Chris de Burgh sang about being high on emotion and that’s what the cars in this list are about. While the commuting masses seek cars with the best practicality, price and fuel economy, the lucky 1% get to buy motorised exotics solely for their performance, drop-dead good looks and charisma.

It has been a momentous year for sports cars with Ferrari launching its first “SUV”, Lamborghini entering the hybrid realms and Lotus launching a family electric sports car. That said, not every brand has shaken the tree in terms of new tech, instead sticking to regular petrol-engine cars to provide the emotion...

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