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Cars that make driving really fun

"Alfa Romeo"

Cars come in different shapes, sizes and temperaments. Some cars serve daily purposes while some make thrifty gas sippers. Here are some of the fun to drive cars that are available across various markets. Some cars may/may not be available in India. But, it would cost nothing to feat your eyes with a few interesting rides would it? J

The following list contains 9 cars that surely exhibit a flair for fun and joy. These aren’t just exotic cars or speedsters whose engines roar and entertain others than you. These are cars that offer overall performance satisfaction, quick acceleration, comfy interiors and of course, agile handling. The following 9 cars include stylish coupes, sexy convertibles, luxury sedans and sporty hatchbacks, all of which are guaranteed to satisfy motorists looking for that new toy to take on a weekend romp.

9. HYUNDAI VELOSTER R-SPEC:

Vehicle Type- hatchback

Velsoter R-Spec from Hyundai is a sport-tuned version of the popular yet economical hatchback. This is quite an appreciated hatchback that comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and has a sporty look, handling and performance.

 

"Hyundai Veloster"
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Engine:

 

The Veloster carries a 1.6-liter inline-4 turbo engine that carries 201 HP and thrusts at a speed of 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Pretty neat huh?

The vehicle has a front-wheel drive and has 195 Nm torque with 6-speed manual. This vehicle catches a top speed of 139 mph and offers 24 mpg mileage in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and offers a combined mileage of 28 mpg.

 

8. Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door:

 Vehicle Type-hatchback

"Mini Cooper hardtop"
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Next on the list is the Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 door hatchback. The new 2015 model comes with plenty of space and offers easier access for rear-seat passengers with an extra set of doors. This is a modern compact car that carries a beautiful and presentable interior. The premium version of this car comes with comfort keyless access entry, panoramic sunroof, storage package and harman/kardon premium sound.

Engine:

The Minicooper hard top 4 door car is powered by a 2.0 liter DOHC GDI inline-4 turbo engine. This engine delivers 189 HP and 207 Nm torque. It has 6-speed transmission and offers modes such as Stability control and traction control standard, sport mode, traction control off modes. The car provides 24-mpg mileage in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and a combined mileage of 27 mpg.
7. Alfa Romeo 4C:

"Alfa Romeo"
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Vehicle Type:

The 4C from Alfa Romeo is a sporty lightweight 2+2 vehicle with a punchy turbocharged inline-4, which makes it quick on its feet when you drop the hammer. But the real fun begins when you warm up the tires and start pushing it around the curves, allowing the 4C to really shine.

Engine:

Powered by a 1.75-liter turbocharged inline-four, which puts out 237 horsepower, the 4C’s performance is good, with 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and a 12.7-second quarter mile time. But straight-line speed is not this car’s reason for being.

This is a 2-door, 2-passenger coupe that offers Traction and stability control standard; fully defeatable, traction off, launch control. In terms of mileage, the car has 24 Mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway.  The car ahs a few safety features such as Dual front and side air bags, carbon safety cell.

 

6. Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E:

"Volvo S60"
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Vehicle type: Sedan

The new S60 T6 from Volvo carries a new overhaul that comes with the 2015 model. This spectacular car offers ground breaking performance, superb efficiency and a fun filled ride that befriends thrill and excitement on its way.

 

Engine:

The 2015 model carries a 2.0 liter direct injected inline-4 turbo engine. This engine delivers 302 HP and produces a lot of power and consumes less fuel. The engine reduces emissions by 30 percent. Thanks to its turbo and belt driven supercharger, the Volvo S60 has a relatively low RPM @ 5700 RPM.

The vehicle is 5-passenger seating, 4-door sedan that has traction and stability control. The car goes from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds and records a top speed of 140 mph. The car has 24 mpg mileage in the city, 35 mpg on the highway and a combined MPG of 28 mpg. In terms of safety, this car has Driver and front passenger airbags, whiplash prevention system, inflatable head protection curtain, and city safety crash avoidance system in built.

 

5. Audi A5 2.0T Quattro Manual

 

"Audi A5 manual"
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Vehicle Type: Coupe

The A5 has quite a lot of refinement, as you’d expect. This is a premium luxury car and has an aluminum trim and small infotainment screen. This coupe offers a lively and athletic performance in an elegant package.

 

Engine:

The vehicle carries a 2. Liter inline-4 turbo direct injected engine that delivers 220 HP and 258 Nm of torque. This is a 6-speed manual transmission-carrying car. It also has Traction and stability control standard. In terms of speed, the car goes from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds and tops a speed of 130 mph. In terms of mileage, the car has 22 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and a combined mpg of 26.

 

 

4. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat:

"Dodge Charger"
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Vehicle Type: Sedan

The Charger Hellcat is one of the fastest production sedans built in the market. The hellcat provides great value and costs way lesser than its competition. With this car, you can be assured of a top-shelf performance. Exciting news is that the Hellcat is pretty famous in Hollywood. It has its presence in Furious 7 movie.

 

Engine:

In terms of engine, the Hellcat has a 6.2 liter supercharged OHV V8 engine that delivers 707 BHP of power and 650 Nm of torque. It comes mated to 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle has Traction and Stability control and goes from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. The top speed of this car is a whooping 204 mph. The city mileage is 13 mpg; 22mph on the highway and the combined mileage is just 16 mph.

 

3. Jaguar F-TYPE S Manual:

 

"Jaguar F type"
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Vehicle Type: Convertible

The Jaguar F-TYPE is not a difficult car to operate and therefore can be enjoyed in most driving scenarios. Of course, you’ll have to deal with limited interior and cargo space. It only takes twelve seconds to drop the top and you can do it at a speed of up to 30 mph. It’s definitely a big deal to have this car because after 40 years, Jaguar has brought the new F-Type.

 

Engine:

 

The rear wheel, 2 passenger, 2 door convertible carries a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine with 380 hp power @ 6500 RPM. It has 8-speed Quick Shift auto transmission. It also has electronic stability control with traction control; dynamic and winter mode traction. The car tops a speed of 171 mph and goes from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. City mileage is 19 mpg, highway mileage is 27 mpg and combined mileage is 22 mpg.

2. Aston martin Rapide S:

 

"Aston martin"
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Vehicle Type: Coupe

 

Who doesn’t want an Aston martin? And how about adding 4 doors rather than 2?

The Rapide S is every bit as refined, sporty and exotic, as you’d ever need. This is a coupe with the practicality of a sedan. A stylish and luxurious 4-door sports car, the Aston Martin Rapide S is both powerful and head turning.

Engine:

Powered by a massive 6.0 liter V12 engine that churns out beastly power of 552 HP, the Martin rapide delivers a torque of 465 Nm. This 8-speed auto transmission enabled car carries a 4-wheel double wishbone transmission. It also houses traction and stability control. It thrusts off from 0 to 60 mph in just 4,2 seconds and tops off a speed of 203 mph. The vehicle has 13 mpg city mileage, 21 mpg highway mileage and has a seating capacity of 4 passengers.

1. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT:

 

"Jeep Grand Cherokee"
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Vehicle Type: SUV

The Grand Cherokee is a suburban warrior that you can take to any rugged path. A massive, high-powered SUV that emphasizes the “sport” in Sport Utility Vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is one of the more unique vehicles you can buy.

Engine:

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 5-passenger, 5-door SUV that carries a 6.4-liter OHV port-injected V8 engine and has stability control with launch control stability. It also goes from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds. The mileage in the city is 13 mpg, 19 mpg on the highway.
Wrap up:

Hope you find these cars good? Do let us know if you’ve found any other car under the “fun to drive category”

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