Best New Performance Cars for 2024

13th Feb 2024

By Kenny Longdon

Performance Cars

We recently listed the 'Best Used Performance Cars', so it was only right to have a look at the 'Best New Performance Cars' this year has to offer, too.

With the 'Performance Car' being quite broad, there is sure to be a varied mix, with the usual sought-after nameplates sure to be present.

Below, we have compiled a list of the Best New Performance Cars this year.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

There are many incredible versions of the Porsche 911, arguably the world's finest sports car. All do a pretty excellent job of being ultra-impressive road cars, that can also excel on a racetrack, too.

However, Porsche has an ultra-passionate GT division, which is headed up by petrolhead genius that is Andreas Preuninger, who knows a thing or two about getting the most out of a Porsche 911.

And this is where the 911 GT3 RS comes in. In essence, this is a Porsche racing car with number plates, some of the most aggressive aero to ever feature on a car and the ability to be the new bedroom wall poster for kids obsessed with cars, or big kids of course.

With 0 to 62mph taking just 3.2 seconds, the acceleration only tells part of the story. The GT3 RS will lap the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife in just 6 minutes and 49 seconds.

It comes as no surprise to see these cars selling for much more than their list price.

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Ever since 2016, when the original F87 'OG' BMW M2 was introduced, the M2 has been a much loved staple in the BMW M range.

With 453bhp as standard (the OG had 365bhp) there is more power from the offset with this new F87 generation. The same textbook recipe has been followed too with rear-wheel drive, front-engined, short wheelbase and the option of a manual gearbox all combining to ensure the 'OG's' essence is still there, only this time, with more power.

0 to 62mph is dealt with in as little as 4.1 seconds, and being an M car, the driver engagement factor is still very much business as usual.

Some see this new generation as being very similar to its bigger M4 sibling, which is certainly no bad thing. In 2024, it is great to see BMW's M department have not lost their magic when it comes to compact M cars.

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McLaren 750S

McLaren 750S

McLaren has a rich history when it comes to racing and producing epic supercars that turn heads for fun.

With the introduction of the 720S in 2017, it was hard to see how McLaren could build upon such a rocket ship of a car, but with the new 750S, they somehow have done, with epic effect.

Its name highlights the power on offer, 750PS, which equates to 740bhp, ensuring this supercar can go from 0 to 62mph in a mind-numbing 2.8 seconds, going on to a top speed of 206mph.

The real genius applied by McLaren is their uncanny ability to make their supercars light, with the 750S tipping the scales at just 1,389kg.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

The second generation of the Mercedes-AMG GT is here, enhancing an already incredible looking coupé.

With a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, available in two guises; a GT 55 4MATIC+ and a more potent GT 63 4MATIC+, there is a model to suit multiple preferences.

Both feature Mercedes-Benz's fantastic 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, ensuring that all the car's V8 power is accessible in all conditions. And with 0 to 62mph taking just 3.2 seconds in the 63, or 3.9 seconds in the 55, neither version is left wanting more power.

It is a fabulous looking thing too, taking the foundations of the first generation and just refining and refreshing proceedings perfectly.

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BMW M4 Competition


Another M car in our list, but BMW M continue to create driver-focused performance cars that continue the success story of 'The Most Powerful Letter in the World'.

The BMW M4 Competition has been revised for 2024 with new front and rear lights, with the latter being the striking units from the M4 CSL.

Silver alloy wheels are available for the first time on the G84 platform, which is a welcome addition. Perhaps the biggest change is the fact that the car now comes with BMW xDrive as standard.

Power has been increased too, up from 503bhp to 513bhp, along with some neat interior upgrades too, which further enhance the M4 as being a fine place to spend time.

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Audi RS 6 Avant GT

Audi RS 6 Avant GT

By far the rarest car on our list, with only 60 examples coming to the UK, out of the 660 being built, the Audi RS 6 Avant GT is quite the send-off for this much loved generation of Audi RS 6.

If you are lucky enough to get an allocation, this is a model set to stay sought after for years to come.

Paying tribute to the Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO racing car from 1989, which had around 720bhp and was a monster to say the least, it is fitting that this new limited edition RS 6 features a similar colossal amount of power with 621bhp on tap, ensuring 0 to 62mph is dealt with in 3.3 seconds.

The striking colour scheme harks back to the 90 Quattro too, for an RS 6 that will certainly stand out, ideal for those who love a good nod to Audi Sports past, but in a modern way.

Is there a better car that can carry all your family in complete comfort, their possessions and still have supercar acceleration?

Find your perfect performance car with Stratstone

Representing some of the world's most sought after car brands, Stratstone have a comprehensive new car inventory containing a selection of the latest cars from your favourite manufacturers.

Why not get in touch with your preferred Stratstone retailer to find out more about our new car offers, or if you happen to be after a used car, browse them too at your lesiure. Alternatively, if you enjoyed this article, why not browse our dedicated blog section.