When you think of Dubai, there are a few things that immediately come to your mind, such as the skyscrapers, the vibrant city life and of course the swanky cars to drool over. And if you’re a Dubai resident, you’re not surprised to see a million dollar car drive past you or even park next to you.

Here are some of the most popular sports cars to be seen on UAE roads and what makes them stand out in the crowd.

Ferrari 458 Italia

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This is one of the Ferrari’s flagships and the most popular one.  Manufactured in one of the most prestigious factories, this super car is popular for its state of the art air intake system which helps it reduction  of engine power due to access heat. Powered by a 4.5 Liter V8 engine producing an output of 570 horsepower, it is able to reach the 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Do you what it feels to ride a roller coaster? This car gives you a similar adrenaline rush when you are on the driver seat and are about to test what it has to offer. Under the hood, it has a 6.2 liter V8 engine with 8 speed manual transmission. It’s low ground clearance gives it better stability and control and has different drive modes to choose from. Some of the features included are anti-lock disc brakes, better traction control, OnStar automatic accident notification amongst others.

BMW i8

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Did you know BMW i8 is the first sports hybrid car with fuel consumption and emission values of a compact car? When thinking about hybrid cars the first image that comes to mind is a slow moving ordinary car but BMW is changing this perspective. The aerodynamic design and light weight frame which allows i8 to reach the top speed of 120 km/h purely on electric power and a maximum speed of 250 km/h consuming just 2.1 L/100 km.

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Dodge Viper GTS Coupe

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This American manufactures are mainly known for its muscle cars such as the Challenger and Charger. It does not mean there sports line flagship can be underestimated. The Dodge Viper is known for its style and speed. It is equipped with 19 inch wheels, to tackle UAE’s weather the tyres are heat resistant, automatic headlamps and climate control. It is powered by 8.4 liter V10 engine that generates 640 horsepower.

Lotus Exige S

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This small power house running on the street like a mini jet is the Lotus Exige S. The aerodynamic design allows it to have quick launch and at the same time accelerate to its max in no time. It is powered by a 3.5 liter DOHC V6 engine producing an output of 345 hp. It can reach the top speed of 274 kms/h. Even though it is having a smaller engine size, the aluminium body makes it light weight and aerodynamic design helps it achieve high speed.

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