23 Sports car of 2014

Year 2014 is behind with many interesting cars debuts. What is Your pick for the best sports car of the past year?

6y ago by Piorun
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Piorun  6y ago

After the corection the final score is:

1) Chevrolet Corevtte C7 Z06 - 9 points
2) Ferrari 458 Speciale A - 7 points
3) Mercedes AMG GT - 3 point

And officially Sports car of 2014 on FastestLaps is newest generation of Corvette Z06. And it was very close with 458 Speciale.
Looking foward for new, 2015 debuts ;)


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BR2+  6y ago

...I didnt pick the Speciale....

As far as the 650S is concerned, It didnt stand out at all for me, Good car, Bit lazy in the design, But good, But didnt have that Umph theother cars had IMO.

So ill go with CAR of the year overall rather then a sub category.

Chevrolet Corvette C7
Porsche 991.1 911 GT3
Dodge SRT Viper
Aston Martin AM310 Vanquish
Subaru WRX STI
Dodge Challenger SRT HellCat
Jaguar F-Type

There are a few others, But no stand out to me as much as these.


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V8Supercar1  6y ago

@Piorun:
My vote goes to the McLaren 650s. Are you surprised at that? lol Yeah im being biased. But anyway. How in the world is the 650s not getting more recognition here?? but instead of calling this sports car of the year. Id call it high performance car of the year.


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Piorun  6y ago

OK dudes, some of us voted for they cars ad this is like:

Me: 1) Z06 2) AMG,3) 458
saxy: 1) speciale
ddd: 1) speciale
196ss: 1) Z06; 2) Huracan 3) AMG GT
BR2+: 1) Speciale
V8Supercar1: You must decide in one category

1)3 points, 2)2 points, 3) 1 points
So lets check the points by now:

1)Ferrari 458 Speciale A - 10 points
2)Chevrolet Corevtte C7 Z06 - 6 points

3) Mercedes AMG GT - 3 point

I will wait few days and if someone want: can vote, or vote again and I will change the points and we will find the top 3 car of the 2014 ;)


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saxy  6y ago

I'd stick it to sportscar of the year rather than "car of the year". Supercar and performance cars are too expensive too unpractical to be good at being "cars" since the very most basic thing of a car is to transport people and things and that too few people get their hands on them.

A car that goes from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds vs 4 seconds is not a measurable difference for an avg person. But a car that has 2 doors and carries 2 people as oppose to 5, is a very obvious inconvenience on a regular basis

A Fiesta ST on the other hand is cheap, practical, fun and allows everyone to enjoy a quick car without worrying about anything. It's a much better "car"


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V8Supercar1  6y ago

Sports car of the year:

1.) Jaguar f type r coupe

2.) Chevy Corvette Stingray C7

3.) ???

Super Car of the year:

1.) McLaren 650s

2.) Chevy Corvette C7 Z06

3.) Ferrari 458 speciale

4.) Lamborghini Huracan

5.) SRT Viper TA

Hyper Car of the year:

1.) Koenigsegg Agera 1:One

American Muscle Car of the Year:

1.) Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Most anticipated for 2015

1.) Ford GT

2.) Honda/Acura NSX

3.) Cadillac ATS-V

4) Cadillac CTS-V

5.) Ford Shelby GT350


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BR2+  6y ago

Given your list of cars, Id take the ZO6, Or C7 in general.

But i think it counts as Super, So thats out for me, So ill just g with Car Of The Year, But still, theres too many to choose just one outright.

But i dont see why the Atom would be in your list..


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196ss  6y ago

1) Z06; 2) Huracan; 3) AMG GT.


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dddd  6y ago

For me Speciale.


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saxy  6y ago

Speciale.


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Piorun  6y ago

The final 3 is:
458, Z06, AMG GT
And the winner of 2014 sports car of my chose is:

1) Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06
(mostly beceause its in very good price range to the performance it offers, its also very Americanish still compared to new Ford GT, and more user friendly compared to Viper, so its the my winner)
2) Mercedes AMG GT
(Its cheaper then SLS but its even more complete, very sporty and veru comfortable, good balance, great look and sound, much more improved transmission)
3) 458 Speciale
(the best driver's car, great NA engine, great balance, its expensive but its Ferrari and its worth every penny, but its not my favorite, but still one of the greatest of 2014)

Very tough competition, by i found my winners, feel free to chose Your top3 from all around Sports Cars that debuted in 2014. (so maybe we can find official FL car of 2014 ;)


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Piorun  6y ago

I miswrote, should be good istead of goof.
Ok, Its my particular opinion, i just dont like TT being based on golf platform, and understeers bad.

