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Year's best: 5 of our favorite sports cars of 2016

A rundown of five sports cars that really got our hearts pumping in 2016.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
Jon Wong
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

It's a good day when you get to spend it with the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster on an airport runway.

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2016 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Lambo's open-top Aventador is beautifully demanding, charismatically coarse and totally, totally epic.


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2016 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport slots between the base Stingray and fire-breathing Z06 in the lineup.

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

With the handling and styling goodies from the Z06, the Grand Sport is the just right choice in the Corvette lineup.

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB has it all, with stunning looks, a magnificent-sounding V8 engine, stellar dual-clutch transmission and world-class handling chops.

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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

Without question the 488 GTB is one of the best driving experiences on the planet.

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2016 Ford Focus RS

The 2016 Ford Focus RS made a huge splash in the hot hatchback segment with a turbocharged engine, all-wheel-drive and fantastic handling capabilities.

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2016 Ford Focus RS

For the money, you won't find a better hot hatch for sale in the US today.

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS provides an unforgettable drive experience with its high-revving boxer six-cylinder engine and crazy amount of grip making it an ideal track weapon.

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Large fender vents and a monster rear wing may look silly to some folks, but they pay dividends on the race track.

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