Custom sports cars are an expensive purchase. Not only are you looking for a sports car, but you are in the market for something custom fitted to your personal wants and needs. What should you look for when you're in the market for a custom sports car? With the money you're going to spend, you want the options to be just right.
The first thing you're going to notice about any car is its color. This one option alone is enough to make many people pick a car before they even try it out. When ordering your custom sports car, make sure you get the color that you have always wanted.
A sports car is labeled such because of the body style and the power that comes from the engine. When ordering your sports car, spend some time discussing the size of the engine you would want. Think about what you are going to want from your sports car. If it is a light car, like a Mazda or Honda, you're not going to want a large V-8. However, a heavier Camaro or Challenger will be large enough to handle the torque from the larger motor.
Running Gear Options
Most new sports cars are like riding on a cloud. With independent front suspension and adjustable shocks, you are assured of a very comfortable drive. However, you want something that is going to be strong enough to handle the power coming from the engine. Larger rear axles coupled with low gear settings are going to give you a great power to acceleration ratio that will not damage the gears or transmission. Tires are also a large concern. For more power, you want low profile tires coupled with alloy wheels.
There are a myriad of options for a custom sports car's interior. Seats, instrument panels, multimedia systems, sunroofs, power accessories and many more options are available. In the end, it's going to come down to personal tastes. Do you need a lot of leg room while you drive? Are you going to need a back seat area for kids or luggage? Do you want a strong sound system with all the bells and whistles? Is leather your choice of upholstery? The list is almost endless. Before you make the final decision on your custom sports car, spend a considerable amount of time weighing these options.
When you have an idea of what you would like to see in your custom sports car, get another point of view. There are several online car forums, including here at CarsDirect, where you can talk with other sports car enthusiasts. Tell them your ideas and what options are available. They can give you another perspective.
The Most Popular Custom Sports Cars for Mods
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the darling of the drift crowd, due to the LSD (Limited Slip Differential) fitted as standard. Rear drive dynamics are also showcased in this nimble coupe from Korea, and the good looks are further enhanced by enthusiasts. Changing the stock wheels with bigger and lighter alloys further add to the appeal, and various body kits are employed to improve aerodynamic efficiency.
Honda Civic Type R
The venerable Honda Civic Type R, along with Acura Integra models, may not be purely classified as a sports car itself, but the performance and handling is hard to ignore. Durability and everyday usability are traits all Hondas are known to possess, and the abundance of aftermarket parts will help you tune the Type R to behave like a European in the fast lane.
The Infiniti G35 coupe is also a favorite among enthusiasts, and is preferred by those with an inkling towards sport and luxury. Same goes for the popular Lexus IS200/300.
The Japanese have long been revered as the maker of tough rally cars and the Mitsubishi Evolution and Subaru Impreza are the first that come to mind when searching for an AWD sports sedan. These sports cars are already equipped with 300+ horsepower in stock form, and can be further tweaked to produce extra power and torque. The Mitsubishi Eclipse and 3000GT are also good choices, as these cars evoke the same passion that a Lancer Evolution will.