Best Performance Cars: 10 Cars With Style, Speed And A Dose Of Practicality

Hyundai’s performance-oriented cars to be called ‘N’; 300 hp i20 WRC revealed

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC

Fiat 500 Abarth Base price: $22,000; $26,000 (Cabrio) The Fiat 500 may look like a cute Italian fashion accessory, but look! This one has a scorpion on it! The scorpion is the symbol of Abarth, legendary performance tuner of all things Fiat. This particular example has had its turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder engine massaged to produce 160 hp and 170 lb-ft. Thats a lot of power for a car that looks like it has the wheelbase of a bar stool.
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Cars of 2012: Performance cars


More AMG models will follow with the SLK55 AMG Roadster (March) and the exclusive C63 AMG Black Series Coupe (from $245,000), which has already sold out before it arrives in April. Mercedes-Benzs fastest-ever C-Class dashes from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds (0.3 seconds faster than the standard C63 Coupe) courtesy of a 380kW/620Nm 6.2-litre V8 up by 44kW and 20Nm. The new M-Class SUVs top-end ML63 AMG performance variant will arrive featuring the performance arms latest 386kW/700Nm 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8, which is claimed to be almost 30 per cent more efficient than the current models naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8. Mini Mini will introduce a pair of new models in February. The Mini Coupe and Mini Roadster not to be confused with the Mini Cooper and Mini Cabriolet boast slightly more slippery styling and are aimed more at the performance-focused end of the market.
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‘Sleeper’ cars: Stealthy performance cars no one will see coming

2003 Volvo V70 R front three quarter motion

SHO, by the way, stands for Super High Output. Each version of the SHO has been a little different. The car launched in 1989 with a Yamaha-designed 3.0-liter V6, a five-speed manual transmission, and a restyled body made of parts taken from the Mercury Sable. The V6 produced 220 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque.
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The rally car gets a cerametallic twin-disk clutch, mechanical front and rear differentials, ventilated Brembo discs with 4-piston calipers and an 80 liter fuel tank. The i20 WRC will sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than 4 seconds and achieve a top-speed in excess of 200 km/h. Hyundai i20 WRC Image Gallery Hyundai i20 WRC & N Performance Cars Press Release [Can’t see the press release here? Head to Slideshare ] Next, would you like to read more about Hyundai or more about the Tags: Hyundai i20 ?
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Driving The Shit Out Of The Best Performance Cars You Can Buy

Driving The Shit Out Of The Best Performance Cars You Can Buy

Chevrolet Corvette Z51 S Holy shit. Holy shit. I knew the 2014 Corvette would be good. I didn’t expect it to be this good.
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