best sports car

best sports car

Best Sports Car

Sports Cars 2017-2018: The Best and the Rest Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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Best Sports Car

Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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Best Sports Car

Sports cars and value don’t usually go together, but the Toyota 86 is an exception to that rule, and an exceptionally fun one at that. Formerly known as the Scion FR-S, this 2-door coupe brings an injection of excitement to the parent Toyota brand after it wound down its Scion unit. While this compact sports car has a new name, its objective remains: Provide a sports-car experience at a price within reach of ordinary buyers. Developed with Subaru (the 86 is a twin to the BRZ), this Toyota packs a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine that drives the rear wheels. In an age when even cars that call themselves sporty are front-wheel drive, the 86’s rear-wheel-drive configuration alone gives it an edge, but it’s hardly the only trait that appeals to driving enthusiasts. The 2017 Toyota 86’s light weight, low center of gravity and performance suspension make it an excellent corner carver. Then there’s the transmission. While a 6-speed automatic is optional and pleasing enough, the 6-speed manual is the one to get for the most driver engagement. As we found in our full review, the 86 is “a quick, lightweight and genuinely fun sports car that should make any driving enthusiast happy. It has a tossability that’s rare in today’s cars, and although it’s not very fast, the taut suspension lets you carry speed into a corner unlike nearly anything at its price point.” With its 2+2 seating, standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fuel economy of up to 32 mpg and starting price of just over $27,000, the 2017 Toyota 86 proves performance and value can go hand in hand.
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Best Sports Car

Photo Credit: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Page 1 of 12 Manufacturers have always used performance vehicles as a way of casting a glow on their brand. Even Henry Ford himself raced to prove that his cars could perform. Today, sports cars continue to inspire designers and engineers to push the boundaries of performance. A sports car is engineered to be fun to drive fast. Roadsters, coupes, sedans and even crossover vehicles deserve consideration. We know a sports car when we drive one—it’s the one that puts a big grin across our mugs, and begs to be driven more. And although some of the cars on our list are pricey, we believe that each of these sports cars are full of value for the money – relative to the price range you’re currently shopping.
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Best Sports Car

Manufacturers have always used performance vehicles as a way of casting a glow on their brand. Even Henry Ford himself raced to prove that his cars could perform. Today, sports cars continue to inspire designers and engineers to push the boundaries of performance. A sports car is engineered to be fun to drive fast. Roadsters, coupes, sedans and even crossover vehicles deserve consideration. We know a sports car when we drive one—it’s the one that puts a big grin across our mugs, and begs to be driven more. And although some of the cars on our list are pricey, we believe that each of these sports cars are full of value for the money – relative to the price range you’re currently shopping.
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Best Sports Car

More on Luxury Sports Cars To some consumers, luxury sports cars may be the pinnacle of the automotive kingdom. They are powerful, fast, handsome, and in most cases, quite luxurious. They come with either a fixed hardtop, a convertible top, or a one-piece removable roof panel, often referred to as a targa. Whether you dream of cruising the boulevard in a convertible with the top down or driving at high speeds around a racetrack, there is likely a luxury sports car that can fulfill your fantasy. In most cases, a car’s scores are based on its power and speed, the quality of its cabin materials, its ride comfort, its handling abilities, and even the sound of its engine. The best smaller convertibles tend to be sporty cars that feel decently strong, ride comfortably, and are generally fun to drive. On the other end are the muscle cars that tend to earn good reviews for power, acceleration, and handling, offering powertrains ranging from twin-turbocharged V6s to V10s. Back to top
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Best Sports Car

More on Sports Cars Sports cars that don’t cost as much as a house tend to come in two primary categories. Small, lightweight sports cars with four-cylinder engines are designed to deliver excellent handling and agility rather than outright speed and power. Muscle cars, on the other hand, are heavier and have more powerful engines. No matter which type of sports car you’re shopping for, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one that delivers thrills without breaking the bank. Back to top
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Best Sports Car

A sports car is engineered to be fun to drive fast. Roadsters, coupes, sedans and even crossover vehicles deserve consideration. We know a sports car when we drive one—it’s the one that puts a big grin across our mugs, and begs to be driven more. And although some of the cars on our list are pricey, we believe that each of these sports cars are full of value for the money – relative to the price range you’re currently shopping.
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Why Edmunds Recommends the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette: The current Chevrolet Corvette remains a game-changer even in its third year of production. You won’t find another sports car that delivers this much speed, driving thrill and comfort for similar money. And that’s just the base Stingray version — there’s also the truly gonzo Z06 version. All Corvettes also offer respectable fuel economy and the nicest ‘Vette interior yet. High-tech options like adjustable dampers, configurable display screens and data loggers further enhance this car’s appeal. It’s a must-see if you’re shopping for a sports car.
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2 of 10 Chevrolet Corvette Unsurprisingly, a used version of America’s Sports Car makes a great affordable sports car. Prices on C6 Corvettes have come down a good bit, and you can get C4s for very little money, but the sweet spot is probably the C5. They’re old enough to be affordable but are new enough to still look relatively modern. Chevrolet
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Chevrolet Corvette Unsurprisingly, a used version of America’s Sports Car makes a great affordable sports car. Prices on C6 Corvettes have come down a good bit, and you can get C4s for very little money, but the sweet spot is probably the C5. They’re old enough to be affordable but are new enough to still look relatively modern. Chevrolet
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10 of 10 Toyota MR2 Toyota recently got back into the sports car game with the Scion FR-S (now Toyota 86), but an even-more-affordable option is the MR2. Toyota’s mid-engine sports car was fun to drive and still looks great today. Plus, with three generations to pick from, clean examples fit a wide range of budgets.
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Toyota MR2 Toyota recently got back into the sports car game with the Scion FR-S (now Toyota 86), but an even-more-affordable option is the MR2. Toyota’s mid-engine sports car was fun to drive and still looks great today. Plus, with three generations to pick from, clean examples fit a wide range of budgets.
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While this compact sports car has a new name, its objective remains: Provide a sports-car experience at a price within reach of ordinary buyers. Developed with Subaru (the 86 is a twin to the BRZ), this Toyota packs a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine that drives the rear wheels. In an age when even cars that call themselves sporty are front-wheel drive, the 86’s rear-wheel-drive configuration alone gives it an edge, but it’s hardly the only trait that appeals to driving enthusiasts.
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Co-developed by Toyota and Subaru, the FR-S and BRZ are mechanical doubles with minor cosmetic differences. The front-engine/rear-wheel drive two-seater borrows from the Miata formula, with modest power in a beautifully balanced chassis. Handling is this sports car’s strength, and it comes standard with a silky-smooth, 6-speed manual transmission. A raft of go-fast, bolt-on accessories will keep you and your budget engaged. FR-S will survive the demise of Scion to be reborn as the Toyota 86 for 2017, which means there will still be two excellent versions of this sports car available.
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Volkswagen birthed the hot hatch with the 1976 GTI, and there’s a very good GTI in the lineup for 2016. But there’s a great Golf R in the same lineup, a sports car that outdoes the GTI’s front-wheel drive, turbocharged 210-horsepower 4-cylinder engine with a 292-hp turbo, 4MOTION all-wheel drive, and a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. Volkswagen entices drivers to “unleash the monster inside,” and the Golf R responds with rip-snorting performance and fly-paper grip. Premium features assure that this is no econobox. The Golf R is a genuine sports car.

Published on May 22, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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