Real gearheads generally stop talking and take a break from what they are doing to let themselves go into an enthusiastic smile and weird yells when they see a sports car. It’s true that we’re accustomed to spotting them almost on a daily basis, but real car enthusiasts always appreciate special cars.
Over the years, there have been a tremendous number of sports cars produced, and although many are nowhere near being actual race cars nor are they particularly rare, they can still provide the driver with thrilling vibes.
Dodge Challenger – Over 743,108
The real challenge was not only to make a great and super performing car, but to create a sports car that could satisfy the need for speed of entire generation. Dodge achieved that with the creation of the latest Challenger, which has proved to be outstanding.
Over the years we have seen several editions of this cool and powerful muscle car. Starting from the R/T (Race and Track) and to the more modern SRT Demon, which releases some 800HP, this coupe has become a true thoroughbred built for speed.
Maxda Mx-5 Miata – 1 Million
The Miata is that kind of tiny and enjoyable coupe/convertibles we can’t stop to be in love with. There are many things that convince gearheads this car is astonishing value for money, and this is also why it has pushed over one million drivers to own one.
The Miata has been driving its fans crazy since 1989, and now it’s in its fourth generation. The lightweight body and the small engine have helped this car become one of the best-selling sports cars ever.
Porsche 911 – 1 Million
Since the moment the first Porsche 911 hit roads in 1963 (named 901 at the time), and largely thanks to its unique boxer rear-engine layout, it has set the standard for performance, providing a driving experience that’s at once visceral and restrained, yet raw and refined.
It is also interesting that since its first appearance on the market and up until now, the 911 is easily recognizable. Although the 911 has always been up to date to the latest technologies and news in terms of performance, the overall impression of an outstanding sports car remains the same of that of the early 60s.
Nissan Z-Series – Over 1,535,000
Another car that seems to have always been around, fuelling the dreams of tuners and gearheads, is the Nissan Z series. First introduced under Datsun, the first Z series, like this gorgeous 240Z, set the standard for outstanding yet affordable sports cars.
An example of a great Nissan Z-Series is the 350Z, which is a relatively cheap, reliable, and fun car, with all the modern safety features. The used market is full of good examples at low prices.
Chevrolet Corvette – Over 2,750,000
The Corvette is the kind of car that still, after so many years, we’re not completely able to classify. Many agree that it’s a muscle car, some others say it’s an exotic. Some other people would agree this is a supercar. What we know is that the Corvette is probably one of the best produced, and best-recognizable car ever made.
Thanks to it being lighter than regular muscle cars and its sophisticated look, the Corvette has conquered the heart of car enthusiasts since 1953. Also, the extremely competing performance and the constant updates in terms of technology and mechanics make it one of the most popular sports car ever.
Chevrolet Camaro – Over 5 Million
The Chevy Camaro debuted as a rampant pony car in 1967 to compete with the Ford Mustang. That was the start of a battle that still rages on today and hopefully will never end.
Since 1967, there have been 6 generations of the Camaro, and each one of these embodied the style trends of the related decade. Mostly appreciated in its SS version at the very beginning, and followed up by the higher-end Z28 or LT1 later, it has become a dream car for so many people, who finally decided to own one.
Mercedes SL Series – We Lost Count!
The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light) and the very first super light car was the legendary 300SL, also known as the Gullwing because of its peculiar doors.
The number of SL sports cars produced by Mercedes-Benz is incredibly high, considering the vast amount of models and the excellent sales each one of these got. The strength point of this series is the balance between luxury, comforts, and sportiness.
Ford Mustang – More Than 10,000,000
The first pony car that debuted in 1964 is one of the most iconic sports cars ever. Who would’ve thought that a car from such humble beginnings would go on to create a segment of its own and become one of the best-selling sports cars of all time?
There have been lots of symbolic models that led millions of drivers to own a Mustang, such as the Shelby versions — the GT350 and GT500 — the Boss 429 or the Mach 1. Still, after almost 60 years, the fame of this sports car has remained the same, and we still can’t stop wanting one.
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