The Chevrolet Corvette has long been a sign of affordable, world class, high performance sports car with an iconic American presence that displays unbelievable fuel frugality both in the city and on the open roads. Although American too, however, the Ford Mustang is more of a muscle car with a retro design ideology, a strong engine and articulated headlights with the pony grille look that has stirred generations. Much similar to the Mustang, the Dodge Challenger is a classic muscle car that has been resurrected after three and a half decades to the amusement of car fans and enthusiasts alike.
The BMW M3 constitutes different strata of sports cars that are better known for precision engineering, smooth ride quality, dexterous handling and affordable prices that are bolstered by reliability and a light weight construction. Its distance German relative, the Porsche 911 has been over time a legendary rear engine sports car that has held its ground firm in the face of various competitors over 4 decades due to unmatched workmanship and performance.
On the other side of the ring, the Mitsubishi Eclipse is seen as a sporty coupe and convertible that received updated styling which tied it closer to the look of its high-performance sibling, the Lancer Evolution but its own performance ensures that it is not “eclipsed”. The high price, high end Lamborghini Gallardo has become the top selling model from Lamborghini which is proof enough of its performance as well as pleasure.
Sports cars such as the Nissan 350Z make one believe that you don’t really need very deep pockets to own and run an optimised sports car that has been born, bred and tested in Japan. Mazda MX-5 Miata has created its unique market niche with quick steering, go-kart like handling and a sporty styling that comes packed with reliability and decent fuel consumption. Similarly, the Nissan GT-R has created its own lineage of enthusiasts by developing unique technology and an all wheel drive attitude that throws it from 0 to 60 in a mere 3.5 seconds.