Top 5 Sports Cars 2023
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Sports cars are an excellent option for car enthusiasts searching for an exhilarating new ride. Their combination of power, style and affordability guarantees to excite you.
Though electric sports cars are expected to become the new trend in 2023, there are still a plethora of great internal combustion engine vehicles out there. We’ve rounded up the best for your consideration.
Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin has always been known for creating cars that are both stunningly beautiful and thrilling to drive, and the Vantage lives up to this tradition. Available as either a coupe or convertible, it looks sensational in an exquisite suit of precisely pressed sheet metal that exudes glamour.
The V12 Vantage offers both beauty and driving pleasure with its twin-turbo engine that produces 690 horsepower. Only 333 will ever be built, making it one of the rarest cars available on the market.
The Vantage is neither a sports car nor a luxury grand tourer, yet it occupies that luxury no-man’s land. Its chassis is lightweight and responsive, while the limited slip differential allows it to deliver performance without feeling like it’s saving all its dynamic abilities for track days.
Alfa Romeo S7
The Alfa Romeo S7 is an exquisite sports sedan that perfectly balances performance and luxury. Its 2.9 liter twin-turbo V-6 engine produces 444 horsepower and can accelerate to 60 mph in four seconds, giving the S7 an exciting drive with big car poise.
It also boasts an array of cutting-edge technologies and a luxurious cabin that’s easy to customize. For instance, its 8.8-inch integrated touchscreen infotainment system gives drivers fast access to essential info.
Safety is another essential consideration when buying a vehicle, and the S7 has the potential to be one of the safest available. It has earned IIHS Top Safety Pick+ status and comes equipped with features such as rear cross-traffic alert, pre-sense rear (which can detect when an impact is imminent), adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring with assist.
Last year, Aston Martin underwent a major restructuring and is now ready to unveil some of its new supercars. One of the first on display was Valhalla, an intriguing mid-engined hypercar that garnered considerable interest when it made its debut at Geneva Motor Show last spring.
As previously reported, the Valhalla is equipped with a mid-mounted AMG V-8 engine producing 740 horsepower. That’s coupled with two electric motors powering both front and rear axles for an impressive total output of 937 horsepower (!).
The Valhalla can accelerate you from zero to sixty in just 2.5 seconds and reach top speeds of 217 mph. It also features an array of driver assistance technology like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and automated emergency braking.
Nissan Z Nismo
For drivers seeking a sporty coupe but without the luxury of more expensive models, the Nissan Z Nismo is an excellent option. It comes in both Sport and Performance trim levels with twin turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engines producing 298kW and 475Nm of torque.
For drivers who love speed, there is the option of either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. The former provides lightning-fast shift times and excellent control, making it the ideal choice.
The Nissan Z Nismo boasts some unique features, like Recaro sports seats similar to those found on the 370Z Nismo, unique upholstery, and a leather and Alcantara steering wheel. While it may not be as luxurious as more expensive rivals such as Toyota Supra or Porsche Cayman, drivers will still find plenty of enjoyment behind the wheel regardless.
BMW 8 Series
The BMW 8 Series is an opulent grand touring car designed to take you the distance in luxury. Available in coupe and convertible body styles, the 2023 BMW 8 Series seamlessly combines traditional sports car proportions with luxurious appointments.
Inside the 8 Series, you’ll find plenty of high-tech features. New for 2023, iDrive infotainment system is housed in a 12.3-inch touchscreen display which pairs perfectly with its fully digital instrument cluster.
The interior offers all the expected luxury features, such as 14-way power-adjustable heated front seats and customizable ambient lighting. There’s also a selection of high-end materials like Nappa leather and aluminum dark trace trim.