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Best New Luxury GTs (All Prices)

Ah, yes. The grand touring car. It was once stereotypically front-engined, two-door and rear-wheel drive. The British establishment (Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce) have turned the art of making one into a science, while other automakers have started to submit their own thesis on what a GT could and should ought to be. This has blurred the lines between what is and what isn’t a grand tourer these days.

Automakers such as McLaren (who are ironically, also British) have made very clear indications of what their interpretation is; by no means did they, or were they, ever going to follow suit with the long-standing blueprint of mounting an engine at the front of one of their cars. In fact, powerplant placement, number of doors, and to some degree, drivetrain, are no longer standardized prerequisites in the making of a proper modern GT car.

Ultimately, the lines have to be drawn somewhere, and without a doubt, all of the automobiles on this list continue to showcase the most quintessential characteristics of a grand touring heavyweight—the most important of those, being that the driver is able to enjoy the highest tier of automotive performance in a sensible and uncompromising package. This means refinement, luxury and utilitarianism are the key ingredients in the mix, but not at the cost of thrilling driver engagement and an unmatched fun factor.

Here are 25 of the Best New Luxury GTs you can purchase brand new today.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring (992)

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

Base MSRP: $160,100 USD

Porsche unveiled its new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 via digital livestream on YouTube. First deliveries are just starting to trickle in now, making it likely to be designated as a 2022 model.

Semantics aside, this new GT3 becomes the seventh iteration of one of Porsche’s most established and beloved automobiles. More importantly, it continues to embody the spirit of previous GT3 models by amalgamating all that is awesome about the 911, and the Porsche brand, in a single road car.

Soon after the unveiling, the GT3 Touring model—essentially a gentleman’s version of the otherwise track-focused road car—was released.

The automaker has continued the use of the naturally-aspirated 4.0L 9A1 flat-6 powerplant in the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 Touring. The only key differences between the engine used in the race car and the one used in the 992 GT3 are the exhaust system and ECU.

Otherwise, the two engines share virtually all the same components, such as individual throttle bodies. As such, the new GT3s needed no “sound engineering” and inherently sound amazing.

With an astronomical 9,000 rpm redline, both cars produce 502 hp @ 8,400 rpm and 346 lb-ft of torque @ 6,250 rpm. The GT3 and GT3 Touring continue to use the 7-speed PDK transmission, instead of a version of the 8-speed used in the rest of the 992 line-up.

Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley Continental GT V8

Base MSRP: $206,600 USD (coupe), $227,200 USD (convertible)

With a lively V8 engine delivering irresistibly dynamic performance, accompanied by the sound of its uniquely emotive burble, the new Bentley Continental GT V8 offers a truly engaging driving experience—a grand tourer that makes every journey breathtaking.

The Continental GT V8 is exceptionally responsive, delivering powerful yet smooth acceleration, accompanied by the irresistible sound of a Bentley V8 engine. The Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible offers all of the above, plus an exhilarating open-air grand-touring experience.

I love that Bentley is now offering a “base” Continental GT with a V8 engine. It makes sense and it looks to be really good business on their part. For starters, this variant offers a more engaging and spirited driving experience for those owners who prefer to be the ones driving themselves around instead of relying on their chauffeurs.

On the business side of things, offering the V8 variant lowers the price of entry just a tad, too. More Continentals for all!

McLaren GT

2021 McLaren GT

Base MSRP: $210,000 USD

So there’s no hint of an SUV from McLaren, or even anything with four doors or room for a family.” If we can’t make the world’s best SUV, why the hell would we?” stated GT Global Product Manager Tom Taylor, who reiterated McLaren’s no nonsense approach to any car they produce (and one which I personally find very charismatic).

There is instead, the new McLaren GT, which debuted for the 2020 model year and has continued into 2021 and beyond. The GT—which stands for ‘Grand Tourer’—is the British automaker’s first attempt at something other than the raw, unadulterated performance conduits they’ve been known for producing in the past.

Unconventional for a McLaren and for a mid-engined car respectively are its particularly luxurious interior and over 20 cu. ft. of storage space. In spite of its supposed layout handicap, the McLaren GT is not outdone by the likes of Aston Martin with regards to the latter, with plenty of room for bags, skis and a week’s worth of luggage.

The new infotainment system also helps to facilitate a comfortable cross-country cruising experience. Traditional grand touring cars are not shy about the shortcomings they are willing to accept in exchange for a heightened level of luxury and refinement; i.e. they are often heavier and bulkier, with typically softer driving dynamics. McLaren looks to shatter such preconceptions with the new GT.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Base MSRP: $241,000 USD

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is the new flagship car for the DB11 range. It comes standard with the model’s top engine option—a 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12—boasting greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more characterful exhaust note. In addition, the AMR features a specially-tuned powertrain and chassis, along with a number of exclusive styling queues and options.

