Top sports car models from popular brands for your choice

Dec 17, 2019 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
Sports cars always evoke a sense of excitement and make your heart race and pulse pound hard. Here are the best sports car models in the Philippines today!

It is hard to keep it real in the world of car culture. There are so many cars to choose from, with large SUVs, family saloons and mini hatchbacks. Most of our considerations in making our car purchase is between practicality, functionality or overall cost of ownership.

There is no denying that we love all our cars, but you can definitely feel the compromise as is the case with everything in life.

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We feel so much passion for sports cars its no wonder we find it sexual sometimes

Rarely will you see your family hatchback posted on the walls of your dorm or gracing your smartphone screen as a wallpaper? Sports cars have held that distinction. These machines are a marriage between art and engineering, it enables the driver to take hold of the road unlike any other.

Every downshifts and heel-toe maneuver gives you impeccable response no other car can give you. Our love affair with cars knows no bounds and I myself love my own family sedan, but these types of cars? Pure adrenaline, pure lust.

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Sports cars are all about pure unadulterated driving pleasure

Today, we’ll be talking about the cars that made us a little bit tighter in the pants. Sports cars that defined our passion for everything about cars and the brands and models we yearn to drive at least once in our life.

>>> You might like to read: FAST 7! What is the best sport car brands in the world and why?

#1. Audi R8

Specifications
Variant
2020 Audi R8
Dimension (L-W-H)
4,426-1,940-1,240 (mm)
Weight
1,555 kg
Number of seats
2+2
Engine
5.2 L FSI V10
Transmission
7-Speed DCT
Stock Max power
602 hp @ 8250 RPM
Stock Max Torque
560 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Price ₱17,500,000

>>> View full Audi R8 price list and installment

Audi prides itself in its Quattro Permanent all-wheel-drive system and showcases it well in it’s balls-to-the-wall Audi R8, better known as Iron Man’s car in the Marvel movies. Powered by a 5.2 l V10 engine pushing 602 hp and 560 Nm of torque to all 4 wheels, you get the reason why it is one of the most coveted sports cars out there.

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Why wouldn't Tony Stark Choose this as his personal ride? Look at it!

#2. BMW Z4 M40i

Specification
Variant
2020 BMW Z4 M40i
Dimension (L-W-H)
4,324-1,864-1,304 (mm)
Weight
1,405 kg
Number of seats
2
Engine
3.0 L turbocharged I6
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Stock Max power
382 hp @ 5,500–6,500 RPM
Stock Max Torque
500 Nm @ 4500 RPM

>>> New and used BMW Z4 for sale in the Philippines

If Audi earns the distinction as being Iron Man’s sports car, BMW definitely has James Bond, well the Pierce Brosnan version anyway. The BMW Z4 M40i is a pure sports car and perfect the only way BMW knows how. It shares the same platform as the Toyota Supra, but I think a head-to-head between the 2 is necessary to figure out which is better.

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Don't call this a Supra, it is its own car and it is glorious

#3. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT

 

Specification
Variant
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT
Dimension (L-W-H)
4,493-1,877-1,240 (mm)
Weight
1,496 kg
Number of seats
2
Engine
6.2 L LT1 V8
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Stock Max power
455 hp @ 6000 rpm
Stock Max Torque
621 Nm @ 4600 RPM

Although the all-new Chevy Corvette Stingray is being released internationally and receiving much praise for its design and engineering, the current generation Corvette C7 which is available in the Philippines with the Stingray package in the 3LT trim is still no slouch.

The rear-wheel-drive hard top seats just 2 and is powered by a growling 6.2 l V8 engine. Let’s see those pesky JDM cars catch you in this one.

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Even though there is a new model coming, the Corvette C7 is still a stunner

>>> Refer to our full-scale Chevrolet Corvette 2020 Review for more details on its specs and features. 

#4. Jaguar F-Type SVR 5.0 Supercharged Coupe

 

Specification
Variant
Jaguar F-Type SVR 5.0
Dimension (L-W-H)
4,470 - 1,923 - 1,308 (mm)
Weight
1,597 kg
Number of seats
2
Engine
5.0 L Supercharged V8
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Stock Max power
567 h hp @ 6500 rpm
Stock Max Torque
700 Nm @ 4600 RPM

Jaguar has taken major strides of late to have people forget about their misgivings of the early 2000s. Remember the X-Type? I didn’t think so.

