2014 Sports Cars Buyers Guide

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Performance, styling and price are the only points worth discussing when it comes to sports cars and very often it’s hard to find a vehicle that satisfies all three of those concerns. The sports car world is seeing a ton of new sheet metal in addition to new technology which will urge drivers to experience the limits of a high-performance machine.

What's New?

The iconic Ford Mustang has been restlyed for 2015. Once again featuring a turbocharged four-cylinder, this 2.3 liter unit will be good for in excess of 300 hp. The 3.7 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 remain, the later pumped up to deliver a bit more power.

The Jaguar F-Type is the successor to the gorgeous and iconic E-Type and looks the part with an eye-catching design. However, the F-Type isn’t just a good looking car - it’s fast too. Packing a supercharged V6, the F-Type is quick one and those looking for more power will find it with the available supercharged V8 engine option. It looks good, feels good and sounds even better.

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Called the M4, BMW’s iconic M3 Coupe is given a new name, but the same sporting pedigree. Available once again with an straight-six cylinder engine, a turbocharger helps boost power up to 420 hp.

Higher up the food chain are the new models of the Porsche 911, like the Turbo and Turbo S. Both cars come with more power than the normal 911, and sport all-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering. The lack of a manual transmission may be disappointing but that’s the price of a 0-60 sprint of 3.2 seconds for the Turbo and 2.9 seconds for the Turbo S. There’s also a new GT3, which continues its theme of being a race car for the street, even going so far as to drop the manual transmission in favour of a 7-speed paddle-shifted dual-clutch unit. Rounding out the 911 range, a new Targa joins the ranks latter this year.

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A car that’s easily as fast as the upcoming 911 Turbo is the 2015 Nissan GT-R. This year saw some slight revisions to ‘Godzilla’ while the a limited edition GT-R NISMO packing 600 hp has already set a blistering pace at the famed Nürburgring.

What’S Coming

Arriving soon will be not just a new sports car, but a new brand. Alfa Romeo is set to launch in the US in the near future with its 4C lightweight sports car, tipping the scales at somewhere around 2,500 lbs and using a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine. Alfa is also working on a second sports car that will ride atop the next-generation Mazda MX-5 platform, with both models set to arrive in 2015.

Chevrolet will be unveiling a super Corvette later this year, called the Corvette Z06. It will feature at least 620 hp, track ready tires and insane amounts of downforce. Lexus joins the sports car ranks next year with a new, 450 hp V8 RC-F.

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2015 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
2015 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
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2015 McLaren 650S
2015 McLaren 650S
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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
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2015 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford Mustang
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$23,600 - $46,170 15/25 mpg
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro
2015 Chevrolet Camaro
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$23,705 - $72,305 13/19 mpg
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2015 Scion FR-S
2015 Scion FR-S
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$24,900 - $31,090 22/30 mpg
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2015 Subaru BRZ
2015 Subaru BRZ
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$25,695 - $29,490 22/30 mpg
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2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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$26,750 - $34,600 16/24 mpg
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2015 Dodge Challenger
2015 Dodge Challenger
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$26,995 - $58,295 13/21 mpg
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2015 Audi TT
2015 Audi TT
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$40,350 - $43,350 22/31 mpg
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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$43,950 - $70,900 19/28 mpg
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2015 Lexus IS 350C
2015 Lexus IS 350C
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$47,240 19/27 mpg
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2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible
2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible
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$48,550 - $62,100 16/24 mpg
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2015 Audi TTS
2015 Audi TTS
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$48,700 - $51,700 22/31 mpg
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2015 BMW Z4
2015 BMW Z4
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$48,950 - $65,800 17/24 mpg
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2015 Porsche Boxster
2015 Porsche Boxster
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$51,400 - $73,500 N/A
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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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$51,800 - $103,200 15/21 mpg
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2015 Porsche Cayman
2015 Porsche Cayman
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$52,600 - $75,200 N/A
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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
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$53,900 - $68,400 N/A
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette
2015 Chevrolet Corvette
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$54,000 - $64,000 N/A
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2015 BMW M3
2015 BMW M3
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$62,000 N/A
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2015 BMW M4
2015 BMW M4
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$64,200 - $72,500 17/26 mpg
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2015 Jaguar F-TYPE
2015 Jaguar F-TYPE
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$65,000 - $99,000 16/23 mpg
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2015 Audi RS 5
2015 Audi RS 5
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$70,900 - $79,200 16/22 mpg
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2015 BMW 6 Series
2015 BMW 6 Series
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$76,100 - $117,300 16/24 mpg
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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$84,000 - $215,250 14/21 mpg
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2015 Porsche 911
2015 Porsche 911
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$84,300 - $194,600 15/20 mpg
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2015 Jaguar XK
2015 Jaguar XK
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$84,500 - $138,000 15/22 mpg
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2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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$98,200 - $112,700 13/19 mpg
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2015 Nissan GT-R
2015 Nissan GT-R
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$101,770 - $149,990 16/23 mpg
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2015 BMW M6
2015 BMW M6
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$111,900 - $118,200 14/20 mpg
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2015 Audi R8
2015 Audi R8
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$115,900 - $182,500 11/19 mpg
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2015 Maserati GranTurismo
2015 Maserati GranTurismo
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$132,825 - $165,627 13/21 mpg
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2015 BMW i8
2015 BMW i8
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$135,925 94 mpg
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2015 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible
2015 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible
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$145,740 - $182,009 13/20 mpg
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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
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$182,395 N/A
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2015 Bentley Continental GT V8
2015 Bentley Continental GT V8
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$187,900 - $206,300 14/24 mpg
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
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$221,580 - $228,080 13/19 mpg
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2015 Lamborghini Huracan
2015 Lamborghini Huracan
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$237,250 N/A
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
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$845,000 - $929,000 20/24 mpg
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2015 Ford Expedition Review

2015 Ford Expedition Review
You’re never supposed to judge a book by its cover, but whoever came up with that adage obviously never saw a bound version of the U.S. tax code. The 2015 Ford Expedition looks almost exactly like the model it’s replacing but is there more to this story than meets the eye?

2015 Toyota Yaris Review

2015 Toyota Yaris Review
The Toyota Yaris is refreshed for 2015, but it still trails the competition in features and technological advancement. Are those downsides enough to take your business elsewhere or is the Yaris still better than its competition?

2015 Kia Sedona Review

2015 Kia Sedona Review
Minivans are the grilled chicken breast of the automotive world: Wholesome but inherently dull. And that’s why we applaud Kia for attempting to make the all-new 2015 Sedona a more interesting prospect with the addition of a few carefully selected SUV cues. We don’t expect to see Range Rover buyers stampeding for Kia showrooms, but...

2015 Honda CR-V Review

2015 Honda CR-V Review
Honda honed its popular CR-V compact crossover to a razor-sharp edge for 2015, giving it more power, a stronger structure and an extra helping of advanced technology. What’s not to like? The answer just might surprise you.
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2015 Corvette Z06 Gas Mileage Released

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Nissan GT-R Gets Upgrades in Japan

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