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2021 U.S Premium Sports Car Sales Figures (With Rankings)

Sales Figures & Rankings for Premium Sports Cars Sold in the United States

2021 Best Selling Premium Sports Cars In the United States (All Models Ranked)

Premium sports cars represent the intersection of luxury and performance, often providing exhilarating driving experiences combined with opulent features and the prestige of a luxury brand. In 2021, several notable models competed in the premium sports car segment in the U.S. Sales are small relatively speaking but we always see the same names in this space with very little change amongst the top models.

The Porsche 911 has long been an icon in the world of sports cars, known for its distinctive design, rear-engine layout, and superb driving dynamics. The 992 generation, introduced in 2019, continued into 2021 with multiple variants, including the Carrera, Carrera S, Turbo, and GT3, among others. In 2021, the 911 lineup offered a mix of turbocharged engines, advanced chassis technologies, and luxurious interiors. The range spanned from more ‘basic’ sports car experiences to ultra-high-performance track-oriented models. There is a Porsche 911 for everybody and this is why it is once again the best selling premium sports car.

The BMW 8 Series marked BMW’s foray into the grand touring segment, blending sportiness with luxury. The lineup included the coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe. Performance variants included the M850i with a V8 engine and the high-performance M8. Equipped with BMW’s latest tech and infotainment features, the 8 Series emphasized a blend of performance, comfort, and cutting-edge technology.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT served as Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the Porsche 911, positioned as a pure sports car with a focus on performance. The lineup ranged from the base AMG GT to the more powerful AMG GT C, AMG GT R, and the track-focused AMG GT Black Series. The AMG GT was characterized by its long hood, short rear deck, and a bi-turbo V8 engine placed in a front-midship layout for optimal weight distribution. The car also boasted a luxurious interior, typical of Mercedes-Benz.

Here Are The Most Popular Premium Sports Cars in the U.S for 2021

This data table looks at full year Premium Sports Car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market Premium Sports Car model sales for the full year versus the full year last year.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
BMW 8-Series 720 839 -14.18 7,763 7,714 0.64
Porsche 911 813 940 -13.51 9,167 8,839 3.71
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 101 356 -71.63 3,109 3,303 -5.87
Ford GT 14 10 40.00 143 125 14.40
Nissan GT-R 20 24 -16.67 228 303 -24.75
BMW i8 2 11 -81.82 21 192 -89.06
Lexus LC 145 230 -36.96 2,782 1,293 115.16
Acura NSX 1 14 -92.86 124 128 -3.13
Audi R8 51 72 -29.17 648 583 11.15
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1 167 -99.40 460 1,783 -74.20
Dodge Viper 1 1 0.00 6 6 0.00
∑ = 1,869 ∑ = 2,664 ∑ = 24,451 ∑ = 24,269

2021 New Premium Sports Car Sales Data by Month in the U.S

This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the Premium Sports Car segment in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year. It includes all major Premium Sports CarV models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly Premium Sports Car sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual Premium Sports Car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).