As an automotive enthusiasts, I have a huge passion for cars that combine amazing speed with the finest luxury. These are the vehicles that evoke emotion, that make every drive an event, and that effortlessly marry performance and comfort.
Of course, I am talking about GT (Gran Turismo) cars, for me, the highest expression of automotive excellence. In this article, I’ll give you a look to my top 5 GT Cars, what I consider the best of automotive craftsmanship when it comes to this segment, presenting the crème de la crème of GT cars available today…
- Porsche 911 Carrera
The Porsche 911 is a legend that has transcended time. With roots back to the 1960s, this icon has evolved into the modern statement we all are obsessed with today. Its distinctive design and rear-engine layouts are synonymous with Porsche’s heritage.
The 911 Carrera is a masterclass in balance, design and comfort. With a wide range of additional choices, the 911 has a configuration for every personality, without missing the 3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat Six.
The stability this car offers is unmatched, the greatest driving experience money can buy and yes, it’s also super comfortable on a long weekend getaway thanks to its well-appointed interior design and materials.
Overall the 911 is a classic for a reason, no wonder why it is the brand of choice of the 90% of car enthusiasts, and of course, the first in our list.
- Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin, the name itself, is a homage to luxury and sophistication. The DB11, a true successor to the DB9, continues this grand tradition of being one of the top Grand Tourers in the automotive industry.
The DB11 marries British elegance with a “modest” 4.0L V8 or a formidable 5.2L V12 engine which makes it one of the fastest of the list with 630 hp (V12), but of course, talking about Aston Martin, we must mention Its elegant interior covered in the finest leather and latest technology to upgrade the driving experience to the max.
With a super comfortable suspension, and refined interior, the inside of the DB11 is one of the most desired places to be if you are heading for a long ride, this is the GT for excellence, and it is a must for those seeking to enjoy great power without sacrificing comfort.
- Ferrari Roma
Ferrari, the legendary Italian automaker, introduced the Roma as a tribute to the timeless charm of La Dolce Vita.
And they mean it, this might be the perfect car for a long ride through italian vineyards, it is comfortable but playful at the same time, it looks beautiful and of course the V8 sounds amazing! La Dolce Vita is all about slow living, enjoying yourself and having the best of the best; turns out that is also the definition of a Grand Tourer.
The Ferrari Roma combines a sleek and classic design with a 3.9L V8 engine. It’s a modern interpretation of the GT car, blending raw power, elegance, and technology into a driving experience like no other.
- Bentley Continental GT
Bentley’s Continental GT has long been the embodiment of British opulence and performance, and it is also my personal favorite. I consider Bentley the standard when it comes to GT’s and for a good reason.
The Continental GT combines a potent 4.0L V8 or a massive 6.0L W12 with a cabin that rivals the world’s finest luxury salons. Bentley stands out for being one of the top brands offering luxury and some of the most comfortable driving experiences of the industry.
It’s a harmonious blend of brute force and unrivaled elegance, it is so comfortable and elegant that it’s perfect as a daily, but once you hit the long road and you floor it, well, you know that W12 is going to deliver, and trust me it drives like a masterpiece even on high speeds.
- Jaguar F-Type R
Jaguar has a heritage of producing elegant and high-performance vehicles, and the F-Type R carries on this legacy.
The Jaguar F-Type R boasts a stunning design and a ferocious 5.0L supercharged V8 engine which sounds and pushes amazingly! It’s a true driver’s car with a focus on power and handling while maintaining a luxurious interior.
When driving it at high speeds the car feels like a supercar by definition, but it also has a super comfortable drive when you don’t need to be fast, you will never feel the car aggressiveness unless you want it and that’s a key factor for every GT.
The F-Type is like having two cars in one, a great-elegant looking car for day on day events and a supercar when you want to have fun; trust me if I had to choose, this would be the one!
This are my Top 5 GT cars, personally I really enjoy this segment, the variety and the range of configurations these cars offer is incredible, for me is having the best of both worlds, highs speed, top performance cars but without sacrificing luxury and that is what I always look for when choosing a car.
Which one of the list is your favorite? Which one would you add? Let us know your top Gran Tourers, at the end it all sums up to personal tastes, but we can all agree on something; when it comes to this segment what we all want is to sit back, relax and enjoy the roads in the best way posible.
Written by Founder & Head Editor: Anton Fernandez