The DB11 AMR may boast an intimidating 630 hp, but its overall demeanor remains that of a refined luxury GT car rather than a raw performance machine. That, ladies and gentlemen, is peak Aston Martin execution, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Honestly, Aston Martin could probably get away with having the AMR as its sole DB11 model. It really is that good, and some believe it should’ve been what the DB11 was from the get-go.

Ferrari Roma

2020 Ferrari Roma

Base MSRP: $222,620 USD

Ferrari’s latest true grand touring sports car offers something really unique and refreshing. Its design is simple, almost minimalist as far as the artistry is concerned. Yet, objectively, it is a very beautiful car.

The inner workings of the Roma are anything but uncomplicated. It features one of the most high-tech cabins of any Ferrari, or car in its class. Its 3.9L engine is as athletic as it is utilitarian, making for a grand tourer that really molds to the character of its owner – or perhaps, it’s the other way around?

Granted it is a Ferrari, but those who want something flashy should look elsewhere within the line-up; or, depending on your cup of tea, outside the brand as a whole. But with the “gentleman’s sports car” now being in vogue, it’s this very characteristic that makes the Roma one of the most desirable cars of its kind. In a low-key sorta way.

Lexus LC 500

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible Inspiration Series

Base MSRP: $93,050 USD (coupe), $101,100 USD (convertible)

The range-topping luxury coupe continues to use the same naturally-aspirated V8 power plant seen in the rest of the brand’s performance lineup. This would be the omnipotent 5.0L unit, which produces 471 hp @ 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm.

The unit is good for 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph. Other notable features include the adjustable suspension which serves to provide a remarkable fusion of performance and comfort.

Lexus later revealed the LC500 Convertible at the 2020 LA Auto Show. It shares all of the same mechanical underpinnings with the coupe, with its signature convertible roof able to open and close in about 15 seconds and be operated at speeds up to 31 mph. That’s pretty impressive.

Because of the open-top, the car required some additional structural components for rigidity. Lexus used magnesium and aluminum to keep the car’s overall weight from ballooning too much.

Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls Royce Wraith

Base MSRP: $343,350 USD

Virtually unchanged for 2021, the current iteration of the Rolls-Royce Wraith shares the same BMW F01 platform as the outgoing Ghost, and will continue to do so for at least the meantime.

The Wraith is the sportier version of the two, having been purposed in a coupe guise and shorter wheelbase. A power bump, some weight loss, and a specially tuned suspension further its call for an improved performance focus.

The Wraith still also retains the same powerplant, and this can only be a good thing. After all, 624 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque from the mighty 6.6L twin-turbocharged V12 are stats worthy of just about any supercar out there today. Stick it into one of the most posh cars ever produced, and you have something even more unique and special than that.

Lotus Evora GT

Lotus Evora GT

Base MSRP: $96,950 USD

The Lotus Evora GT is produced specifically for the North American market. For under $100k ($96,950 to be exact), you can get your hands on the most powerful street-legal Lotus available right now.

Lotus also updated the exterior with a new front lip spoiler, wheel arch louvers, ducts behind the wheels, and a rear diffuser. Inside, there’s a more generous serving of Alcantara and carbon fiber materials, which really makes the GT look and feel nicer than ever before.

It also comes equipped with a 3.5L supercharged V6 that puts out 416 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, although a 6-speed automatic is also available (only a masochist would buy the automatic for this car).

This powertrain makes for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. The car’s top speed? 188 mph. In the suspension department, Eibach springs paired with Bilstein dampers are standard.

The car also gets 19″ wheels up front and 20″ wheels in the rear, which are wrapped in grippy Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Audi e-tron GT

2022 Audi E-tron GT

Base MSRP: $102,400 USD, $142,400 USD (RS e-tron GT)

The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is the four-ringed company’s first entrant into the high-performance EV weight class. It looks to shake up a playing field, which includes the likes of the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan, the latter of which shares many of the same underpinnings.

This isn’t the marque’s first EV model, as it joins up with a roster currently occupied by Audi’s e-tron SUVs. However, the e-tron GT does have the distinction of becoming the first fully-electric car to don the company’s legendary RS badge via the highest and most expensive trim level currently on offer.

The base model e-tron GT predictably comes with less of the go-faster, stop-harder and look-sexier ingredients that are typically reserved for an RS model, but it does share the same 93.4 kWh battery with its more glamorous stablemate.

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren Speedtail

Base MSRP: $2,250,000 USD

Meet the new Speedtail—an aptly-named addition to McLaren’s Ultimate Series of automobiles. This limited-edition car—of which only 106 examples will be built—represents McLaren’s unyielding pursuit of maximum top-speed.

Whereas other McLarens blend handling, acceleration and driving dynamics in a harmonious package, the Speedtail has a more singular focus. That focus is speed; ludicrous amounts of it.

