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Road Rewards

Ready to treat yourself? Here are three luxury roadsters to choose from.

This story appears in the December 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If business has been good this year, why not reward yourself with a well-deserved treat? Enjoy a breath of fresh air in three racy luxury roadsters that are not only pure fun, but serious machines for the enthusiast. Acura's NSX, Lexus' SC 430 and BMW's M3 all promise that 2004 will be performance-oriented, at least behind the wheel.

The $89,000 NSX is the biggest and most comfortable of the three, with driver and passenger seats almost as large as comfortable leather armchairs. The midmounted powertrain in the six-speed manual model is a thunderous 3.2-liter V-6 that rips out 290 horsepower, or pick the 3.0-liter V-6 four-speed Sequential SportShift automatic with 252 horsepower. The all-aluminum body has the rigidity of steel, the four-wheel independent suspension boasts superior handling, and the wedge-shaped body design and fighter-jet-style cockpit proclaim that the Acura NSX is a car on the cutting edge. Features include ABS, traction control, cruise control and a removable roof panel.

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