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80 Cars That Blazed A Trail

In honor of Petron's 80th anniversary, Top Gear Philippines wants to recognize the 80 cars that paved the way for game-changing advancements in the automotive industry. Selecting these cars means answering the question: "Which cars radically transformed the way motor vehicles are designed and built?"

We've come up with a list of 200 car models. Choosing 80 cars from this list is a chore. So, to make it more manageable, we want you to help us trim the list down from 200 to 80 cars. All you have to do is to look at the list and vote for your 10 picks on our page dubbed "80 Cars That Blazed A Trail." The list of the cars is available below. Notice that we indicated the period in which the specific model generation was produced. We selected just one generation for every model line, except the Porsche 911 (just because every generation of this car is just awesome). You may also read the full mechanics and the current top 10 cars on the official page.

You may vote for 10 cars every day. Deadline for voting is on July 21, 2013, after which we will tally the votes and announce the "80 Cars That Blazed A Trail." Please keep in mind that we are not necessarily looking for the best or most beautiful cars. We're looking for cars that contributed significantly to the progress of the automobile--cars that were so ahead of their time that they ultimately elevated the standards in their respective segments (if not the whole auto industry).

The cars:

* Alfa Romeo "Duetto" Spider (1966-1969)
* Alfa Romeo GTV6 (1982-1987)
* Alfa Romeo Montreal (1971-1977)

* Aston Martin DB5 (1963-1965)
* Aston Martin DB9 (2004-present)
* Aston Martin V8 Zagato (1986-1989)
* Aston Martin Vanquish (2001-2007)

* Audi Quattro (1980-1991)
* Audi R8 (2006-present)
* Audi RS6 (2002-2004)
* Audi TT (2006-present)

* Bentley Continental GT (2003-present)
* Bentley Mulsanne (1980-1992)

* BMW 2002 (1968-1976)
* BMW 507 (1956-1959)
* BMW 3-Series (1975-1983)
* BMW 7-Series (1994-2001)
* BMW M1 (1978-1981)
* BMW M3 (1985-1992)
* BMW M5 (1985-1988)
* BMW X5 (2000-2006)
* BMW Z3 (1996-2002)

* Bugatti EB110 (1991-1995)
* Bugatti Veyron (2005-present)

* Buick Riviera (1963-1965)
* Buick Roadmaster (1940-1941)

* Cadillac Eldorado (1957-1958)
* Cadillac Cimarron (1982-1988)
* Cadillac Seville (1980-1985)

* Chevrolet Camaro (1966-1969)
* Chevrolet Chevelle (1968-1972)
* Chevrolet Corvette (1962-1967)
* Chevrolet Impala (1961-1964)
* Chevrolet Monte Carlo (1973-1977)
* Chevrolet Suburban (1992-1999)
* Chevrolet Volt (2011-present)

* Chrysler 300C (2005-2010)
* Chrysler Imperial (1926-1954)
* Chrysler Town & Country (1989-1990)

* Citroen 2CV (1948-1990)
* Citroen CX (1974-1991)

* De Tomaso Mangusta (1967-1971)
* De Tomaso Pantera (1971-1991)

* DeLorean DMC-12 (1981-1982)

* Dodge Challenger (1970-1974)
* Dodge Charger (1971-1974)
* Dodge Viper (1996-2002)

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* Ferrari 250 GT (1959-1962)
* Ferrari 288 GTO (1984-1985)
* Ferrari 308 GTS (1983-1984)
* Ferrari 458 Italia (2009-present)
* Ferrari Daytona (1968-1973)
* Ferrari Enzo (2003-2005)
* Ferrari F40 (1988-1992)
* Ferrari F50 (1995-1997)
* Ferrari F430 (2004-2009)
* Ferrari Testarossa (1984-1996)

* Fiat 124 Spider (1966-1982)
* Fiat 500 (1957-1975)
* Fiat Dino (1966-1973)

* Ford Escort (1968-1974)
* Ford F-150 (1997-2003)
* Ford Fiesta (2011-present)
* Ford Focus (2011-present)
* Ford GT40 (1964-1969)
* Ford Model T (1908-1927)
* Ford Mustang (1964-1973)
* Ford RS200 (1984-1986)
* Ford Thunderbird (1955-1957)

* Hennessey Venom GT (2012-present)

* Honda Accord (1993-1997)
* Honda Civic (1995-2000)
* Honda CR-V (1996-2001)
* Honda Jazz (2001-2008)
* Honda NSX (1990-2005)
* Honda S2000 (1999-2003)

* Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2008-2012)
* Hyundai Sonata (2009-present)
* Hyundai Tiburon (1996-2001)

* Iso Isetta (1953-1956)

* Isuzu Gemini (1974-1984)
* Isuzu Trooper (1991-2005)

* Jaguar E-Type (1961-1975)
* Jaguar XJ (2009-present)
* Jaguar XJ220 (1993-1996)
* Jaguar XKR (2006-present)