McLaren has labeled the Speedtail a Hyper GT, which seems fitting given the excess of the car and its abilities. More than that, the Speedtail is a car that reminds us that the automotive world serves to inspire and excite us as much as it does to move us from one place to the next.

In the case of the Speedtail, though, it moves us unlike anything else out there. This 1,055 hp car will take you to 250 mph and then to the Opera on the same set of tires (to paraphrase McLaren’s spokesperson with a particularly interesting name: Wayne Bruce).

The McLaren Speedtail hybrid ‘hyper-GT’ produces all that power through the combination of an M840T and parallel system eMotor. This setup—in addition to applying the most brilliant drag-reduction principles in existence today—has allowed the Speedtail to become the fastest production McLaren ever made.

Aston Vantage AMR

Aston Martin Vantage AMR

Base MSRP: $183,081 USD

The Vantage AMR is a new breed of predator, 95 kg lighter in weight than the base model, and boasting a seven-speed rev-matching manual transmission. This is a beast designed to deliver pure, engaging, manual performance—Aston Martin’s interpretation of a “true driver’s car”.

The Vantage AMR also gets a sport-tuned limited-slip differential, carbon-ceramic brakes standard, and the company’s most advanced adaptive damping system with Sport, Sport+, and Track driving modes.

The sport exhaust and sport seats, which are optional on the regular car, also come standard on the AMR. Its 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 produces 503 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 461 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm—this allows the Vantage AMR to sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 200 mph.

Jaguar F-Type R

Jaguar F-Type R

Base MSRP: $103,200 USD

The F-Type R has seen its engine output increased for the 2021 year, gaining 25 hp and 14 lb-ft of torque over the previous year’s entry. The engine is exclusively mated to an all-wheel drive system.

The general platform remains unchanged, with updates to the exterior and interior keeping the model feeling fresh and in line with the rest of its lineup. New LED headlights and taillights, a revised front and rear bumper, and a new infotainment system are amongst the aforementioned updates.

Available in both coupe and convertible form, Jaguar’s F-Type R sports car is now the highest F-Type trim in the roster and is equipped with an arsenal that can square off against the likes of the Porsche 911 and comparable Mercedes AMG and BMW M models.

With sharp handling and blistering acceleration—thanks in large part to its advanced all-wheel-drive system—the F-Type R makes for a padded spec sheet and costs less than most of its competition.

Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S (992)

A side/back view of a navy blue Porsche Type 992 911 Turbo S trying out the twisties on a track.

Base MSRP: $170,800 USD (Turbo), $203,500 USD (Turbo S)

Around a year ago, Porsche revealed and released the 2021 model year Type-992 911 Turbo S, and, as is apparent all over the internet, it’s been a bit of a hit. Soon after, riding that wave of success, the new Porsche Type 992 911 Turbo (non-S) was revealed.

While the GT-line of 911 cars tend to generate the most fanfare, the Turbo cars continue to have a large and loyal fanbase, and there seems to be a universal understanding that the 911 Turbo S retains its status as the automaker’s flagship model. It is also by far, Porsche’s greatest testament to the concept of grand touring automobiles.

It would be a disservice to call the Turbo a “lesser” car than the Turbo S, though it undoubtedly does have less in most departments—less power at 573 hp, and less features compared to the jam-packed Turbo S. But most importantly, it also requires less money to put one in your garage, with a price of $170,800 compared to $203,500 for the Turbo S.

This also is not to say that the new Turbo isn’t anything short of a monster. It will still go from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and corner like it’s on rails with the help of Porsche Torque Management (PTM) and all-wheel-drive, on its way to a top speed of 198 mph.

Porsche themselves, in their press release, points out another important fact about the new Turbo: It matches, or exceeds, the packaging, performance, and technology of the Type 991 911 Turbo S.

Ferrari 812 Competizione

Ferrari 812 Competizione

Base MSRP: $598,000 USD, $600,000 USD (Aperta)

First, the name: it’s officially known as the Ferrari 812 Competizione. But, it can also be called the Ferrari 812 Competizione A(perta). That’s because Ferrari surprised us by unveiling not one, but two versions of this hardcore 812 Superfast variant right from the get go.

The latter—meant to replace the 812 GTS—is a Targa counterpart, which features a removable carbon fiber roof panel that can be neatly stowed away in a special made-to-measure storage compartment.

Besides the obvious aesthetic differences born from having an open-top configuration, the two cars are identical mechanically. Both the Competizione and Competizione A will be powered by the same 6.5L naturally-aspirated V12 engine.

In addition to producing 819 hp and possessing a symphonic 9,500 rpm of vocal range, we now also know that it also churns out 512 lb-ft of torque. Those are the peak figures of course, which are attainable at both 9,250 rpm and 7,000 rpm respectively.

