Thrilling cars that deliver luxury.
Driving a luxury sports car guarantees the feel-good factor, no matter the journey. Simple pleasures such as the roar of an engine, looking at the sports car sitting in your driveway, or the top-down pleasure of a convertible never fade. Think of a luxury sports car as your turbocharged route to everyday happiness. Who wouldn’t want that?
To help you on your search, we've compiled a refreshed list of the 10 best luxury sports cars for 2021 shoppers, with average prices over $35,000, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from March 1, 2021, through August 31 2021.1
Key Luxury Sports Car Features
For vacations closer to home, a convertible ensures each journey has a spirit of freedom and relaxation. The 2017–2020 Porsche Boxster base trim model has a 300-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which adds to the feeling of the wind in your hair. With its plush interior finishing and a power-operated soft top, you've got the perfect companion for last-minute weekends away.
The 2017–2020 Mercedes SL550 is a power-up, power-down hard-top convertible, running on a turbocharged 449-hp 4.7L V8 engine and loaded up with luxurious tech. On all 2017–2020 models, you'll get ambient cabin lighting, a Harmon Kardon® audio system, and an Airscarf neck-level heater. The SL550 has you all set for a cozy morning drive.
If it's the roar of an engine you're after, consider a luxury sports sedan or coupe. This list features three BMW models that offer stunning performance and c-suite levels of style.
The 2017–2020 BMW M2 two-door coupe is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine that's tuned to deliver 365-405 hp, depending on the year. Available in just one trim, the 2017–2020 model has plenty of standard luxury features, including heated front seats, satellite navigation, and a 12-speaker audio system.
The 2017–2018 four-door BMW M3 sedan also has a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine, this one delivering 425 hp. When fitted with the standard six-speed manual transmission, it can reach zero to sixty in 4.1 seconds, according to the manufacturer.
A luxury sports car not only delivers a stylish exterior, but many also have high-tech cockpits that add convenience and elegance to otherwise standard functionality. The Chevrolet Corvette is a stunning example of a track-ready road car, but the driver tech inside will put a smile on your face, too.
The 2017–2019 base trim Corvette (the Stingray 1LT) includes these features: available Wi-Fi hot-spot, rearview camera, eight-inch central touchscreen, and a seven-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matched downshifts—all as standard.2
Available features for the 2017–2019 Corvette include adaptive suspension dampers and a performance data recorder. Look out for these features if you're after a car with a need for speed.
Choosing a luxury sports car from this top ten shows that performance and style go hand-in-hand. There's no limitation to how great a performance car can make you feel.
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