Even though car keys have gotten more technical and expensive to duplicate, they have gotten much cooler. Here are the top 5 coolest car keys, including: Subaru STI, Pagani, Aston Martin, Bugatti Veyron Topspeed Key and Nissan 300ZX.

Subaru STI
When it came out, there was some press about how it was a rally kill switch design, and threw around WRC references and such. It’s also semi rare, since in 05 they put inhibitors in all of the cars, and they had to switch the key design to something more traditional. Even though my 06 has the inhibitor, I still have this key. The beauty in the key is its design and functionality. When you turn the key, the way it feels in your hand, it feels like a big switch. It’s hard to describe, but it’s a very engaging way of engaging the starter, a simpler mechanism that when used, feels completely engineered to do one thing, start the car. In a day when keys are rarely even needed, and the turn of the key is replaced by a less engaging button press, I appreciate it more. Source: Jalopnik

When you talk about cars and Italy, there’s only one region where most of them are located. That’s Modena. Modena is the home of Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini and Maserati.
Pagani was founded in 1998 by Argentinian Horacio Pagani who formerly managed Lamborghini‘s composites. Pagani builds extremely fast cars. In 2010 a Zonda R was able to complete the Nurburgring in just 6:47. Everything that’s less than 7 seconds at Nurburgring is seriously fast!
The key is a miniature model of the vehicle and is made of the same aluminum as used in the wheels on the Huayra. It spits into two halves, one of which is used in the ignition while the other has a USB stick. Source: InaAutoNews

Aston Martin
Aston Martin doesn’t call its car key a key; the British automaker refers to it as an “Emotional Control Unit.” Made out of Sapphire Crystal, it’ll cost you a cool $2,000 if you accidentally misplace it. It’s probably fitting for the brand that has ties to James Bond that its keys are just as fancy as all the other gadgets at 007’s disposal. Source:  Autoguide

Bugatti Veyron Topspeed Key
This key isn’t on our list because of how it looks – but because of what it does. Inserting it into a slot behind the driver’s seat lowers the chassis, alters the angle of the rear spoiler and closes the diffuser flaps. Without the key, a Veyron Super Sport will do 220mph. With it, anywhere up to 268mph is possible. Source: Carwow

Nissan 300ZX
Apple’s massively influential head of design Jonathan Ive once said “Simplicity is not simple. Simplicity is not the absence of clutter, that’s a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product.” The Nissan 300ZX car key accomplishes this goal. It is different from, yet the same as every other car key you have ever used. Through its brushed chrome accents and slight bevel, it tells the user where to put his or her thumb, and entices them to start the engine and go. Just a beautiful key. Blog.key.me

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