They say that there is no replacement for displacement, but a powerful engine is not the only thing that makes a car. Moreover, modern 4-cylinder engines can produce some pretty insane figures, sometimes touching the 400 horsepower mark. Oh, and they are also smaller and lighter, which often translates into better handling.
We decided to celebrate the best 4-cylinder sports cars, including many modern machines. The list will contain pure sports coupes and roadsters, but also hot versions of regular passenger vehicles. Despite their differences, all of them will have something in common, though, and it’s called pure driving enjoyment.
Toyota GR Supra 2.0
Toyota just introduced a 4-cylinder version of the new GR Supra. This trim is certainly not a surprise – the Bavarian twin BMW Z4 already comes with a similar engine. The motor is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit with 255hp and 295 lb-ft, enough for a 0-60 time of only 5 seconds.
The engine in the 4-cylinder Supra is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is one of the best in the business. More importantly, the lighter engine in the front means that the weight distribution is now 50:50, or in other words, perfect. We still haven’t tried it, but the handling should be sweet.