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Which new sports cars fit tall drivers? Here are 10 to consider. | Articles

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Ever feel that the sports car world is built for the jockey types rather than the jock types? You’re not alone. However, there are still some solid choices for sporty vehicles that can accommodate the taller set, especially if you like to wear a helmet and do motorsport things.

Let’s start with a general rule of thumb: ditch the power seats and sunroofs. The former raises the seat higher and the latter lowers the roof. Forget about them. You’ll probably save weight, too.

Also remember that headroom numbers can be deceptive. Just because you can fit your head inside it doesn’t mean you can see out the windshield well. Use headroom numbers as more of a guide rather than a hard rule.

So, who’s our test subject for this somewhat subjective test. Yours truly. I stand at 6-foot-4. My pants’ inseam is 34 inches and my arm length for shirts is 36/37. Ultimately, there’s more torso than legs for me. While 6-foot-4 may not seem exceptionally tall, especially given today’s NBA players and MLB pitchers, it’s still a half-foot above the average U.S. man standing at 5-foot-9.

The recent New York International Auto Show gave us ample opportunity to try out many of the popular sports cars. Add to that our experience beyond the show and we’ll delve into 10 new sports cars that fit us taller folks well.

10. Ford Mustang GT

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  • Headroom: 37.6 inches
  • Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Track Test Time: 1:19.92 (2024 Dark Horse model)
  • Price (starting): $41,690

Yes, the Mustang has the least amount of stated headroom on this list–but it also boasts the most legroom, which makes it particularly attractive for the leggy set. It seems like every Mustang on display or in the press fleet uses power seats. This makes it tighter than the other cars we recommend, but we can imagine that manual seats will up the headroom. Too bad power seats come standard on the Dark Horse.

9. Volkswagen Golf R

Photography courtesy Volkswagen

Photography courtesy Volkswagen

  • Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Legroom: 41.2 inches
  • Track…

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