Top 10 sports cars of 2024

Last updated February 16th, 2024

Today’s best sports cars combine sleek design and cutting-edge engineering to deliver exhilarating driving experiences.

Leading manufacturers are constantly striving to redefine what’s possible on the road. In 2024, as automotive technology becomes ever more refined, sports car fanatics really are spoiled for choice.

A good sports car can propel you around a racetrack at breakneck speed, then take you into town in style. Although they typically come with higher price tags than your average motor, most sports car owners would agree the extra style and substance is worth the price.

In this guide, we’ve collated a list of 10 of the very best sports cars on the market in 2024. Our list includes models that deliver first-class performance on the track, push the boundaries of luxury and refinement – and offer a sporty ride without breaking the bank. There really is something for everyone.

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Porsche 911 (992)

Porsche’s latest 911 (codenamed 992) is their most comprehensive offering to date; it’s fast and sophisticated, yet suitable for everyday driving. The current crop of Carrera S and 4S models are just as fast as the Carrera GTS from the previous generation, only with extra refinement.

In terms of power, the 641bhp Turbo S variant sits at the top of the pack, managing a 0-62mph sprint in just 2.7 seconds - and a top speed of 205mph .

The rear-wheel drive (RWD) Carrera S Coupe remains characterful with 444 brake horsepower (bhp) on tap, despite its brace of turbochargers, while the standard PDK dual-clutch gearbox delivers lightning-fast shifts.

The 911’s breadth of ability is what impresses most. It performs as an engaging sports car, a long-legged tourer and a comfortable companion, whatever the road condition.

In addition to this, the Porsche 911 has a wider front axle, providing quickened steering and highly effective handling. A vast number of trims are available, which means pricing varies considerably from £99,275 to £237,260.

Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.

Porsche 911

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

The 718 series has a naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine, meaning it is a great road-going sports car which also offers an 8000rpm range. It’s available with manual or automatic transmission, so whether you’re a purist or prefer easy motoring, the 718 has plenty to offer.

As you would expect from any Porsche, this model offers impressive handling, control and speed; it’s an outstanding all-rounder. The 718 series also provides surprising usability and an exemplary powertrain.

You can also enjoy a slew of optional extras such as LED headlights, parking assist, cruise control, two-zone climate control and a BOSE surround sound system.

Pricing starts from £65,390.

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Porsche 718

Lotus Emira

The Lotus Emira is certainly a crowd-pleaser due to its chassis, which emulates the looks of traditional Hethel handling. It’s also loaded with impressive technology such as climate and cruise control, keyless start and a capable infotainment system.

There are seven interior colour choices available at no extra cost, including red, black, grey, tan Nappa leather – or black Alcantara with red, yellow or grey stitching. You can also opt for white interior mood lighting, satin chrome trim finishes – and Lotus-liveried sill kick plates to create a truly premium feel.

The heated seats have 12-way adjustability (and the driver’s seat even features two memory presets that are linked to the door mirrors). The Lotus Emira weighs in at 1440kg, which means it’s heavier than the Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0. However, this is still a fast car, reaching 0-62mph in a lean 4.3 seconds.

The Emira can corner like nobody’s business, in fine Lotus tradition. Most importantly, its steering is quick and accurate - even when traversing unsettling bumps.

Pricing starts at £81,495, meaning this is an expensive car, but still £10,000 shy of the Porsche 911.

Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.


Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette has a mid-mounted engine, which delivers improved weight distribution and handling compared to its rivals with a typical front-mounted engine configuration.

Other highlights include twin performance exhaust outlets on each side, a striking 5-split spoke wheel option, a 488 BHP engine and 470 lb. ft of torque.

The innovative Driver Mode selector allows you to choose from preset Tour, Sport, Weather and Track modes – and the Z Mode, which allows you to customise your driving experience even further.

Pricing can run up to £81,700 but with a V8 engine and an outstanding throttle response, it’s no surprise that this Corvette is so upmarket.

Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.

Cayman GTS

Alpine A110 R

If you’re in the market for a lightweight sports car that’s suitable for daily use and track days, the Alpine A110 R could fit the bill perfectly.

The default settings for the A110 R sit 10mm lower and are 10% stiffer than the A110 S. Specifically, on the road, the Alpine A110 R is stiff but still comfortable, offering a great grip and resisting oversteering.

The base model comes equipped with 17” alloys. Optional extras include parking and reversing sensors, Brembo performance brakes, a premium sound system, specialist paint - and the Ultralight R pack.

Pricing for the Alpine A110 R starts from £96,990 – significantly more than the Alpine A110. This car offers a great driving experience if you want to get behind the wheel just for the fun of it, whilst still offering immense power.

