19, 2009

Motoriginal's notable cars of 2009

2009 marked a good year for cool cars even though the economic downturn has halted sales and forced certain brands to go out of business. This could be the reason there were so many great cars this year. The decline in consumer spending has forced companies to try very hard to get our business.
Here are some great car picks from 2009 brought to you by Motoriginal in no particular order. This list is not based on sales or price but rather the coolness factor, design, and game changing aspects of the car.

 Cadillac CTS Sport: one of the coolest wagons ever, GM would do better marketing this car to men

Nissan Cube: where Honda failed with the Element, Nissan succeeded, trendy yet versatile

Porsche Cayman: beautiful curves and amazing performance, a car in its own class

Maserati GranTurismo: one of my favorite designs, Italian sports and luxury you can't beat

Alfa Romeo 8c Spider: pure beauty, I think it's the most beautiful car ever

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe: futuristic design mixed with class

Volkswagen Eos: hardtop convertible, great mixture of simplicity and complexity

Volkswagen GTI: beautifully redesigned for 2009, very tight and sleek

Lexus IS 250: well executed hardtop convertible, a car nobody knew they wanted until it hit the market

Saturn Sky: redline edition shown above, a great little roadster for saturn prices

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: successfully married rally with street racing

Subaru WRX/ STi: great front facia, perfect amount of beefiness and practicality

BMW Z4: hardtop convertible redesigned by the ladies design team

Honda FCX: hydrogen fuel cell available in the U.S. only in California

Mercedes-Benz SL: sporty yet elegant, continues the classic SL line

BMW 7-Series: very well executed design by Adrian van Hoyden, served as BMW design flagship

Cadillac CTS-V: very aggressive design, sharp edges and a power-train that competes with the M3

Lincoln MKS: undoubtedly a Lincoln with apparent European looks, Ford needs to market this car better

Hyundai Genesis: this car changed the whole brand and surprised the global car community

Hyundai Genesis Coupe: the most sporty Hyundai ever, rear-wheel drive sports car

Audi S5/A5: amazing looks, the sound of the exhaust, perfection

Audi R8: Lamborghini v10 engine, the second most beautiful car ever in my book

Chevrolet Camaro SS: have to give GM credit for going ahead with it, I would like to see a redesign for 2011

Volkswagen CC: my favorite sedan, very sporty with distinctive aesthetics

Ford Mustang: 2010 version shown above, Ford tightened up the body, love it

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: competes with Lamborghinis on the track, pure American muscle super car

Nissan GT-R: Godzilla! Japanese Porsche killer, simply amazing


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