There are several sports car models that start with the letter M. Some of the sports cars that start with the letter M are still in production while others can only be purchased in the used market.
Sports Cars That Start With The Letter M
There are 9 sports cars that start with the letter M. The Ferrari Monza, Lamborghini Murcielago, Mercedes McLaren SLR, BMW M2, BMW M3, BMW M4, BMW M5, Ford Mustang, and Maserati MC20.
A few of these cars, such as the Ferrari Monza, Lamborghini Murcielago, and the Mercedes McLaren SLR are no longer being manufactured, but can still be purchased in the used market (even though they have ridiculous price tags).
1. Monza (Ferrari)
The Ferrari Monza is a limited edition 2 door coupe that is a model in Ferrari’s Icona series. The Monza is offered in either a one-seater named the Monza Sp1 or the two-seater version named the Monza SP2.
The SP1 and SP2 are both powered by a V-12 engine that produces 799 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. Monza’s have a starting price of $1.8 million.
Ferrari’s Icona series is inspired by classic Ferraris. The inspiration behind the Monza is the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. The Barchetta was produced during the 1950s and 1960s as a one-seater open sports car.
2. Murcielago (Lamborghini)
While no longer in production, the Lamborghini Murcielago also starts with the letter M. Murcielagos were manufactured from 2001 to 2009.
Lamborghini has a tradition of naming their cars after famous Spanish fighting bulls. The car was named after the famous fighting bull from 1879 whose name was also Murcielago.
The Murcielago was one of Lamborghini’s last models to be produced with a true manual transmission. All of these sports cars are powered by V-12 engines, but the power output of the engine varies with the different models.
The following chart illustrates the variety of power outputs:
|Model||Horsepower (Hp)||Torque (lb-ft)|
|Murcielago LP 640||631||487|
|Murcielago LP 650||641||487|
|Murcielago LP 670||661||487|
Murcielagos had a starting MSRP between $350,000 to $450,000 depending on the model chosen.
The average asking price for these sports cars now ranges from $160,000 to $360,000 depending on miles, age, and trim level.
3. Mercedes McLaren SLR
The Mercedes McLaren was marketed as a grand touring coupe by Mercedes-Benz, but it still makes our list since many people consider it to be a sports car.
The Mercedes SLR McLaren was produced from 2003 to 2009. This Mercedes coupe was powered by a hand-built, supercharged V-8 engine that generated 617hp and 575lb-ft of torque.
For those of you who had a spare $500,750 laying around, you may have been able to purchase one of these vehicles since that was their starting MSRP when new.
Mercedes McLaren SLRs now list between $350,000 $550,000 on average and some special editions are listed for $2.7 to $3 million.
4. M2 (BMW)
The BMW M2 is one of the smaller cars that makes this list, but it is still a pretty impressive vehicle. The M2 is a 2 door coupe manufactured by BMW that has been in production since 2015.
M2’s are one of the many models offered in BMW’s M series lineup. The M cars are the performance variants of their tamer-trimmed siblings.
M vehicles typically produce a greater amount of power, have increased handing characteristics and sportier styling than the regular trim versions of the models that they are based on.
Through the years of production, the M2 has remained a rear-wheel drive vehicle powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine. The base M2 is powered by a 3.0L turbocharged motor making 365hp and 343lb-ft of torque.
M2 Competition trim models are powered by a twin-turbo inline 6 that makes 405 hp. The M2 has a base price of $58,900.
5. M3 (BMW)
The M3 is one of BMW’s iconic vehicles that helped to define the brand as the ultimate driving machine.
The first M3 was produced in 1986 and these cars have been in production ever since. Through the years, the M3 has been offered as both a coupe and a sedan, with some periods where they were only available as coupes.
In 2014 BMW shifted where the M3 fits into their model lineup and it now is produced solely as a sedan. Prior to 2014, the M3 could be purchased as a convertible or hardtop.
Early M3 models were powered by inline 4 cylinder engines, and beginning in the 90’s M3’s were powered by inline 6 cylinder engines. From 2000 to 2013, the M3 could be obtained with a V-8 engine.
Current M3’s have twin turbo inline 6 cylinder engines that actually produce more horsepower and torque than the 8 cylinder engines used in previous model years. The twin turbo-powered M3’s produce 425hp and 406lb-ft of torque.
M3 Competitions are powered by a re-tuned twin turbo inline 6 cylinder engine generating 444hp.
The M3 has a base MSRP of $69,900.
The M4 is the coupe version of the current M3 sedan. The M4 was first produced in 2014 when BMW bifurcated what was their 3 series into two separate vehicles.
Originally BMW manufactured their 3 series in both sedan and coupe variants, but beginning in 2014 the sedan was named the 3 series while the coupe was named the 4 series. The M version has various upgrades as compared to the regular 4 series that improve performance and styling.
M4’s are powered by the same twin-turbo inline 6 cylinder engines as the M3. M4’s have a starting price of $71,800 and are offered in hardtops or convertibles.
7. M5 (BMW)
The M5 is a sports sedan manufactured by BMW. BMW began manufacturing the M5 in 1985 and production continues as of today.
While the M5 has never been offered as a coupe, there were certain years when consumers could purchase the M5 as a station wagon.
Over the M5’s lifespan, it has been powered by several different engine types.
|Year Range||Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque (lb-ft)||Transmission|
|2004-2010||V-10||500||384||Manual & SMG|
|2011-2016||V8 twinturbo||553||502||Manual & Dual Clutch Auto|
|2017 – 2021||V-8 twinturbo||591||553||8 Speed Auto|
|2017 - 2021 M5 CS||V-8 twinturbo||626||553||8 Speed Auto|
In previous years the M5 was only offered in rear-wheel drive, but the current M5 is all-wheel drive. M5’s have a starting price of $103,500.
The Ford Mustang is considered by some to be a muscle car and by others to be a sports car. Given its performance and popularity, we will consider the Mustang to be a sports car for the purposes of this article.
The Mustang was first unveiled in 1964 and has been in production ever since. Over its 57 year lifespan, the Mustang has remained a coupe but has been powered by 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engines depending on the year and trim level chosen.
The current Mustang can be purchased with the choice between a 4 cylinder or 8 cylinder engine.
The Ecoboost Mustangs make 310 to 330 horsepower while the GT powered by the V-8 generates 459 horsepower. The Mustang can also be acquired in Mach 1 or GT500 trim levels. The Mach 1 Mustang generates 480hp and the GT500 produces 760hp.
Base Mustangs have a starting price of $27,205 and the top tier GT500 has a base price of $72,900.
9. Maserati MC20
The MC20 is a mid-engine, 200 door coupe that Maserati’s will be available for sale in 2022.
The MC20 has butterfly doors and is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L V-6 engine that makes 621hp and 538lb-ft of torque. MC20’s will have a base price of $250,000.
There are several sports cars that start with the letter M. While the Ferrari Monza, Lamborghini Murcielago, and Mercedes McLaren are no longer in production, there are still a few sports cars that we can buy new that start with the letter M.
The Ford Mustang and BMW M2, M3, M4, M5 are sports cars that are still being produced. Additionally, the McLaren MC20 is a sports car that starts with the letter M and it will be available for purchase sometime in 2022.
If you aren’t sure any of these vehicles are for you, check out sports cars that start with the letter J, or for a more luxurious ride you can consider luxury cars that start with the letter M as well.