The best performance car depends on what you are looking for. Some people may prioritize speed and handling, while others may be more interested in comfort and luxury. Still, others want a car that is practical for daily driving but can also be fun to drive on weekends.

Based on car and driver reviews, here are the top-rated performance cars in various categories.

2024 Chevrolet Corvette

The iconic Corvette continues to impress with its supercar-rivaling performance, starting at a relatively affordable price tag.

Available in coupe and convertible body styles, it boasts a range of powerful engines, including the monstrous 670-hp LT6 in the Z06 trim.

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Feature Specification
Engine 6.2L LT2 V8
Horsepower 490 hp
Torque 470 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
Fuel Economy 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
0-60 mph 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 194 mph
Starting Price $88,395

Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster

These mid-engined twins offer exceptional handling and driver engagement, with the Cayman being the coupe and the Boxster the convertible. They come in a variety of trims, starting with the 300-hp base model and going up to the 414-hp GTS 4.0.

Feature 718 Cayman 718 Boxster
Engine 2.0L turbocharged H4 2.0L turbocharged H4
Horsepower 300 hp 300 hp
Torque 280 lb-ft 280 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 4.7 seconds (manual), 4.5 seconds (PDK) 4.7 seconds (manual), 4.5 seconds (PDK)
Top speed 170 mph (manual), 173 mph (PDK) 170 mph (manual), 173 mph (PDK)
Starting price $60,550 $62,650

Toyota GR Supra

This reborn Supra offers a compelling blend of power, precision, and everyday usability. It’s powered by a 382-hp turbocharged inline-six engine and comes in a variety of trims, including the high-performance GR Supra 3.0 with 500 horsepower.

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Feature Specification
Engine 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Inline-6
Horsepower 382 hp
Torque 343 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed Automatic
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Drive
0-60 mph 4.1 seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
Fuel Economy 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway
Starting Price $43,000

Acura Integra Type S

The new Integra Type S makes a strong comeback with its sharp handling, responsive turbocharged engine, and comfortable interior. It delivers 306 horsepower and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission.

Feature Specification
Engine 300-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
Fuel Economy (EPA) 25 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
0-60 mph 5.8 seconds
Top Speed 130 mph
Seating Capacity 5
Cargo Space 12.3 cubic feet
Curb Weight 3,805 pounds
Starting Price $35,850

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

This high-performance sedan packs a punch with its 550-hp twin-turbo V6 engine and sharp handling. It’s a true driver’s car with a luxurious interior and a starting price tag that reflects its capabilities.

Feature Specification
Engine 3.6L twin-turbocharged V6
Horsepower 472
Torque 445 lb-ft
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Acceleration 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds
Top speed 189 mph
Fuel economy 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway
Starting price $59,990

BMW M3

The latest M3 continues to be a benchmark for performance sedans, offering a thrilling driving experience and a spacious, luxurious interior. It’s powered by a 473-hp twin-turbo inline-six engine and comes in a variety of trims, including the even more powerful Competition model.

Feature Details
Price Starting from $72,845
Engine 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged I6
Horsepower 473 hp (503 hp with Competition Package)
Torque 402 lb-ft (453 lb-ft with Competition Package)
Transmission 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Acceleration 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds (3.4 seconds with Competition Package)
Top Speed 155 mph (electronically limited)
Fuel Economy 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
Seating Capacity 5
Cargo Space 17 cubic feet
Curb Weight 3,825 lbs

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

This tire-shredding monster boasts a 760-hp supercharged V8 engine and is capable of launching from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. It’s a track-focused beast with a starting price tag to match.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Feature Specification
Engine 5.2L Supercharged V8
Horsepower 760 hp
Torque 625 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed Tremec Dual-Clutch
Drive Modes Normal, Sport, Track, Drag, Wet
0-60 mph 3.3 seconds
Top Speed 205 mph
Starting Price $73,995

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

Another tire-slaying machine, the Challenger Hellcat Redeye packs a 797-hp supercharged V8 engine and can sprint from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds. It’s not as refined as the Mustang Shelby GT500, but it offers tons of muscle car character.

Feature Specification
Engine 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8
Horsepower 807 hp
Torque 797 lb-ft
Transmission 8-Speed TorqueFlite Automatic
0-60 mph 3.4 seconds
Top speed 203 mph
Fuel economy 13 mpg city / 22 mpg highway
Starting MSRP $92,825

Tesla Model S Plaid

This all-electric sedan is an absolute rocket, with a tri-motor powertrain that produces 1,020 horsepower and enables a 0-60 mph time of 1.99 seconds. It also offers impressive range and a spacious, luxurious interior.

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Feature Specification
Price Starting at $135,990 USD
Range (EPA estimated) 600 km (375 miles)
Top speed 322 km/h (200 mph)
0-60 mph acceleration 1.99 seconds
Passenger capacity 5
Seating configuration 2+3 (front + rear)
Cargo space (behind rear seats) 688 liters (24.3 cubic feet)
Cargo space (with folded rear seats) 1,814 liters (64 cubic feet)
Battery capacity 103.9 kWh
Charging power (AC) 11 kW
Charging power (DC) Up to 250 kW
Fast charging time (10-80%) 30 minutes
Standard features Autopilot, Yoke steering wheel, 17-inch touchscreen, Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive, Glass roof, HEPA air filter, Premium interior with vegan leather
Optional features Full Self-Driving Capability, yoke upgrade wheel, 21-inch Arachnid wheels, Performance Boost, Tow Hitch

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

This all-electric sports car delivers supercar-like performance with its 759-hp powertrain and 0-60 mph time of 2.6 seconds. It also offers Porsche’s renowned handling and a luxurious interior.

Feature Specification
Powertrain All-electric
Battery Capacity (gross/usable) 93.4 kWh / 83.7 kWh
Peak Power (kW/hp) 560 kW (751 hp)
Peak Torque (lb-ft) 774 lb-ft
Acceleration (0-62 mph) 2.8 seconds
Top Speed 162 mph (260 km/h)
Range (WLTP) 440 – 467 km (273 – 290 miles)
Charging Speed (DC) Up to 268 kW
Charging Time (10-80% DC) 17 minutes
Length 4,963 mm (195.4 in)
Width 1,966 mm (77.4 in)
Height 1,378 mm (54.3 in)
Wheelbase 2,900 mm (114.2 in)
Luggage Capacity (front/rear) 84 L (3.0 cu ft) / 366 L (13.0 cu ft)
Starting Price $185,900 (US)

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

This all-electric Mustang variant offers impressive performance with its 480-hp powertrain and 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds. It also has a spacious interior and a starting price tag that’s more affordable than some other high-performance EVs.

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Feature Specification
Model Year 2024
Body Style SUV
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Transmission Single-speed automatic
Motor Permanent magnet synchronous
Horsepower 480 hp
Torque 634 lb-ft
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
Top Speed 124 mph
Range (EPA) 314 miles
Battery Capacity 88 kWh
Charging 11 kW AC, 150 kW DC
Fast Charging Time (10-80%) 42 minutes
Seating Capacity 5
Cargo Space (Behind Seats) 29.7 cubic feet
Cargo Space (With Seats Folded) 59.7 cubic feet
Starting Price $69,995

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