- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
The Aston Martin Vantage is a high-end super sports car that can be had with a V8 or V12 engine, both turbocharged. But the choices don’t stop there. It can also be had as either a coupe or a convertible. Which version is the better looking option is a tough call.
The BMW Z4 roadster is one of the few small luxury convertible sports cars still on the market. Available with a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder engine, both come turbocharged and are plenty powerful to propel the car. The Z4 comes only with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Aventador has been sitting atop the Lamborghini hierarchy for quite some time now. Seemingly faster and faster every year, the car now features a 6.5-liter V12 engine that makes 759-769 hp. Power continues to be fed to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
The Lamborghini Huracan is the brand’s entry level supercar. We use the term entry loosely here as the car costs nearly a quarter million dollars and features a 630 hp V10 engine. Depending on model, the Huracan can be equipped with rear- or all-wheel drive. Both utilize a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
Lexus’ performance halo sports coupe is the RC F. It bucks the turbocharged trend dominating the marketplace these days and sticks to a sweet sounding naturally aspirated V8 engine. Although it may give up a bit of power to its rivals, few match the visceral thrill of running the 5.0-liter unit to red line.
The Lotus Emira is the last hurrah for the mid-engine line of cars that has included the likes of the Elise, Evora, and Exige. To end the line, the small sports car can be had with a choice of engines. There is a turbocharged four-cylinder as well as a supercharged six-cylinder.
The Lotus Evija is part of a new onslaught of products from the British manufacturer. As the halo vehicle in the brand’s portfolio, nothing about the Evija is subtle. Under that striking body work are four electric motors that combine to create almost 2,000 hp. The all-wheel drive hypercar offers mind-bending levels of performance, all while silently going about its business.
The Maserati GranTurismo is a Grand Touring coupe with an Italian flare. Not much on the road sounds anything like the GranTurismo, even if it now uses a six-cylinder engine instead of a V8. For those that want something different, there’s the Folgore. It utilizes three electric motors that produce around 750 total horsepower.
The Artura ushers in a new era for McLaren, utilizing a down-sized six-cylinder engine and plug-in hybrid technology. Fears that this would dilute the performance and feeling of the brand thankfully did not come to be. The Artura is still every bit of a performer as its V8 siblings.
The McLaren GT is a less frantic mid-engine supercar from the British manufacturer. It’s designed to take on the world’s finest GT cars from the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Mercedes-Benz. Power comes from a turbocharged V8 engine paired to a dual-clutch automatic transmission.