The Porsche speedster with German efficiency almost cossets the driver, while the new, open-top Lamborghini Performante offers an uncompromising thrill ride
Nothing was wrong with the outgoing Jaguar XJ, other than the fact that no one could tell when you had bought a new one. Enter the 2011 XJ, and all that changes.
You might reasonably expect anything with the name Ghost to have an ethereally light touch, be whisper quiet, and offer supernatural levels of speed and agility. But to expect that of a 5,450-pound, very large, four-door car is probably pushing it a bit.
The 2010 Ferrari California represents many firsts for the company. It’s the marque’s first front-engine V8, first hard-topped convertible, first model to offer seven forward gears, and several other things besides.
It might look like it has just driven out of someone’s vivid fantasy, but the Spyker Aileron C8 Coupe has a heritage that stretches back almost to the 19th century. It’s more like the forgotten grandfather than a new kid on the block — older than Ferrari and Lamborghini combined.
Or, why you should stop worrying and revel in the Grand Sport Experience.
If you would be shocked to find the words “sensible” and “supercar” in the same sentence, sit for a moment. The Audi R8 is practical and comfortable, yet it outperforms most vehicles, proving itself as one of the fastest, best-handling production cars you can buy today.
Ignore people who say now is no time to buy a sports car. It is exactly the time, especially if the dealer throws in a four-door luxury sedan for free. Sounds crazy, but that’s what all BMW dealerships are doing now.
The charismatic and practical Maserati Gran Turismo could win hearts of discerning drivers.
The new Porsche 911 looks familiar, but it’s appreciably better in almost every way