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Top 16 Hottest New Coupes on the Market

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/6/2014 Conner Golden
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The coupe has been with us since the dawn of the automobile and shows no sign of going anywhere just yet. Whether a coupe was penned with two doors straight from the get-go, or designers lopped off the rear doors of a sedan to expand a lineup, automakers today have a number of stunning coupes for sale. Here is our list of some of the hottest coupes available for the 2014 and 2015 model years.

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Ford Mustang

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All-new for the 2015 model year, the 2015 Mustang ditches the familiar retro-focused styling in favor of a design more in line with Ford's global car initiative. Three trim levels for all manner of performance and budget are available, with a base V-6, optional 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, and a 5.0-liter V-8 found in the GT. With the musclecar finally adopting an independent rear suspension, this new generation of Mustang should prove to be quite the contender.

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Audi R8

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As we wait for the next-gen Audi R8 to arrive in a couple years, it's hard to deny the current R8's supercar looks and performance. The German supercar provides blistering performance with the amenities and appointments expected of an Audi. Buyers can spring for the base 4.2-liter, 430-horsepower V-8, but when that's not enough, there's always the R8 V10 and R8 V10 Plus, with 525 and 550 horsepower, respectively.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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Debuting with a much-needed inside-and-out refresh for the 2015 model year, the Challenger now offers the SRT Hellcat model, a flagship musclecar to compete with the Mustang GT500 and the Camaro ZL1. Powered by a 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, the Hellcat Challenger should give rivals from Ford and Chevrolet a real challenge on the track.

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Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S

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The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S have been media darlings since their debut. Heralding an industry return to inexpensive, lightweight, rear-drive sports cars, the Toyobaru twins can be counted on to put smiles on drivers' faces. The canyon-carving duo has endless modifications available in a thriving aftermarket crowd, providing a relatively inexpensive entry ticket into the tuner-scene.

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Cadillac ATS Coupe

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The ATS sedan has already impressed reviewers with its fun-to-drive dynamics and sharp styling, so it only made sense to release a coupe version of Cadillac's 3 Series competitor. New for 2015, the ATS Coupe loses the wreath around the Cadillac crest, the first revision of the crest in years. The ATS looks handsome in two-door guise, ready to do battle with the BMW 2 Series and 4 Series.

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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

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The Corvette has always been the sports coupe to beat and, for 2014, the C7 Corvette continues this legacy. With the base price in the mid-$50,000s, the C7 provides the style and performance to match cars that command astronomically higher prices. The options list is nearly endless, enough to satisfy buyers looking to make their Corvette unique. If the base Stingray's performance is not enough, look for the supercharged Z06 Corvette going on sale for 2015.

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BMW 4 Series

BMW's replacement for the 3 Series coupe has seen a salesroom success. With a base 240-horsepower four-cylinder engine, an optional 300-horsepower turbocharged inline-six, and available all-wheel drive, the 4 Series can be had in a variety of different flavors. If buyers enjoy the look of the 4 Series but are not sold on a two-door configuration, BMW offers the more practical four-door 4 Series Gran Coupe with coupe-like proportions.


Jaguar F-Type

When Jaguar released the stunning F-Type roadster in 2013, we knew a fixed-roof F-Type coupe was not far behind. The F-Type Coupe is available in the same engine options as the convertible, with the addition of a range-topping 550-horsepower supercharged R Coupe. With a uniquely British attitude, the F-Type has been winning over hearts with its impeccable styling and evocative soundtrack.


Mini Coupe

After experiencing the Mini Coupe for a full year, we came away praising its funky interior and goofy attitude. The Mini Coupe is a car that does not take itself seriously, something quite refreshing in 2014. Its polarizing style, racy attitude, and nearly infinite factory customization options make this a popular car for drivers of all ages, though it's not clear whether it will ever see a second-generation model.


Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Genesis Coupe is a solid alternative to the V-6 Mustang/Camaro/Challenger group. Sporting a 3.8-liter V-6 under the hood, the Genesis Coupe can be specced out as a hardcore speed-focused apex-carver or a leather-lined pseudo-grand tourer.

Kia Forte Koup

Based on the compact Forte sedan, the Koup gets an available 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 in addition to the standard, naturally aspirated 2.0-liter I-4. Though the Forte Koup might not have the sporting credentials of its rivals, its base price seriously undercuts the competition.


McLaren 650S

The McLaren 650S is the evolution of the McLaren 12C, with an updated engine, brakes, suspension, front fascia, aerodynamics, and transmission. Taking visual cues from the seven-figure McLaren P1 hypercar, the 650S provides well-heeled buyers a quality alternative to offerings from Ferrari and Lamborghini. With 641 horsepower on tap from the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8, the 650S can hit 60 mph from a standstill in 3 seconds flat, on its way to a claimed 207 mph.


Audi A5

Beginning at just over $40,000, the A5 is priced to compete directly with the BMW 4 Series. This elegant coupe perfectly plays the role of grand tourer, blending strong performance with a luxurious interior. An engine is available for every taste, beginning with the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and ending at the 450-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 standard in the high-performance RS 5.


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

By far the most luxurious coupe on this list, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is an exercise in excess. Prices begin near $120,000 and climb well beyond the $200,000 mark for the top-of-the-line S65 AMG Coupe. For uncompromising luxury and refinement, the S-Class Coupe is a good choice, and a worthy competitor of vehicles in the super-luxury segment.


Porsche 911

As the evergreen sports car, the Porsche 911 has cemented itself as one of the greatest sports cars of all time. With a mind-boggling number of available models for all tastes, you can't go wrong with a 911. There's a reason it has been around for 50 years, and it shows no signs of slowing down just yet.


Nissan GT-R

To the delight of GT-R fans everywhere, Nissan's supercoupe is now available in awe-inspiring Nismo trim. With 600 horsepower on tap, and an improvement in overall aerodynamics from the added rear-wing and front air-dam, the GT-R Nismo is a serious track-ready weapon. We have been fortunate enough to drive the GT-R in its many forms, and it impressed us so much that it was our 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year. With the next-generation GT-R slated to arrive as early as the 2016 model year, the GT-R faithful can expect to see the reveal next year.

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