Yesterday we asked you which new sedans deserve a two-door variant. As always, there were a ton of responses, but here are the 11 cars we saw repeated the most.
Ever since Jaguar discontinued the XK, there hasn't been a big two-door grand-tourer in its lineup (the gorgeous F-Type is more of a pure sports car). Removing a couple of doors from the current XJ sedan would fill that vacancy perfectly.
We'd all like to see the return of the big American luxury coupe, and the CTS is the perfect car for the job. The bigger CT6 would be nice too, but we can't help thinking how great a 640-horsepower CTS-V coupe would be to drive.
Of course, the Accord isn't the only Honda we'd like to see as a coupe. Currently, you can only get the Civic Type R in five-door form. Imagine how much lighter and capable a coupe or three-door-hatchback version would be?
FCA has done a great job of differentiating the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger, focusing more on luxury and comfort than handling in the 300. But if Dodge gets the Challenger, why doesn't Chrysler get a big, muscular coupe too? A two-door, comfort-tuned Chrysler 300 Coupe is something we could get behind.
We doubt it would have the swagger of, say, a 1961 Lincoln Continental coupe, but the latest Lincoln absolutely screams for a two-door version. Not only does the design lend itself to coupe form, it's also appropriate considering the Continental's history. If Lincoln wants to make a luxury comeback, it should drop the Continental's rear doors.
The Mazda6 already has a lot going for it. In the midsize sedan segment, it's the best looking, and it's also one of the best to drive. Capitalizing on that success, we think Mazda should go back to the days when the 626 was also sold as a coupe.
What the Porsche Panamera lacks in looks, it more than makes up for in driving dynamics. That's why we think Porsche should channel the 928 and build a two-door version of the Panamera. The front-engine layout and grand touring focus would keep the Panamera Coupe from stepping on the 911's toes, and we have a feeling it would look significantly better than the sedan.
In 1998, Subaru built a coupe version of the STI called the 22B. Considering Subaru won't sell us a hatchback version of the current STI, and it won't build a more powerful BRZ, we see a perfect opportunity for the return of the STI Coupe. Priced well above the BRZ and likely more hardcore than the STI sedan, we'd love for Subaru to give us the option of an STI Coupe.
People have been clamoring for a Tesla Model S Coupe for years and for good reason. Its already attractive design would look great in coupe form, making the already fashionable Model S even more fashionable. Heck, maybe Tesla could even figure out a way to fit the Model S Coupe with Falcon doors from the Model X. Now that would be awesome.