10 of the Best Halo Cars Ever Built

The term “halo car” is used to describe a car that is the face of the brand. The car might not sell in high volumes but it basically shows off what a brand can do if they wanted to. Kind of like a, “I could do this all-day, everyday if I wanted to” situation. Traditionally, the label “halo car” is applied to high performance cars, like the Ford GT (as one extreme) and the BR-Z (as another extreme). 

Another point to designing a “halo car” is to attract a new audience. Usually, these buyers are younger, and have drooled over cars like the GT and the BR-Z. What’s the odds that the guy at 26, who buys a BR-Z, won’t buy an Outback when the need is there? Or how about the guy who drools over a Corvette, won’t stumble into a Chevy dealer and buy a Camaro or Malibu? 

So here’s a list of a few of the best halo cars in recent memory. Before I begin, check out The Car Files Store, for apparel from The Car Files!

Ford GT


Lexus LFA


Aston Martin Valkyrie


Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1


Acura NSX


Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione


Toyota 86/Subaru BR-Z/Scion FR-S


Nissan GTR


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8


Dodge Viper


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