Find a car you'll love to own with our selection of the most stylish vehicles on the market
Many cars appear in films but the Jaguar F-Type gets to star in one. The two-seat convertible is at the heart of Desire, a short film made by Ridley Scott Associates for Jaguar, which was screened at London’s Sundance Festival 2013. In this tale of “betrayal, retribution, passion and greed”, the Jaguar sportscar looks so magnificent that it even steals the limelight from brunette beauty Shannyn Sossamon, who shares the steering wheel with British actor Damian Lewis. To find out more, visit Jaguar.
By Carla Passino
Bold, contemporary and sophisticated, the Audi TTS Coupe Black Edition is as sleek inside as out. It comes with two-tone Silk Nappa leather upholstery with seat centres in Silver, Magma Red or Signal Orange. And you’ll never listen to better music, because this magnificent coupe is fitted with Bose surround system and an iPod connection. To find out more, visit Audi.
Gone are the times when sports cars were all about speed and power. Now,
the very best coupes and even some city cars are sporting sleek designs
and stunning interiors. Take the BMW Z4, for example. This contemporary take on the BMW’s classic sports car combines innovative technology with a sophisticated look and perfect proportions. Eleven paint finishes ensure you can find the perfect colour to match your personality and style. The trendiest hue is the new Valencia Orange, which is only available for cars fitted with the Design Pure Traction equipment package, and comes with black leather seats accented by Valencia Orange stitching and an orange stripe down the central section of the backrests and seat cushions. To find out more, visit BMW.
It’s hard to believe that this beautifully designed sports coupe, hailed as one of the sleekest cars to hit the market, would have green credentials. But thanks to its light weight, compact size and a feat of engineering and technology, the Alfa Romeo 4C has relatively low emissions for a car of its type, making the super car experience all the more enjoyable. To find out more, visit Alfa Romeo.
This small but perfectly formed sports car has a bold contemporary design, but what makes it really attractive is the seemingly endless menu of finishes and accessories you can customise it with – from paint finish to alloy wheels, from upholstery to voice control, you get to design your own Mini. As the company puts it, this is a car for people who like sprinkles on their ice cream. To find out more, visit Mini Cooper.
The clever advert alone makes the Porsche Cayman 2014 stand apart. Called The World is a Curve, this You Tube hit shows a bird’s eye view of a curvy world, through which powers an even more curvilicious car. This gorgeous two seater, lighter in weight than its predecessor thanks to groundbreaking Porsche technology, has a sleek, sculpted design matched by elegant interiors with seats in agate grey leather (which can be combined with lime gold, pebble grey or amber for a two-tone effect), Burmeister sound system and the hugely convenient Entry and Drive keyless locking system. To find out more, visit Porsche.
Elegance is the byword for this classic sports car. The streamlined design is matched by stylish interiors with a clean, uncluttered cockpit and sculpted seats that can be fitted with black leather covers. The Toyota Touch multimedia system makes the driving experience even more enjoyable. To find out more, visit Toyota.
It must be the most fashionable of city cars: the Fiat 500C by Gucci combines the classic Fiat design with styling by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. It comes in a stunning black with gleaming chrome detailing, or in white with a head-turning glitter finish. The interiors complement the look, and feature two-tone Frau leather seats with Guccissima print. The Gucci logo is sprinkled liberally across the car, including on the hub caps. To find out more, visit Fiat.
Sports car meets city car in the Lotus Elise. It has the streamlined design and stunning interiors of a super car (think minimalist lines and plenty of aluminium) but the compact size you need for city streets. And, note the Lotus experts, if you are after some retail therapy, “you’ll be surprised how accommodating the rear stowage area is.” To find out more, visit Lotus.
The Range Rover Evoque has the luxurious feel, contemporary look and reassuring reliability that you’d expect from a Land Rover, but packaged in a compact size that makes it easy to manage. Even better, you can tailor it to suit your exact taste, thanks to a choice of three designs and several colours, materials, finishes and luxury options. To find out more, visit Land Rover.