Automakers operate on an accelerated schedule. As you read this, designers are drawing up concept cars that will take shape two, three, or even five years from now! At Automotive Training Center (ATC), we love staying up-to-date on those hi-performance vehicles that really push industry boundaries and inspire tomorrow’s latest and greatest models.
So, with our feet firmly planted in 2018, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at which fearless racers make the list of the top 5 high-performance sports cars for 2018 and 2019 (where applicable). Get ready—it’s going to be a smooth, supercharged, exhilarating ride!
2018 Acura NSX Base
“Sportscar” and “hybrid” aren’t two words you may be used to seeing in the same sentence, unless you’re eyeing the 2018 Acura NSX, a supercar that takes efficiency, power, and handling to a whole new level.
A direct drive supercar electric motor and 3.6L V6 engine team up to put down 573 horsepower and smart, immediate acceleration. And, you’ll think this hi-performance speedster went to etiquette school, thanks to Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ that provides excellent road manners.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
The first-generation Vette went for sale in the 1950s, but this reincarnated classic still holds a spot down on the racetrack of today. A supercharged 6.2L V8 aluminum engine makes 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to match, surging this sports icon from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.95 seconds.
2018 Lamborghini Huracán
The 2018 Lamborghini Huracán turns heads with its sharp, sculpted looks and vibrant candy-esque exterior color choices. Turn your head fast, though, because the V10 engine under the hood delivers an enthusiastic 640 horsepower, and goes from 0 to 60 MPH in just over three seconds.
Indoors, “Italian luxury” is the resounding phrase. Try not to be swept off your feet by the center stack and door handles trimmed with a forged composite material that simulates the look of black marble.
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
From Mercedes-Benz’s racing division AMG comes the AMG GT S, a 515-horsepower speed demon that optimizes racing-derived engine technology in its 4.0L turbocharged V8. Despite having the lowest horsepower on the list, the MB AMG GT S keeps pace at a 0 to 60 MPH time of 3.7 seconds, and its signature Panamericana grille adds a unique flair that’s unmistakably Mercedes-Benz.
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive
The Porche 911 has long been an icon in the sportscar realm and the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive builds on these attributes beautifully. For starters, the Exclusive offers a solid 27-horsepower boost over the entry-level Turbo S’s engine output for up to 607 HP on tap.
More exclusivities include a unique carbon fiber take on Porche’s signature siren, from the hood to the inner instrument panel to the rear wing. This high-performance ride flies from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds.
Continue Your Hi-Performance Education
If you love high-performance cars and all things engines, you may want to say “hello” to hi-performance career training at ATC. You may find this two-year, post-secondary study of supercars like these right up your alley! To learn more, check out our Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology Program.