1 November 2016
A Century of Supercars - The Results
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:
|Up to 1914||Mercedes 1908 GP||0.2%|
|1914 - 1928||Bentley 41/2-litre Blower||4.6%|
|1930s||Alfa Romeo 8C||4.0%|
|1950s||Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’||10.4%|
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.