Nissan GT-R

A side view fo the Nissan GT R R 35 T

Base MSRP: $115,335 USD

The venerable Nissan GT-R is still going strong, on its now decade-old R35 platform. While this is a testament to how advanced the platform was when it first arrived on the seen, its longevity is also the bud of many jokes amongst automotive enthusiasts, who collectively feel that the car has exceeded its best-before date by at least a few years. Nevertheless, the R35 has been given incremental, yet important updates every model year.

While it has managed to stay relevant even though it remains in theory, the same car since 2009, recent commotions are suggesting that the 2021/2022 model year should be when the platform gets its long awaited swan song.

With its regular improvements have come an equally consistent increase in the sticker price, and the Nissan GT-R is no longer the $80,000 USD bargain it used to be in a supercar segment that has gotten a lot more contested as well. So while the GT-R no longer boasts the same value-for-performance when it debuted all that time ago as an exotic supercar destroyer, it is still by all accounts a top performer amongst the very best that’s out there today.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Base MSRP: $304,995 USD, $334,700 USD (Volante)

Unquestionably, the DBS Superleggera sits at the pinnacle of the Aston Martin production grand touring range. Aggressive, yet beautiful. Super lightweight, yet powerfully strong. A commanding presence, yet lavishly finished.

Equipped with the most powerful (non-hybrid) engine in the Aston Martin lineup, the DBS Superleggera’s 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 outputs 715 hp @ 6,500 rpm; good for 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

The DBS Superleggera is also available in a fixed-roof-coupe or drop-top Volante configuration—offering buyers more choices when it comes to experiencing the highest echelons of British GT road cars.

The optional Studio Collection Pack ($18,700) offers that extra bit of grand touring perfection, with a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Infotainment System, powered seat bolster adjustment, and other uber-luxury amenities forming part of the package.

Porsche Taycan (All Models)

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Base MSRP: Starting at $79,900 USD (Sedan) / Starting at $90,900 USD (Cross Turismo)

Porsche’s first EV was the statement car of 2020, proving that a future with electrification can still embody the soul of a true sports car in the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. Shortly after their release, Porsche added a slightly detuned version of the Taycan in a trim level known as the Taycan 4S.

The company has since expanded the Taycan sports sedan lineup with even more versions, including a rear-wheel drive base model, with a future GTS version rumored to be in the works. Porsche has stated that they will be unveiling new Taycan trims at the upcoming 2021 LA Auto Show.

With the introduction of the new Cross Turismo Porsche Taycan models in 2021, we’ve now entered the second act of the company’s electrification strategy. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo carries over the EV-platform and performance from its sedan counterpart, then amalgamates them with the utilitarianism of a sporty crossover/estate.

What this means is that you can expect the same 800-volt battery architecture powering the car, with 93.4 kWh as the standard fare on all models (certain sedan trims could be had with a smaller 79.2 kWh pack). The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is currently available in four distinct trim levels—4, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S—with relative performance figures and standard features across the range, mostly in parallel with that of the sedans.

Mercedes-AMG GT Models

Mercedes-AMG GT R

Base MSRP: $118,600 USD (GT), $153,500 USD (GT C), $162,900 USD (GT R), $199,650 USD (GT R Pro)

The 577 hp AMG GT R is Mercedes-Benz’ flagship supercar, which is the amalgamation of half a century of motorsports success, into a single Nürburgring lap. Lightened, sharpened and strengthened, its racing DNA is evident in every fiber of its body, chassis and soul. For those looking for that extra bit of the apex-clipping good stuff, the limited edition ‘GT R Pro’ is an even more track-focused variant of the GT R.

The new GT R Pro is more than just a fancy (yet functional) body kit and is also the beneficiary of upgrades that aren’t as easily seen; such as redesigned mechanically adjustable coil overs, carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber torsion bar, and dynamic engine and transmission mounts. The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro looks to be calling out the likes of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 720S, and has definitely brought the right arsenal to this battle of giants.

While we believe that the GT R models serve well as grand tourers, we wouldn’t argue that the lower trims (GT and GT C) are better options as an everyday cruiser. Afterall, opting for either of those models also unlocks the choice of having them in Roadster (convertible) configurations.

Audi RS 7

Audi RS 7

Base MSRP: $118,500 USD

The Audi RS 7 Sportback is what you get when you take the RS 6 Avant’s engine, then place it in a sleeker Audi Sportback frame. The resulting Audi RS 7 Sportback is an aggressive and beautiful car, with performance credentials to back up its bold appearance.

This strikingly athletic, yet elegant, four-door sports car is the perfect blend of practicality and performance. At the heart of the car is a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine with a mild-hybrid system, which puts out a whopping 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

The results are impressive, too—the car can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 155 mph. If you’re looking for an ideal luxury-performance sports sedan and aren’t quite ready to make the leap over to an EV, this would be the one to get.

