1. Category SUPER CARS >> Bugatti Veyron
Since its launch in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has been regarded as a supercar of superlative quality.
It was a real challenge for developers to fulfil the specifications that the new supercar was supposed to meet: over 1,000 hp, a top speed of over 400 km/h and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 in under three seconds.
Even experts thought it was impossible to achieve these performance specs on the road. But that was not all.
2. Category CONVERTIBLES >> Audi R8 Spider
This hand-built supercar was Tony Stark’s car of choice in Iron Man 2 — and for good reason.
Featuring a lightweight aluminum chassis and an insanely powerful 5.2-liter, 525-horsepower V10 that catapults this two-seater convertible from 0-60 in four seconds flat, the Audi R8 Spyder is just about the closest thing to a rocket ship that most mere mortals will ever have the chance to man.
3. Category ESTATE CARS >> Skoda Superb
The Skoda Superb Estate was crowned Best Estate at the Auto Express New Car Awards in 2012 because of the effortless way it mixes style and quality with an enormous luggage capacity and some very neat touches for a great-value price.
When the car is fully loaded, none of the engines struggles – not even the 123bhp 1.4 TSI petrol.
All other versions promise decent fuel consumption, with the 1.6 TDI GreenLine II diesel standing out by offering 64.0mpg economy and 114g/km of CO2 emissions.
Plus, every Superb Estate has air-con and electric windows all-round, as well as ESP and seven airbags.
4. Category FAMILY SEDAN >> VW Passat
VW’s once-upscale Audi fighter is designed now to do battle with Honda and Hyundai, losing a dash of German flavor in the process.
The Passat is designed with American buyers in mind, built in Tennessee.
170-hp 1.8-liter turbo four with a five-speed manual is standard; a six-speed automatic is optional.
280-hp 3.6-liter VR6 is the sporty upgrade with a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic.
5. Category SMALL CARS Ford Fiesta
If you love driving, then the Ford Fiesta is one of the most entertaining small cars money can buy.
With its quick steering, strong grip and unshakable poise, the Ford is huge fun to drive on twisting back roads. It’s just as home in town, thanks to its light controls and decent visibility, while low noise levels make it a comfortable cruiser.
1. Category SUPER CARS >> DeLorean
The DeLorean automobile is a sports car that was manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company for the American market in 1981 and 1982 in Northern Ireland.
It is most commonly known simply as the DeLorean, as it was the only model ever produced by the company.
The DMC-12 featured gull-wing doors with a fiberglass “underbody”, to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels were affixed. A DeLorean was featured as a home-made time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy.
2. Category CONVERTIBLES >> Yugo 65 EFI
The Yugo was not a great car, but it wasn’t quite as bad as legend would have it. With proper maintenance it could be a fairly reliable car.
But, the car was not very well put together and the materials used were cheap. In reality, interior and trim pieces will most likely break, wear out or fall off before you have any mechanical problems (and these are much harder to source than mechanical parts).
It’s not especially roomy or comfortable but, like the old Fiat it’s based on, it can be a lot of fun to drive in an old-school “keep the revs up” kind of way.
3. Category ESTATE CARS >> Renault Vel Satis
Taking on BMW, Mercedes and Audi is ambitious, taking them on in their heartland is bolder still and doing it with your weaponry compromised is downright reckless.
But compromised (to say the least) was the Vel Satis, most obviously by over-sized headlamps and angled, egg-crate grilles that made it look narked, as well it might with its fat rump and back-flipping C-pillars. And this in an era when Renault’s styling was on good form.Verdict: Lumpy looks and a lumpy ride, for both the occupants and its maker.
4. Category FAMILY SEDAN >> Opel Kadett E
The Kadett E was introduced in August 1984, and was voted the 1985 European Car of the Year.
This was awarded the 1985 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland.
There was a station wagon called the “Caravan” available, with either three or five doors.
But it was unreliable and body was extremely rusty after just few years.
5. Category SMALL CARS AMC Pacer
American Motors’ chief stylist Richard A. Teague began work on the Pacer in 1971, anticipating an increase in demand for smaller vehicles through the decade.
The new car was designed to offer the interior room and feel of a big car that drivers of traditional domestic automobiles were accustomed to, but in a much smaller, aerodynamic, and purposefully distinctive exterior package.
Unfortunately it was extremely ugly car from every angle.