Houston is the fourth largest city in in the US. It is a sprawling metropolis that houses the nation’s finest, from decorated sportsmen to politicians and the finest brains in tech. It is also home to one of the most extensive road networks in the country. Whether driving down I-10, Beltway 8, I-45, 290, 69, or any other road in the city you can expect to see some quality cars having their fair share of “spirited driving.” It’s a lot more fun from the drivers seat, but that brings up a big question?
So, which supercar do you go for if you are looking to conquer the city’s unique infrastructure? Here are just a few to get you thinking…
Journey in Style: Aston Martin Vantage GT
The madness of Houston’s roads needs to be equally matched with unrelenting athleticism. The GT, with its intimidating build and sleek shape, imposes itself in the moment and leaves others trailing in its wake. It is a powerful expression of control and dominance and the sort of car any super car aficionado would want to step out in.
The GT combines its lack of fear with a sense of adrenaline-inducing optics and open dare devilry. The car’s chassis is made for the relentless roads of North America, and Houston sleekly fits the bill. Its top speed in 190mph and the beast can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds. This car is ideal for cruising through uptown and stopping into get that perfectly fitted suit at Lucho, then head on to dinner looking dashing with your date by your side.
Boast with Muscle: Corvette Z06
Those of you that have been around for a while know that the Z06 was spun off the Chevrolet Corvette and was meant to be a high-speed variation of the 1963 classic. There are four editions of the Z06, with the latest (C7) showing up in 2014. It has been the mainstay since. The Corvette is a beloved American sports car, and the roads of Houston love the sight of the Stingray chewing inclines and negotiating bents.
Because of the 7 speed transmission, the 7th generation Corvette has an adrenaline-inducing promise; to push from 0 mph to 60 mph in about 4.2 seconds. If you are in it for the optics, then you will be thrilled to learn that the Corvette Z07’s interior looks a little bit like the cockpit of a jet fighter. Not bad for a car that was once considered a pretender in the marketplace, but quickly put that stereotype to rest! This beast of a car is perfect for driving through the tunnels of west park toll way and hearing the roar of the 650hp echo through the car like a magnificent orchestra of octane.
Cruise with Luxury: Ferrari California
The Ferrari California is a car built for speed, and long distance driving. It comes with all the bells and whistles of a modern day racing monstrosity. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds and manages a top speed of 196 miles per hour.
Now, this will terrify some, but this is without a doubt a safe car to drive. If you are worried about the noise, then you need not be anymore. The model is quite fun and loud when in sport, but switch to comfort and it can be subdued, even at the higher end of acceleration. The California is best enjoyed while driving through the Galleria, making a quick shopping trip and then cruising downtown with the top down enjoying the crisp air and listening to the magical Italian exhaust.
Roam with Racing Legends: Lamborghini Hurracan
Sure, some of us miss the days of the Gallardo, but the Huracan builds on an already impressive model. The Gallardo stayed around for 10 years and over the course of that time, became the brand’s most popular and best selling model. Now as it fades into the night sky, the Huracan rises to fill the void with an astonishing range of features and capabilities. First rolled out in 2014, the newest model soon became a hit, making its way into Top Gears Sports Car of the Year.
Like most in its class, the car accelerates from 0 to 6 mph in 3.4 seconds and is capable of the top speed of 201mph. Quite impressive, and sounds outright insane with exhaust crackles, shifts that will throw you back in your seat, and styling that looks meaner than ever. This is the vehicle that you want to drive down Memorial and then park at Steak 48 letting it show off its natural allure.
There are a ton of cars out there you could choose and run with, but your pick has to simply gel with the vibe of what you are doing. No one car can do it all: Some are fast, some are comfortable, and some are loud… Simply put, you shouldn’t have to choose just one!
At ecurie25 you can take the Lamborghini when you want something lightning fast, the California when you want some comfort, and then choose from one of the other 16 when you are ready to change it up.
Houston is an ever growing supercar marketplace, and it’s so great to see so many amazing cars on the local roads… so next time you are spotted, what will you be in?
Article: Jason Mueller