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Toyota 86

The 86 gets its name from the model code for the AE86, the last rear wheel drive version of the Corolla. That car is revered by JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) gearheads and the new Toyota 86 lives up to its storied name. 6 speed standard transmission is standard on all three trim levels with optional automatic and paddle shifters also available. With the rear seats folded down there’s room for a second set of mounted tires, so this car is ready for track days.

All three models offer 205 HP, but as you go up the range, suspension and braking upgrades are available on the GT and TRD Pro models. The 86 is a no frills rear wheel drive sports car the still provides plenty of thrills for its great price.

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Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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Lexus RC

The Lexus RC is V8 powered, rear-wheel driven Japanese pony car. With a long hood and short trunk, the RC is equivalent to the modern Mustang and Camaro but with more refinement, luxury and reliability. The RC’s naturally aspirated V8 pumps out a heart pounding 472 hp which enables a 0-60 time of just over 4 seconds and a top speed just shy of 170 mph.

Electronically controlled variable suspension front and rear keeps the RC pinned to the road while the 6 caliper Brembo brakes stop the RC quickly enough to insure you don’t run any red lights. For those that prefer to eschew traffic laws all together, the RC F track edition is ready for a run at Buttonwillow.

Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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White 2019 Subaru WRX STI on a gravel road with clouds in the background

Subaru WRX STI

Subaru’s legacy of performance rests largely on the shoulders of the rally influenced WRX, but the BRZ puts that capability in a standard coupe form for those who crave a track vibe. The rear wheel driven BRZ generates 205 horsepower from its 4 cylinder boxer engine, offers a manual or automatic six speed transmission and full time AWD.

The upper range Limited try level offers Alacantara leather seats. All active and passive safety features are standard on
both models. Well equipped at around $25,000, the BRZ offers quite a bit of performances, good looks and quality for its price.

Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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Audi RS3

Audi’s 2019 RS3 may very well be the best value on the market for adrenaline junkies. It’s 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 393 hp and has a 0-60 time under 4 seconds. This makes the RS3 quicker than several high performance models from its German rivals at a price that’s tens of thousands less.

The RS3’s full-time Quattro AWD and Magnetic Ride suspension keep the wheels pinned to the road and applying maximum force as varying road conditions require. Inside the RS3 continues it’s race inspired vision with a flat-bottom sport steering wheel, sport seats in Nappa leather and Audi’s virtual cockpit. The RS3’s combination of speed, handling and price make it something of a unicorn: the entry level supercar.

Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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White 2019 Honda Civic Type R on a road with clouds in the background

Honda Civic Type R

Honda’s Civic launched in the US looking like a charming little motorcycle gas tank that sprouted 4 tiny wheels. But much like Mini Cooper, the low slung Civic had a center of gravity that made it a cornering beast. Mid 70’s versions of the Civic are now highly collectible, and later iterations from the 80’s and 90’s are also on the rise in the enthusiast market.

Today’s Civic Type R does more than offer just great handling and an outrageous silhouette. The turbocharged inline 4 cylinder Vtec engine puts out 305 horsepower and gets to 60 in about five seconds. And its handling is frankly incredible for a front wheel drive car. The Type R is loaded with standard features for its base price around $35,000, including navigation, sport seats in front, apple car play, keyless entry and push button start.

For a car with this level of performance the cabin is quieter then expected and the suspension is forgiving on all but the bumpiest roads. Tying this package up is Honda’s well earned reputation for reliability, so feel free to push this R rated Civic as hard as you want.

Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Porsche’s Cayman is the hard top iteration of its entry convertible, the Boxter, now over 20 years in production. The first Cayman models were introduced in 2005 and were an instant success with enthusiasts. For 2019 the 718 Cayman is available as 4 different models, but we’re going to focus on the GTS. The mid-engined power plant in the GTS is a turbocharged boxer 4 with 2.5 liters of displacement. It produces 365 HP and a 0-60 time just over/under 4
seconds depending on the type of transmission that’s optioned.

And while that speed is both impressive and completely expected from a car of this pedigree, the Cayman’s handling is what makes it really special. The Cayman’s mid-engined set up gives the car a balance and intuitive driving experience that rear engine 911’s can’t quite match. It might be the purest driving experience offered across Porsche’s venerable range of vehicles.

 

Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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Blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf R on a road with the moon in the background

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen’s Golf has been a stable of the VW line all the way back since it was still called the Rabbit. In the mid 1980’s VW GTI’s, in the eye catching red and black color ways kicked off the modern hot hatch craze and absolutely littered college campuses everywhere. In the mid 2000’s VW introduced the R32, later shortened to “R” versions of the Golf. With more tenacious suspensions, manual gear boxes and huge brakes, the R Golf are very popular with
enthusiasts.

Today the R Golf has a whopping 288 HP emanating from the it’s 4 cylinder turbo charged engine. It’s get from 0-60 in under 5 seconds and comes with standard all wheel drive. Manual transmission is standard if you like to stir the gears, but the Golf R can be optioned with VW’s DSG automatic/tiptronic transmission. Inside and out the Golf’s styling is a perfect blend of sophistication and performance. The subtlety of the Golf’s exterior styling will
help you keep a low profile as you dart and weave through traffic.

Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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Audi S6

Audi’s midsized sedan the S6 has been available in the US since the late 70’s, but then it was called the Audi 5000, which is the German word for “goodbye”. The first tuned up S6’s appeared in 1990 when Audi left the 5000 behind and renamed the car the A6. Those drivers craving performance, power and comfort have been fans of the S6 ever since.

In 2019 the S6 still delivers oodles of smooth power for highway cruising, courtesy of its TFSI turbo V8 putting
out 450 hp and getting to 60 mph in a very respectable 4.4 seconds. The S6 also easily accommodates 5 adults, making it the most livable sports car on this list. Its 7 speed dual clutch transmission delivers consistent, smooth power to Audi’s standard Quattro AWD.

Inside the S6 is exquisitely appointed like any Audi would be, with the added sexiness of quilted leather 12 way sports seats in front and a heads up display on the windshield. Fast, quiet and beautiful, this German bomber is perfect for that “beat the traffic” run to Santa Barbara or Palm Springs.  Just get on the road by noon.

 

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Here are our picks for the most thrilling sports cars for every budget.

Sometimes, the journey is the destination. If you love to drive, these sports cars are
your new crush. Whether you prefer a track ready coupe, an autobahn equipped super sedan
or a head turning street racer, our list has something for everyone. Strap in and get ready to
stir the gears.

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