Driving a sports car daily could be an obtainable reality for some and a distant pipe dream for others. But in either case, there are plenty of high-end, and lower-end, sports cars currently on the market to goad you into making an irresponsible buying decision at any moment.
Sporty sedans might be able to satiate your appetite for speed every once in a while, but being able to drive a genuine sports car on your everyday route can keep the itch scratched for years on end. So in case you’re looking for something that you can put through the paces every day with some alacrity, here are five sports cars that would make great daily drivers.
Considering it’s basically a hardtop version of BMW’s Z4, the Toyota Supra does offer much in the way of luxurious creature comforts and great driving dynamics. It adds a little more practicality to the table, though, thanks to its hatchback configuration that provides more trunk room.
But it’s still a two-seater, so only one other person will be able to enjoy the glorious sound and power of the Supra’s 335-horsepower, six-cylinder engine.
Chevrolet Camaro SS
The Chevrolet Camaro SS has 450 horsepower and is able to get to 60 mph in about 4 seconds. That’s plenty fast and it will do much quell any speed cravings on your daily drive. However, also remember that it does have four seats, so you’ll be able to take the whole family for a ride. Although, perhaps not comfortably.
The Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat sports car, like the Supra, we like that its luxurious interior is a pleasant place to be during everyday driving. Couple that with the stout performance from all three of its engine options including the 296-horsepower turbo four-cylinder, the 380-horsepower V6, and the 575-horsepower V8, and you have yourself a winner every day of the week.
Ford Mustang GT
As an American icon, the Ford Mustang GT has always been a great all-around performer. With excellent visibility, great ride and handling characteristics, and a decent back seat, there’s no reason this pony car can’t make anyone happy on the daily drive. Let’s forget about the 5.0-liter V8 the produces 460 horsepower, though.
With four seats, all-wheel drive, and a twin-turbo V6 that pushes out a pavement-pounding 565 horsepower, it’s no wonder that the Nissan GT-R makes this list. It’s easy to drive, too, but you’ll need to keep your right foot in check as it’s sub-3-second 0-60 times can make it tempting to push the pedal to the floor at every stoplight.
Dream about the often, drive them daily
If you’re ever able to purchase a sports car as your tried-and-true daily driver, we recommend it wholeheartedly. In case any of the options here might not work for you, there are many other options on this list created by Road and Track.
Perhaps one of those will suffice and you can convince yourself, as well as the rest of the family that you’re making a “smart investment decision into your family’s future.”