Toyota GR Yaris in Dark Red Colour

The Best Performance Cars to Purchase in 2022

1. Toyota GR Yaris

This may be a small car by Toyota, but it packs a punch. The Toyota GR Yaris is certainly deserving of being put on this list. It’s such a good car that we named it the Performance Car of the Year at the Auto Express New Car Awards in 2021. This car was truly built to be a “World Rally Car For The Road.” With it, Toyota ended up creating a car that is much more than a coupled-up standard Yaris.

Instead, this car features everything you would want in performance upgrades. Not only does it have a very powerful 3-cylinder engine, but it’s gotten stiffer suspension and a fantastic all-wheel-drive system.

This allows the vehicle to move around like a champ. The combination of acceleration and optimal handling makes the GR Yaris a joy to drive. It glides around sharp turns easily and it can ramp up quickly with an incredible 257bhp.

The car features a stated 0 to 62mph time of only 5.5 seconds. It maxes out at a top speed of 143mph. With that, the GR Yaris certainly isn’t the fastest car featured on this list, but it’s one of the most fun to drive.

You certainly won’t be wishing you were in another vehicle when you are behind the wheel. It also has some of the best usability out of any car on this list. It has a 3-cylinder engine which means you are getting excellent gas mileage as long as you aren’t going crazy with the throttle. It also happens to seat a respectable four passengers and it comes with Toyota’s 5-year/100,000-mile warranty.

2. Porsche 911

There are only a couple of cars that deliver the kind of heritage as the Porche 911. It’s the 8th generation of vehicles spanning around 60 years of production. It continues to be one of the more technologically advanced cars in the market. They continue to push the boundaries of innovation. There are plenty of different variants in the marketplace, but the all-around performance as a premium sports car is one of the best things about it.

Even if you opt for the standard Carrera guide, you’ll get a 0 to 62mph acceleration in only 4.2 seconds. It also is capable of reaching a top speed of 182mph. If that’s not enough, you can opt for the Turbo S. The Turbo S delivers even more performance being able to reach 62mph in only 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 205mph.

This vehicle delivers when it comes to performance and it has one of the most engaging driving experiences in the marketplace. It offers a lot of practicality too making it a good choice for a daily driver. There’s plenty of room for luggage in the back which makes it a good choice for anyone.

3. Maserati MC20

Maserati made much of an effort to ensure they are delivering a vehicle that makes a statement. After a long 18-year hiatus from the supercar market, they wanted to remind the world they are the top dogs in the industry.

This vehicle delivers in the aesthetic department. It features some of the best aesthetics in the business. The vehicle features beautiful butterfly doors, a matte carbon fiber chassis, very high performance suspension like Apex Suspension, and a large and in-charge 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine. It delivers a whopping 621bhp and it even has F1-derived technology built in.

This car comes in at £190,000 which means it is expensive, but comparatively good value compared to some of the rivals in the space. It can get to a speed of 62mph in only 2.9 seconds in good condition, and it can reach a top speed while hitting an impressive 202mph. Whether you are looking to drive this one on the track or cruise on the highway, you can get a lot of value out of this one.

4. Ferrari Roma

This is one of Ferraris’s best cars in years. The Roma is easily one of the most outstanding to be released by the brand for various reasons. It’s a pretty significant detour from the previous cars including California and the Portofino. One of the main ways it differs from the other iterations is in its appearance. It features new styling and it’s meant to signify that the brand is entering a new era. It features an extremely smooth and elegant-looking chassis which makes it look very different from the other cars released by Ferrari throughout the years.