The Best Luxury Sports Cars
20. Audi TT – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: $43,825
The Audi TT is one of the top luxury sports cars sold today. The auto is known for featuring a very driver-orientated interior cabin and hugs the road with the company’s well-known Quattro all-wheel drive system. The stock engine in the TT is a turbo-four cylinder rated at 220 horsepower. For consumers who need additional power, they can upgrade to the TTS model that sees a horsepower rating of 292. The stock transmission on both autos is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic, and the TT is sold in both a couple and soft top model. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds, and the TT has a top overall speed of 127 MPH. The overall gas mileage rating of the car is 23 MPG (city) and 30 MPG (highway).
19. Chevrolet Corvette
Starting price: $56,395
The Chevrolet Corvette has been one of the top luxury sports cars on the market for years now. The starting price of the iconic American car is in the mid-50K’s, and the car features an extremely comfortable ride, above average acceleration, and excellent handling. The stock engine in the car is a 6.2 liter V-8 rated at 460 lb-ft of torque and 455 horsepower. Consumers can choose to add an optional sport exhaust to boost the power output to 465 lb-ft of torque and 460 horsepower when buying the Corvette new. The car is sold standard with a seven-speed manual transmission, and consumers can also choose to upgrade to an eight-speed automatic. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds, and the vehicle has a top overall speed of 181 MPH. The overall gas mileage rating of the Corvette is 16 MPG (city) and 29 MPG (highway).
18. Alfa Romeo 4C – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: $57,495
The Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the top luxury sports cars sold today. The starting price of the auto is just over $57,000 USD, and the Italian car delivers a very nice mid-engined auto in an affordable price range. The car is sold as both a coupe and with a targa top, and the stock engine of the auto is a turbo-four cylinder rated at 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. The auto hugs the road, and the vehicle has a zero to 60 MPH time of just 4.2 seconds. The overall gas mileage rating of the Alfa Romeo 4C is 24 MPG (city) and 34 MPG (highway), and the top overall speed of the car is 160 MPH.
17. Jaguar F-Type
Starting price: $65,995
The Jaguar F-Type automobile is one of the top luxury sports cars sold today. The car has a starting price just over $65,000 USD, and is known for its athletic handling. The car is offered in both a convertible and coupe edition, and the base trim version of the car is powered by a 3.0 liter V-6 rated at 340 horsepower. The S model of the car’s engine is rated at 380 horsepower, and a six-speed manual transmission combined with rear-wheel drive is stock on both drivetrains. The S model allows consumers to upgrade to all-wheel drive, and the automatic transmission is the only one offered for this combination. The F-Type can go from zero to 60 MPH in only 4.9 seconds, and has a top overall speed of 171 MPH.
16. BMW M4
Starting price: $70,145
With two fewer doors and sleeker proportions, the 2020 BMW M4 is a sportier-looking alternative to the M3 sedan. Still, these German siblings have a lot in common, including heady performance numbers. Both feature a brilliant twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that is as refined as it is powerful, and their “M” designation means they’re descendants of BMW’s storied subdivision. Available as a coupe or convertible, the M4 is zestier than the regular 4-series. Despite this shortcoming, the 2020 M4 has the pedigree and stats to attract enthusiasts.
15. Jaguar XK – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: $84,500
The Jaguar XK is one of the top luxury sports cars sold on the market today. The starting price of the vehicle is just over $84,000 USD, and the auto has extremely strong engines and offers a very smooth ride. If one loads the auto up with options when buying new, the price of the car will go up to approximately $138,000. The stock engine in the vehicle is a 5.0 liter V-8 rated at 385 horsepower coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and rear-wheel drive. 2015 was the last model year for the XK model which can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.0 seconds and run the standing quarter-mile in 13.5 seconds at 107 MPH. The top overall speed of the XK is 161 MPH (governor limited), and the gas mileage rating of the auto is 16 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway).
