A car could look beautiful on the outside, but very few look as good on the inside. A car with a good interior makes the drive even more enjoyable, but good interiors are usually restricted to big luxury sedans.
Sports cars usually have a stripped interior, because carmakers usually equip the car only with the bare essentials needed for driving, and also to keep the weight down. But what happens when carmakers opt to give you a car that performs well and give you all that luxury in the car?
Here are 10 sports cars with the best interiors.
1. Jaguar F-Type
Not only does the two seater sports car from Jaguar come with a supercharged V8 that generates over 500bhp, it comes with control buttons finished in aluminium, a choice of either a flat bottom or a normal three spoke steering wheel finished in leather or alcantara, a touch screen display in the centre console and a TFT display between the dials.
2. Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martins are known to have good interiors, but the One-77 by far has one of the best from the British carmaker. The car was limited to just 77 units and packed a potent naturally aspirated V12 engine that generated 750bhp, that helped the car achieve a top speed of 350km/h. The interior of the car featured leather trimmed steering wheel and an audio system built specially for the car by Bang & Olufsen.
3. Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder was the company's second hybrid car, after the Pannemara. The Porsche 918 featured a 4.6-litre V8 engine with two electric motors that produce 887bhp. The interior was made more for functionality than luxury, but had one of the best interiors. The interior was finished in leather and had contrasting stitches. The cockpit is not overloaded with buttons, but very driver oriented.
4. Ferrari LaFerrari
Up next is Ferrari's flagship model, the LaFerrari. The Hybrid supercar features a carbon fibre monocoque structure, and the cockpit features a 12.3" TFT display with the option to choose between two layouts and can host data from the telemetry system. Also, the LaFerrari has fixed seats, to keep the weight down and the levers can be brought front or back, instead of the seat. The LaFerrari is equipped with a hybrid engine that produces a total of 950bhp.
5. McLaren P1
The McLaren P1 is the top of the range hybrid supercar by McLaren and one has to say, the interior is pretty impressive for a car that can do a top speed of 350km/h. Like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari, the P1 is also powered by a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 and an electric motor that combines to deliver a massive 903bhp. The P1 features different driving modes and also a vehicle lift system, that helps lift the suspension of the vehicle to avoid nasty scrapes over road bumps.
6. Koenigsegg Regera
Designed to be a luxury hypercar, the Regera offers the best of both worlds, luxury and performance. Performance wise, the Regera comes with a hybrid engine that produces 1,500 bhp and a direct drive system, which means there is no gearbox. The car interior features an 8 way electrically adjustable memory foam seats, 9-inch infotainment system, surround camera system, Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, and 3G and Wi-fi connectivity. The Regera also features front and rear parking sensors.
7. Lamborghini Aventador SV
The SV is the lighter and performance oriented version of the Aventador. The car features a 750 horsepower engine and on the inside, there is a carbon-fiber monocoque that is very visible, gear shift indicator and also a G-force meter. There is also a new material that Lamborghini features in the Aventador SV, called carbon-skin, that has been used on various parts of the cabin.
8. Pagani Huayra
Limited to just 100 examples, the Pagani Huayra's interiors look like a time machine, with every link and mechanism exposed. The interior lighting, dials, exposed linkages, and the finish of the buttons make you feel like you are part of the car's mechanism. Powering the car is a 6.0-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine made by AMG.
9. Mercedes-AMG GT
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the German carmaker's flagship offering. Powering the car is a twin turbo V8 that produces 460bhp while the GT S version makes 503bhp. The car features an AMG sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, heated seats, a centrally mounted 11.4cm TFT multifunction display, different driving modes and even a ECO start/stop function.
10. Ford GT
A lot has changed for the Ford GT as well, including the interior, which looks very futuristic, one can say. The driver's cockpit is well laid out, with large aircon vents, two digital displays, and Ford has managed to move most of the buttons on to the steering wheel to avoid the driver getting distracted. Ford will use a 3.5-litre V6 Ecoboost engine to power the car that will produce 755bhp.