Fastest cars a norm these days as automakers are working hard on vehicle’s aerodynamics and engines, but there are some cars which have the potential to leave a lasting impression. They promise their drivers extreme thrills combined with superior performance, and a formidable personality to boot. So without further ado, we present to you the top 10 most thrilling cars for 2016.
2016 Tesla Model X
A purely electric car, the Tesla Model X is reported to be using 60-kWh and 85-kWh battery packs with an additional 85 kWh Performance package. With this new crossover, Tesla aims to utilize at least 300 miles of range yet retain the brand’s signature style performance that is already well known through the Model S. Just like the Model S, the new Model X will go from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds.
2016 Audi TT Roadster
The TT Roadster bears a very strong resemblance to its counterpart, the TT Coupe, with a few exceptions. Apart from that, it will sport the same powertrain options – the 2.0-liter, TDI unit derived from the Golf GTD, which produces 184 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque enabling it to spring from 0 to 60 mph (96.5km/h) in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 146 mph (234.9 km/h); a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which generates 230 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.2 seconds with manual transmission and 5.5 seconds with six-speed S tronic automatic transmission.
2016 Honda Civic Type R
Featuring a 2.0-liter direct-injected turbo VTEC four-cylinder, which yields a whopping 306 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm, the new Honda Civic Type R for 2016 is the company’s first ever turbocharged car. With six-speed manual transmission, the new Type R can go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.7 seconds, with a top speed of 168 mph (270.37 km/h). Other features include a ‘+R’ button that tightens the steering and sharpens the throttle response.
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Combining luxury with off-road thrills, the Land Rover Discovery Sport features a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine boasting 240 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 7.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 124 mph (199.5 km/h). Other features comprise of maximum space (thanks to three rows with reclining seatbacks), a USB charging port in each row, a Tow Hitch Assist, a Tow Assist and a Trailer Stability Assist and a new InControl connectivity kit that helps connect Apple and Android devices to Land Rover’s operating system.
2016 Jaguar XE
Britain’s answer to America’s BMW 3-Series, the Jaguar XE is an all-new rear-wheel drive which also offers four-wheel drive option. It offers several engine choice, including the all-new in-house turbo four-cylinder and a supercharged 3.0 liter V-6 engine which cranks 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque paired to eight-speed automatic that enable it to go from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 4.9 seconds. Other facilities encompass the Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment system, a Surface Progress Control System to deliver optimal traction and a new stereo camera system.
2016 BMW M2
The highlight of BMW 2-Series lineup, the BMW M2 features a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six cylinder which churns out 320 horsepower. With a rear-wheel drive platform, the car also sports an upgraded suspension, M Division traction and stability control calibration.
2016 Audi R8
The second generation of the R8 series, the 2016 Audi R8 is a much sportier and lighter version of its predecessor. The power mill features a V10 and a V10 Plus as well as an electric e-tron, which will be added later. The V10 delivers 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, whereas the V10 Plus supplies 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. An all-wheel drive car, the R8 also comes with a DL800 seven speed ‘wet’ dual-clutch transmission.
2016 Fiat 500X
A five-door hatchback, the Fiat 500 X is accessible in front and all-wheel drive options. It also boasts a variety of four-cylinder powerplants. Gasoline engines comprise of 1.4, 1.6, and 2.4 liters whereas turbo-diesels are 1.3 and 2.0 liter units. It even includes an impressive array of transmissions namely five and six-speed manuals, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic and a nine-speed torque-converter automatic. The 1.4 liter turbo emits 160 horsepower of energy while 2.4-liter engine is capable to generate 184 horsepower.
2016 Nissan Sway Concept
In an attempt to make inroads in the compact car segment, Nissan has come up with the all new Micra which was displayed via Sway concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept was inspired by the IDX Concept unveiled in 2013. Other features consist of a V-motion grille, a MINI-style floating roof, boomerang headlights and a C-pillar.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro comes with some exciting features, encompassing Magnetic Ride Control active damping for the LT1 small-block, V-8 powered engine, three operating modes – Tour , Sport and Track-, Drive Mode Selector with Snow/Ice, and a dual-mode exhaust system to deliver a more fulfilling driving experience.