A sports car at a glance

Sports cars are the ultimate vehicle category when it comes to pure driving pleasure. We at DRIVAR® want to give a brief overview of what characterizes a sports car and its advantages and disadvantages. An overview of the most popular sports car brands and vehicles will also help newbies.

What is a sports car?

The title “sports car” is now attached to quite a few vehicles on their lapels – but only a few meet the criteria to be able to call themselves a real sports car in the original sense. A sports car should have the following characteristics that distinguish it from other car categories:

  • A high engine power, often achieved through high engine speeds, large displacement, and supercharging
  • A low vehicle weight, which together with the first point leads to an above-average power-to-weight ratio
  • A low design, which leads to a high aerodynamic quality but also the lowest possible center of gravity and thus good road holding
  • A balanced weight distribution between the front and rear axles
  • A chassis optimized for high lateral acceleration and the appropriate tires
  • A 2-seat or sometimes 2 + 2-seat arrangement in the interior
  • An above-average acceleration and top speed

Based on the above list, it quickly becomes clear why even high-performance sedans, SUVs, compact cars or station wagons meet some criteria, but rarely represent a real sports car.

The most popular sports cars

Manufacturers all over the world have been producing sports cars of the most varied types for many years. On the one hand, these include very exotic brands such as Pagani or Koenigsegg. On the other hand, some world-famous manufacturers have earned a name for themselves as traditional sports car manufacturers over the years. According to our own experience, these include the following sports car brands and models, which we present to you in more detail on the respective sports car base.

Nissan Sports Car

BMW M Models

Mercedes Sports Car

Ferrari Sports Car

Audi Sports Car

How do you enjoy the sports car?

If you have no feeling of tingling in your gas foot with these famous names, we can probably no longer help you. Most car fans excite the urgent need to experience driving pleasure in a real sports car for once. We show how this is possible in the following list.

The purchase of a sports car

The easiest way is definitely to buy a sports car from a dealership or a trusted company. The advantages are obvious: You get the sports car you want and can have it without restriction. Unfortunately, the disadvantages of this alternative are just as evident. The price – which only continues with the expensive maintenance of the sports car.  That all often hurl the dream of having your own sports car away. Besides, you should also have your garage.  Moreover, a sports car is limited in use as an everyday vehicle. By the way, you can find an overview of affordable sports cars that are still bringing pleasure on our blog page “Affordable sports cars.”

A test drive in a sports car

The test drive is the same as a purchase of a sports car: You visit the trader or the car dealership of your choice, pretend you are interested in buying, and you have the keys to your dream sports car in your hand. What sounds simple, usually fails in practice with the dealer or salesperson themselves: They have little interest in indulging inexpensive driving fun at their own expense. And even if it works, test drives are usually limited to a few hours or even minutes. So this alternative is not exactly the yellow of the egg.

Rent a sports car

The last option simply combines the first two: You choose the car of your dreams, pay some money for it, and can still use it as if it were your own. While this used to be a niche business, the sports car rental market is now booming. Why it makes sense to rent a sports car instead of buying one is very simple: You can also enjoy exotic vehicles such as Lamborghini or Ferrari. Additionally, you can use the car without restrictions and for a longer period. After renting, you can park the car again without considering the expensive maintenance or purchase costs of such a sports car.

If you want to get an overview, here is a list of the latest sports cars in Germany that you can easily rent today:


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