A new decade is upon us. At this point it is fitting to look at the best of the last decade. This is a list of top sports cars of the last decade. This decade provide some great models to drive, especially if money is not object.
Let’s start with the world’s fastest production sports cars, shall we?
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – This is it, the fastest car in the world. The Veyron is capable of reaching a top speed of 267 mph. It does this with a 8.0 liter 16 cylinder engine that can’t be beat. The car comes in several color combinations including a hot orange and black combo. The interior is super luxurious and can be custom fitted to you. Price? The Bugatti will only set you back about $242 million.
SSC Ultimate Aero TT – Fighting with the Bugatti to be the fastest, this Shelby Super Car’s top speed is rated at 257 mph. The Aero TT comes with a 6.345 liter V-8 engine with a six speed manual transmission. This two seater features wing doors and rear wheel drive. This car will only set you back $654, 500.
Koenigsegg CCX – Next in line is the CCX series of cars. These come with a 5.0 liter 32 valve V-8 engine that reaches speeds of 250 mph. Priced at $720,000 this car was voted one of the 10 most beautiful cars by Forbes magazine.
Let’s move on to exotic sports cars.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMS – The SLS comes with a 6.3 liter DOHC 32 valve V-8 engine and seven speed manual transmission. The car goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 120 mph. The top speed is limited by the car manufacturer. The SLS sells for $200,000. Your SLS comes with the gull wing doors.
Porshe 911 Turbo – This exotic comes with a 3.6 liter flat 6 engine. It is capable of going from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. This Porshe features rear wheel and rear end drive and corners with ease. It will set you back about $124,000.
Audi R8 Spyder – This is the car from the Iron Man movies that Tony Stark drove. It features a 5.2 liter DOHC V10 engine. The Spyder can reach 60 mph in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 192 mph. Your Spyder is a bargain at only $161,000.
Lamborghini Gallardo – The Gallardo comes with a 5.2 liter V-10 engine. It is capable of generating 520 horsepower at 8000 rpm. The car will reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. The interior is snug but richly appointed. This model will set you back about $200,000.
Lastly, let us tackle a few sports cars that are somewhat affordable.
Dodge Viper – This car has been a unique American sports car. The economy has forced it out of production, but it is still a great sports car. The Viper comes with an 8.4 liter V-10 engine. It can reach 60 mph in 60 seconds. Personally, I would have liked Dodge to add some door handles. This car sold for $87,000. I hope this model will return in the future.
Chevrolet Corvette – It was gone, now its back. The new Corvette comes with 6.2 liter LS9 V-8. It reaches 60 mph under 4 seconds. This car can reach top speeds of 200 mph. Look to pay about $100,000 for your Corvette.
Lotus Elise Roadster – This sports car comes with a 1.8 liter DOHC 4 cylinder with VTTL-1. It goes from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds and reaches speeds of 150 mph. This car is priced at a reasonable $50,00.
Now, start saving those pennies. If you want to drive a leading edge sports car, you will need all the cash you can put together.