The Dodge Viper is the epitome of American excess with its behemoth 8.4-liter V10 engine under the hood. Sitting nice and low with its long nose and curvaceous body, the Viper SRT is bred for speed with 640 horses being sent to the rear wheels. With its beautifully-pitched, howling naturally-aspirated V10, this car is ruthlessly fast and ready to be unleashed on the streets.
The first generation NA Mazda MX-5 is a two-door convertible featuring a somewhat underpowered DOHC twin cam inline-four engine and perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Also known as the Mazda Miata and Eunos Roadster, it’s a simple, responsive package capable of inducing pure driving nirvana, and by far the most fun you can have behind the wheel of a car for the least amount of money.
Geared toward the modern petrol head, the Mercedes-AMG GT packs a potent 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine making 462hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. With a smooth, rounded silhouette and long extended hood out front, it’s got an AMG double wishbone sports suspension and an electric rear wing for high speed driving. This luxurious 2-seater sports car is wide, aggressive and agile; perfect for stalking the streets.
The Porsche 911 platform has come a long way, but after fifty years, this rear-engined design has been perfected to a point that it has become, well, perfect. The current generation 991 Carrera S is a perfect mix of comfort, straight line speed and rear-end grip all wrapped up in that beautiful 3.6-litre flat-six snarl. Simple, refined and ready for battle.
Known as the Datsun 240Z outside of Japan, the S30 Nissan Fairlady ZG was a highly successful sports car powered by a howling straight-6 engine. The Fairlady ZG was a Japan only model, featuring an extended ‘G-nose’ bumper, bolt-on fender flares, a rear spoiler, acrylic headlight covers and fender-mounted mirrors. The elongated snout resulted in a sleek, more elegant design, with the flares allowing an aggressive, wider stance.
This iconic British featherweight is famous for its lightweight chassis and perfect balance. The Exige S is powered by a supercharged Toyota DOHC VVTL-i four-pot producing 220 bhp, and it weighs under 1,000kg. With its low, wide stance, this two-seat sports car is perfect for carving up canyons, darting through corners with precision and finesse. Who needs creature comforts when you can have such a raw, hands-on driving experience?
Stealth. Dominance. Speed. The Nissan GT-R possesses a monstrous VR38DETT V6 engine force-fed by twin turbochargers, and is capable of overthrowing the quickest of performance cars with ease. Unrivalled in terms of its brutal acceleration, the last thing your opponents will see are four round, red taillights burnt into their vision.
Savage speed, extreme style, superior performance. The Aventador features a powerful V12 engine producing 700hp and capable of 0-100km/h in only 2.9 seconds. With its angular, shark-like silhouette and guttural soundtrack, Lamborghini’s fiercest bull will make the ultimate statement on the streets.
From a long line of championship-winning boxer-powered, all-wheel-drive rally weapons comes the third-generation SUBARU Impreza, often referred to as the “hawk-eye”. Built for ultimate speed and grip on all surfaces, the WRX STI runs a 2.5-litre turbocharged flat four, mated to a clever drivetrain that sends power out to all four wheels housed in widened fenders. Let’s not forget the sound - nothing is quite as intoxicating to a SUBARU fan as the signature rumble of a modified WRX STI.
The Skyline GT-R, the 2-door KPGC10 has now reached legendary status around the world. With its nostalgic boxy appearance and staunch rear bolt-on fenders, the ‘Hakosuka’ or ‘box’ Skyline is powered by the highly sought after DOHC, 2.0-liter straight-six S20 engine. Break the rules and modify this ultra-rare classic if you dare.
With its fun-to-drive spirit and great handling, the SUBARU BRZ packs a boxer engine that’s just begging for boost. Boasting excellent handling and all-round performance, the BRZ is an exciting, affordable modern sports car, dedicated to the art of driving. With the right customisation, the BRZ is ready to take on any challenge.
The third BMW 3 Series generation to receive the coveted M3 badge, the E46 M3 combined the best qualities of its two predecessors to become the ultimate driver’s performance car. With its rear-wheel-drive layout and throaty 3.2-liter straight-six engine, it’s been praised for its incredible sound, superb throttle response and perfect handling. Is the E46 M3 the greatest BMW of all time? You decide…
In all of its Bavarian beauty, the super rare E30 Evolution II was produced by BMW as a homologation car for the DTM championship back in 1992, with only 500 examples sold worldwide. The E30 is best-known for its enlarged boxy guards, iconic retro styling cues and user-friendly handling characteristics. Powered by a screaming naturally-aspirated inline 4-cylinder engine, it’s lightweight, ultra-desirable and built to race.
