The color red is synonymous with classic sexiness, so it’s no wonder that Hollywood often depicts sports cars in this color scheme, from the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to the 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider in The Graduate. You know a song devoted to a car in the color is gonna be sexy when Prince dedicates it to it. Our list of 10 sexy cars in red was difficult to narrow down considering all cars look so good in this color. Red Sports Cars
It is the sales fortunes of Jaguar’s much-hyped successor to the Lyons-designed E-Type that will tell you much about the development of the modern sports car market. As it launched in 2013, we imagined that the buying public would value it as a prettier and more dependable modern TVR – opting for the bigger eight-cylinder engines and seeing it as a cheaper and more powerful front-engined rival to the 911. Red Sports Cars
Cayman GTS 4.0 for Porsche 718 / Boxster GTS 4.0 for Porsche
The 718, a two-seater mid-engine sports car from Porsche, is ranked among the bigger boys in this chart. When Zuffenhausen decided to answer the critics in 2019 and reintroduce an atmospheric flat six in this car, it created a series-production variant with a price well over £60,000 before you even put a single option on it. Thus, Porsche’s four-cylinder, sub-£50k 718 derivatives continue to appeal to buyers with limited budgets (and are included in our Affordable Sports Car chart), while its higher-end 718s have definitely caught up with the bigger fish in the sports car class.
Mercedez-Benz AMG GT
In addition to having the spaceframe structure of a supercar, a front-mounted V8 engine from a muscle car, suspension tuned for maximum attack on the track, and yet the practicality and luxury of a coupé or roadster, the Mercedes-AMG GT is no less bewildering than the Mercedes-Benz SLS was.
Corvette C8 – Chevrolet Red Sports Cars
General Motors’ decision to switch from a front-mounted engine to a mid-mounted engine in this, the eighth generation of its iconic sports car, has been discussed widely. There were objective reasons to do it: because it improved the car’s weight distribution and enhanced its handling. Furthermore, the old C7 Corvette’s front-engined configuration made it something of an anachronism to the latest generation of sports car buyers, who expect a mid-engined layout.
GT-R Nissan Red Sports Cars
Godzilla will feel as if he is in excellent health until the end of his days, regardless of how old he has become. Nissan’s self-identified ‘world’s fastest brick’ is your best bet below £100,000 if you want real-world, any-condition speed from your sports car: the incredible, indefatigable GT-R. However, speed isn’t the only thing you need in a modern sports car, and Nissan is aware of this. Over recent years and revisions, Nissan has tried to make the GT-R a more rounded, luxurious and mature device – and it has, albeit not a huge difference.
Shelby Mustang GT500 Ford
That’s right – another American car on this European list of driver-focused sports cars. However, the Shelby GT500 isn’t your typical Mustang. With 749 horsepower, it’s the most powerful production Ford in history, courtesy of the supercharged 5.2-litre V8 hiding underneath the endless, vented bonnet. Besides a dual-clutch transmission, it has bespoke suspension with unique spring, damper, and anti-roll bar settings, all to make it the best-driving Mustang there is.
TT RS from Audi
Except for its size, Audi’s five-cylinder TT RS is neither small nor unassuming. It features a powerful 395bhp five-cylinder engine and, depending on the trim, a price tag of around £70,000. It can do 60mph in comfortably less than 4.0 seconds, and if you pay extra, you can accelerate up to 174 mph. It’s an Audi TT with a top speed of 170 mph. What an unhinged idea! In this class of cars, the car’s chi-chi design appeal probably doesn’t have the same appeal as it might among Mazda MX-5s and Toyota GT86s, and it isn’t the most multi-faceted or engaging driver’s car as well. The TT RS’s four-wheel drive layout results in a lack of throttle control on the edge of grip, with the controls feeling remote and over-filtered.
LC-Class Red Sports Cars
As an avid driver, you may be inclined to recommend the LC. A superbly charismatic and likeable V8 engine complements its balanced, brisk, involving handling, making it feel more like a rival for the Jaguar F-Type or Porsche 911 than a mix of two- and four-door sporting grand tourers that Lexus identifies as its true rivals. That’s why it’s included here.
Plus Morgan Red Sports Cars
The Morgan Motor Company has gone through quite a transformation in the last few years. Despite being family owned and operated until its 110th anniversary, the firm now has a majority stake in private equity and has launched its first ground-up new model in almost two decades: the Plus Six.