Rolls-Royce Dawn
Rolls Royce Ghost / Dawn

Base MSRP: $368,850 USD

The Rolls-Royce Dawn is the soft-top version of the Wraith, but at the same time it’s not. In fact, 80 percent of the Wraith’s body panels are unique, meaning that the Dawn is much more than just the coupe version with its roof sheared off.

Unchanged for 2021, the Dawn also continues to share the same powerplant with the Wraith, though the 6.6L twin-turbocharged V12 in the convertible produces 563 hp, which is about 60 hp less than that of its hardtop stablemate.

Nevertheless, the drop-top factor you get from the Dawn is still its most endearing feature, allowing you to partake in the Rolls-Royce wind-through-your-hair experience like no other car in the lineup can deliver.

Porsche Cayman / Boxster GTS 4.0

718 Cayman GTS 4.0

Base MSRP: $88,150 USD (Cayman) / $90,250 USD (Boxster)

In the new 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS, Porsche has replaced the 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder with a 4.0L naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, pulled from the GT4 and Spyder (which were released earlier). The 4-pot turbo engine is still available in every trim level up to the Cayman S/Boxster S, but the new GTS gets the 6-cylinder powerplant, as it should. Granted, it is a detuned version of those found in the GT4 and Spyder, making a little less power as it pumps out 394 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque.

There’s more good news, too; this car can only be had with a 6-speed manual transmission. It also comes standard with Porsche’s symphonic sport exhaust system—a perfect compliment to its high-revving heartbeat.

Additional upgrades include a ride height that’s 0.8″ lower than the standard car, 20″ wheels finished in black, 13.8″ brake rotors up front and 13″ brake rotors in the rear, and 6-piston calipers. In addition to the performance upgrades, the GTS gets some blacked-out trim, more Alcantara on the inside, plenty of carbon fiber, and two different interior packages: Carmine Red or Chalk.

For those who desire a true driver’s car—but are less interested in the hardcore-ness of the GT4 and Spyder—the GTS looks to be a really proper choice. Kudos to Porsche for acting on this opportunity to broaden their potential Cayman/Boxster customer base, while pleasing the company’s most hardcore fans, all at the same time.

BMW M8 Gran Coupe
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition

Base MSRP: $131,995 (M8), $144,995 (M8 Competition)

For the 2021 model year, BMW announced that the Coupe and Convertible configurations of the M8 will no longer be available for the North American markets, with the Gran Coupe remaining as the sole body-style option. Thankfully, the Gran Coupe retains the 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 engine borrowed from the M5, which makes 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. This allows the rather hefty grand tourer to rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 190 mph, which is mighty impressive for something that tips the scales at almost 2,000 kg.

The M8 also gives drivers the ability to switch between all-wheel drive and 100% rear-wheel drive, making the car both thrilling and well-suited for any situation thrown its way. If all of that simply isn’t enough, the M8 Competition should certainly fit the bill. Power is bumped up to 617 hp, while tweaks to the chassis, suspension and brakes make for a more responsive and agile car.

BMW has also made great efforts to keep weight down by utilizing carbon fiber, so despite having 4 doors, the Gran Coupe platforms shouldn’t weigh much more than the outgoing Coupe models.

Tesla Model S Plaid+

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid

Base MSRP: $131,100 USD

Tesla recently announced that they’ve added a new trim for their Model S and Model X. The base “Long Range” models will still use dual-motors, while the new high-performance models will be replaced with “Plaid”. While this is mostly down to marketing and rebranding, the Model S will have also have a Plaid+ option later this year.

For performance junkies, the Plaid+ option is the most significant news, as this package incorporates Tesla’s latest battery technology. The Plaid+, with its brand new architecture, is said to be capable of 0-60 mph in under 2 seconds and a range of up to 520 miles on a single charge.

Needless to say, figures like those will surely lead to an upheaval of the current status quo in EV-land and will have competitors scrambling to keep up. Word is, these claims are far from anecdotal, as an 1,100 hp prototype version of the Tesla Model S Plaid+ has already beat the Mclaren P1’s lap time at the legendary Laguna Seca raceway in California, USA. Tesla is already taking orders on its website, where it starts at a price of $131,100.

Mercedes-AMG S 63

2021 mercedes-amg s 63 coupe

Base MSRP: $171,400 USD

The purebred performance of AMG meets the passion and precision of the mighty S-Class lineup in the 603 hp AMG S 63. Peak torque of 664 lb-ft is made as low as 2,750 rpm, helping the S 63 from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Each 4.0L biturbo V8 engine is crafted by a single pair of masterful hands, while AMG Performance 4MATIC+ ensures that both of the S 63 platforms are swift and surefooted.

As far as total packages go, the S 63 is up there with the very best of them. There appears to be no evidence of compromise, in any area of the car, with the S 63 offering incredible acceleration, agile handling, refined driving dynamics and a best-in-class interior and cabin which borderlines on the extravagant.

