10 New Sports Cars with Rear-Wheel Drive: Last Models Before AWD Takes OverDecember 22, 2022
Imagine a world without the ability to drift, do burnouts and enjoy superior grip and perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Well, this is the reality we will be living in when front and all-wheel drive models take over the sports cars segment. Just like automatic transmissions killed off manuals, rear wheel drive might also disappear, but before this happens let’s enjoy the newest batch of 2022 models that ensure exhilarating driving experience.
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Learn about 2022 lineups from world’s largest automakers here:
#1 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS sits 1.2 inches closer to the ground, gets an adjustable suspension with RS-specific shock absorbers, and comes powered by the 4-liter NA flat 6 with 493 hps.
#2 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata
One of the world’s cheapest, driver oriented and therefore most craved sports cars of today, the Miata MX-5 returns with slight improvements that only add to its well-balanced package.
#3 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is now ready to take on Ferraris and Lamborghinis as the sharpest track tool in Chevy’s box. The new generation mid-engine Z06 has much bolder styling and borrows plenty of tech from the C8 R endurance racer.
#4 2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86
The BRZ enters the second generation alongside its identical Toyota GR 86 twin, once again bringing together engineers from the two Japanese brands.
#5 2022 BMW 2 Series
The new generation 2022 BMW 2-Series remains a RWD-based model with a front-engine layout, but moves to BMW’s new CLAR underpinnings. RWD fans can choose between 220i and 230i gas models and a 220d mild-hybrid diesel.
#6 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition
The 6th generation of the American muscle car offers a variety of modifications and engine options for every budget and driving aspiration. In 2022, those shoppers interested in the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost can also get as a limited-edition model, labeled Stealth Edition.
#7 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package differs from its GT3 sibling by a more tamed exterior appearance. The model replaces its huge rear wing with a much smaller spoiler, deployed automatically at speeds over 49 mph.
#8 2023 Nissan Z
Front mid-engine rear-wheel drive platform and a standard 6-speed manual transmission – the seventh generation of Z power arrives fully equipped to conquer the hearts of Nissan purists.
#9 2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF
If you live in America and want to get the rarest and most expensive mass produced Toyota Supra of the new generation, than get one of 600 A91-CFs.
#10 2022 Jaguar F-Type P-450
Simplification of the F-Type lineup continues in 2022, as the sportscar loses its entry-level 4-cylinder and mid-range V6 modifications. From now on, the base Jaguar F-Type is the RWD P450 model, powered by a 5-liter supercharged V8 already familiar to us from the R flagship.