Jan 02

Best Sports Car of 2013

My favorite category to do the awards for is best sports car. It’s not going to be hard to do this year. My love affair for the C6 and now C7 Corvette is pretty well known. When a front engine sports car out performs the super cars that cost three and four times as much it’s impressive. Ok, so you know what our sports car of the year is, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t run down the list of the runners up.

The great thing about a sports car is it has the ability to turn a bad day good with just a blast down a back road. In some cases they can even be practical. Unlike our list of supercars. Sports cars are often less expensive to maintain and modify. Let’s get on with the list.

3rd Place
2014 Z/28 at the Nurburgring
Chevrolet Camaro Z28

The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is shockingly good. Muscle cars aren’t supposed to do what the Z28 does and that is go around a race track in blazing fast speed. We even have video proof of the Z28 flying around the world famous Nurburgring. It’s clear we are in a new age of performance and the wizards of at the performance division of GM have it figured out.

runner up:
2014 Porsche Cayman
Porsche Cayman
The Porsche Cayman got a bit of a work over and it’s hard not to love. Great looks, mid engine, and performance to rival it’s older brother the 911. What keeps the Cayman from the top spot is it’s price. At more then the Corvette Stingray with less power, less handling, and less potential I’d be stretching the truth pretty far to put the Cayman above the Stingray. So I won’t.

The Best Sports car of 2013
As I already said the winner is the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Amazing looks, luxury, 460hp, and performance to rival anything the Italians throw at it. This is the best sports car of 2013. In fact it’s probably the car of the year, and maybe the best car made in a long time. It’s going to be reliable, it costs just over $50,000, and it sounds good. I could gush for days about it but I won’t. If you are looking for something fast this year and if you’ve got that kind of cash skip the Germans, the Japanese, and the Italians. Go right for the Chevy. No it won’t get your the attention of a Ferrari 458 at Cars and Coffee but you won’t be going to those anyway because you’ll be out attacking the back roads and enjoying super car performance at a bargain price.