The Toyota GR Yaris
The Toyota GR Yaris, despite its small size, possesses remarkable power and is worthy of being included in our list. We hold this car in high regard, to the extent that we have bestowed upon it the title of Performance Car of The Year at the 2021 Auto Express New Car Awards. Toyota went above and beyond to create a vehicle that can be likened to a World Rally Car meant for everyday use, surpassing mere modifications like a larger exhaust and body kit for the standard Yaris.
Instead, they introduced what they purported to be the most potent 3-cylinder engine globally, producing an impressive 257bhp. Furthermore, they reinforced the suspension and incorporated a state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive system. As a result, this combination has yielded a compact and energetic vehicle that delivers an exhilarating performance on straight stretches, effortlessly maneuvering corners, and leaving you with a wide grin. This perfectly embodies the essence of high-performance cars.
The GR Yaris, although not the fastest compared to other cars on our list, still offers a satisfying driving experience With a top speed of 143mph and a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds (claimed). It’s worth noting that the car’s day-to-day usability is another standout feature. Despite its performance-oriented nature, the 3-cylinder engine can achieve over 30mpg when driven lightly, which surpasses the usual standards for sports cars. Additionally, the GR Yaris comfortably accommodates four passengers and is backed by Toyota’s standard warranty of 100,000 miles or five years. If you’re interested in Toyota GR Yaris and other Japanese cars, you should attend the next Jap Fest UK car show.
The Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is known for its extensive and storied history, setting it apart from other car models. The 992, the latest iteration, continues to push the boundaries of technological performance, upholding the legacy of its flagship model. While the range offers numerous options, one consistent feature across all variants is the exceptional all-around performance that places the 911 in the elite category of premium sports cars.
Even when disguised as a standard Carrera, the 911 has the capability to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds and achieve an impressive top speed of 182mph. If those numbers don’t astound you, the Turbo S (equipped with the Sport Chrono Package) delivers even more outstanding figures of 2.7 seconds for the 0-62mph sprint and a top speed of 205mph. Alongside its exhilarating driving dynamics and exceptional performance, the 911 also offers practicality, allowing for ample luggage space during a weekend getaway.
During a lengthy hiatus of 18 years from the supercar market, Maserati took all the necessary measures to ensure that the MC20 is a deliberate testament, serving as a reminder that the esteemed brand remains a formidable presence to be respected.
The MC20 621bhp has expertly considered all aspects of supercars, including its stunning appearance, carbon-fibre chassis, butterfly doors, double-wishbone suspension, and powerful twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine. Its combination of aesthetics and performance makes it an exceptional choice in the world of supercars, appealing to those with knowledge and interest in the industry.
Additionally, the F1-inspired technology is incorporated into this particular model. With a starting price of £190,000, the costs seem justified when compared to some of its competitors. When conditions are optimal, the car can achieve a 0-62mph speed in just 2.9 seconds and maintain impressively fast acceleration until it reaches a top speed of 202mph.
Regardless of your driving preferences, whether you prefer leisurely city driving or exhilarating track experiences, it is undeniable that the MC20 is an extraordinary vehicle.