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For some drivers, zipping down the road in a sports car is the ultimate dream. These cars have a reputation for being fun to drive and flashy to look at, making them highly desirable among buyers. Their upgraded performance specs and enduring style help draw shoppers to your dealership and can result in a sizable sale. Below are some great options worth considering for your dealership.
Top 5 Used Sports Cars to Have on Your Dealership Lot
1. Chevrolet Camaro (2016)
The 2016 Chevy Camaro is a bold and powerful sports car that offers a thrilling driving experience. It comes in a variety of trims. The base 1LT model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. All models are available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a rear-wheel-drive system¹.
The 2016 Camaro also features advanced technology and safety features such as a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera. It has a distinctive, muscular design that is both aggressive and aerodynamic, making it one of the most iconic American muscle cars on the road today.
2. Honda S2000 (2007)
The 2007 is a compact 2-seater that rides the line between head-turning style and underrated performance. Its sleek design pairs well with the 2.2-liter, 237-horsepower engine. Like other sports cars on the list, it boasts tight handling and solid traction. The engine also takes advantage of what Honda calls its VTEC technology to get increased horsepower from the engine.
The power comes at the expense of a 24-mpg average highway fuel rating², but many sports car drivers are willing to sacrifice some practicality for a fun ride. The interior electronics leave something to be desired, but customers who are all about performance tend to look at engine features and handling instead of gadgets and whistles and will welcome the S2000.
3. Ford Mustang (2015)
The 2015 Ford Mustang is a classic American sports car featuring a sleek and aerodynamic design. It is available in both fastback and convertible body styles and comes with a choice of three different engines. The base model is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque3. All models come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but a six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option.
The 2015 Mustang also comes equipped with a host of advanced technology and safety features, making it a capable and exciting car to drive.
4. Porsche Boxster (2015)
Porsche creates instantly recognizable vehicles, and the luxurious 2015 Boxster is no exception. It boasts a 2.7-liter, 265 horsepower engine and goes from 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. The upgraded S package shaves 0.6 seconds off that time thanks to its more powerful engine. For fuel conservation, the 2015 Boxster comes with an automatic stop-start system, and the manual transmission can give it up to an estimated 26 mpg fuel economy, making it one of the more fuel-efficient sports cars available4.
The trunk space leaves something to be desired, but the seats are mounted low enough that taller drivers can feel comfortable, and the soft convertible top is insulated for year-round driving. Safety features include side airbags, rollover safety hoops, parking sensors, traction control, and options for adaptive cruise control.
5. Dodge Challenger (2015)
Like the Camaro and Mustang, the Dodge Challenger combines throwback style with updated performance. Longtime sports car fans will be drawn to the familiar body styling and appreciate the improved aerodynamic details and longevity of the new LED lights. Inside, drivers will enjoy an upgraded console with easy-to-read controls and comfortable seating.
This used sports car boasts a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and an impressive fuel economy. Dodge also offered an upgraded V8 engine for higher level trim packages with few compromises on efficiency⁵.
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1. 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Review. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 23, 2023, from https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/chevrolet/camaro/2016
2. Cunningham, W. (6/3/2017). 2007 Honda S2000 review: 2007 Honda S2000. CNET. Retrieved January 15, 2023, from https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2007-honda-s2000-review/
3. Degen, M. (23 December, 2019). 2015 Ford Mustang Review. Kelley Blue Book. Retrieved January 23, 2023, from https://www.kbb.com/ford/mustang/2015/
4. 2015 Porsche Boxster Review. Edmunds. Retrieved January 15, 2023, from https://www.edmunds.com/porsche/boxster/2015/review/
5. Hunting, B. 10 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Dodge Challenger. AutoBytel.com. Retrieved January 23, 2023, from https://www.autobytel.com/dodge/challenger/2015/car-buying-guides/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-2015-dodge-challenger-128150/
Jan 26, 2023