Find desirable and deluxe performance.
If you're looking for that dream combination of high-end luxury and sporting performance in one stunning vehicle, then you'll be pleased to know that in addition to powerful engines and indulgent cabin finishes, there are plenty of vehicles that can tailor to your lifestyle. If you're looking for an upgrade on the everyday, check out the coupes, convertibles, and sports sedans that raise your ride enjoyment to new heights. This updated list of the 9 best luxury sports cars, with average prices over $35,000, is based on CarMax sales data from April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020.1
- Chevrolet Corvette
- BMW M3
- Porsche 911
- Porsche Cayman
- Porsche Boxster
- Mercedes-Benz SL550
- BMW M2
- BMW M5
- Chevrolet SS
If it's glamour you're after, Porsche is the definitive maker of seriously stylish high-performance coupes. With enviable curves and reactive suspension, the convertible Boxster and hardtop Cayman love warm weather and winding roads; they're the perfect treat for your daily drive commitments. The 2017-2019 911 is Porsche's top-of-the-line, rear-engine model with the added distinction of offering two slim-fit rear seats: ideal for weekend bags or a four-legged companion.
The thrill of a sports car—in a practical package—can be found with BMW's four-door luxury sports sedans, the M3 and M5. The 2017–2018 M3 is powered by a 3.0L six-cylinder turbocharged engine and, with just one trim level, has unrivaled levels of understated luxury and high-end tech including a 16-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system. The 2018–2019 M5 is a five-seater sedan with an exhilarating powertrain: the 4.4L turbocharged eight-cylinder engine delivers 600 horsepower (boosted to 617 horsepower for 2019's M5 Competition trim).
Taking the number one spot on our list is the Chevrolet Corvette. The 2017–2019 Corvettes are lavishly comfortable with a wide choice of performance engine options and upgrades that make it supremely accessible for a variety of enthusiasts' budgets. The 2018 base model, the Stingray, is far from basic: it has a wildly impressive 6.2L V8 engine delivering 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. For 2020, the Corvette entered its eighth generation with a change-up from a front to a mid-position engine.
With a wide choice of lush interiors, performance powertrains, and the smoothest of body styles featured on our updated list, you're sure to find a luxury sports car that offers the curbside panache you're looking for.
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1Based on prices on carmax.com prices from April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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