* Jeep Cherokee (1984-1996)
* Jeep Wrangler (1996-2006)

* Jensen FF (1966-1971)
* Jensen Interceptor (1966-1976)

* Kia Optima (2011-present)
* Kia Sorento (2009-present)
* Kia Soul (2008-present)

* Koenigsegg Agera (2011-present)
* Koenigsegg CCX (2006-2010)

* Lamborghini Aventador (2011-present)
* Lamborghini Countach (1974-1990)
* Lamborghini Diablo (1990-2001)
* Lamborghini Miura (1966-1972)
* Lamborghini Murcielago (2001-2010)

* Lancia Delta (1979-1994)
* Lancia Stratos (1972-1974)

* Land Rover Defender (1990-present)
* Land Rover Discovery (1989-1998)

* Lexus CT200h (2011-present)
* Lexus IS (1998-2005)
* Lexus LFA (2010-2012)
* Lexus LS (1989-1994)
* Lexus RX (2010-present)

* Lotus Elan (1962-1974)
* Lotus Elise (1996-2001)
* Lotus Esprit (1978-1981)
* Lotus Evora (2009-present)

* Maserati Ghibli (1967-1973)
* Maserati Khamsin (1973-1982)
* Maserati Merak (1972-1982)
* Maserati Quattroporte (2012-present)

* Maybach Zeppelin (1928-1934)

* Mazda Cosmo (1967-1972)
* Mazda CX-5 (2012-present)
* Mazda MX-5 Miata (1990-1998)
* Mazda RX-7 (1992-2002)
* Mazda RX-8 (2003-2011)

* McLaren F1 (1992-1998)
* McLaren MP4-12C (2011-present)

* Mercedes-Benz 300SL (1954-1963)
* Mercedes-Benz 500K (1934-1936)
* Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class (2004-2010)
* Mercedes-Benz E-Class (1984-1996)
* Mercedes-Benz G-Class (1979-1991)
* Mercedes-Benz S-Class (1991-1998)
* Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (2003-2010)
* Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2011-present)

* Mercury Cougar (1967-1970)

* Mini Cooper (1961-1973)

* Mitsubishi Eclipse (1995-1999)
* Mitsubishi Galant (1996-2003)
* Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV (1996-1998)
* Mitsubishi Minica (1977-1984)
* Mitsubishi Mirage (1978-1983)
* Mitsubishi Montero Sport (2008-present)
* Mitsubishi Pajero (1982-1991)

* Nissan 240Z (1970-1973)
* Nissan 350Z (2003-2008)
* Nissan Cefiro (1994-1998)
* Nissan GT-R (2007-present)
* Nissan Leaf (2010-present)
* Nissan Patrol (1987-1997)

* Opel GT (1968-1973)
* Opel Manta (1970-1975)
* Opel Rekord (1972-1977)

* Pagani Huayra (2012-present)
* Pagani Zonda (1999-2011)

* Peel P50 (1962-1965)

* Peugeot 205 GTi (1984-1994)
* Peugeot 206 (1998-2010)
* Peugeot RCZ (2010-present)

* Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (1973-1976)
* Pontiac GTO (1966-1971)

* Porsche 356 (1948-1965)
* Porsche 550 Spyder (1952-1956)
* Porsche 911 (1964-1989)
* Porsche 944 (1982-1991)
* Porsche 964 (1989-1994)
* Porsche 993 (1994-1998)
* Porsche 996 (1998-2005)
* Porsche 997 (2005-2012)
* Porsche 991 (2012-present)
* Porsche Carrera GT (2004-2007)
* Porsche Panamera (2010-present)

* Renault Clio (2005-present)

* Rolls-Royce Ghost (2010-present)
* Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003-present)
* Rolls-Royce Wraith (2013-present)

* Smart ForTwo (1998-present)

* Subaru 360 (1958-1971)
* Subaru Forester (2002-2008)
* Subaru Impreza WRX STI (2000-2007)
* Subaru XV (2012-present)

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* Suzuki Jimny (1998-present)
* Suzuki Swift (2004-2010)

* Tesla Model S (2012-present)

* Toyota 86 (2012-present)
* Toyota 2000GT (1967-1970)
* Toyota AE86 (1983-1987)
* Toyota Camry (1996-2001)
* Toyota Celica (1970-1977)
* Toyota Corolla (1974-1981)
* Toyota Hilux (1988-1998)
* Toyota Land Cruiser (1960-1984)
* Toyota MR2 (1984-1989)
* Toyota Prius (2009-present)
* Toyota Starlet (1978-1984)
* Toyota Supra (1986-1992)

* Volkswagen Beetle (1938-2003)
* Volkswagen Golf GTI (2002-2006)
* Volkswagen Scirocco (1974-1982)
* Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus (1950-1975)

* Volvo C30 (2006-2013)
* Volvo P1800 (1961-1973)

 

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