Back to my picks:
458 Speciale
C7 Z06
Cayman GTS
Subaru STI
Amg GT
C63
Hellcat
Atom 3.5R

1) I must remove C63 beceause its very late 2014 debut and there is not enough data and review of this car. So it should skip to 2015.
2) At this point each of this car is about something, and is good at it. Hard to throw something away beceause there is no weak cars now. But i must to throw Cayman GTS beceause its not as good at it could be, always positioned under 911 even in this GTS form.
3) Hellcat is charismatic car, not expensive and pretty large and thats a good thing. Iy will have its own fans but that will be not my favorite of 2014.

So now left and that is my final 5,
Speciale
Z06
STI
AMG GT
Atom 3.5R
but i must to chose 3.
So i throw 3.5R beceause its too extreme, and a throw STI beceause its manual only (my preferences)


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BR2+  6y ago

Lol TT just a tuned Golf

Lol STI goof evolution?


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degaton  6y ago

There's really only one stand-out car for me and that's the Ferrari 458 Speciale. I haven't driven it yet but from what I've seen and read, this is one 'special' piece of kit


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Piorun  6y ago

After i think some time, i have more results.
lambo - understeers terribly
california - turbo, bleh
458 Speciale - well thats some ride
Agera 1:One - thats some blast
McLaren - better but not good enough
C7 Z06 - bargin supersport
TT - Just tuned golf
Cayman GTS - its not a revolution
i8 - many ppl favorite, but not mine
new Mustang - meh
Hellcat - that some the best bhp/money
Atom 3.5R - extreme
Subaru STI - goof evolution
C63 - we dont now too much how it feel
AMG GT - designe and performance

To my next round are going:
458 Speciale
C7 Z06
Cayman GTS
Subaru STI
Amg GT
C63
Hellcat
C63
Atom 3.5


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Piorun  6y ago

The idea is to chose the best sports car of 2014. Sports car understood as not a family car. So any car that has pretty good sport feel and orientation are in like all hotchatches, car like Toyota GT, but also, sport divisions from premium cars like ///M or AMG, and even hyper car like P1 etc.
The key here is the car has to debut in 2014 year.
C7, F-type, GT3, Viper are all car that debut in 2013 so they cannot be on the list.

Again in term of "Sport" is all not family "normal" car, that mean Sport or better than Sport.

So maybe i will complete my list, and then anyone could chose they 3 the best cars, and then maybe we can find 2014 car of Fastest laps.

The list is almost complete, but there should be only 2014 car (not 2014 model year cars)


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BR2+  6y ago

8 cars on the list are SuperCars, So how do they fit into the SportsCar segment?...Thas like saying best Awd car of 2014...Then putting a Porsche Boxter on the list....

So ifs ts CAR of the year, then it would go to the...

(In No Order)

Chevrolet Corvette C7
Bmw I8
Jaguar F-Type
Porsche 991.1 911 GT3
Alfa Romeo 8C
Dodge SRT Viper GTS
Bmw F80 M4
Subaru WRX ST
Ferrari 458 Speciale
Dodge Challenger SRT HellCat
Tesla Model S

Those would be my picks,


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Shaggy  6y ago

@Piorun: You can narrow down that list a bit, not all the cars on it are sports cars.


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Piorun  6y ago

Yes, beceause its just only from 2014, and how many debuts You have in that year? Its not that much, so its about ultimate sports car (no matter if GT, Sport, SuperSport, Hyper or Track) of 2014.

Well i may make some list to make chose little easier:
Lamborghini Huracán
Ferrari California T
Ferrari 458 Speciale A
Koenigsegg Agera 1:One
McLaren 650S
Lexus RC F
Corvette C7 Z06
Audi S1 Sportback
Audi TT
Porsche 911 Targa
Porsche Boxster/Cayman GTS
Mercedes-AMG GT
Mercedes-AMG C63
BMW i8
Ford Mustang
Dodge Challenger Hellcat
Ariel Atom 3.5R
Subaru STI

Should i add some to the list?


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BR2+  6y ago

I think it does matter, Because you just listed SportsCars and SuperCars, And a TrackDay Special, So...