It’s cold on the east coast. Really cold. We are in Florida, the state that should remain frost-free, and last Friday morning, February 20th, it was 29 degrees thanks to the so-called “wind chill” by the Weather Channel.Siberian Express.“
So that means the roads are still stuck in winter weather mode, and so must your car. Although we’re in Florida now, our employees cumulatively spent decades north of the Mason Dixon, in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and so on and so on.
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So trust us when we say nothing can match the extra grip of winter tires, but without all-wheel drive, these winter tires won’t do much to help keep your car on the road. But just because a car has good grip doesn’t mean it can’t look good. In fact, there are quite a few models that are just as comfortable topless in summer as they are in winter on the ice.
Fortunately for you, we’ve put together a list of our 10 best AWD sports cars with the all-too-necessary drive system. Can you think of any others that we may have overlooked? Let us know in the comments below.
Ferrari’s new SF90 Stradale was unveiled as the Italian automaker’s most powerful car. Powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor, the SF90 Stradale’s powertrain sends 986 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels.
One of the most popular and exciting cars in Porsche’s lineup is none other than the 911 Turbo S. This AWD sports car can set supercar numbers like a time from 0 to 60 mph from 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph . It is not for nothing that the 911 Turbo S is a must for many collectors.
An electronically controlled AWD system in the GT-R offers something that only a few AWD drivetrains can do. Traditionally, AWD distributes 50/50 torque between the front and rear wheels, but on the GT-R, 100 percent of the torque is available to the rear, while the front has 50 percent access. So you can rely on the all-wheel drive in slippery areas, but also enjoy the feeling of rear-wheel drive on drier days.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ was not the last Aventador model, but it was definitely the most extreme. With an AWD setup of 770 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque, this supercar is a force to be reckoned with.
The Rimac Nevera went into the record books when it cracked the quarter-mile time for a production car. This performance was made possible by the enormous power of 1,914 hp and the fact that this power comes from four separate engines. Since the power is transmitted to each wheel independently, the Nevera can race over drag strips and racetracks.
Even if it doesn’t seem like much from the outside when the Audi quattro was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980, it was the first to introduce an AWD powertrain into the world of mainstream and super sports car models. Without the quattro, it would be possible that none of the cars on this list would be here. And now Audi wants to revive that quattro.
The Audi R8 is completely developed and produced by quattro GmbH, the high-performance private subsidiary of Audi AG. The name “quattro”, Italian for “four”, comes from the Audi Quattro from 1980 or the original Quattro, which was the first to bring AWD to the mass market. But while the Quattro was the first to offer Audi’s quattro drivetrain, the R8 is the impressive result of 35 years of development.
It’s the latest hypercar from one of the most successful automobile brands in history. It’s a hybrid. It has a 4.6 liter 8 cylinder that produces 887 horsepower and 944 lb-ft. And it has an AWD option, as well as front and rear drive modes. There is nothing about this car that lends itself to an ordinary driving experience, just an extraordinary one.
As the successor to the Veyron, another truly remarkable AWD hypercar, the Chiron is a shining star in the automotive world thanks to its capabilities. Take the Super Sport 300+, for example. This AWD hypercar was the first of its kind to exceed 300 mph. It’s downright unbelievable.
Acura may let the NSX go down, a fantastic AWD sports car, but they at least let it go out with a bang. That bang is the NSX Type S, the most powerful NSX ever developed. It also features the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive ™ (SH-AWD®) from Acura.
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