5 Most Popular Luxury Sports Cars

January 27, 2012

While listing the 5 most popular luxury sports cars in the market, two of the most important factors taken into account are: vehicle performance, and the luxury offered by each vehicle.

Most Popular Luxury Cars Include:

Chevrolet Corvette

Over several generations, consumers in the US have considered this to be the best sports car manufactured. The latest Chevrolet Corvette is a two passenger, two door sports car. The best luxury sports car trims offered, include the Z06 and ZR1 trims which are available as fixed roof coupes. The Z06 comes with a 7.0 Liter V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission which packs 505/6300 hp. It has a cruising range of 324 miles. The ZR1 ultra high performance version has a 6.3 Liter V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission with 638/6500 hp and a cruising range of 288 miles.

Porsche 911 Carrera S

This German-made luxury sports car is found to be a favorite among many Porsche loyalists. With an all wheel drive, a 3.6 Liter H6 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, the engine packs 345/6500 hp. Its cruising range is 354.9 miles and it’s equipped with 19-inch sport wheels. These cars feature bucket seats that can be reclined in the front. The seat height is also adjustable.

Jaguar XKR Convertible

This British manufactured luxury sports car has enough power and luxury quotient to be placed on this list. With its 5.0 Liter V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, it makes 510/6000 hp. It has a cruising range of 273.7 miles. This vehicle is a two door, four-passenger luxury sports convertible. With easy entry seat and theater style rear seating, it has front dual power lumbar support.

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430 is a high end two door, two passenger luxury sports car. It’s considered to be one of the fastest cars in the world. It can reach a speed of up to 193 mph. Equipped with a 4.3 Liter V8 engine and a power of 510/8500, this car has a 6-Speed Manual Transmission. The cars are also equipped with 4-wheel anti lock brakes. The front seats are dual reclining bucket seats. The seat height and headrests are also adjustable.

Mercedes Benz SLK

This two door two-passenger luxury sports car is available in 3 trims. Popular in the luxury small roadster segment, this is the first car that used convertible tops made of steel panels to be power-retractable. The SLK300 trim has a 3.0 Liter V6 engine that makes 228 hp, and a 6 speed manual transmission. The trim SLK55 comes with a 5.4 Liter V8 engine and 355 hp. It has a 7-speed automatic transmission.

While this is not exhaustive, it gives you a fairly good idea of the features offered in different luxury sports car models. Luxury sports cars tend to be expensive and you must remember that the insurance premium you have to pay for such cars is likely to be on the higher side.