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1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
A hotted-up, sexed-out version of the ordinary DB4. 314 hp, a top speed of 154 mph, and fender arches to die for. Quite possibly the creamiest Aston coupe ever built.

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1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
The 1543-pound Type 33-2 Stradale was little more than Alfa's insane Type 33-2 sports racer with streetable bodywork. A 2.0-liter V-8 lived in the middle and pumped out 230 hp at 8800 rpm. Italy doesn't get much better than this.

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1971 De Tomaso Pantera
As Panteras go, the '71 model is a connoisseur's car. Devoid of the garish styling found on later Panteras, this simple Italian-American exotic looked the part and delivered the goods. A 350-hp Ford 351 lived under the rear hatch.

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1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
The fat fender flares, the three-box proportions, the grunty turbocharged four - the 2002 Turbo is the craziest iteration of BMW's legendary 2002. Hefty lag and skinny tires made for seemingly endless laughs. OBRUT!

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1974 Ford Escort RS1600
This one's easy: Dog-bone Ford Escort plus Cosworth BDA - a detuned version of Ford's period Formula 3 engine, and one of the most spine-tingling four-cylinders ever built - equals old-school rally car par excellence. One of the winningest British Fords of all time.

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1977 Mazda RX-3SP
Rotary power, rear-wheel drive, a five-speed, and the craziest appearance package this side of Ru Paul. Old-school, Far-East speed at its funkiest.

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1980 Lotus Esprit 2.2
James Bond may have installed a speed-sapping ski rack on his, but the 1980 Esprit Turbo was Lotus's first true supercar. Top speed was a heady 152 mph, and the Giugaro-penned body cladding added a bit of weird Italian flair.

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC AMG Group 2
For some reason, Stuttgart chose to campaign the 450 SLC as a rally car. AMG, however, saw the model's potential as a road racer, modifying its engine and chassis to suit. Oddly, the three-speed automatic was left largely intact. Panzerslush FTW?

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1982 DeLorean DMC-12
Let's be real here: The best reason to vote for the DeLorean DMC-12 is because it's the only car on this list that was ever turned into a time machine. The stainless steel body and gullwing doors add up to a relatively high curb weight, but remember: Where we're going, we don't need . . . roads. (If you don't need roads, you don't need curbs. Get it? Ha!)

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1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
Built to homologate Lancia's ridiculous 037 rally car for Group B competition. Styling resembled that of Lancia's street cars, but everything under the skin was deadly serious. A balls-out speed explosion with a taste for blood.

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1987 BMW M5
The first M5, and the first modern sleeper to come out of Munich. Sported a massaged version of the M1's DOHC six under its hood and was capable of 150 mph. When it was introduced, it was the fastest production sedan on the planet.

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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
In 1988, Pontiac finally abandoned the notion that the mid-engine, V-6-powered Fiero was a commuter car. The resultant attention to detail fixed many of the model's problems, and while it was a case of too little, too late - production ended that same year - the '88 GT is still the best and most talented of the Fiero bunch.

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1989 Toyota MR2 SC
145 hp, a Roots-type blower, and a 0-60-mph time just below seven seconds: The first-generation MR2 was already a one-third-scale exotic with pin-sharp handling, but the addition of a supercharger upped the game.

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1992 Jaguar XJR-15
Most hypercars start life as road cars and then get tweaked for racing duty. Not the XJR-15 - it was essentially Jaguar's Le Mans-winning XJR-9 fitted with turn signals. Unlike Coventry's most famous supercar effort, the V-6-powered XJ220, the XJR-15 used a naturally aspirated monster of a V-12. Predictably, it wasn't cheap; in 1990, it cost an eye-watering $960,165.

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1995 Volvo 850 T5-R
A turbocharged, five-cylinder, front-wheel-drive station wagon: The 1995 850 T5-R is just as awesome today as it was fifteen years ago. One of the few cars that can serve as its own track support.

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1996 Audi RS2 Avant
If a turbocharged, Porsche-built station wagon that can hit 160 mph and out-sprint a McLaren F1 to 30 mph doesn't get you excited, then you should probably just shoot yourself in the head.

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1997 Honda Civic Type R
To make the original Civic Type R, Honda dropped a naturally aspirated, 1.6-liter, 185-hp four into a strengthened and lightened Japanese-market Civic. The package then lost most of its sound deadening and gained red Recaros and a limited-slip differential. Widely considered to be one of the best-handling and most capable front-wheel drive cars ever built.

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1998 Alfa Romeo 155 GTA
Who doesn't love DTM cars? The 155 GTA was the final evolution of the extremely successful 155 touring car. A high-revving (11,900 rpm!) 2.5 liter V-6 delivered a stout 480 hp.

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1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V600
There is one word for Aston's V8 Vantage V600: bonkers. This massive beast packs a twin Eaton supercharged 5.3-liter V-8, and it makes a mind-bending 600 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. That it does this while looking so good? Criminal.

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1999 BMW M5
The American muscle car as built by autobahn-obsessed Germans. V-8 power, eight throttles, and rear-wheel drive. When delimited, enough straight-line speed to outrun half of Stuttgart.

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