The 2006 sports cars line up brings some new additions. Topping the new additions would be Aston Martin with its new V8 Vantage. The release of the Vantage among 2006 sports cars has brought a smile to the face of many fast car drivers. Featuring a 4.3-liter 32-valve engine, the Vantage is taking the car world by storm. Priced at $110,000 this car is sure to be a hot seller.
Also jumping on the 2006 sports cars bandwagon is Cadillac with the XLR-V. The XLR-V brings Cadillac to a place it has never been, on top with fast car enthusiasts. With a monster 4.4-liter dual overhead cam, supercharged Northstar engine, the XLR-V is making its mark.
The Porsche Cayman opens the throttle wide in the 2006 sports cars community. Thought to be the best that Porsche ever created, the Cayman has sent a shutter through the competition. Featuring a 3.4-liter engine that delivers 295 horsepower, the Porsche Cayman combines classic style with new power.
At $65,000 the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is firmly set among the top 2006 sports cars. Known as the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever built, the Z06 proves that Corvettes are never going to fade into that good night. The massive 427 cubic inch engine hits 198 mph, and will do 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.
Not used to the limelight, Pontiac is tapping virgin territory with the Solstice. Featuring an Inline 4 engine and 2400 cc of displacement, the Pontiac Solstice is not your grandmother's station wagon. Originally brought out as a concept car in 2004, the Solstice ranks high among fast car enthusiasts with a price tag right around $20,000.
Not old by any means, but new to the 2006 sports cars list this year, Jaguar flexes its muscle with the XK. Pumped up with a 4.2-liter V8, the XK will hit 60 in 5.9 seconds. Sadly, the speed is limited to 155 mph by electronic control, but that is the only dim spot in the otherwise bright future of the Jaguar XK.
Although not new to the list, Ferrari is making waves with the F430 Spider. People have said the only way to make a Ferrari better is to chop the top and that is exactly what Ferrari did with the F430 Spider. Blazing down the road with its 4.3-liter engine, the F430 Spider will hit 60 in 4.1 seconds and top out at well over 190 mph with its 490 horsepower. Very few cars can match the F430 Spider but that will not stop them from trying.
Bounding up the ranks, Mazda is keeping time with luxury sports car manufacturers with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. Considered the bestselling roadster since the Ford model T, the MX-5 is dynamite in a small package. Hitting the streets with a 2-liter, inline 4 dual overhead cam engine, the MX-5 moves with grace and speed. Well within normal budget limits, the MX-5 is the perfect sports car for the weekend enthusiast.
As you can easily see, the 2006 sports cars list has something for everyone and leaves the 2005 sports cars in the dust. With new additions and old favorites, the 2006 lineup has more than enough to offer and a wide variety of prices to suit any needs.