14. Mercedes Benz SL-Class
Starting price: $85,975
The Mercedes Benz SL-Class is one of the best luxury sports cars sold today. The German automobile is one of the most luxurious of the class and is very powerful. The stock SL400 is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine rated at 329 horsepower coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The SL550 has an upgraded drivetrain powered by a 4.7 liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder rated at 449 horsepower. The top speed of the SL-Class is 155 MPH, and the car can go from zero to 60 MPH in only 4.6 seconds. The overall gas mileage rating of the car is 20 MPG (city) and 27 MPG (highway).
13. Porsche 911
Starting price: $85,295
The Porsche 911 has been one of the best luxury sports cars on the market for several decades and counting. With a starting price just over $85,000 USD, the 911 continues to be one of the most engaging and agile handling sports cars on the market. When buying the auto new, consumers can choose between either a twin-turbo or non-turbo flat-six cylinder with a power output ranging between 370 and 430 horsepower depending on the engine variant selected. Rear-wheel drive and a manual, seven-speed transmission come standard on the auto, and consumers can choose to upgrade to a seven-speed automatic and all-wheel drive if desired when buying the auto new. The top overall speed of the 911 is 189 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds. The gas mileage rating of the car is 19 MPG (city) and 26 MPG (highway).
12. Dodge Viper
Starting price: $90,390
The Dodge Viper is one of the top luxury sports cars sold today. The auto has a starting price just over $90,000 USD, and is a very agile handling auto that can go extremely fast. The Viper’s stock engine is an 8.4 liter V-10 rated at 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, and the car can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds. The top overall speed of the car is 202 MPH, and the auto is sold stock with rear-wheel drive. The overall gas mileage rating of the Viper is 12 MPG (city) and 21 MPG (highway).
11. Nissan GT-R
Starting price: $103,365
The Nissan GT-R is a luxury sports car that offers the performance akin to a more exotic (and costly) auto. With a starting price just over $100,000 USD, the car is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 rated at 545 horsepower combined with all-wheel drive. The nickname of the car is ‘Godzilla,’ and the vehicle has a top overall speed of 191 MPH. The GT-R can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds, and the vehicle’s overall gas mileage rating is 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway). The GT-R can run the standing quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds reaching a top speed of 125 MPH, and the auto has a zero to 100 MPH time of 7.0 seconds.
10. Audi R8 – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: $117,150
The Audi R8 is one of the top luxury sports cars on the market. The starting price for the vehicle is just shy of $120,000 USD, and when all options are included with the auto the price rises to $182,500 USD when buying the car new. The car features a very attractive interior cabin, and is an extremely appealing sports car. The stock engine in the R8 is a 5.2 liter V-10 rated at 540 horsepower. The V-10 Plus increases the power output to 610 horsepower, and all-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic transmission come standard on the vehicle. The car has a top overall speed of 168 MPH and can go from zero to 60 MPH in only 4.0 seconds. The overall gas mileage of the R8 is 14 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway).
9. Mercedes AMG S63/S65
Starting price: $125,595
In many ways, the Mercedes-Benz S-class represents the best of the best if you’re in the market for a large luxury car; the Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 are this model’s high-performance variants. They pack more horsepower than other S-class models and come with upgrades such as beefier brakes and an adaptive sport suspension. The 2020 S63 is available as a sedan, convertible, and coupe, but the S65 is offered solely as a sedan. With their palatial cabins and endless selection of tech and convenience amenities, the S63 and S65 deliver breathtaking luxury. They also provide performance that blends silky refinement with thrilling athleticism. These cars cost more than rival models, but they’re well worth the price of admission.
8. Porsche Panamera Turbo
Starting price: $154,350
At the top of the Porsche Panamera food chain are the Turbo models, and few four-doors are as quick or as refined. Four models are offered, all featuring all-wheel drive and twin-turbo V-8 power, while the extra-powerful hybrid models pack an incredible 677 horsepower. Porsche’s Panamera Turbo models don’t quite offer the dynamics of the brand’s legendary 911 sports car, but they are more agile, responsive, and rewarding to drive than rival offerings from BMW, Mercedes-AMG, and Audi. Spacious, luxurious, and refined, these large hatchback sedans are as pleasing on your daily commute as they are thrilling on a twisty mountain road or blasting through three states over a long weekend.
