Sports cars can be dated back to the 1900s. As the years passed by, these vehicles have evolved from being symbols of races to symbols of luxury. 

Even if sports cars are not as affordable as regular cars for students, you can still get your hands on them by buying secondhand versions. Just make sure to run a vehicle history check first. 

Many sports cars became iconic because of their looks, prestige, and high performance. Here are 7 of the most popular sports cars in history. 

  1. Ferrari F40 

The Ferrari F40, the first iconic car on the list, was produced in 1987 to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. At the time of its debut, the Ferrari F40 was the fastest, most expensive car, according to Yahoo. With composite materials, the Ferrari F40 is very light, and has a Kevlar body integrated into a steel chassis. 

  1. Lamborghini Murcielago 

Another car from a leading manufacturer of sports cars is the Lamborghini Murcielago. The mighty Murcielago is among the most powerful cars sold by Lamborghini. It can reach up to 206 mph. With its iconic doors that swivel upwards, the Lamborghini Murcielago was introduced as a coupé in 2001. Since then, this sports car has become a part of each car enthusiast’s bucket list. 

  1. Porsche 911 Carrera 

Despite its average look, the Porsche 911 Carrera has remained in the market for more than five decades. In fact, this high-performance car has been the choice of many real- estate agents. Plus, its latest version works really well on the road. No wonder why The Guardian chose it as the best performance car on the market. 

  1. Mercedes-Benz SL 

Released in 1954, the Mercedes-Benz SL, was the first car to feature fuel injection. Unlike many cars from Mercedes, the Mercedes-Benz SL has upward-opening or as fondly called by car enthusiasts, gullwing doors. This iconic sports car is still produced today, and even the average Joe likes it for its functionality and performance. 

  1. BMW M3 

With a highly masculine look, the M3 is among the favorites of BMW lovers. It’s because the BMW M3 is really comfortable. It has four big seats, a huge boot, and is extremely durable. In addition, it has great value, given that it’s more affordable than the other iconic sports car on this list. 

  1. Aston Martin DB9 

Not so long ago, Aston Martin was an underdog in the sports car industry. The earliest models produced by the company were poorly engineered and overpriced. But the manufacturer rose from the ashes when Ford took over. Now, the DB9 is one of the best-looking high-performance cars out there. It’s also very reliable and comfortable. 

  1. Chevrolet Corvette 

According to Yahoo, the Corvette is America’s sports car. With its steady production of more than 60 years, this convertible is a staple among celebrities, businessmen, and car enthusiasts. It gets more classy as time passes by, too. 

While sports cars are expensive and not as common as regular cars, spending your hard-earned money on them is totally worth it.