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Porsche 911, the most desirable car in the world?

The Porsche 911 has topped a poll of the world's 50 greatest cars - but British vehicles have taken almost a third of the top places.

The Porsche and BMW's powerful M3 pipped the UK's McLaren F1 supercar into third place.

The McLaren is one of four British cars in the top ten with Land Rover's Range Rover in fifth place, the original Mini in sixth, and the Jaguar E-Type in seventh.

Phil McNamara, editor of British CAR magazine which carried out the survey, said: "With 15 cars in the top 50, Britain accounts for 30 per cent of the CAR50 list. Italy is ranked second with ten, while Germany took the bronze medal with seven entrants."

"However, it is Germany's iconic Porsche 911 sports car, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, that has been voted outright winner." -Daily Mail

POLL WINNERS - 50 GREATEST CARS:

1. Porsche 911

2. BMW M3

3. McLaren F1

4. Volkswagen Golf GTI

5. Land Rover Range Rover

6. BMC Mini

7. Jaguar E-type

8. Lamborghini Countach

9. Ferrari 458

10. Nissan GT-R:

11. Honda NSX

12. Lotus Elan

13. Aston Martin DB5

14. Audi Quattro

15. Citroën 2CV

16. Ford Focus

17. Lotus Elise

18. Smart ForTwo

19. BMW 5-series

20. Lamborghini Miura

21. Peugeot 205 GTi

22. Ferrari 250 GTO

23. Chevrolet Corvette

24. Land Rover Defender

25. Mazda MX-5

26. Rolls-Royce Phantom

27. Ferrari F40

28. Saab 99 Turbo

29. Lancia Delta HF Integrale

30. Mercedes-Benz S-class

31. Lancia Stratos

32. Ariel Atom

33. Renault 4

34. Ford Mustang

35. Bugatti Veyron

36. Mitsubishi Evo

37. Subaru Impreza

38. Fiat Panda

39. Jensen FF

40. Lexus LS400

41. Alfa Romeo Alfasud

42. Renault 5

43. Citroën DS

44. Ford Sierra Cosworth

45. Caterham Seven

46. Jaguar XJ

47. NSU Ro80

48. Fiat Multipla

49. Lotus Carlton

50. Lotus Esprit


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