2017 Top Performance Car Picks

2017 Top Performance Car Picks

This year is halfway through and you might be wondering what car you should shell your hard earned cash on, we are here to help. These are the 2017 top performance car picks that we think are worthy of your money.

1- 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS (1LE) or ZL1

The new Chevrolet Camaro SS is packaged with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 455-hp & 455 lb-ft of torque and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds. The 1LE package is even better, much better with performance and track goodies that can put most sport cars to shame. The ZL1 is the perfect combination of power, speed and track performance starting at Aed 254,829. The standard Camaro starts at Aed 133,000.

Besides enormous power and great looks, the Camaro SS earns a spot on the 2017 top performance car picks simply because it manages to combine a comfortable ride, a great price tag and a sweet V8 rumble.

We wrote an entire article on why you should buy one of these if you’re in the market for a muscle car – Here.

2- 2017 BMW M3 Competition Package

The new F80 gen BMW M3 might not have a V8 under the bonnet, but it’s without a doubt one of the fastest cars to hold the M badge with handling that hits the sweet spot every single time.

The competition package adds the M4 GTS rims, a 19-hp power pump (450-PS) and shaves off 0.1 seconds from the 0-100 km/h sprint which BMW says takes 4.1 seconds, so expect 4.0 seconds or less with the manual transmission and 3.8 with the heavier dual clutch DCT. You also get handling upgrades like the Adaptive M Suspension kit.

The 3.0-liter Twin turbo inline-6 cylinder engine offers 444-hp and 550-NM of torque and is coupled with the M DCT transmission with Drivelogic.

Despite the hefty price tag that could go well into the Aed 430,000 range when equipped with some options, the M3 is still slower than the Camaro SS with a quoted 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds or 4.3 seconds to 100 km/h.

3-  Facelifted Mercedes-AMG A45


You’ve never heard a better 4-cylinder turbo car until you’ve crossed paths with the the world’s most powerful hatchback, this hyperhatch earns a spot on our 2017 top performance car picks thanks to its 381-hp & 475 NM of torque and 0-60 mph 4.1 second acceleration time.

Besides being the most powerful production 4-cylinder car in the world, the A45 can do all sorts of tricks on the track and it pops and crackles every time you lift off the gas. The ride might be a bit too harsh for your liking, but it could be a lot smoother if you option the smaller size 17 or 18 inch rims. You can also avoid the sport suspension if you’re looking for a smoother ride.

The (Aed 238,000 – 300,000) price tag is still over exaggerated but you could argue it might be worth it due to the blistering acceleration and the amicable grip. At this price though, i’d rather take my money somewhere else.

4- 2016 BMW M2

The new BMW M2 is a coupe that slots right beneath the M3 and the M4, it’s a unicorn in the performance world but is it that much better than the cheaper but capable 235i? Of Course, almost 80% of its components are different and many of them are taken from the M3 bin.

The price tag starts at Aed 285,000 and gets you a sweet inline-six 3.0-liter turbocharged engine the produces 365-hp and 465 NM of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 60mph takes 4.0 seconds flat and top speed is set at 163 mph.

You could go for the M2 if you want something special with track capabilities that you can be proud of, it’s definitely a the budget M4 that you’ve been wanting for so long.

Check this out: 2016 Paris: Audi RS3 Sedan is Here, and Its Got 400-hp To Boot

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