Top Five Performance Cars for Colorado Summers
- July 23, 2014
- Buying a Car, Luxury, Muscle Cars, Sports Cars
- Posted by Pam Weston
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Let’s be honest, given Colorado’s often-unpredictable winter weather, performance cars are at their best in the summertime. Weston Auto Gallery, a Fort Collins, Colorado dealership, helps many customers looking for a car to tear up pavement in the summer, but keep under wraps when the blizzard hits. With that in mind, here’s our list of top performance cars perfect for northern Colorado summers.
Quite frankly, when properly equipped the BMW M3 can be a great year-round vehicle, but rear-wheel-drive and loads of torque make them much more fun on dry pavement. With upwards of 414hp, recent models score very well in both performance and safety. Compared to some performance cars, many M3 models offer decent fuel economy too, making them a great choice for high summer gas prices. Used M3s have been selling well at Colorado dealerships over the past several years, so with a redesigned 2015 model hitting showrooms now, we expect even more pre-owned late models coming to market.
What symbolizes summer in Colorado better than a top-down mountain cruise in an American classic? US News & World Report gave the 2013 Corvette an overall score of 8.6/10 and states that newer Corvettes have ‘supercar-like performance.’ The Chevy classic has received a full redesign for 2014, so now is a great time to check local dealerships for the much-loved 2005-2013 C6 models.
Another summertime classic is the Ford Mustang. The last several years’ models are not only highly reviewed and loved by Colorado drivers, they’re also surprisingly affordable for the performance they offer. With several packages and engines to choose from, it’s easy to find the perfect mustang to meet your needs. And, if gas prices have got you down, the V6 models offer up to 31mpg, which beats Camaro and Challenger, so you’ll have a few bucks left over for some sunscreen.
Mercedes C63 AMG
Perhaps you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious. Maybe, instead of a convertible top, your preferred summer ride includes a moon roof and air conditioning. The Mercedes C63 AMG does indeed come standard with air conditioning… as well as up to 457 horsepower! A firm suspension, incredible brakes and a precision-tuned V8 with pin you to your seat power make the C63 AMG an amazing canyon cruiser, as well as a great everyday driver.
If safety is a primary concern, and you still want to turn heads, check out the late model Chevy Camaro. Yet another American classic, the 2013 Camaro received a perfect 10/10 in safety making it a standout among its peers. You also won’t scoff at the 300+hp V-6 engine that comes standard in the 5th generation Camaro (2010 to present), and certainly not the 580hp supercharged V-8 that can be found in the Camaro ZL1! And, of course, they come in convertible too.
Whatever your plans this summer include, be sure to stop by Weston Auto Gallery. We specialize in performance cars that can help make your Colorado summers unforgettable! Our pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous inspection from mechanical to cosmetic; every detail of the car is inspected, repaired or replaced. When you buy a Weston Auto certified pre-owned car, you can rest assured that you have just received the best pre-owned car on the market. Visit our online showroom or call us today at (970) 377-3333 for the most up-to-date inventory.