There’s certainly no short-supply of models - compounded by their many variants - being produced by today’s automakers. This can cause a lot of chaos and confusion for prospective buyers (which is why we create these lists), while blurring the lines between established vehicle classifications.
This has certainly muddied the waters a bit, when it comes to defining what the modern day Grand Touring car is exactly. Almost every car company out there has their own rendition of what a GT car ought to be, and frankly, only a small number of them have the credentials to proclaim that theirs is prevalent.
Traditionally, GT cars set out to provide the best-of-all-worlds, combining luxury, performance and styling in an uncompromising manner. In this respect, we feel that trusting the old guard for direction is still very much the proper approach.
For the most part, that means we continue looking to the British luxury automakers to set the bar, while the rest follow, should they choose. That would make the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce the establishment, with compatriot McLaren now having a piece of the pie - via the McLaren GT.
Ferrari is the only exotic automaker with a notable stake in this market segment, recently making a splash with the addition of the impressive Ferrari Roma to their lineup. German powerhouses BMW and Mercedes-Benz have produced some cars genuinely worthy of the Grand Touring distinction with the M8 and S 63, respectively.
Here is a list of all the luxury and performance GTs you can buy today. We’ve made it a bit easier to narrow down your choices by categorizing the cars into regions and brands. EV models are excluded, and can be found in our “Current Performance Hybrids & Electric Cars” list.
This list will continue to be updated with more makes/models as they become available.