The best part is that you also have your pick between coupe or cabriolet configurations, making for an ultimate luxury grand tourer which suits just about anyone’s palate.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Base MSRP: $189,800 USD (Base), $193,800 USD (Sport Turismo), $200,200 USD (Executive)

Porsche has provided no shortage of options within any of its model line-ups, with the relatively recent addition of E-Hybrid models serving up even more choices for those seeking a more eco-friendly experience from the brand.

While the Taycan is the only model fully-committed to electrification, the E-Hybrids are an impressive alternative for those who aren’t quite ready to make the big step over to the other side. Currently, E-Hybrid models can be found within the Panamera and Cayenne model line-ups, and are destined to be in the mix with other models such as the Cayman, 911 and Macan in the not so distant future.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is at the top of the food chain when it comes to the range, and is the only model (notwithstanding the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid) to feature a hybridized version of Porsche’s 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8. On its own, the petrol engine produces 563 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque, with the E-Hybrid electric motor adding up to 134 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Sport Turismo estate-style body would definitely be our pick, as it also provides a greater sense of both utilitarianism and style to boot.

Best of the Current Aston Martin Lineup

The British automaker synonymous with the James Bond franchise is looking to extend its license to ‘thrill’ for 2021 and beyond. While its fame has primarily been built upon its quintessential lineup of grand tourers, Aston Martin – like so many of its compatriots – have started to adopt a more forward-thinking strategy, particularly with electrification in mind.

In fact, this strategy was supposed to be in full motion by 2020 via the Aston Martin Rapide E production vehicle – a fully-electric car based on the otherwise petrol-powered sedan it was meant to replace. Indications are that plans for the production of the Rapide E have been halted – temporarily, at least – with sources stating that all R&D up to this point will be used to bolster the company’s more long-term electrification targets.

With there no longer being a replacement for the base model Rapide, only the Rapide AMR has been representing the model from 2020 onwards. With its limited production run of just 210 units not yet fulfilled, the AMR will carry on into the 2021 model year. No word on when, or how this change of course will eventually result in the production of their first EV.

Perhaps it is a diversion of resources and focus on other ventures, which has led to this change in priorities. Since 2016, Aston Martin has been publicly announcing their expansion into other industries such as speed boats, aviation, fashion and real estate development with the intent on becoming more than just an automaker. The goal is to become an internationally recognized luxury brand.

What this will mean on the automotive front for Aston Martin’s near and distant future, becomes muddled in all the noise of what sounds like some sort of quest for world domination. Some solace can be found through the familiar; with the likes of the Vantage, DB11 and the DBS Superleggera still very much in the picture for 2021. The release of the all new Aston Martin DBX – the company’s first SUV – also shows signs of their commitment in remaining a relevant automaker for the long haul.

Here are the best brand new Aston Martin models you can purchase today.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

Base MSRP: $304,995 USD, $334,700 USD (Volante)

Unquestionably, the DBS Superleggera sits at the pinnacle of the Aston Martin production grand touring range. Aggressive, yet beautiful. Super lightweight, yet powerfully strong. A commanding presence, yet lavishly finished. Equipped with the most powerful (non-hybrid) engine in the Aston Martin lineup, the DBS Superleggera’s 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 outputs 715 hp @ 6,500 rpm; good for 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

The DBS Superleggera is also available in a fixed-roof-coupe or drop-top-Volante configuration – offering buyers more choices when it comes to experiencing the highest echelons of British GT road cars. The optional Studio Collection Pack ($18,700) offers that extra bit of grand touring perfection, with a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Infotainment System, powered seat bolster adjustment, and other uber-luxury amenities forming part of the package.

Aston Martin Vantage AMR

Aston Martin Vantage AMR

Base MSRP: $183,081 USD

The Vantage AMR is a new breed of predator, 95 kg lighter in weight than the base model, and boasting a 7-speed rev-matching manual transmission. This is a beast designed to deliver pure, engaging, and intimate performance – Aston Martin’s interpretation of a “true driver’s car”. Even so, the playlist of purist essentials hardly ends there. Standard carbon-ceramics, an adaptive suspension system and a sportier exhaust, add an extra dose of delight to the senses while making the car all the more capable for those spirited canyon drives or occasional track days.

This is a car that can do everything brilliantly well, and the Aston Martin I’d enjoying driving everyday more than any other; and given the generous selection of world-class grand tourers to purchase from the British automaker, this serves as the ultimate compliment I could give the car.

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

Base MSRP: $192,986 USD

It’s important to include the DBX on this list because it is a big part of Aston Martin’s strategy to broaden their appeal in the international marketplace. It is meant to instill a more steady stream of income for the automaker, while improving the brand’s overall image. This outcome is not just good for the DBX itself, but for upstream models as well, so the success of their new SUV is something that company is really banking on.

