Some of the best affordable sports cars

By | May 18, 2014

The objective of owning sports cars is primarily for the thrill, which comes with driving a vehicle at the more powerful end of the spectrum of used cars. What is central to this is the performance and drivability factor of the vehicle; whilst some may be a dream to drive along a straight highway the opposite could be said when it comes to maneuvering around corners. A car which excels at speed is likely to be a thrilling drive, but this has to be a consistent quality within all aspects of driving for a sports car to be prestigious.

10. Ford Fiesta ST

Lovingly described as the Pocket Rocket’ the Ford Fiesta ST is a car which delivers back to basics fun and due to the 1.6-litre EcoBoost this engine provides the performance required by many buyers.

9. Volkswagen Golf GTI

For over three decades this is a vehicle which has set the standard for the majority, the most recent version is conceivably the best yet. Many adaptations are available with the Volkswagen Golf GTI such as five-door and three-door versions as well as twin-clutch or manual DSG automatic gear boxes.

8. Nissan GT-R

The affordability factor gives the Nissan GT-R an advantage above others in this class, promising 0-62mph in just three seconds with a top speed of 196 mph and an interior which is a haven for tech lovers whilst the reliability element makes this a suitable choice for all.

7. Audi R8

The Audi R8 is undoubtedly one of the more desirable sports cars to date and a guaranteed future classic. First introduced in 2007 this model has timelessly delivered on its promise of a scintillating performance and is one of the most sought after used cars.

6. Mazda MX-5

Providing the thrill expected from a car twice the price, the Mazda MX-5 is one of the top-selling sports cars to date. Drivers experience a back-to-basics experience with a lightweight feel and strong performance.

5. Toyota GT 86

Winning the Performance Car of The Year’ in 2012 and crowned as the Biggest Bargain’ in the class of sports vehicles in recent years, the Toyota GT 86 really has it all.

4. Jaguar F-Type

Delivering a strong performance with immense grip and accurate steering the Jaguar F-Type is one of the more thrilling models in this league. A high price tag, which reflects the quality you receive.

3. Porsche Cayman

One of the more affordable models in the brand, the Porsche Cayman is at the lower end of the scale when it comes to road tax and insurance aiding it to be a highly popular choice in the UK. The performance is flawless with responsive steering and sharp handling to suit all those wanting a thrill behind the wheel.

2. Porsche 911

This model provides drivers with the ultimate in driving experience; an incredible mix of performance, agility and grip all coexisting with an irresistible engine note. For decades the Porsche name has been considered elite and this model will not disappoint.

1. Ferrari 458 Italia

Twice crowned Best Performance Car’ at the Auto New Car Awards this model is one of the most prestigious pedigree cars available. Breathtaking acceleration yet extremely smooth to handle, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a highly powerful machine which will exceed any drivers expectations.