Why have sports cars get more and more affordable? For one thing, they are being made en masse as more and more nations have a burgeoning middle class. India, Brazil, Mexico, and many Eastern bloc nations in Europe are beginning to have lavish tastes and a need for all things fast and fancy. Cars are the hottest commodity that are yearned for by those who have never perhaps, had a car of their own. Moreover, the types of cars that are most sought after are sports cars. They have become more affordable because of the increase in demand and supply, but also because they use better manufacturing techniques and materials. These are the top picks for this year.
You’ve probably heard Jeremy Clarkson say Jaaaaag, a lot. It’s the quintessential British car and the new F-type R is no exception. But what is so different about this version compared to last year’s? This year, it has a lower hood. This means that it has a lower profile and better aerodynamics. It’s 200mph top speed is more achievable thanks to this design. But you won’t get to reach that speed on the roads anyway. What has also changed is the power delivery system. Now, it’s 550bhp and 550lb-ft of torque, can be applied smoother and more broadly through the band range. The interior is premium British leather and the central console has become even larger. The Jaaag is exciting, handsome and keeps you in love with a petrol engine that growls, pops and bangs! It’s price is about £80,000.
The Audi R6 has always been a staple in the Audi world, for its size, variability, power and sleek shape. This is why there are plenty of new R6 cars for sale that come with all the trimmings. The price is very reasonable compared to its rivals, which has remained one of its unique selling points. The R6 comes with true off-road capability, with active suspension damping, air-suspension option, traction control in multiple settings and even rear-wheel steering. It’s an avant garde if you will, because it’s the top-selling estate car even to this day. It’s driver aids are second to none, with lane-discipline software, cruise control, and even iris cameras that sense when you are drowsy. The top model is about £90,000-100,000.
With a monstrous 6.2-liter V8, the vette is becoming a staple in the sportscar world. It’s fast, nimble, has a racing history and racing pedigree, and yes, it’s America. It’s rare because America is not known for it’s mid-engined sports cars. However, with a 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, it’s clearly a beast. It’s looks match the performance. The only trouble is, it does love to drink itself silly. The mpg is not as good as the European or British models, even when it’s in it’s green mode. With 495bhp and 470lb-ft of torque, the vette does have impressive numbers. The cheapest of the three, it’s £55,000.
Sports Cars are getting more affordable but they are also becoming more exciting to drive. Supercars might be for the rich and famous, but sportscars are for the working man. Which do you like the most?