Built on brand-new architecture, the DBX is designed to carry occupants in true Aston Martin style. Brimming with the latest technology to keep you safe, the DBX is comfortable, sumptuously luxurious, and will thrill you from the moment you sit behind the wheel. Thanks to lightweight aluminum construction, and its world-leading Aston Martin powertrain and suspension developed by the finest engineers of their kind, the DBX drives like no other SUV; it drives like a sports car and is considered by many outlets to be the best SUV on the market today, in terms of driving dynamics.

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Base MSRP: $241,000 USD

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is the new flagship car for the DB11 range. It comes standard with the model’s top engine option – a 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 – boasting greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more characterful exhaust note. In addition, the AMR features a specially-tuned powertrain and chassis; along with a number of styling queues and options which are exclusive to it.

The DB11 AMR may boast an intimidating 630 hp, but its overall demeanor remains that of a refined luxury GT car rather than a raw performance machine – and that ladies and gentlemen, is peak Aston Martin execution, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Honestly, Aston Martin could probably get away with having the AMR as its sole DB11 model. It really is that good, and some believe it should’ve been what the DB11 was from the get-go.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition Revealed – 10 Cars Only

In its centenary year, British Airways is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of its most iconic airplanes, the Concorde! Aston Martin appears keen to celebrate the groundbreaking, supersonic airplane too, revealing the special edition Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde yesterday, 50 years after Concorde first took to the air.

For those few who haven’t heard of Concorde before. It flew between 1976 and 2003 as the first commercial supersonic passenger plane. It was operated exclusively by British Airways and Air France. It was developed and manufactured as a joint venture between Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale) and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC). It’s success was due to the fact that it cut travel times roughly in half, due to the fact that it could travel at supersonic speeds.

For its homage, Aston Martin’s Q by Aston Martin division has created 10 special edition versions of the DBS. It joins the Aston Martin Wings Series, following on from the Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition; Vantage Blades Edition; and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80. The commission comes via Aston Martin Bristol.

On the outside, the unique touches include bespoke side strakes milled from solid aluminium; a bespoke livery comprising British Airways colours on the roof strake, aero blade and rear diffuser; black tinted carbon fibre roof with Concorde silhouette graphic; the famous British Airways ‘Speedmarque’ logo in chrome on the front wings; a Q by Aston Martin wing badge with black enamel infill; authentic jet black painted Civil Aviation Authority aircraft identifier numbers and bespoke inspection plaques signed by Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO Andy Palmer and British Airways Chairman Álex Cruz.

The interior gets predominantly blue design features. It includes the Concorde logo on the front seat facings; a Mach Meter graphic embroidered on the driver’s side sun visor; a unique headliner featuring printed Alcantara displaying a ‘sonic boom’ graphic; paddle shifters made from titanium from Concorde compressor blades; floor mats in Terence Conran design pattern; seatbelt buckle badges milled from solid aluminium and bespoke sill plaques.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition Interior

Aston Martin will handle the sale of the 50 unit production run. Parts of the proceeds from the sale of each individual car will be donated to the Air League Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches under-privileged children how to fly, and offers support for them to work in engineering.


Aston’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera Honors the Movie

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Aston Martin has launched a special edition of its DBS Superleggera that honors the famous James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. It’s been 50 years since the movie came out. The car is aptly named On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera. There should be no confusion. The car has numerous exterior and interior elements that are unique.

It comes in a beautiful Olive Green paint which echos the car used in the film. The model also gets diamond turned forged wheels, a carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber aero blades, and a special blacked-out grille. The interior of the car is fitted with beautiful black leather with red contrast stitching. It also gets red accents on the dash, doors, center console, and seats. The car also gets a special Bang & Olufsen BeoSound system. The powertrain was not touched. 

Aston Martin’s CCO, Marek Reichman, said the Olive Green paint helps give the DBS Superleggera a subtlety that the car doesn’t have otherwise. He also expressed his excitement at Aston putting out this car. “Creating a James Bond special edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to create a car that embodies the legend of James Bond, and the original movie car.”

Aston will build only 50 of the cars. The price for this level of luxury, performance, and cinematic tie-in will not come cheap. The company set the price at $381,556.

Aston Martin DBS 59 limited edition celebrates 1959 Le Mans victory

David Brown — the “DB” in Aston Martin model names — first tried to put his company on the top step of Le Mans in 1949 with the DB2. It took 10 years, the DBR1 winning the world’s most prestigious 24-hour race in 1959 with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori behind the wheel. The second DBR1 came in right after, driven by Paul Frere and Maurice Trintignant. To celebrate the 60-year-old victory, Aston Martin Cambridge commissioned Q by Aston Martin to build a special-edition DBS Superleggera called the DBS 59.

