The term GT has been loosely applied to badges today but it is in fact one of the rare breeds that walk the tightrope between being ludicrous one minute and gentle the next, all while ensuring its occupants are cocooned in a cabin of luxury.

The genre has, after all, been forged and refined for over a century now. Defined as cars that are designed for both high speed and long-distance driving, grand tourers are often front-engined, rear-wheel drive coupés with an undeniable elitist air around them. 

Still, these cars are incredibly practical if you think about it. You’ll be able to cross a continent with extreme reliability and comfort, all while demanding the driving thrills that are quite often, supercar territory too.

Here, we round up all the best grand tourers to put an order for in 2019.