More power, more torque, more speed. The M4 is the newest addition to BMW's range of M performance coupes, packing a powerful punch with its 425hp twin-turbo straight-six engine. Featuring lightweight, carbon fiber-reinforced parts and sleek looks, the M4 boasts impeccable performance and precise handling - a street racing sleeper fit for a gentleman.
Although there have been plenty of memorable Mustangs over the past half-century, Ford’s latest Mustang sets new standards for the beloved marque. Muscular, aggressive bodywork cloaks an advanced suspension set-up and thunderous five-litre Coyote V-8. With 435hp in factory trim, the latest Mustang has the performance to deliver on the promise of its good looks.
A collectable American classic, the original Ford Mustang was responsible for kick-starting the ‘pony car’ movement in the Sixties. With sporty good looks and an affordable price tag, the first-generation Mustang was a hit from day one. Small in stature when compared to most American cars of the time, the Mustang had a ready-to-go stance and attractive proportions. With its small-block V-8 burbling through a throaty exhaust, this thoroughbred still turns heads wherever it goes.
Nicknamed the ‘baby Lambo’, the rear hatch of the Huracán 610-4 contains a mid-engined, naturally aspirated V10 engine delivering power to all four wheels. It features dynamic, state of the art steering and suspension and exotic, angular design cues. With its sleek looks and bellowing V10 howl, this stealthy street fighter was built to be driven to the limit.
Mazda ended its third generation of the RX-7 series with a limited run of the highly desirable ‘Spirit R’. Powered by a revvy 13B-REW rotary engine with twin Hitachi turbochargers, it featured an enhanced braking system and lightweight red-trim Recaro bucket seats amongst other extras. Named as one of the best handling and well-balanced cars of all time, the FD-3S Spirit R is just asking for enhancement.
The final Lancer Evolution based on Mitsubishi’ CT9A platform, the Lancer Evolution IX MR is powered by a super responsive 2.0-liter 4G63 turbocharged engine that utilizes Mitsubishi’s MIVEC variable valve timing system. With its advanced all-wheel-drive system (Super AYC and ACD), Bilstein shocks, Brembo brakes and Recaro bucket seat, the ninth-gen Lancer Evolution MR is the complete package of grip, acceleration and stopping power.
The Type X is the ultimate 180SX. It runs a turbocharged SR20DET inline-4 turbo motor, and is differentiated from the older 180SX by unique tail lights, body kit and rear spoiler. Based on Nissan’s S13 chassis, this rear-wheel drive fastback coupe is a hugely popular choice of platform for drifting, and the perfect JDM weapon for midnight touge or street racing.
The last car to wear Nissan’s Silvia badge, the S15 is the final Silvia variant with production having ended in 2002. The SR20DET-powered Spec-R features aggressive, sharp styling, a super-stiff chassis and a suspension set up as though it was built to do one thing exceptionally well - oversteer.
If you were circuit racing in the seventies and felt the need to let get the adrenaline flowing, the Porsche 911 RSR was the logical choice. To create the screaming RSR, the road-going 911 RS’s fenders were pumped even further to allow for super-wide wheels, many panels were replaced with lightweight fibreglass and the naturally aspirated flat-six engine was seriously muscled-up. This all results in a racer that takes no prisoners - driver included if you’re not careful.
The ultimate in naturally aspirated road-going 911s, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) is a rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive screamer built for nothing but pure speed and performance. Over the already rapid GT3, the RS model sports louvered front guards, intakes in the rear fenders and a purposeful big rear wing. The NA 4.0-litre flat-six motor makes an almost ridiculous 500hp, making the 911 GT3 RS capable of 3.3 second 0-60mph sprints and 7:20 second laps of Nürburgring’s infamous Nordschleife.
In all of its ‘90s retro glory, the Diablo SuperVeloce or SV is powered by a screaming 510hp V12 engine and is instantly recognisable by its sharp, sloping form and outlandish, futuristic styling. This radical supercar comes with Lamborghini’s signature scissor-doors, and its rear-drive layout loves to get sideways.
The Focus RS features Ford’s 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Playing a role in its development and testing was style icon, Ken Block. Proving that good things can come in small packages, this boosted hot hatch packs 345 hp and distributes its 324 lb-ft mountain of torque to all four wheels through an intelligent all-wheel-drive system.