If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to luxury cars that can also handle a day on the track, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at five of the best luxury cars to take on the track. We’ll be looking at things like performance, handling, and price. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
2022 Chevrolet Corvette
The first car on our list is the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette has long been known for its performance, and the 2022 model is no different. It features a 6.2L V8 engine that produces 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It also has a top speed of 194 mph and can go from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds—these may not be the best numbers in this list, but the Corvette makes up for it with its maneuverability. The Corvette is also one of the most affordable cars on this list, with a starting price of just under $60,000 and topping off at $80,000 for its best model. Despite losing sales this year, the Corvette remains one of the best cars around.
2023 Audi R8
Next up is the 2023 Audi R8. The R8 is a supercar that features a mid-mounted 5.2L V10 engine that produces 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 199 mph and can go from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. The R8 also features all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It generates more horsepower than the Corvette at a smoother rate and a higher top speed. However, it doesn’t take the number one spot because the starting price for the R8 costs twice as much as the Corvette, with the basic model starting at $158,000 and the top-of-the-line variant at $222,000.
2022 Porsche Cayman
The Cayman is Porsche’s answer to the Corvette, and it’s a pretty darn good one at that. It features a mid-mounted 2.5L flat-four engine that produces 365 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. These are impressive stats, considering that this engine is half the size of the Corvette’s, but still creates more than half the power. The Cayman hits sixty from a stop in about 4.4 seconds, with a speed ceiling of 177 mph. The Cayman also features rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Owners say that its maneuverability works against it if you want to try drifting in it; you need to be incredibly aggressive with the gas if you want the wheels to start sliding, and even after a bit of squealing, they catch grip quickly. This car shines in tracks with tight hairpins and chicanes. You can get the Cayman base model at just under $60,000, but the highest trim and specs will raise that up to $101,000.
2022 Porsche 911
If you’re looking for an iconic sports car that can also hold its own on the track, look no further than the Porsche 911. The 911 features a rear-mounted 3.0L flat-six engine that is capable of producing 443 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 191 mph and taking 3.7 seconds to get from 0 to 60, you’ll never be at the back of the group with the 911. The starting price for the 911 is just over $100,000, but even at this price, the 911 remains one of the most popular Porsche models, given that it has a pedigree of reliability. With a 911, you’ll be looking for a Porsche service shop for upgrades, not for repairs. This line is so iconic that Porsche recently unveiled the 911 Dakar, which is a 911 GT3RS fitted with higher suspension, and all-terrain tires, and it comes in the livery of the blue, red, and white of the Rothmans, winners of the 1984 Dakar rally.
2023 BMW 8 Series
Last but not least is the BMW 8 Series. The 8 Series is BMW’s flagship car, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance. It features a twin-turbo 4.4 L V8 engine that produces 523 hp and 553 lb. ft of torque. The powerhouse of an engine can potentially take you way above 155 mph if it weren’t limited, and with a 3.7-second 0 to 60 acceleration, this car is perfect for doing donuts and burning rubber on drift tracks. The 8 Series also features all-wheel drive if you want to do more rallies and racing, and it has an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW’s flagship car comes with a price tag of around $87,000 for the base model and about $145,000 for the top-of-the-line model.
These are five of the best luxury cars to take on the track. All of these cars offer great performance and handling, and they are sure to turn heads when driving on and off the track. So if you’re in the market for a new luxury car, be sure to check out one (or all)of these fabulous options.