Every car fanatic knows what a true sports car should look like. The low rooflines, a spoiler, big wheels, and lots of scoops and sharp edges to emphasize power and speed are exactly the ‘ABCs’ of sports car design. Drivers understandably expect these cars to be super fast. In most cases, they are right, but there are some exceptions to the rule. Sometimes, car manufacturers build cars that look fast and market them as sports cars, but unfortunately, they fail to deliver performance and are instead slow.
Customers drawn to these models expecting to find thrilling speed and driving dynamics but instead they found lukewarm performance. Read on to find about 35 such vehicles that can potentially destroy your wallet unlike these models. They’re cars you should avoid if you want a real sports car. Check out the list partially via Autoguide below.
35. Toyota GT86
Toyota presented the GT 86 and its twin brother, the Subaru BRZ, in 2012. Both cars drew immediate attention from many performance car fans for their raw driving dynamics, low weight, and handling. The GT 86/BRZ technical layout was basic with a naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine sending power to the rear wheels over a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.
With 200 HP on tap, the GT 86 doesn’t sound as powerful as some of the competitors because it isn’t. With a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of just under eight seconds, it just isn’t fast. Many driving enthusiasts were disappointed, which translated to low sales.