Style, Comfort And Performance - The Essential Ingredients Of The Luxury Sports Car.
Opinions differ regarding what constitutes a luxury sports car. In the minds of some, a luxury sports car is going to cost more than $75.000. For others it's a car with outstanding performance, stylish and luxurious trim, and high levels of refinement.
A luxury sports car is first and foremost a sports car – it must have extraordinary performance - we are not talking about luxury coupes. There are many such coupes on the market but they do not offer high performance levels of luxury sports cars. The luxury sports car should be able to offer the kind of performance that takes it to 60 miles an hour several seconds faster than a regular luxury car. Its ability to handle corners should be exceptional.
In addition to high performance, a luxury sports car will have very high levels of comfort and refinement. It will have a reasonable amount of interior space, and often it will seat at least four passengers.
The trim should be stylish and formed from expensive materials – leather seats, door panels, steering wheel; polished aluminium; deep pile carpet etc. A sophisticated infotainment system with numerous functions and powerful music system should be standard. Basically, a luxury sports car is a car that is going to offer you speed, style, comfort and refinement.
I don't think that every super expensive sports car necessarily fit into the category of a luxury sports car. Some Ferraris and Lamborghinis for example, offer huge levels of performance, beautiful styling, and expensive trim; but they aren't necessarily comfortable! They can be very noisy and very hard suspensions.
Now, most people whatever problem with this of course! But if you want speed and comfort, but automatically assume that are really expensive exotic import is the way to go. It depends on the model that you choose. It depends on the model that you choose.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is capable of producing 550 bhp; it's got leather upholstery, a premium entertainment systems, and really comfortable seats. And, this car is known for its extremely smooth ride. Some Ferraris and more comfortable and easier to drive than others, for example the Ferrari F430.
If you have plenty of money to spend you could consider the Bugatti Veyron. This car offers amazing levels of comfort and performance – the attention to detail is fantastic – but it will cost you over $2 million!
There are numerous cars which are much more affordable those mentioned so far. The Porsche 911 Carreras is a car which is now very refined and easy to drive, and has a price tag around the hundred thousand dollar mark. The same is true of the Mercedes-Benz SL class.
The BMW M3 has long been the benchmark for affordable luxury sports cars. First $60,000 you can experience the driving joy of this V8 powered legend.
For about $50,000 you could purchase a Mercedes-Benz SLK -class, a Porsche Cayman or Boxter, or a BMW Z4. If you would prefer to buy an American car, the Chevrolet Corvette would be a great choice, and it to his at the 50,000 mark.
There are many other cars that might be considered luxury sports cars – some of the Lexus models are definitely worth a look. Just remember, a high-power sports car is not necessarily a luxury car, and a luxury coupe is not necessarily a sports car.