Controversial media personality and automotive journalist Jeremy Clarkson may not be on Top Gear anymore, but he’s still giving us the goods on some of the world’s most impressive cars. In a recent column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson gets back down to basics and gives us his list of the top 10 cars of 2016 that warrant your undivided attention.
While lists that tend to rank items like the best cars tend to engender a whole lot of debate and disagreement, it’s hard to argue with Clarkson’s list here. Especially in an era where car advancements tend to hit the market at a furious clip, it takes much more these days for a car to warrant and deserve the spotlight. As Clarkson tells it: “A car must have something to elevate it from the norm. It may be speed, or cleverness, or the fizz, or styling to die for. But there must be something. Something that makes you excited every time you climb inside. Because if it doesn’t, then it’s just a tool. And if it’s just a tool, you may as well use the bus.”