Finished in Aston Martin Racing Green, bronze detailing recalls the classic race car, while carbon fiber calls out to modern ones. The Aston Martin and Superleggera badging, front grille surround, and brake calipers are finished in a burnished yellow hue, the 21-inch forged wheels splashed with a contrasting bronze. A yellow arrow adorns the tire wall, a painted 5 inside a roundel adorns the fender underneath a Q by Aston Martin badge. Behind the rear aeroblade, bronze foil inlay lists the chassis and engine numbers of the DBR1. The roof gets gloss black carbon fiber.

In the Chestnut Tan and Obsidian Black cabin, Q by Aston Martin re-created the original weave on the DBR1 seats to trim the seatbacks and door cards. The shift paddles and 59 Edition embroidery are finished in bronze, the speaker grilles embroidered with a circuit outline. A stitched note on the sun visor lays out the race details. Buyers who wish to go further can purchase a replica open-face racing helmet and goggles, facsimiles of Carroll Shelby’s racing gloves, and a period-correct blue race suit.

Only 24 examples will be created, one to honor each hour of the race. They’ll be available exclusively through Aston Martin Cambridge.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition Revealed

Aston Martin have announced a collaboration with watch manufacturer Tag Heuer to offer a bespoke Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The result is a murdered out DBS, limited to a collection of just 50 cars. Each example will receive Monaco Black Exterior paint and plenty of carbon fibre elements.

The two luxury brands have collaborated for the first time on a car; the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Tag Heuer and Aston Martin were the two title sponsors of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. Tag Heuer pulled out for the upcoming season, and after Red Bull made the move from Renault to Honda power, yet the two companies appear to be closer than ever.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heur

Customers of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition will get a 715 hp, 5.2 litre twin-turbocharger V12 GT car with performance enough to hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a 211 mph top speed. They will also get a special Tag Heuer watch likely based upon the Carrera Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition series.

Inside the special edition DBS, customers will find black leather and alcantara alongside forged carbon inserts and a contrasting red stitch. Naturally, the interior (as well as the front fender) is also plastered with Tag Heuer logos to ensure that you know the provenance of what you are driving!

There is no official word on pricing or availability at this time. We would suggest that you check with your local Aston Martin dealership for this information.

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera spied at Nurburgring in coupe form

We got one of our best looks at the upcoming 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera when a convertible Volante version was spied testing. This time, we get a preview of the coupe version out at the Nürburgring. For the most part, it looks like that convertible, but with the DB11‘s hard top and floating roof design. There are some other detail changes, though.

The next most obvious difference is the set of wheels on this coupe. The simple, thin, split five-spoke wheels of the Volante have been traded for more aggressive, more overtly styled wheels. They’re still split five-spokes, but more angular and directional. In between the wheels, we see that the rocker panels have been redesigned. There are large openings behind the front wheels, and wide sills extend backward from those openings, eventually merging with the rear fenders.

At the back are yet more differences from the convertible. There’s a much bigger diffuser at the rear bumper. The exhaust tips are now all the same size, instead of the small outboard ones on the Volante. The taillights are more covered up, too, and what we can see appears to be different and more simple than those on the convertible and normal DB11.

Finally, we get our first look at the inside of this new Aston. And it really does just look like the interior from the DB11. But if the exterior changes we’ve seen are any indication, there’s a good chance that the interior could still see some updates.

We won’t have to wait long to see the final product. Aston Martin announced that it would reveal the DBS Superleggera this month. It will be the company’s new flagship sports car, and could have as much as 700 horsepower.

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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante breaks cover

With less than a month to go before the official unveiling, it appears that the 2019 Aston MartinDBS Superleggera has been spied in Volante convertible form. The car is very clearly related to the DB11 GT sports car currently available, but with a number of updates. It should also be lighter (hence the Superleggera name) and more powerful.

The most notable exterior change is in the front fascia, particularly the main grille. The traditional Aston grille shape has been stretched downward in the style of the Rapide and the Vantage AMR Pro. It also ditches the classic slats for an aggressive black mesh. Flanking the grille are two large air inlets that surely provide more cooling to the engine. Their positioning would be ideal for brake cooling, too.

On the hood, the new DBS Superleggera gets two large vents right in the middle. Based on a teaser image, there will be Superleggera badging in a classical script next to the vents. The hood also has a bit of a raised dome down the middle.

Moving around to the side, the car is basically unchanged save for deeper side skirts. The rear also lacks much in the way of changes. It has sprouted an additional pair of exhaust tips. Interestingly, each side has a small tip and a large one. We’re not sure if this is a stop-gap measure for the prototype, or if the different-sized tips will be a production feature.

When the car is revealed in June, it will come with a version of the twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 found in the DB11. It will almost certainly have more power than existing DB11 models, meaning it will have more than the 630 horsepower of the DB11 AMR. Rumors have even indicated as much as 700 horsepower. With the Superleggera name, it will likely be lighter than existing DB11s, too. And of course, expect a price above other DB11s.

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