Lexus LC 500h
I can’t think of another premium luxury car that is as sexy and dynamic as the Lexus LC, and it’s available as one of the best hybrid sports cars. The breathtaking hourglass grille and widebody rear tubs would have most grown men drooling, even before discovering it is a hybrid-electric sports car.
Where performance is concerned, the 2018 Lexus LC 500h ain’t no slouch. Its 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 and Multistage Hybrid Drive combine for 354 horsepower and a ride to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
It’s a rear-wheel-drive car only, unlike many of the others, and the top speed in the Lexus LC 500h is conservative at 155 mph. And despite being a hybrid, its combined fuel efficiency rating is just 30 mpg.
Still, this model is more attainable than most others. It starts at under $100,000 for an entry-level price – $96,510 to be exact.
The Jaguar I-Pace isn’t a sports car in the traditional body design, but it’s completely worth mentioning. It’s a sporty four-door crossover, let’s say, and one that’s totally cool. A dot-matrix glass roof and stunning sculpted hood are two of the many attractive features.
But outshining the design is its capabilities. The Jaguar I-Pace has more than 220 miles of electric range and accelerates to 60 mph in around 4 seconds. The dual electric motors combine for 400 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, putting it solidly in the high-performance segment.
Expected to hit showrooms in the latter half of 2018, the Jaguar I-Pace is expected to start under $100,000.
Tesla has now committed to building the Roadster, but the company’s long-term survival is questionable as they continue to bleed greenbacks by the fistfuls. It’s expected to arrive in the 2020 model year, and it’s going to be outstanding. The stats are staggering – over 250 mph top speed, 1.9 seconds for zero to 60, the quarter mile in 8.8 seconds. Those are numbers no one ever thought possible in a production car.
What’s most impressive is the 620-mile range. That bursts through the ceiling, making electric car ownership feasible for the average driver. But it’s not feasible for everyone to drive the Tesla Roadster with its $200,000 price tag.View on One Page