They more than made up for it with another W with the Jaguar F-Type, a modern sports car that can propel you from 0 to holey moley in just 3.5 seconds thanks to a supercharged 5 liter V8! When Jaguar decided to bring sexy and excitement back, I didn’t know they’d go this far, and thankfully they have.

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Jaguar is back to relevance with the F-Type Sports car

>>> Also check out: Top 5 cheapest sports cars in the Philippines 2019

#5. Mazda MX-5

 

Specification
Variant
2020 Mazda MX-5
Dimension (L-W-H)
3,915 - 1,730 - 1,235 (mm)
Weight
1,058 kg
Number of seats
2
Engine
2.0 L SkyActiv-G DOHC I4
Transmission
6-Speed Manual or Automatic
Stock Max power
184 hp @ 7000 RPM
Stock Max Torque
205 NM @ 4000 RPM

What is the best first sports car for any enthusiast? What Sports Car can you use for track days, drift sessions, drag strips, autocross, and even maybe rally events? Whatever you need Miata Is Always The Answer.

This car is pretty much accepted in almost all car clubs no matter what their leaning is, it is the Miss Congeniality of cars and why not?

With its perfect weight balance and power ratio, not to mention its good looks, available in a soft top and retractable rooftop. You can definitely do much much worse than the Mazda MX-5

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The Mazda MX-5 has largely been unrivaled for the past decade or so

#6. Nissan GT-R

Specification
Variant
2020 Nissan GT-R Premium
Dimension (L-W-H) 
4,710 - 1,895 - 1,370 (mm)
Weight
1,784 kg
Number of seats
2+2
Engine
3.8 L Twin Turbocharged VR38DETT V6
Transmission
6-Speed DCT
Stock Max power
570 @ 6,800 RPM
Stock Max Torque
633 @ 3,300-5,800 RPM

The Nissan GT-R, Godzilla on wheels, one of the very few Japanese Cars that the mere mention of its name sends shivers down spines everywhere. It may be only powered by a 3.8 liter V6 but thanks to Twin Turbo power it can duke it out with any and the best of them. All-wheel-drive ensures traction for days. The Nissan GT-R is by far my favorite car in this list.

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The monster which is the Nissan GT-R has been terrorizing rivals since its inception

#7. Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT-86

 

Specification
Variant
2020 Subaru BRZ
2020 Toyota GT-86
Length
4,234 mm(BRZ)
4,240 mm (86)
Width
1,775 mm
Height
1,285 mm
Wheelbase
2,570 mm
Weight
1,251 kg (BRZ)
1,190 kg (86)
Number of seats
2+2
Engine
2.0 L 4U-GSE
FA20 H4
Transmission
6-Speed Manual and Automatic
Stock Max power
200 @ 7,000 RPM
Stock Max Torque
205 @ 6,400-6,600 RPM

You might be wondering why the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GT-86 are stacked up together in one item, it is because they are essentially the same car. It has a 2 liter Boxer engine which is the same one found in the Subaru WRX but naturally aspirated.

They both exhibit the same driving dynamics and weight balance making them the perfect first sports car for everyday use. If there are cars the Mazda MX-5 should be shaking in its knees about, its these twins.

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These two have been the best thing that has ever happened to modern cars. A return to form for both brands

#8. Toyota Supra

Specification
Variant
2020 Toyota GR Supra
Dimension (L-W-H) 
4,380 - 1,865 - 1,290 (mm)
Weight
1,520 kg
Number of seats
2+2
Engine
3.0 l BMW B58B30 turbocharged I6
Transmission
8-Speed ZF Automatic
Stock Max power
200 @ 7,000 RPM
Stock Max Torque
205 @ 6,400-6,600 RPM

Unveiled this year at the North American International Auto Show, the Toyota Supra 2020 was a response to many fans clamoring for Toyota to release another generation of the iconic nameplate. Toyota tapped BMW to partner with and engineer the ultimate all- New Toyota Supra and they delivered.

Running on the same platform as the BMW Z4 the Supra still runs on the Toyota Spirit. It even retains the old Supra badge for nostalgia’s sake. We can’t wait to get our hands on a unit to show you guys!

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It's been a long time coming for the Toyota Supra

There you have it, folks! The best car brands and their sports car offerings. Did this article make the car parked in your garage feel inadequate? We don't blame you but I think its time you headed over there and talked back to it and tell them they’re the only one!

Just keep your eyes peeled on Philkotse.com for more news, reviews, and features on Philippine car motoring!

Source: ROY ROBLES