Best sports cars have the ability to make a car look sexy or intimidating and, of course, are often the most expensive.
The latest issue of the prestigious Automotive News magazine, however, has crowned the Nissan Skyline GT-R as the “most sexy sports car ever”, while the Ferrari 458 Italia has been named the “best-looking car”.
It’s not only the Nissan that’s out on top.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata was named as the second-most-expensive sports car of all time, followed by the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The most-expensive sport car of 2016, by a landslide, was the Ford Focus RS with a price tag of $132,000.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVR, the Porsche Panamera GT3 RS, and the Bentley Continental GT4 are the most affordable sports cars on the market.
The Mazda MX5 Miina, which has the same name as the MX-6 Miata, was one of the most-anticipated models of the year, having been teased by Mazda CEO Sergio Marchionne.
The Miata is a highly-motivated model, with an engine that produces 600bhp (445 kW) and a curb weight of 1,350kg (2,250 lbs).
The Lamborghinis and Porsche Panamas were also among the cars that had the most desirable names on offer.
The Ford Focus has a six-speed manual transmission, while the Porsche 918 Spyder has a nine-speed automatic.
In comparison, the Mazda MX6 Miina has a five-speed six-cylinder, while Porsche’s Panamera and Bentley’s Continental GT are five- or six-spd models.
The Lambo’s 5.7-litre V12 engine produces 561bhp and 4,871Nm of torque.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK sports sedan has a 6.3-litres V8 with 479bhp.
Both the Mercedes AMG and Porsche Cayman are 5.3 litre V8 engines with 425bhp at 6,000rpm.
Audi’s A8 is powered by a 6-cylinders V8 engine with 429bhp with a 6,500rpm top speed.
BMW has an all-new 5-series sports car, powered by the 1.6-liters V8.
Mazda’s MX5 is powered with the same 1.5-liter V8 as the Miata.
The Bentley Continental has a 5.0-litrochro engine with 449bhp, while Audi’s RS7 and Cayman have 5.6 and 6.0 litre turbos, respectively.
The Porsche Panameras’ 5.4-litrev turbocharged petrol engine is the same one as the BMW 5 Series and Audi RS4.
Ford’s Fiesta RS, with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, has a 4-speed DSG transmission.
Honda’s Civic Si, with the V6 engine, has the highest output of any car in the world with a 531bhp peak power at 5,800rpm.
The Mercedes-amid the 6.5 litre turbocharged V8 in the S-Class, the Mercedes C-Class sports car is powered almost exclusively by a 1.9-litrel V8, with more than 300bhp of peak power.
On the other hand, the Nissan has a 3.0litre twin-turbo V8 and the Lamborghinero is powered mainly by a 2.8-litrera V8 (see below).
The BMW M5 is the best-selling car in Europe, with 3.7 million units sold in the last year.
Volkswagen’s Polo, the most popular of the new Audi sports cars and the most sought after of the Bentley coupe, has 2.6 litre engines with 429hp.
The Audi Q7 is powered mostly by a twin-cam turbocharged inline four-cyliler engine with 420bhp output.
For the Nissan, the 918 has a twin turboshaft engine that can produce 730bhp from the front wheels.
The Cayman is the most powerful sports car in America with 6,800hp from its 3.3litre engine.
As for the Bentley, the Aventadors is powered largely by the twin-scroll turbocharged six-pot V6 with a peak output of 1.2 litres.
Nissan’s Q5 sports car has the most torque of any of the cars in the current lineup with an output of 621bhp on the wheels.
Porsche’s Panamast and Bentley Continental are the only two cars with an all wheel drive system.