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Top sports cars of 2022

Fans of sports cars have arguably never had it this good, that’s because there are tons of great options out there to pick from. Whether you’re interested in a small two-seater, luxurious convertible or track-ready mid-engine monster, we have you covered.

porsche 718 Cayman

1. Porsche 718 Cayman

9/10
carwow price from
£588* / month
audi R8

2. Audi R8

9/10
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£1,699* / month (£126,318)
mazda MX-5

3. Mazda MX-5

9/10
carwow price from
£288* / month (£24,834)
porsche Taycan

4. Porsche Taycan

9/10
Battery range up to 273 miles
carwow price from
£848* / month
bmw M3

5. BMW M3

9/10
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£1,067* / month (£74,382)
porsche 911

6. Porsche 911

9/10
carwow price from
£1,011* / month
nissan GT-R

7. Nissan GT-R

9/10
carwow price from
£1,063* / month
lexus LC Convertible

8. Lexus LC Convertible

9/10
carwow price from
£1,443* / month (£94,519)
jaguar F-Type

9. Jaguar F-Type

8/10
carwow price from
£762* / month (£52,321)
bmw M5

10. BMW M5

8/10
carwow price from
£1,584* / month (£87,060)

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Sports cars FAQs

The term ‘sports car’ generally refers to a car that has been designed to offer above-average performance in both acceleration and handling. Common traits found in sports cars include a low-slung two-door body style, two-seater layout and powerful engines. 

Sports cars can, however, be just about any configuration and there are many popular sports saloons that can take a family of four and their luggage while still offering pulverising performance.

The word ‘coupe’ refers to a two-door body style, so a coupe can definitely be a sports car. However, this body style is used in everything from budget cars to ultra-luxurious grand tourers, so not every coupe is automatically classified as a sports car.

If you enjoy driving and don’t mind a bit of a compromise in practicality or ride comfort, then a sports car is a great choice. Some sports cars like the BMW M5 manage to combine both luxury and sportiness into one very usable package, while other cars like the Porsche 718 Cayman are purely designed for driving enjoyment and don’t offer much in the way of practicality.

If you are on a tight budget then a Mazda MX-5 is a great choice, it isn’t the quickest sports car but it handles superbly and is affordable to run.

Judging from recent reliability surveys, the Audi TT, BMW 2 Series and Mazda MX-5 all scored highly in this regard. The Porsche 911 has also proven to be reliable in recent years while Toyota’s reputation for building solid and reliable cars should see the Lexus LC Convertible perform well in the coming years.

With such a broad range of sports cars on sale right now, prices vary greatly. A Mazda MX-5 is one of the most affordable sports cars with a starting price of £24,755.00 for the base model, while a Porsche Taycan Turbo S starts at £ 139,280.00.

For something like an entry-level Porsche 718 Cayman or Jaguar F-Type, pricing starts from £46,540 to £56,035 respectively.

While the exact pricing will be influenced by an individuals’ risk profile, vehicle-specific factors that can push up insurance costs include cars with very powerful engines, expensive price tags and ones that are capable of rapid acceleration.

Seeing as most sports cars tick a lot of these boxes, they tend to be more expensive to insure than less sporty vehicles.