The 15 Best Grand Touring Cars

GT cars combine comfort, style, and performance to create a swift, opulent driving experience.

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Grand touring cars aim to provide the best of what the car world has to offer—the greatest luxury, the highest performance, and the most beautiful styling. Here are some of the greatest GT cars out there.

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First sold in America in 1995, the 456 is a traditionalist's grand touring car, a front-engine V-12 Ferrari with seating for four. We tested this $225,000 executive transport by racing it across Texas against a similarly priced Mooney airplane. It lost, but not by much. Rated at 436 horsepower, the 5.2-liter V-12 sings delightfully up to the car's top speed of 186 mph. We'd go for the six-speed manual, but there's a four-speed automatic (GTA) for the comfort-oriented, who will find the leather-lined interior and cockpit-adjustable suspension alluring. The 456M (modificata) had only six more horsepower, an updated interior, and mild styling tweaks when it arrived for 1998; it was replaced by the 612 Scaglietti in 2004. For this exercise in spendthrift Ferrari ownership, we looked at a '97. When Hagerty said the average value was only $41,000 and a superb example would still be under $60,000, we hopped over to the NADA price guide, which reported that last year the low retail price observed was $43,900, the high price was $73,800, and the average was $53,000. Nice.
Ferrari 456

The 456 is one of Ferrari's prettiest four-seaters, complete with a V12 and an available manual transmission. Best of all, they're pretty cheap, meaning you don't have to be a billionaire to own one. on eBay can be yours.

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Chevrolet Corvette

On the surface, you might not think the Corvette would make for a good GT car. It has just two seats, and a bunch of performance built in. But really, thanks to a comfortable magnetic ride suspension, hatchback trunk, and torquey V8, it does great on long trips. is up for sale now.

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The M6 is basically a two-door version of the wonderful M5, meaning it gets the same powerful engine and fantastic driving dynamics. The last-gen model shown here even has a V10 engine. with a rare manual transmission you can own now.

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Bentley Continental GT

The Continental GT is all-new for 2019, with a restyled body and a 626-horsepower W12 engine. It looks great, and drives as well as you'd expect a Bentley to drive.

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Ford Mustang GT

The Mustang has come a long way from its crude muscle car beginnings. It's a truly fun car to drive in all environments, whether it be the track, the drag strip, or the street. And because it has four seats, you don't have to compromise as much. you can own right now.

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Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari's front-engined V12 family of cars is a lineage of fantastic daily-drivable machines, all with massive power and the great sounds you expect from something with a Ferrari badge. The 812 Superfast is the latest from Maranello. painted in a lovely shade of silver, and you can own it.

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Jaguar XJS

The XJS can be found for relatively low prices on the used market thanks to their reputation for unreliability. But if you're willing to put up with that, you'll get a wonderful V12-powered GT experience. with low miles you can buy right now.

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Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston's first Vanquish remains one of the prettiest cars the company has ever put out, complimented by that wonderful V12 soundtrack. And if you're not a fan of the automatic transmission, you can send it back to the UK to have the factory put a manual transmission in. for sale on eBay right now for just $70,000.

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Porsche's loyal 911 owners have always regarded the 928 with an eye roll. To them, the front-engine, V8-powered 928 wasn't a real Porsche. But anyone that's driven one of these fantastic GT cars knows they are not only excellent long distance cruisers but also wonderful handling machines. And those pop-up headlamps, which arc forward proudly from the hood, couldn't be cooler.

These were remarkably advanced machines—and that made them a pain to repair. So as the decades wore on, and 928s fell into the hands of third and fourth owners, it wasn't uncommon to find descent cars for well under $10,000. That's cheap for what once was Porsche's flagship sports car.

 Today, the 928's radical design has aged incredibly well, even if some of the parts haven't. Pver the past three years or so, higher-powered 928s have shot up in value. The most desirable ones are also the newest and rarest ones—the 1993 to 1995 928 GTS models that wore flared rear fenders, a robust 345 hp 5.4-liter V8, and wide 17-inch wheels. They look tough, and low mileage ones (especially with the uncommon 5-speed manual) have been advertised for six figures.
Porsche 928

The 928 was originally meant to replace the 911, coming as a strong departure from Porsche's original formula. The 928 used a front-mounted, water-cooled V8 sending power to a rear transaxle. Thankfully, the 911 persevered, but we love the 928's decidedly 1980s style. is for sale for under $10,000.

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Porsche 911

Of course, the 911 has always been a great all-rounder worthy of being on this list. It's comfortable enough to drive everyday, supremely luxurious, and plenty capable around your favorite back road. up for grabs on eBay now.

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Maserati GranTurismo

The GranTurismo has been around for more than a decade, nearly unchanged from when it first hit showrooms in 2007. With a Ferrari-derived V8 and some stellar looks, it remains one of the most stylish new cars you can own, despite its age. Over 10 years later, it's still being built, and .

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Jaguar E-Type

You can't mention Grand Touring cars without bringing up the Jaguar E-Type. It's become an icon in the classic car world, sought after by collectors for its fantastic design and wonderful driving elements. You can own today.

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Mercedes-Benz SL

For decades, the Mercedes SL has occupied a corner in the company's lineup as a two-seater GT perfect for long drives and top-down fun. Nowadays, cars like the S-Class convertible and AMG GT convertible offer similar top-down joy, but we still love the SL. is up for sale for thousands off MSRP.

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Lexus LC500

Though the LC500 uses Lexus's 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8, it's designed more to be an all-around daily driver with a goal of comfort and satisfaction behind the wheel. The result is one of Lexus's best cars ever. you can own now.

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BMW 850CSi

The normal 8-Series is a great GT car, but the top-level 850CSi is where it's really at. It came exclusively with a V12 and a six-speed manual transmission, with M-minded upgrades and some seriously good looks.

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