Driving fast is a blast. Not a single soul out there would disagree—unless you easily get motion sickness. Of course, staying safe as you go 0-60 mph is a given, but having the acceleration of a fancy sports car at the tip of your… well, toe, is an awesome feeling.
But what if you could also save a little bit of gas money as you cruise down the highway burning your premium-grade fuel? Take a look below at 5 of the coolest fuel-efficient sports cars and decide for yourself which one would be your dream car.
Mercedes-Benz SL 450
This bad boy can reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds while keeping your fuel-consumption at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. With its sleek yet classy look, it comes equipped with an electric retractable hardtop perfect for showing off in the summer sun.
There are other variants in the SL model that may be a touch quicker, but you’ll take a hit in fuel economy. With an annual fuel cost coming in just above $2,000, the SL 450 gives you the best of both worlds.
Lexus LC 500h
This hybrid speedster clocks in at 0.2 seconds quicker than the Mercedes, hitting 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The even more impressive part is its 27/35 mpg city to highway rate. The V6 gas-powered engine coupled with its hybrid electric generator gives the LC 500h an ample amount of torque.
To top things off, you will only be spending $1650 annually in fuel costs. If you love going fast and value environmentally-friendly efficiency, this Lexus just might the new toy for you!
This BMW reaches 60 mph in a furious 4.4 seconds while only consuming $2,100 in gas per year. It posts a similar city/highway mpg rate as the Mercedes SL 450 at 21/30 but also comes in two options—a coupe and a convertible. Options are never a bad thing when you can get behind the wheel of a car that sports a turbo-six engine in such a compact space.
Porsche 718 Cayman S
The Porsche 718 Cayman S (Sport Chrono edition), can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Although it is one of the less fuel-efficient cars on this list, it still performs well at a 21/28 mpg rate. Its turbocharged engine allows the Cayman S to pound out 350 horsepower while only costing $2,100 per year in fuel. Talk about get-up-and-go!
Porsche 911 4S
The Porsche 911 4S (Sports Chrono edition) is appropriately named as other vehicles will be calling for help as this car blazes passed at a 0-60 mph rate of 3.6 seconds. This Porsche has a 21/28 mpg rate and only consumes $2,100 worth of fuel per year.
Similar to the BMW M240i, it comes as both a coupe and convertible. What separates the 911 4S apart from other sports cars, other than it’s acceleration rate, is its standard 4-wheel drive that allows you to enjoy this 420-horsepowered sports car all year round.