Road conditions, tax rebates and wealth are few of the prime reasons why you would see every sports car on earth cruising the roads of Emirates. The year 2017 has brought us some best sports cars. This article outlines some of the most exotic ones that should really grab your attention.
Here is the list of top ten sports cars in the UAE for the model year 2017.
1. 2017 BMW M4 Coupe
The BMW M4 2017 packs a remarkable 3.0-litre turbocharged engine under its sporty body kit. The potent engine is capable of delivering 431 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. Pair it with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission of your choice and you can hit the 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds and take it all the way to 250 km/h. The price of the 2017 BMW M4 starts at AED 395,000.
2. 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Priced slightly above the BMW M4, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is built for speed lovers. Its aggressive exterior design is aerodynamically efficient and gives you a feel as you’re driving a Formula One car. Under the hood, the 911 GTS carries a 3.8L powertrain that churns out 430 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque and can be mated to either a manual gearbox or the PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission system. This best sports car of 2016 is capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.0 seconds (with PDK transmission) and maxes at 306 km/h. The price of the 911 GTS starts at AED 457,400.
3. 2017 Audi R8 V10
Calling the Audi R8 2017 anything other than ‘Power house’ would be an understatement. It is accessible in two powertrains i.e. a 5.2-litre V-10 that delivers 540 horsepower and a 5.2L V10 plus mill that pumps out a mighty 610 ponies. The R8 takes only 3.5 seconds to reach 100 km/h from standstill. The exterior styling has not been changed much compared to the previous models; however, the R8 2016 boasts a significantly lower weight for improved performance. It would cost you atleast AED 549,000.
4. 2017 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S
When it comes to performance cars, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S can never be left out. It competes with the likes of Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. However, if we compare the exterior design of the three cars, we would definitely say that the AMG GT S stands out. Under its elongated hood, the AMG GT S carries a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 powertrain that yields 510 horsepower and can achieve the 100 km/h mark in just 3.8 seconds. It also features exclusive AMG Ride Control suspensions and a Race transmission mode. The price of the Mercedes AMG GT S 2016 starts at AED 575,000.
5. 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
The best thing about the Chevrolet Corvette 2017 is its matchless performance and affordable price tag, which is a lot less than the rivals like Mercedes AMG GT S. The Corvette features a light weight carbon-nano fibre and an aggressively designed body kit. The powertrain includes a 460 horsepower 6.2L V8 unit which can be mated to either a 7- speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission system. Push the pedal to max and you hit the 100 km/h mark in 4.0 seconds. The Corvette is priced at AED 330,000.
6. 2017 Jaguar F-Type
The Jaguar F-Type 2017 is accessible in both coupe and convertible body styles. Moreover, it gives you two engine options i.e. the 3.0L V6 unit churning out 335 horsepower and the 545 horsepower 5.0L V8 engine for power hungry petrolheads. With the regular engine you can go from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, but the mighty V10 unit takes only 3.7 seconds to cover the same distance and goes all the way to 322 km/h. The base model is priced at AED 299,000.
7. 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S
The fastest sports car in the Porsche 718 family is the 718 Cayman S. The Cayman S’s coupe body style combined with the signature round head lamps and the aggressive side air vents give it a frightening persona. The 2.5L turbocharged engine supplies 350 horsepower and can take the car from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 285 km/h. The base trim starts at AED 236,400.
8. 2017 Dodge Viper GTS
The Dodge Viper 2017 is equipped with a sturdy 8.4L V10 engine that cranks a mighty 640 horsepower and 813 Nm of torque, which is best any naturally aspirated sports car in the world offers. The Viper 2016 features a unique lighter and stiffer body structure with weight ratio of 50:50 between the front and back wheels for ideal aerodynamic efficiency. It can run from stationary to 100 km/h in around 3.1 – 3.3 seconds. The price tag stands at AED 409,999.
9. 2017 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
The new Maserati Ghibli S Q4 dubbed as the ‘Sporty Intelligence’ combines a spectacular performance with state of the art technologies. It carries a 3.0L V6 engine that delivers 410 horsepower and could achieve 100 km/h speed in just 4.8 seconds. The new eight speed Zf automatic transmission featured in the Ghibli S Q4 is administered by an auto-adaptive software program, which allows you to switch from auto mode to sporty manual setting for enhanced performance. The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 2016 starts at AED 339,000.
10. 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C
The Alfa Romeo 4C 2017 is equipped with a turbocharged 1750cc 4-cylinder mill creating 240 horsepower. The Italian coupe renders an unprecedented performance with a good fuel economy rating. It is capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 258 km/h. The base price of the Romeo 4C starts at AED 330,000.
UAE is home to the latest and most exotic sports cars. From rich Sheikhs to young entrepreneurs, everyone feels the rush to own a luxury sports car. Even the Dubai police squad has some of the rarest fastest cars ever built including Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Aston Martin One-77, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Bentley Continental GT and several others. If you are considering buying one, check our list of the top 10 sports cars of 2016 in the UAE to make your purchase easier.
There you have it, the top 10 sports cars in United Arab Emirates for the year 2017, stay tuned for more interesting listings.