7. McLaren 570S – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: $184,900
The McLaren 570S is one of the absolute best luxury sports cars sold on the market. The auto features a lightweight carbon fiber chassis, an extremely elegantly designed interior, and a teardrop shaped cockpit. The stock engine in the car is a 3.8 liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder rated at 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The 570S has a starting price just over $184,000 USD, and the vehicle can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds with a top overall speed of 204 MPH. The car seats two passengers, and has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode. The overall fuel efficiency rating of the auto is 16 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway).
6. Lamborghini Huracán
Starting price: $264,969
Got a need for speed and about a quarter-million dollars to burn? Well, Lamborghini has you covered with the attention-grabbing, hard-charging Huracán. While it’s smaller and more affordable than the aging Aventador and trendy Urus, the littlest Lambo still costs six figures. However, that buys a glorious V-10 that pairs with rear- or all-wheel drive to deliver delirious acceleration times. Likewise, the sounds its engine makes are enough to drown out a rock concert. Surprisingly, the mid-engined Italian is easy to drive in traffic and doesn’t punish passengers.
5. Ferrari F8 Tributo – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: $279,450
Lithe and voluptuous, the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is the supercar to choose if you like your automotive performance packaged in an undeniably glamorous wrapper—and who doesn’t? With its chiseled panels and windblown profile, the F8 Tributo looks more beautiful than brash, which sets it apart from other cars in Ferrari’s stable. This coupe is new to the Ferrari lineup for the 2020 model year, stepping in to replace the outgoing 488GTB. Memorably quick off the line, the F8 Tributo is motivated by the same burly 710-hp V-8 that lives under the hood of the 488 Pista. This alluring coupe costs more than an Ivy League education, but its price is justified by its winning style and breathtaking performance.
4. Aston Martin Vanquish
Starting price: $264,969
The 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish is one of the loveliest things on four wheels and the British brand’s grandest grand tourer. Its powerful appearance is available in coupe or convertible—which Aston calls Volante—and every Vanquish features a ferocious and sonorous V-12 engine. Aston has revealed a mid-engined concept called the Vanquish Vision that sets the stage for the next-generation Vanquish.
3. Rolls-Royce Dawn – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: approximately $320,000
The Rolls-Royce Dawn is scheduled for release in 2016 and is expected to be one of the top luxury sports cars on the market shortly thereafter. With a starting price expected to be around $320,000, the vehicle is powered by a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V-12 rated at 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. The Dawn can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.8 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 155 MPH (by governor). Rolls-Royce has made the design shift in the sports car to ensure that it is a true four-seat vehicle vice the ‘2+2’ arrangement, and the gas mileage rating for the auto has not yet been published.
2. Ford GT
Starting price: approximately $400,000
The Ford GT is expected to hit the market in 2016, and upon release the vehicle will be one of the best luxury sports cars sold. The auto features a mid-engine mounted twin-turbo V-6 rated at 600 horsepower, and the vehicle can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds. The expected cost of the car is estimated to be just over $400,000 USD, and the auto features full carbon-fiber construction and body panels to include active aerodynamics. The car comes stock with rear-wheel drive and has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Ford is expected to limit production of the vehicle in the first year to less than 1,000 automobiles.
1. Ferrari SF90 Stradale – Best Luxury Sports Cars
Starting price: approximately $625,000
Electrified transportation is the way of the future. Ferrari gets on board by rolling out the SF90 Stradale, a plug-in hybrid with sleek styling, blistering performance, and a gas/electric powertrain. The brand’s new hypercar comes standard with all-wheel drive and is capable of traveling for up to 16 miles using only electric power. The SF90 Stradale is motivated by three electric motors and a potent V-8, and they combine to produce a staggering 986 horsepower. Serious power means seriously quick acceleration; Ferrari claims this coupe sprints from zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The SF90 Stradale is priced at more than $600,000. If you have the resources, this car has what it takes to truly excite.