The Car 100

Almost everything we love about the automobile in 2014.

Some years are great car years. Take 1967, the year of the Ford Mustang GT 498 and the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (so near perfect that Steve McQueen‘s sold for $10 million at auction this year). Jump ahead to 2014, the year of the futurist hybrid supercar and an absurd new horsepower benchmark of 1,000. Maxim loves cars. Maybe too much. For our first annual Car 100, we test-drove 186 cars and then assigned ourselves the impossible task of distilling them down to just a handful of enthusiasms. We love what we came up with, from the Aston Martin V-12 Vantage S to the Mazda MX5, from the preposterous and insuperable LaFerrari to this year’s spirit animal, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7. Buckle up, world. You’re going for a ride.

Check out our first annual Car 100 here.