From the Alpine A110 to the McLaren 720S, these are our 10 favorite sports cars on the market today
The traditional sports car market may be shrinking, but these highly entertaining models still have a place alongside other performance-oriented vehicles, such as low-key, hot hatchbacks or fast SUVs. While sports car types run the gamut in size, layout, and performance, the bottom line is that the best sports cars are designed to prioritize driving fun and engagement.
There’s a sports car for just about every budget. Starting at just over £26,000, the Mazda MX-5 is a purely conventional sports car with an underpowered rear-wheel drive formula. Those with more cash can secure American power in the form of the Ford Mustang, which takes a very different approach.
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In terms of value, Ford is well ahead of some rivals. The Mustang GT has the same power as the Porsche 911 Carrera S – 444bhp – but costs around £50,000 less.
Not only do you save a lot of money, you get a 5.0-litre V8, 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a limited top speed of 250km/h. The Mustang may not be as refined, polished, well-built, or composed as its pricier competitors, but there’s little to detract from its rich character. Enthusiasts will never tire of the noise of the four tailpipes.
While muscle cars aren’t very good at navigating twisty roads, and the latest Mustang isn’t a refined hardcore, it handles it well. Its recently improved chassis is more controlled than ever, especially with its adaptive dampers. The heavy but precise steering is nice, and the six-speed manual transmission is much better than the somewhat sluggish 10-speed automatic.