This next year is going to be a great one for sports car lovers. All of the big names have modern offerings, and they’re stylish, seek and easy on the eye.
The smooth lines of the Chevrolet Corvette are as iconic as ever. With the low front and the long, aerodynamic body, this is one of the most recognizable silhouettes ever. The Jaguar F-Type takes a different approach, with a long, seductive hood and a steeply raked windshield.
Meanwhile, the Audi TT RS offers a boxier look. This sports coupe is practical, but has sporty performance.
If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, the Lotus Evora 400 has the iconic Lotus appearance updated for the modern day, with a boned aluminum chassis and a supple suspension. It is a brilliant vehicle and feels great to drive.
The Mercedes AMG SLC43 takes a step away from the hot rod style and offers a classically Mercedes look at an affordable price, while the standard SLC-class is the clear replacement for the SLK.
Nissan has taken a step away from the daily driver role with the Nissan Z. This year, they’ve focused on features and price, but the look remains the same. If you’re being generous, you could call it iconic, but many critics are calling it dated.
In the higher end, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is easy to appreciate – it’s a souped up version of an already amazing vehicle, and it has the same Corvette proportions, but with a more futuristic, angular look. Meanwhile, the McLaren 570S is built for performance, and has a sunken, teardrop look that is instantly recognizable and will clearly turn heads.
The Mercedes-AMG GT does away with the gull-wings, and opts for a long bonnet and a low front. It’s a classic design that cold well tempt away Porsche loyalists.
In the Supercar camp, the Acura NSX is sure to delight. This technical dream is a heavily ‘designed’ low, long body with lots of detail and eye-catching lights at the front. Some feel the design is overly busy (especially compared to, say, the Porsche 911), but if you like every inch of your car to have meaning, then this is a great choice.
The Dodge Viper has a clear all-American look to it, but a nice exotic feel. It’s a big, long and curvy vehicle that makes it clear who truly owns the roads. If the Viper is still a little too sleek for you, there’s always the Maserati GranTurismo – an Italian car that screams Italian passion. The six figure price tag might make you think twice, but yo’re getting six figres of performance, and that bold Italian style too.
The Nissan GT-R is as far away from the Nissan Z as you could possibly get – both in price and in appearance. It’s a big, beefy and high-tech car. There’s nothing understated about the design either.
Back in the more budget range, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is a beauty to drive and it’s a beauty to look at too. The soft top has a sleek look to it that belies its low price and rounds that off with good mileage and good performance too, making it an unbeatable buy.
Another great upcoming release is the new Aston Martin Vanquish. It’s a Super Sports Car – not a Super Grand Touring – but the name doesn’t matter really. Once you see it, you’ll fall in love with the curves, the details and the profile, and lust after it in spite of the rather impressive price tag.