Alpine A110

Jaguar F-Type

In 2023, Jaguar announced that 2024 will be the final year for their iconic F-type. However, the British automaker have arranged a fitting swansong for this beloved model.

The final iteration of the F-type was launched in 2020 and is one of the very best four-cylinder sports cars on the market.

The lower-spec F-type costs less than £60,000 with 300bhp. In the middle, the F type costs £70,000 and is a V8-engined, rear-wheeled-drive. The range-toping F-Type R SVR boasts a 5-litre supercharged engine and a 567bhp engine. It reaches 0-60mph in a nimble 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph.

Standout features include a solar attenuating windscreen with rain sensing wipers, chrome exhaust filter, traffic sign recognition system with adaptative speed limiter, dynamic stability control, emergency braking and six airbags.

Pricing starts from £52,741 (if you choose to pay by cash).

Learn more on the manufacturer's website.

Jaguar F type

Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 has been a huge success, spanning four generations and more than three decades! If you’re looking for a reliable, yet sporty car, this one has a lot to offer.

Most of the MX-5’s rivals are actually front drive hot hatchbacks, so this isn’t the most practical everyday car. However, behind the wheel, it’s simply in another league.

Powered by a 1.5 or 2.0-litre petrol engine, the MX-5 is less about outright performance but more focused on sharp handling and driving enjoyment. One of the very best manual gearboxes available provides a welcome dose of engagement, whilst the light, direct steering provides feedback by the bucketload.

The MX-5’s seats are supportive rather than figure-hugging. However, the cabin is very snug, so tall drivers may struggle to get comfortable. The fabric roof is easily opened and closed from the driver’s seat despite its lack of electric assistance; perfect for making the most of the UK’s sporadic sunshine at a moment’s notice.

The entry-level SE-L has LED daytime running lights, climate control, a 7″ infotainment screen and cruise control. An upgrade to the Sport trim sees a premium Bose sound system, rear parking sensors and keyless entry added. Whilst this is the lowest priced model on our list, with an MX-5, you’ll never feel like you’ve made a compromise.

Pricing begins at just £25,725 for the SE-L, £28,025 for the Sport, £30,360 for the Sport Tech - and £31,860 for the range-topping GT Sport Tech.

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Toyota GR Supra

A full 17 years after the much-loved MK4 Supra ended production, Toyota has finally brought it back. BMW had considerable input in its development (much to many enthusiasts’ dismay). However, it’s hard to dispute that the finished result is an exquisite driver’s car.

The BMW-sourced 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder produces a healthy 335bhp and 500Nm of torque. Whilst this is quite a way off the BMW M2 Competition’s 404bhp the Supra certainly holds its own in the handling stakes. 0-62mph is dealt with in just 4.3 seconds.

The interior relies heavily on BMW parts, but this works to its advantage in terms of quality and infotainment technology. The driving experience was prioritised in the Supra’s development - and when it comes to sheer driving thrills, it’s a winner!

The standard kit features a 12-speaker sound system, wireless smartphone charging and a heads-up display on the windscreen. Prices start from £49,495.

Learn more on the manufacturers’ website. Ford Supra

Mercedes-AMG GT

A front-mounted engine and an unmatched suspension make the Mercedes-AMG GT among the best in its class. The AMG GT offers great levels of luxury and practicality, making it a worthy option for any premium sports car buyer.

If you’re after a delicate car, its high-adrenaline drive may not be optimal. However, thrill seekers will be right at home behind the wheel of the AMG GT.

Key features include power adjustable seats, a steering column and mirrors – and a configurable digital instrument display. The standard upholstery features artificial leather and soft-touch fabric. Real leather is only available with the higher-end models.

Depending on which model you opt for, the AMG GT manages 0-62 mph in between 2.9 and 3.2 seconds. Pricing starts from £110,000, due in part to the unreconstructed and direct handling that make this car so appealing.

Learn more on the manufacturer’s website.

Merc AMG

Audi TT RS

Audi has announced that the TT RS will be stopping production shortly, nearly 25 years after its original debut.

The latest iteration has a 395bhp five-cylinder engine, which when paired with the Quattro four-wheel drive, can reach 60mph in less than 4 seconds. If you opt for the more expensive version, the TT RS can reach speeds of up to 174mph.

Audi has stated that as a goodbye, a special Iconic Edition of the TT RS will be produced. This vehicle is mechanically identical to the standard version; however, it features a unique body kit, interior trim and a smattering of iconic badges.

This will set you back £87,650, but given that only 100 are being built, the Iconic Edition is certainly a collector’s car. The 11 built in UK have already been sold.

Pricing for the regular version varies from £52,690 to £87,795.

Learn more on the manufacturer’s website. Audi TT RS

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