20 Sports Cars Every American Needs To Drive At Least Once

Most men dream about owning a sports car. While some work hard to make that dream come true, others find different goals to pursue, as it just seems impossible to accomplish.

Since life is so short, men who cannot afford to own a sports car should find a way to at least drive their dream car once. They could rent it out for a day, or else borrow it from a friend.

Since there have been numerous splendid sports cars on the market, which ones should people get behind the wheel of, even if they don’t own it? We compiled a list of some of the most desirable sports cars that every American should drive at least once to experience the car's performance, dashing looks, and stunning interior.

20 Pagani Zonda

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Look at this car. Is there anybody who can say that they wouldn't want to just sit in it? If you were wondering how to get into this car, then you probably weren't the only one. Once you get behind the wheel, you'll feel how special the car is. Pagani produced it for almost twenty years but only produced 140 cars.

19 Ford GT

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You don't wanna make Henry Ford upset. When Enzo Ferrari backed out of a deal to sell the company to Ford, the American automaker instructed his engineers to design a car that would beat Ferrari at 24 Hours of Le Mans. The GT40 was a four-time consecutive winner of the race between 1966 and 1969.

18 SSC Tuatara

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If this is the first time that you're hearing about this car, then don't stress. Production for this magnificent vehicle began early this year. Tuatara is poised to become one of the biggest sports cars on the market thanks to its 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that’s capable of pumping out 1750 horsepower, according to New Atlas.

17 Porsche 911

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One of the automakers that deserves a lot more credit than it gets is Porsche. The German manufacturer has produced the 911 series since 1963 and has kept it in production since. Not only has Porsche improved on the 911’s design throughout the decades, but they have also made the car faster.

16 Subaru WRX STI

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After Subaru achieved amazing success with the WRX STI in rally championships, the Japanese automaker wanted to bring the car onto the road. They designed it to be road-friendly while incorporating the speed and drift ability that the car got its reputation off-road. You won't regret driving this stunner.

15 Aston Martin DB11

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If you ever wanted to feel like James Bond – even if only for a few hours – then the best way to do that is by getting your hands on the DB11's steering wheel. One of the things that makes Aston Martin so appealing is that the car provides good performance but also looks sophisticated. This one looks a lot like the Chrysler Crossfire.

14 Jaguar XJ220

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Although Jaguar is known for producing luxurious vehicles, the British automaker wanted to reward its clients in the early ‘90s with a very special vehicle. The result was the XJ220. Not only did the car look unique and provided incredible speed, but Jaguar also limited the production run to just 282 units.

13 Mercedes AMG GT

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After producing countless luxury and reliable sedans, Mercedes wanted to offer consumers a car that they could take for a joyride on weekends. The result of their arduous efforts was the AMG GT. With a top speed of 198 mph, AMG GT needs only 4 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. The car's design is incredible.

12 Nissan GT-R

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Nissan saw success with the 350 and 370Z, but its masterpiece was the GT-R. According to Nissan, the car boasts an impressive 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine that's capable of pumping out 408 horsepower. The car is a beauty, and Nissan had designed it in a way that it cuts through the air efficiently.

11 Bentley Continental

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This Continental looks absolutely magnificent in burnt orange. Not only does this car provide a lot of space in the cabin, but its performance is also impressive. According to Car and Driver, the 2020 Continental will reach a top speed of 198 mph. Talk about a car that's elegant and fast.

10 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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You might not have expected to see a Mazda amongst Bentleys and Ferrari, but Miata is one of those sports cars that almost everybody loved. The fact that it's been in production since 1989 till now should tell you that many consumers love its funky convertible look and the way their hair blows when they're behind the wheel.

9 McLaren F1

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Ever wanted to know what if feels like to be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car? Well, it's possible if you sit inside a McLaren F1. Many people believe, due to its adoption of F1 technology, that it's one of the best sports cars to ever be produced. It's difficult to argue that since it really is a superb vehicle.

8 Audi R8

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German automakers such as Mercedes and BMW have gotten a reputation for producing reliable cars that are luxurious and safe. Another German automaker that does the same is Audi. After producing numerous luxury vehicles, Audi wanted to compete in the sports car market, so they introduced the R8.

7 Maserati GranTurismo

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Maserati might not be as popular as a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, but you have to give credit to the Italian manufacturer for continuing to compete in a cut-throat market. One of the best models that Maserati ever produced is the GranTurismo. Under the hood is a 4.7-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 454 horsepower.

6 BMW i8

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Many manufacturers have taken after Tesla in the sense that they are on a mission to produce sports cars that are fast and electronic. Although the i8 has an electric motor that pumps out only 131 horsepower, don't be fooled into believing that this car is slow. It needs only 4.6 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.

5 Lamborghini Diablo

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Aventador and Huracan are magnificent vehicles, not to mention the Gallardo, but Diablo takes the cake. Lamborghini has produced numerous great models, but the Diablo has stood the test of time. Some Diablos are priced higher than the latest Aventadors. It's one of the best classic sports cars to appear on the market.

4 Ferrari LaFerrari

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If there's one Ferrari that you have to drive in your lifetime, it's the LaFerrari. Many car pundits have called it one of the best sports cars on the road and definitely the best Ferrari ever produced. Every ten years, Ferrari produces a special vehicle to celebrate another ten year anniversary. On the 70th anniversary, Ferrari produced the LaFerrari.

3 Koenigsegg Agera

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Just by the way this car looks, who would not want to take a ride in it? Most Swedish automakers aren't known for making sports cars, but Koenigsegg is. Agera means 'to act,' and it does just that at blistering speeds. Top Gear magazine named Agera the Hypercar of the Year in 2010.

2 Hennessey Venom F5

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Venom F5 is not only one of the most beautiful sports cars on the road, but it's also one of the fastest. According to Motor 1, the car's engine is capable of pumping out 1,817 horsepower. That means it can reach a top speed of 301 mph and needs less than two seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.

1 Bugatti Chiron

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Here’s the creme da la creme of sports cars. That's exactly what the Chiron is. If you get a chance to drive this car – even for just a few minutes – you should not hesitate to experience its blistering speeds. According to CNET, the Bugatti Chiron set the world record with a top speed of 304 mph. That's amazing.

Sources: motor1, CNET, Car and Driver, Nissan.co.za, newatlas.com

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