From Porsche and Lotus to Ferrari and Lamborghini, sports cars have fascinated car lovers for generations. With their stunning good looks and superlative performance, sports cars remain the most desirable vehicles among car enthusiasts.
Here’s a look at some of the best (and best selling) sports cars in the world in 2013:
1. Chevrolet Corvette
No American car has the same iconic status and pop culture appeal as the Chevrolet Corvette. Generations have dreamed of the day they can afford their very own Corvette. Although Corvette sales were down in 2013, it is expected to rise up again as Chevy announces its 2015 Z06 racing variant.
2. Porsche 911
Porsche 911 is probably the best known sports car design on the planet. It doesn’t matter whether you are in Honolulu, Hawaii, or Jakarta, Indonesia, every car lover worth his salt can recognize the strangely alluring bulbous shape of the 911. Porsche sold 6,889 units of its iconic car in the United States in the first 8 months of 2013 alone!
3. Nissan 370Z
The 370Z replaced the Nissan Z series a few years ago. Since then, it has topped the charts among sports car lovers. Powerful, yet affordable, the 370Z remains Nissan’s best selling performance car.
4. Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is easily one of the most recognizable “muscle” cars around. Although not nearly as fast as some other sports cars, it is, nevertheless, quite powerful; high-end models come up with 5.0L Coyote V8 engine producing 435 hp. Best of all, owning a Mustang won’t put a dent in your pocket – new models start from just $23,000!
5. Aston Martin DB9
The car brand James Bond loves, Aston Martin has been a beloved British icon for generations. The 2015 Aston Martin DB9 replaced the DB7 and comes with a powerful 5.9L V12 engine capable of doing 0-100kmph in under 4 seconds!
6. Ferrari FF
Ferarri obviusly needs no introduction. The beloved Italian automaker makes some of the finest sports cars in the world, and the FF is no different. It boasts a 6.3L V12 engine capable of going from 0-100 in 3.5 seconds flat. At nearly $300,000 for a brand new model, however, owning this car won’t be cheap!