Sports cars usually bridge two worlds by providing outstanding performances without having to ask you to pay for a comfort penalty so as to get it. It nowadays seems like with every passing year, the list of the top sports cars has been getting that much longer. As a result, automakers are seeking out the prestige and healthy profit margins that usually come with this category of cars. It is a win-win for both the customers and manufacturers with the former benefiting from the high levels of advanced features and investment in the go-fast technologies.
Most automakers have been primed for combustion of the economic optimism or low gas prices so as to roll out the onslaught of track-ready performing cars and everyday sports cars for the2016 model. From the ludicrous models to the legendary models, from the Mazda Miata to the Limbo Aventado, there are many sports cars that have been released into the market recently. Here are the top 10 sports cars for 2016.
10. 2016 BMW M4
The BMW M4 is a 2-door sibling to the BMW’s best-selling M3 high-performance sedan. The model takes the similar luxury-oriented performances package and then shrinks it down to either convertible or coupe form. 3.0-liters turbocharged, 425 horsepower, straight-6 engine sits under the hood of this BMW M4. The engine will be mated to your own choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed automatic transmission. The car is able to produce 406 lb. ft. of torque
9. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
The latest Cadillac ATS-V car is a direct rival to the BMW M4 car. With the main difference being that the vehicle is redesigned and all-new for the present model year. The Cadillac ATS-V is lighter and also more powerful as compared to its German rival. In addition, the Cadillac ATS-V car relies on the 3.6-liters twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that is capable of producing 464 horsepower and a higher 445 lb. ft. of torque. The rear-wheel drive is also standard with the Cadillac ATS-V as well as the 6-speed manual gearbox. However, you can still specify for an 8-speed automatic transmission
8. 2016 Audi R8 V10
The Audi R8 is a revamped and redesigned model for the 2016 model year. The Audi R8 V10 shows off weight reductions despite being a little wider as compared to the model that it replaces. There are 2 versions of the 2016 Audi R8 that are available. Every version will come with a 5.2-liters V-10 engine. The first engine option makes 400 lb. ft. of torque and 540 hp while the second (R V10 Plus) generates 413 lb. ft. of torque and 386 horsepower. A 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission is also available with this new R8. Combined with the Audi R8’s Quattro AWD system, it normally allows the car to move from 0 to 60 miles in 3.2 seconds.
7. 2016 Porsche Boxster
Rounding out the Teutonic trio of the roadsters is the latest model of Porsche Boxster. The Porsche Boxster is capable of delivering a more balanced chassis as compared to the rear-engine Porsche 911. In addition, it is also more affordable. In spite of its relatively cheap starting price (compared to the other models on this list of the best sports cars), Porsche Boxster is no laggard. Its base model is powered by a 2.7-liters 6-cylinder that produces 265 horsepower. The car can accelerate from 0-60 miles in 5.5 seconds.
6. 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S
The new Mercedes-AMG GT S is intended to battle with Porsche 911 and the 2016 Audi R8 on the world of luxury sports cars. Although it may lack the gull wing doors seen on the previous Mercedes-Benz high-performance coupe that does not mean it is a slouch while on the track. The Mercedes-AMG produces 497 lb. ft. of torque and 503 horsepower from its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liters V-8 engine. It also features a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.
5. 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S
The face-lifted Porsche 911 continues to be one of the most frightening members of the 911’s family – at least when you have got the pedal mashed onto the floor. The all-wheel, rear-engine drive Porsche 911 combines the twin-turbo, flat 6-cylinder engine to generate 560 horsepower and more than 516 lb. ft. of torque. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
4. 2016 BMW Z4
The brand-new BMW Z4 car offers three different models that have been designed to tickle your ports car fancy. The entry-level editions of BMW Z4 usually come with the 2.0-liters turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The engine is capable of generating 260 lb. ft. of torque and 240 horsepower. The second option is a 3.0-liters turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. The engine provides 300 horsepower and 300 lb. ft. of torque. The top-end sDrive35is editions of the BMW Z4 will increase the output of this 3.0-liters unit to 332 lb. ft. of torque and 335 horsepower. This allows the car to reach 60-mph in five seconds.
3. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is yet another German roadster that makes it to this list despite being a model that leans more towards luxury as opposed to the sport side. The base 4-cylinder engine is quick enough to be considered as a high performing sports car. The SLK350 model can produce up to 273 lb. ft. of torque and 302 horsepower. On the other hand, the SLK55 AMG features a 5.5-liters V-8 engine that produces a whopping 398 lb. ft. of torque.
2. 2016 Jaguar F-Type
The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE car offers both convertible and coupe models. Each model stands apart from the rest as the two of the beautifully-styled sports cars in the market. The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is powered by a 3.0-liters supercharged V-6 engine that is good for generating 380 horsepower. However, you can still upgrade to the Jaguar F-Type R that introduces a 550 hp, 5.0-liters supercharged V-8 engine. The engine is able to generate 502 lb. ft. of torque. Furthermore, the motor enables the car to move from 0 to 60 miles in less than 3.9 seconds.
1. 2016 Dodge Viper GTS
The brand-new Dodge Viper GTS has managed to step into the sports car world after the previous generations of the sports car turned their backs on comfort in pursuit of all-out performances. The new Dodge Viper GTS’ has an all-leather interior, adjustable suspension settings and digital gauge cluster that makes it more livable as compared to the past editions of this sports car. In addition, the car will be powered by an 8.4-liters V-10 engine. The car is tuned to generate 600 lb. ft. of torque and 645 horsepower with a 6-speed manual transmissions.