Top cars of the last 40 years

It's difficult to just choose one influential car for ten years so, we've decided to include five per decade. Have you been lucky enough to drive any of these?

2010S

The 2010s were the years that technology started to play a major role in motoring with the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and McLaren P1. The Nissan GT-R smashed many records as well, including, the worlds fastest drift with a speed of 304.96 km/hr at a 30 degrees angle

Nissan GT-R
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3
McLaren P1 - the P1 in this image was owned by Jenson Button.
McLaren P1 - the P1 in this image was owned by Jenson Button.
Toyota GT86
Toyota GT86
Ferrari 458 Speciale
Ferrari 458 Speciale

2000S

The 2000s gave us both 2 Fast 2 Furious and the Need for Speed video games. Needless to say, this brought some incredible cars into the limelight including, the Skyline R34. The R34 played a lead role in the 2003 movie, 2 Fast 2 Furious and was driven by the late Paul Walker.

A 2001 BMW M3 GTR was heavily featured in the 2005 video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Lotus Elise
Lotus Elise
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
BMW M3
BMW M3
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari Enzo
Nissan Skyline R34
Nissan Skyline R34

1990S

The 1990s were without a doubt the supercar decade. Manufacturers were constantly making leaps forward in terms of technology.

The McLaren F1 was McLaren's first-ever road car. Before 1992 McLaren only made racing cars - very, very, successful racing cards. As you would expect, the McLaren F1 smashed the top speed record with a top speed for 242mph.

Bugatti EB110
Bugatti EB110
McLaren F1
McLaren F1
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ferrari F50
Ferrari F50
BMW Z1
BMW Z1

1980S

Not only did the 1980s give us everyone's favourite supercar, the Ferrari F40. The 80s also gave us the car that made all-wheel-drive accessible to the masses. Before Audi released the Audi Quattro in 1980, AWD was only used in industrial off-roader vehicles or heavy and clunky road cars.

In 1985 the DeLorean DMC-12 was catapulted into the spotlight in the movie Back to the Future. However, the DeLorean was, by all accounts, a pretty bad car. It was badly built, slow, outdated for the time and unreliable. 

Audi Quattro
Audi Quattro
Ford RS 200
Ford RS 200
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F40
BMW M3
BMW M3
DeLorean DMC-12
DeLorean DMC-12