While SUVs and utes are the best-selling vehicle categories overall, the sports car category must take out honours for the most aspirational. The decision-making process around which particular sports car to purchase can be intense with numerous amazing models from leading makers across a large price range. To assist buyers, and no doubt willingly indulge their passion for motor vehicles, the team at Drive undertake the arduous task of reviewing and assessing many of the current models. Each year they award their car of the year across many categories including a sports car.
If you’re in the market for a sports car, then read on and see if one of their finalists or winners suits your wish list. The categories are sports cars over and under $100,000 and sports performance. The judges narrowed the vast selection down to around 3 finalists before awarding their ultimate winner in that category.
Finalists and Winners
The exhilaration of driving your own sports car doesn’t necessarily mean pushing your budget to its limits. There are some sensational models in what could be considered quite an average or modest car price range. In the sub $100K price category, the Drive judges announced finalists for 2021 car of the year as Ford Fiesta, Mercedes-Benz A Class and Toyota Supra. The winner – the Merc AMG A45-S.
This Merc has multiple variants which cover a $45,000 to $94,000 price range. The Ford Fiesta ST is priced around the $33K mark, proving you don’t always need to pay the big bucks to get a sporty drive. Head to our car loan calculator to see how repayments may pan out for each variant to assist with your decisions.
In the over $100K super sports car category an extremely quality field presented to the judges. But they narrowed it down to finalists Audi R8, Porsche 911 and of course, a Ferrari just has to be included – the F8 Tributo. It must have been a top job for the judges but they managed to assess the Porsche 911 Turbo as the winner.
All these magnificent vehicles are considered acquisitions or possibly investments. Astute buyers will be looking to optimise their purchase with the cheapest finance deal available. As a first step, refer to our interest rate comparison calculator to calculate repayment estimates on each model for each of our range of car finance products.
Sports SUV Awards
If you’re wrangling with ‘heart or head’, your heart wants a sports car but your head tells you an SUV would be far more practical, there is a compromise. The Drive team have kindly included Sports Performance SUV as a category in their annual awards. The 2021 finalists in this category are the Porsche Macan, Audi RS Q8 and the BMW X5 M with the winner – the Audi.
This category delivers on performance and practicality and if secured with our cheap interest rate finance, we add affordability to the attributes.
Sliding into a 2021 Sports Car of the Year
Unlike literally having to lay on the footpath to access a low slung Lambo or Ferrari in tight 70s or 80s jeans (yes, that was a real thing back then) these current sports models are far easier to slide into. Both in terms of access for passengers and drivers and in terms of finance. Buyers have a choice of loan types to suit their requirements, all at our cheaper interest rates.
For business buyers, our finance selection covers:
If eligible and looking to take advantage of the Instant Asset Write-Off, then Chattel Mortgage would be the most suitable form of finance. But we always advise our customers to refer to their accountant on the selection of loan products.
All business finance products offer the option for a balloon or residual. This is a percentage of the purchase price which is due for payment at the end of the finance term. Subject to individual lender guidelines, this amount can be set by the borrower to achieve the desired repayment amount. The larger the balloon the lower the monthly loan payment. This is a facility that is extremely effective for making higher-priced vehicles like some of the sports cars mentioned, more affordable every month.
To see how the balloon affects the estimated repayments, head to our business car repayment calculator and enter the data for the sports car you’re interested in. Vary the balloon and see how the repayments alter.
For private buyers, the Secured Car Loan is the most popular form of finance for all types of cars, regardless of performance features or price.
When it comes to sourcing the best finance deal, just as the motoring experts have kindly narrowed down the cars to their best selection, our Jade consultants do the same when it comes to approved car loans. We do all the work in sourcing the cheapest quote from across our vast lender panel for sports car loans. Sports car loans are available across the wide price range that this category covers.
Contact Jade Car Loans at 1300 000 003 for a sports car loan quote.
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