Summer is (hopefully) just around the corner and we have rounded up a list of some of the hottest cars money can buy, depending on how much you can dish out, that is. Otherwise, car-watching will have to do.
Some of these cars are brand spankin’ new and others are simply summer must-drives. Either way, they are worth watching out for this summer and will surely blow your mind. While these vehicles may vary in class, price, and speed, they were chosen based on their impressive capability and innovative design.
10. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Sure, many car manufacturers can achieve speed. However, designing a truly beautiful sports car is a totally different ball game, which the Italians are quite skilled in. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is quite an impressive vehicle, inside and out. Revved up by a stampede of 240-horsepower, it has a 1.75-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that allows it to charge from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a zippy 4.5 seconds. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is limited to a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
9. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
AMG; anything else offers an unparalleled experience. They have taken the Mercedes-Benz SL65 under their wing and sculpted it into the most powerful roadster. Under the hood lies a mighty 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that charges out 621-horsepower and hits 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds like it is no big deal. This is a luxurious beast of a car that overshadows most convertibles and will undoubtedly put them to shame. The interior is unbelievably comfortable and plush, built with some of the industry’s finest materials. Take for example the glass sunroof, which is retractable and built with advanced technology that allows the driver to darken or lighten it with a mere push of a button.
8. McLaren 650S Spider
Over the years, McLaren cars have built quite a legacy in the market, and the 650S Spider rightfully demonstrates the brand’s creativity, passion for speed, and stellar engineering skills. As a replacement to the 12C Spider, the 650S Spider is the newest in its division and is a direct competitor to the highly regarded Ferrari 458 Spider and the Lamborghini Huracán Spider. Hooked up to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the super car is packed with a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces a roaring 641-horsepower, taking you to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds.
7. Ferrari 458 Spider
The Ferrari 458 Spider was designed with beauty, creativity, and advanced technology in mind. It is the first car to have ever combined a mid-rear engine and a retractable hardtop. The engine has a beautiful soundtrack, and when paired with its intoxicating speed, the luxurious experience can hardly be compared. The super car’s high-performance roots from its powerful V8 direct injection and dry sump engine, which produces a roaring charge of 561-horsepower when accelerating to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds.
6. Lamborghini Huracán Spider
The brand new super car is about to hit the streets and will hopefully live up to its name and promise of excellence, thereby taking the automobile market by storm. Powered up by a 5.2-litre V10 naturally aspirated engine, the Huracán Spider can generate a trail blazing 602-horsepower. Sprinting from zero to 60 miles per hour, it is a little bit faster than the Ferrari 458 Italia, taking the cake at 3.2 seconds.
5. Chevy Corvette Stingray C7
The Corvette family has pushed out many powerful, successful cars over the years. The Stingray has definitely got bite, in both, incredible design and strength. The roar of its small-block V8 engine and fierce bellow of its exhaust will surely excite, but is not for the faint of heart. Whether driving a coupe or a convertible, one does not have to forfeit high-performance for the exhilarating experience of driving with the top down. With 455-horsepower under the hood and an excellent 7-speed manual transmission, it can speed up to 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds.
4. BMW i8
The plug-in hybrid electric BMW i8 has been marketed very well, so much so that it has built a sense of desire and wonder amongst potential buyers all over the world, connecting to the emotions of people and creating a highly sought-after image. The i8 has 23 miles of a total electric range before the gasoline engine comes into play, ultimately taking it further. This hybrid beast can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in an awe-inspiring 4.4 seconds, providing a glimpse of what more can be achieved in the coming future.
3. Porsche 918 Spyder
Recognized for their immaculate engineering skills, pristine luxury, and consistent presence in the automobile industry, the Germans have done it yet again. Under the hood of the Porsche 918 Spyder lies a 4.6-litre V8 engine and two electric motors, making this a powerful hybrid gasoline-electric super car that can generate a mind-numbing 887-horsepower. In a sudden 2.5 seconds, this beast can reach 60 miles per hour. Using the battery power alone, it can reach as far as 19 miles, whereas on its own, the V8 gasoline engine can produce 608-horsepower.
2. Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible
Unlike its predecessors, the F-Type V8 S pushes boundaries and limitations once set by Jaguar, finally upping their game in the playing field. They have engineered a remarkable car with a seductive design, both inside and out. Offering a variety of impeccable capabilities, control, and high-performance, the F-Type V8 S is quite ruthless. It is as fierce as a jaguar hunting its prey, but maintains elegant composure and poise at all times. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine can produce a rush of 495-horsepower, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds.
1. BMW M4 Convertible
The stunning two-door M4 convertible comes fully armed and ready to blow you away with a 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder engine under the hood, charging out a monstrous 425-horsepower. With its capacity for speed and its lightweight feel, drivers will be rocketing from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds with the M Double Clutch 7-speed transmission. Beautifully designed and engineered, this German powerhouse is absolutely aggressive and powerful.