2015 Sports Car 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 in Sports Cars

sports cars 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet is pumping up its sports car game as well with the Corvette Z06. With a massive supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, this car packs 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, sent through an eight-speed automatic.

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sports cars jaguar f-typeThe 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 a quick one and those looking for more power will find it with the available supercharged V8 engine option. For 2015, Jaguar has expanded the F-Type range to include a coupe. The car will also be offered with all-wheel drive and a manual transmission this year.

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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.

Challenging it is the new Cadillac ATS-V with even more power (464 hp to be precise) and a lower starting price.

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sports cars porsche gt3Higher up the food chain are the new models of the Porsche 911, like the Turbo and Turbo S. Both sports 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 favor of a 7-speed paddle-shifted dual-clutch unit. Rounding out the 911 range, a new Targa joins the ranks later this year.

Porsche has also cranked up the fun for its small sports car, the Cayman, with a new GTS variant. This car takes its curb weight down so that the fun factor can go up.

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sports cars Lamborghini HuracanA 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.

A new Lamborghini is also on the market this year. The new Huracan is the replacement for the company’s best-selling model ever, the Gallardo. It stays true to its roots by offering a naturally aspirated V10 that lays down 602 hp.

Lexus is jumping into the sports car game this year as well with the new RC F. A naturally aspirated V8 helps this car jump from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. A new performance version of the larger GS is also coming, sporting the same 467-hp V8 under the hood.

sports cars Lexus rc-fFinally, Alfa Romeo finally made its return to North America with the 4C sports car. This hardcore Italian puts driving above all else, offering amazing dynamics but less than optimal comfort.

What’s Coming

Porsche is taking its sports cars even further in the near future with the Cayman GT4 and the 911 GT3 RS. Both of these cars will prioritize shedding pounds to increase lap times and rumor has it that the GT3 RS may just offer a manual transmission, unlike the standard GT3.

Find Your Next Car

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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
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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 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford Mustang
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$23,800 - $46,170 15/25 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 BMW 2 Series
2015 BMW 2 Series
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$32,100 - $47,700 20/30 mpg
1 reviews
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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$47,640 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 19/26 mpg
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2015 Porsche Cayman
2015 Porsche Cayman
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$52,600 - $75,200 19/26 mpg
1 reviews
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
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$53,900 - $68,400 24/34 mpg
1 reviews
2015 Chevrolet Corvette
2015 Chevrolet Corvette
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$55,000 - $83,000 15/22 mpg
2 reviews
2015 BMW M3
2015 BMW M3
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$62,000 17/26 mpg
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2015 BMW M4
2015 BMW M4
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$64,200 - $72,500 17/26 mpg
0 reviews
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
1 reviews
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 Dodge Viper
2015 Dodge Viper
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$84,995 - $107,995 12/21 mpg
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2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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$98,200 - $138,195 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
1 reviews
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 - $199,900 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 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 12/18 mpg
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2015 Aston Martin DB9
2015 Aston Martin DB9
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$188,295 - $213,295 13/19 mpg
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2015 Bentley Continental GT V8
2015 Bentley Continental GT V8
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$193,500 - $212,500 14/24 mpg
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2015 Ferrari California
2015 Ferrari California
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$198,973 16/23 mpg
2 reviews
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 14/20 mpg
2 reviews
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
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$239,340 - $291,744 13/17 mpg
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2015 McLaren 650S
2015 McLaren 650S
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$265,500 - $280,225 16/22 mpg
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2015 Ferrari FF
2015 Ferrari FF
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$295,000 11/16 mpg
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2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta
2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta
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$319,995 11/16 mpg
1 reviews
2015 Lamborghini Aventador
2015 Lamborghini Aventador
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$397,500 - $548,800 10/16 mpg
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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 Ferrari LaFerrari
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
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$1,416,362 12/16 mpg
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2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Coupe Review
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