Weird world of fast cars
Youíll completely miss the green light sitting behind one of these
It looks spookily like a Porsche 911 from some angles, but thatís not necessarily a criticism, as while the AMG GT houses its engine in the front, it shares the Porkerís voluptuous rear hips, while beautifully integrating the gaping exhaust tips.
Even if it looked like a chewed Mintie, the R8ís rear-end would be worthy of inclusion purely for the noise it emits. The soft curves of its predecessor are replaced by harder, squarer lines and the Plusís fi xed carbon rear wing is a thing of beauty.
This is no mere Commodore rear end. The new trapezoidal exhausts and rear vents mark it out as a GTSR, while the sexy carbonfi bre wing and guard-fi lling 295mmwide Pirelli Trofeo R tyres tell those in the know that youíre steering the mighty W1.
Itís sadly no longer sold in Australia, but weíll make an exception for the CLS63 Shooting Brake as its perfect combination of sexiness and practicality makes it defi nite marriage material.
Whereas the M4ís bulbous panels cover its wider rear track with curves, the M3ís four-door bodyshell liposuctions the hind quarters and pumps the rear guards to give it real Ė whatís the word? Ė stance, with a beeís whatsit between body and tyre.
Designer Ian Callum has a certain way with a set of crayons. With the likes of the Escort RS Cosworth, Nissan R390 and Aston DB7 on his resume, picking a highlight is hard, but the F-Type Rís pert rear has to be right up there.
From tip to tail the Alfa Giulia interjects some supercar sex factor into the fast sedan segment. That gaping rear diff user isnít just window dressing when the Ferrari-derived 375kW twin-turbo V6 can push it through the air at 307km/h.
Porscheís 911 has always been known for its booty (it houses an engine after all) but the GT3 RSís is fuller than most, using the wider Turbo bodyshell in an attempt to house the enormous 21 by 12.5-inch wheels, the same size as the 918 Spyder.
The wind is clearly something of an aesthete as the 488 GTBís divine derriere is largely shaped by aerodynamics.
Nonetheless, designer Flavio Manzoni has artfully melded form and function to avoid the need for extrovert wings.