If you are a sports car fan, then you are acquainted with the concept of “GT” models. While the term has become somewhat synonymous with sports cars and perceived to speak to the power of a vehicle, the term GT is an acronym for Grand Touring taking from the Italian Gran Turismo, which simply defines a car as one that has the capacity to travel over long distances while offering style and comfort. It is the representation of both comfort and style. Pure sports cars are rarely ever found in this category, but some do exist. If you are thinking about purchasing a GT is the near future, you will probably want to check out the following list of the top ten sleepers for 2018 — in no particular order.
The 2018 Kia Stinger GT
There was a time in which Kia and GT would have never been used in the same sentence; however, Kia has progressively carved a space in the world of luxury and performance over recent years, and based on the available information on the Stinger GT, their current position is well-earned. The car as a 3.3l V6 twin turbo engine, assisted by an 8-speed automatic transmission. It as AWD and RWD drive capacity, and it can reach 60 mph is 4.7 seconds.
The 2018 Bentley Continental GT
Okay, the grand touring version of the Bentley Continental coupe comes in at a cool $200,000, which places it slightly out of the reach of most people; however, this car is the epitome of what a grand touring vehicle should be, being the perfect mixture of power and luxury. She comes with 626 horsepower provided by a 6.0L V-12 engine that has the capacity to g from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds. Get this, it has a top speed of 207 mph.
2018 Mazda3 Grand Touring Sedan
Since Mazda decided to rebrand the product, they have become somewhat of an ambiguous car builder. For a company that was once defined by the RX-7, one of the hottest sports cars on the road, they have sort of fell back to obscurity. Yet, the Mazda 3 GT deserves to be on this list. This car will not have the luxury amenities that others on the list possess, but it is definitely a low-end fun ride. It possesses 184 horsepower in comparison to the base model’s 155. It does come with Mazda’s i-Activesense safety package, which is driver assistance safety system.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Mitsubishi is another car manufacturer that sort of dropped off of the radar over the last decade. Who can remember when Mitsubishi was making cars like the 3000, which was also replicated as the Dodge Stealth? In recent years, the company has been more in the category with the Subaru, nothing fancy, but consistent and safe. However, the GT version of the Highlander is worth mentioning. It comes with 18-inch allow wheels, 7-passenger seating. It is powered by a 24-valve V6 Engine and it has all-wheel control.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
Okay, I know that I am not the only one who remembers when Hyundai was just trash, but the company decided to rebrand itself as a dependable model, moving away from their original approach of affordability. The company is now even competing in the luxury market. The Elantra is a mainstay in Hyundai’s lineup and the GT has something nice to offer. In addition to its new sporty design, it also has a little kick, producing 202 horsepower, it sits lower and has a wider frame than its predecessor. And, it is 62 pounds lighter.
2018 Ford Mustang GT
You cannot have a discussion about GT models and not mention the Ford Mustang. The thing with the Mustang is that it does not have just one GT model, so we are going to go with its best, the Shelby GT350R. As you can imagine, it is the most pricey of all of the Mustangs, with an MSRP that starts at $64,645. Also, don’t expect great gas mileage, it only gets 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. What it does offer is a 5.2L V8 engine that produces 526 hp, and to listen to her roar is divine. The legend lives on.