At this year’s Detroit Auto Show, there was definitely no lack of sporty coupes. From the US to Japan, and everywhere in-between, automakers put to work their best engineers on a some sporty two-doors– and the results were mostly fantastic.
But which sportscars should you really be excited for? Here are six worth taking a look at:
If you love the outgoing Lexus IS F, there’s no reason you won’t love its two-door predecessor. The Lexus RC F is the 450+ horsepower two-door Lexus that you’ve been waiting for. It has sharp lines, a more powerful engine, and enough power to put the M4 on notice.
It’s finally here, the Supra successor everyone has been talking about. Or at least, a preview of it. The FT-1 (which stands for Future Toyota 1), is Toyota’s latest and greatest sportscar. But what makes it really great, are the Supra-reminiscent lines and the fact that some version of it might actually be produced.
Like Lexus, BMW is taking the two-door route with its latest sportscar. The M4 replaces the M3 coupe and comes with a 430 horsepower twin-turbo inline-six, a six-speed manual transmission, and of course, rear wheel drive.
The Corvette Stingray is nice and all, but it’s not until you catch a glimpse of the new supercharged Z06 that you get a sense the Corvette is a real American supercar. At 650 horsepower, the Z06 is ready to take its European rivals head on.
While it may not be as high-powered at the Z06 or M4, the IDx Nismo is well-designed and likely to be well-equipped. A spiritual successor to the lovable Datsun 510, the IDx could see the light of day as a production model with a four-cylinder engine and somewhere in the market of 200 horsepower.
20 years in the market, and Kia has never built a sporty coupe — at least, until now. The GT4 Stinger is a rear-wheel drive, 315-horsepower sports coupe with a six-speed manual transmission and Brembo brakes. Kia isn’t here to play games– they’re here to build a sportscar.