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1 November 2016

A Century of Supercars - The Results

More than 17,000 votes were cast to find the greatest supercar of all time.

More than 17,000 votes were cast to find the greatest supercar of all time. This mammoth global poll was created by The Classic & Sports Car magazine with enthusiasts voting in era-related groups since June.

The winners from each decade were then put into an overall vote where the grand winner was unveiled by John Surtees CBE, at the show. 

The finalist results were:

DECADE CAR VOTES
Up to 1914 Mercedes 1908 GP 0.2%
1914 - 1928 Bentley 41/2-litre Blower 4.6%
1930s Alfa Romeo 8C 4.0%
1940s Jaguar XK120 6.5%
1950s Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ 10.4%
1960s Lamborghini Miura 20.1%
1970s Lamborghini Countach 5.0%
1980s Ferrari F40 10.5%
1990s McLaren F1 32.4%
2000s Bugatti Veyron 4.1%
2010s McLaren P1 2.2%

The winner of the Century of Supercars poll was the McLaren F1. This legendary piece of motoring engineering still causes a stir today as it did new back in the 1990’s, with only 106 cars being made. Gordon Murray’s clean-sheet-of-paper design is probably the purist and least compromised example of motor engineering there has ever been. Or ever will be. Officially the fastest car in the world, the road version was actually detuned to race at Le Mans… and it won.

The McLaren F1 will go down in the history books of precision British engineering at its finest. 

 

Surtees McLaren F1
 
 
Winning McLaren F1