Top 5 Smartphone Apps for Sports Car Enthusiasts
No matter which sports car you own, the right smartphone apps can make your drive even more enjoyable. Check out these five must-have smartphone apps for every sports car enthusiast.
Best Apps for Sports Car Enthusiasts: Dynolicious
If you’ve ever wanted to recreate the highly detailed driving tests performed on high-end sports cars, the Dynolicious app is for you. This app will give you all the information you would ever need on your car: your 0-100km acceleration stats; your elapsed time on the quarter, half and full kilometre; and how much horsepower your car is putting out at any given time.
Whether you use the Dynolicious app to check your performance against reported benchmarks or just to have fun, it’ll be a wonderful addition to your smartphone. You can test your car anytime you want – without heading to the racetrack.
Best Apps for Sports Car Enthusiasts: aCar
If you own a high-end sports car, fuel economy might not be at the top of your list. Even so, it’s a good idea to monitor your mileage. If nothing else, monitoring your mileage over time will help ensure your car is running at peak efficiency.
The aCar Android app monitors the cost of each fill-up, reminds you of upcoming maintenance, records the cost of maintenance and keeps track of your mileage. There is even a business option to help you track company expenses and report them on your taxes. This app is a must-have!
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Best Apps for Sports Car Enthusiasts: SmartStart
Classic sports cars are fun to drive, but they are not known for their heaters. If you love to drive your old sports car on cold winter mornings but hate sitting in the garage while it warms up, you’ll want to give SmartStart app and its associated hardware a try.
SmartStart comes from the folks at Viper, the firm that manufactures the hardware that makes remote starting fast and easy. If you wanted to, you could use the free SmartStart app to start your car from anywhere your smartphone can reach.
Keep in mind that while the SmartStart app itself is free, the hardware that makes it useful is not – it costs around $700. We think that’s a small price to pay for a warm sports car on a cold winter’s morning.
Best Apps for Sports Car Enthusiasts: Ford Sync
Both a classic Mustang and the newer models need the Ford Sync app. Though it comes with many newer vehicles, you can certainly download it if you have an older model.
The Ford Sync app will allows you to plug your smartphones directly into your car, then you can control your applications in a number of different ways. For instance, you can use Ford Sync to navigate your music player and make calls – all without taking your eyes off the road.
Best Apps for Sports Car Enthusiasts: Contour
The Contour app is pretty cool. Once you have the app installed on your smartphone and the camera on your dashboard, you can capture the action as you roar down winding country roads or navigate high-speed freeways.
The beauty of the Contour sports camera is that you can mount it anywhere. It’s a great dash accessory for your sports car, but you can also take it with you on bike rides by securing it to your helmet, or taking it to the trails on your next hike. You’ll find this little camera, priced at less than $350, amazingly useful. The associated smartphone app is free.