Sports cars bring an exhilarating driving experience. Their captivating speeds and agile handling take driving to another level. Conceived as high-performance vehicles with European elegance but American firepower in mind, these sleek vehicles deliver on both fronts.
Many manufacturers produce roadgoing sports cars that out-steer, out-brake, out-accelerate and otherwise outperform regular family sedans of similar weight class.
Corvette has set the bar high since it debuted at 1953 GM Motorama. From its flashy looks and flowing fenders revealing potential power within, to cross-flag badging to prove this sports car’s authenticity and not be considered grandma’s ride, its design defines what an American sports car should be.
The C8-generation model takes things one step further, offering mid-engine supercar performance at an accessible end of the sports-car spectrum while still offering everyday comfort and surprising cargo space. Its agile handling and massive amounts of power make it a pleasure to navigate twisty back roads or practice track techniques.
Chevrolet now offers Riptide Blue and Sea Wolf Gray paint colors as well as the pale-green Artemis interior scheme for 2024 models, along with new wheels featuring racing stripes or carbon flash trim.
Since its debut in 2014, the Huracan has become a cornerstone of Lamborghini’s lineup. Distinguished by an audacious style and extrovert appearance that turn heads on both roads and racetracks alike.
The innovative design is a natural continuation of iconic Huracan lines, featuring sophisticated solutions that elevate performance and driving emotion to unparalleled levels. Its naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine revs to an astonishing 8,000rpm for an unforgettable sound, stimulating adrenaline-filled emotions with every rev.
An 8.4-inch HMI capacitive touchscreen allows drivers to manage various functions inside their vehicle, such as climate and stereo settings. Furthermore, through the Lamborghini Unica app owners can remotely monitor their vehicle as well as keep an eye on driving data.
As a sports car, the Roadster delivers on its promise of serious torque and instantaneous performance. While drivers of other cars must balance revs and clutches to achieve optimal performance, with the Roadster it just requires flooring it!
The aluminum-chassis two-seat targa weighs roughly the same as a Lotus Elise but feels much nimbler. Equipped with 248 horsepower in its single electric motor and 6831 lithium-ion batteries resembling slightly overweight AA penlight batteries, this vehicle is built to take on any challenge on any racetrack imaginable.
Tesla’s original Roadster was an expensive luxury model, but its production helped establish Tesla’s experience, credibility and revenue – key elements to their eventual launch of more cost-conscious Model S years later. When its production ended it was auctioned off for a substantial sum; an updated Roadster is anticipated to begin production again in 2023.
Although its previous generation Z4 had long been discontinued, BMW is bringing back this beloved two-seat roadster with rear-wheel drive and offering both the sDrive 30i with 254 horsepower and the M40i with 382 hp models. Co-developed by Toyota for their Supra lineage, this revived model includes soft top technology, advanced safety features and improved fuel economy – rejuvenating a beloved model and revitalizing an iconic nameplate.
The Z4 is an authentic driver’s car designed to excite its driver behind the wheel. It boasts a spacious yet practical cabin and surprising affordability by sports car standards; falling just short of Porsche Boxster performance but more livable and less costly than many rival coupes (such as its Toyota Supra cousin). While its unique styling may put some off, try one out before production ceases in 2024!
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG stands as one of the most iconic supercars ever created. Inspired by the famed 300 SL “Gullwing” coupe from the 1950s, it even outshines its predecessor in beauty and performance.
Once inside, it’s evident that everything was designed to maximize power and performance. A massive six-foot long hood gives the SLS AMG an exotic car feel.
This two-seater has the appearance of a racecar with its sleek aerodynamic design reminiscent of Formula 1 cars. While fast, it still remains civilized when driving with family or friends. Drivers will appreciate its extremely responsive AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch seven-speed transaxle.