There are signs that help spot that we as a whole are getting out of a financial crisis. One of those key indicators is the number of sports cars we buy throughout the year. 2018 has also been a good year for high-end models and sports cars so far. It is worth mentioning that SUVs have been in fashion, but there will always be a market for motoring fans of speed. There are of all types - two-seaters, coupes, and convertibles. A considerable number of sports cars have sold well this year.
What does Alpine A110 bring?
It just arrived, but that does not make it any less important. Especially given its building materials, which make it a very radical sports and very exclusive. It is based on the Alpine A110 of 1961, which proved a success as a street car and in rallies. It is a two-seater, has a 1.8-liter central engine and 252 HP of power, and its weight is only around 1,100 kg. Even with everything, obviating its almost null practicality - it has two porters that in total make 196 liters, it is usable in the day to day activities thanks to a fuel consumption of about 7.0L/100km.
What about Mazda MX-5?
In comparison with the models on this list, it is the most modern sports car. However, its history goes back to 1989, when the first generation was launched. Today it is the fourth iteration, and it is already the best-selling convertible in the world. You can buy it with a canvas roof manually operated or with a hard and automatic type Targa -version. It is very light - about 1,000 kg; and surprisingly fun to drive thanks to its rear propulsion and has a contained price.
What's unique about Volkswagen Golf?
It is one of the best-selling models in Europe and, now also, in the U.S. With a total of 7,578 units between January and March it occupies fourth place. Introduced in 2012 and renewed in 2017 this Golf belongs to the seventh generation. It stands out for its good behavior, reasonable habitability and the incorporation of the latest security measures.
What's in Maserati GranTurismo?
This convertible V8 engine respects the tradition of Italian beauty and aggressiveness, and even its front cannot deny its origin, a Maserati with little power because its engine develops 454 horses, although it could be the most luxurious of the Latin house.
What does BMW M5 offer?
It is extremely difficult to think of a sports saloon with more history than the BMW M5 has behind it. In fact, this year 2018 is 33 years old, and the current one is the sixth generation - of the M5 in particular, not the BMW 5 Series. It has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 600 hp of power; and most importantly, premieres in the M5 a four-wheel drive that automatically prioritizes the rear propulsion in pursuit of sportsmanship. The M5's power is brutal, although one of its greatest attractions is that it allows you to take your family with you all day long.
Why do we have Ford Mustang on the list?
It is one of the best-known cars in the world. Originally from the United States, Ford has managed to create a myth and culture around this model since its birth back in 1964, giving it a character of its own and independent of the other models of the American firm. Now it has just been renewed and has a very striking design, but the best of all is that it has a relatively affordable price and a very good power to weight ratio - there is with 317 and 421 hp, and its weight ranges between 1,580 and 1,717 kg.