Have you ever wondered what high performance two seater cars money can buy? Here are 5 two-seater sports cars that offer nothing but performance, exotic materials and continental touring capabilities.
Two-seater sports cars are a rare breed, purebred to offer maximum performance. Such cars use every element in them to offer better aerodynamics and performance tuned to deliver a maximum dose of adrenaline. While this is a dream for many, some own such exotics, although they are not practical everyday drivers and just upkeep can cost as much as an entry-level car.
For such performance seekers, owning a car that is the ultimate driving machine is a small price to pay. Let’s take a look at 5 two seater sports cars owned by few that you can buy in India for the best money.
No two-seater sports car list can exist without a Ferrari, in our case the 812. The Ferreri 812 is the only naturally aspirated V12 the Italian automaker is currently selling, and it incorporates a number of advanced aerodynamic features to make it as fast as possible . The body has ducts to control airflow and the car uses a range of active and passive aerodynamics to minimize drag. The 812 is available as a coupé, hardtop convertible (GTS) and in a Competizione trim more geared toward the race track.
The Ferrari 812 is powered by a front-mounted, naturally aspirated, 6,496cc V12 that delivers 789 hp and 712 Nm of torque through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Competizione uses the same engine but performance is optimized to 819 hp. The Ferrari 812 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 340 km/h.
Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimate
If there is a Ferrari, a Lamborghini follows. The two companies have a long history and have constantly tried to beat each other to the top. The Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae is the latest from VW’s Italian automaker and is limited to 600 examples worldwide. One of them made it to India.
Lamborghinis are known for their wedge-shaped cars with sharp, angular designs and the Ultimae is no less, but it loses a lot of flamboyance like the big aero wing for an active one and remains slightly less subtle.
The engine isn’t subtle, however, as the Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae is powered by a 6,498cc V12 that produces 770 hp and 720 Nm with the help of a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The Ultimae gets an all-wheel drive system that helps the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 208 seconds and reach a top speed of 355 km/h. You can read more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae here.
Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche has always been a thorn in Ferrari’s side and continues to be with its latest 911 Turbo S. Unlike the Ferrari 812 and Aventador, the Porsche is powered by a 3745 cc six-cylinder engine that produces 641 hp and 800 Nm of torque with two turbochargers. An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission transfers power to the rear wheels to propel the 911 Turbo S from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km/h.
Compared to Ferrari and Lamborghini, the Porsche 911 Turbo S needs half the number of cylinders to achieve similar power numbers, and it does so for the sake of perfection over the years. Also, compared to the two aforementioned sports cars, the 911 is a better everyday driver and has a huge following worldwide.
Alongside the Italians and Germans, the British offer some exciting two-seaters, the McLaren 720S being one of them. The 720S has it all, modern aerodynamic design, butterfly doors, exotic chassis and body materials, a mid-engine, racing pedigree, Alcantara-clad interior and everything you’d expect from a two-seater sports car.
The McLaren 720S is powered by a 3,994 cc twin-turbo V8 engine with 710 hp and 770 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, allowing the 720S to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 341km/h. The suspension is also advanced as it uses a ProActive Chassis Control II active suspension system that uses accelerometers and pressure sensors to communicate with the car’s onboard computers to provide a precise ride and leverages insights from a PhD course!
Aston Martin DBS
Completing the list of top five performance two-seater sports cars is another British brand, Aston Martin with the DBS. The quintessentially British two-seater is more of a grand tourer, available as a V12 with the engine at the front and the gearbox at the rear, giving it good weight distribution.
The DBS’s 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 produces 715 hp and 900 Nm of torque with the help of an 8-speed automatic transmission. The DBS accelerates from 0 to 100 km in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 340 km/h. For those wondering why the DBS is underperforming compared to the others, the hassle-free turbocharged engine is geared more towards touring than outright performance, which is the car’s intent.
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