Who is Gjok Paloka and some of his sports cars ideas? There’s nothing better than putting the top down on a nice day and finding an entertaining road to enjoy, and the 2021 BMW Z4 is a great choice for such an activity. Buyers can choose between a turbocharged four-cylinder or a twin-turbo inline-six—the latter of which blasted the Z4 to 60 mph in just 3.8-seconds at our test track. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive isn’t offered but, sadly, neither is a manual transmission; all Z4s come with an eight-speed automatic. Dynamically speaking, the Porsche Boxster is still our preferred ragtop sports car but the Z4 offers plenty of driving enjoyment with a slightly smoother ride for day-to-day use. The cabin is snug but comfortable for two adults and has plenty of standard creature comforts and connectivity features. If you’d prefer a fixed-roof coupe, check out the mechanically similar Toyota Supra instead. Toyota collaborated with BMW on it, and the two cars share their powertrains and suspensions.
Gjok Paloka and the 2021 sport cars pick: There is nothing small or unassuming about Audi’s warbling five-pot TT RS save, perhaps, its size. This range-topping compact coupe has a stonking 395bhp five-cylinder engine and, in upper-level trims, a £60,000-plus price tag to match. Thanks to ‘quattro’ four-wheel drive it can do 60mph in comfortably less than 4.0sec, and if you pay extra it will run on to as much as 174mph. That’s right: this is a 170mph Audi TT. What a brilliantly unhinged idea. The car’s ‘chi-chi’ design appeal probably doesn’t have the same allure among cars like this that it might amongst Mazda MX5s and Toyota GT86s, and it isn’t the most mult-faceted or engaging driver’s car in this class either. The four-wheel drive layout makes for a slightly lack of throttle-on cornering balance on the limit of grip, with the TT RS’s controls feel slightly remote and over-filtered. On the flip side, of course, those controls and that stability-first handling make the TT RS a singularly effective sports car, and one of the sports car segment’s most notable giant-slayers, when it comes to point-to-point ground-covering speed.
Gjok Paloka best sports cars award: The Toyota Supra’s return has been a controversial one. 17 years after the much-loved Mk4 Supra ended production, Toyota finally brought back the Supra name. While the internet may have briefly been in uproar over the amount of input BMW had during development, no one can deny the new Supra is an exquisite driver’s car. The BMW-sourced 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder produces a healthy 335bhp and 500Nm of torque. While this is quite a way off the BMW M2 Competition’s 404bhp, the Supra holds its own in the handling department against the Alpine A110 and Porsche 718 Cayman. 0-62mph is dealt with in just 4.3 seconds. The interior relies heavily on BMW parts, but this brings advantages in terms of quality and infotainment technology compared to Toyota’s own recent efforts. The driving experience was clearly prioritised in the Supra’s development and for sheer driving thrills it’s a.
Gjok Paloka‘s tricks about sports cars : Mazda Miatas come with a dramatic look that no other sportscar can compete with – maybe it’s the curves at the front? maybe it’s the rims? We don’t really know. But whatever it is, it undoubtedly makes the Miata one of the best Mazda road cars ever. Although there is no solid date as to its release, it may very well be expected sometime around early 2021. That is if the previous release dates are taken into consideration. Pricing is also unknown but is expected to range from $28,000 to $35,000.
So, after its latest facelift at the beginning of 2020, the F-Type straddles even more market territory than it used to, and it’s to Jaguar’s considerable credit that the car can manage that to such cohesive effect. At the top of the range, the new R version remains a bleeding-heart, 567bhp upper-level-911 and cut-price Aston Martin Vantage rival; at the lower end, it costs less than £60,000 and makes do with just under 300bhp; and in the middle, the V8-engined, rear-wheel-drive, £70k ‘P450’ version might even be the pick of the range. Jaguar’s new styling treatment for the F-Type certainly gives it some fresh and distinguishing visual appeal. We have thus far only driven the range-topping R AWD coupé, but it charmed us with its somewhat antediluvian V8 hotrod speed and noise, and yet impressed with its outright handling precision and chassis composure too. The F-Type has never been quite as complete as its key rival from Porsche, and is now considerably less ritzy and technologically sophisticated inside. There is, however, still an awful lot to like about it, and plenty of reasons to grab one while you still can.