Evaluation of the Toyota GR Supra (2019-)

Price based on an 85% test score is £45,289

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

The benchmark for all other sports cars to aspire to

Drivers of sports cars have high expectations for their vehicles, and the GR Supra lives up to those expectations in both terms of performance and handling. However, it is surprisingly good in other areas as well, including being comfortable enough for long-distance travel and offering a decent amount of space inside. It is an outstanding sports coupé in every respect and a Which? Best Buy.

The advantages of a solid performance
Excellent handling
Safe
Well made Cons
Thirsty
Awkward to get into Poor visibility

BMW M4 (2014-) review

77% of the price is based on the test score, which is £76,726.

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

The conclusion is that it is incredibly quick while also being useful.

The new M4 outperforms the previous M3 in terms of acceleration and pulling power, despite being significantly more fuel efficient. It has more than 400 horsepower. It is very practical for driving in everyday situations and is more than capable of functioning as a refined cruiser. Additionally, the seating comfort is satisfactory, and the trunk space is superior to that of many competing sports cars.

Pros
Stunning execution of the role
Effortless and precise automatic control
Large front cabin and rear boot space Cons
Congested seating in the back
Both to purchase and to operate

Mercedes-Benz SLK (2011-2016) review

£12,142Estimated cost based on a score of 76% on the test

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

 Compare  verdict: Desirable, comfortable fun cruiser

In contrast to other two-seat roadsters, the SLK is not a true sports car, despite the fact that it is very comfortable and enjoyable to drive around in general. Because the seats are very comfortable and the heating system is so effective, you can drive around in the winter with the roof off without any problems at all. The fact that the boot is so cramped and difficult to get into is one of the car’s many flaws.

Advantages Beautifully crafted and simple to operate
Putting the brakes on engines Cons
Difficult to squeeze into the tight space

A Porsche Boxster offers more excitement than this BMW Z4 (2019-) review

Price derived from Test score: £37,290 Show Context: 76%

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

Compare verdict: A superb premium convertible sports car

The most recent version of the BMW Z4 is a sports car that exudes an air of maturity and offers exceptional levels of comfort, refinement, and technology. No matter which model you choose, the ride is enjoyable; however, it does not provide quite the same level of excitement as some of its more overtly sporting competitors. Having said that, this is a relatively minor criticism when weighed against the Z4’s broad appeal. It is incredibly impressive and absolutely deserving of the title of Best Buy.

Pros\sComfortable
Well constructed
Highly effective and thrilling to pilot.
Roomy enough for two guests.
Fabric replacing the collapsible roof
Poor visibility in every direction

A significant amount of optional equipment is chargeable Porsche Cayman (2005-2012) review

Price derived from test score: £16,739Show context percentage: 74%

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

A verdict that is comparable: Expensive, but Exciting

There aren’t many cars that can compare to the driving experience of a Porsche 911, and the Cayman is one of them. In every configuration, the performance is top-notch, and the handling is so precise that it wouldn’t be out of place on a racing car. Despite the high operating costs, owners continue to express their satisfaction with this model from the first generation.

Pros\sFast\sAgile
Huge fun to drive
Superb cabin
Holds value Cons
Purchase costs that are high
Very expensive to operate and very noisy when going fast

Porsche 911 (2004-2012) review

Price derived from Test score: 34,442 dollars Show Context 73%

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

Compare and contrast: the verdict is extremely favourable, and for good reason

There aren’t many automobiles that can match the intoxicating combination of blistering performance, handling feedback, and audio. Just keep in mind that its operating costs are quite high.

Pros\sPerformance
nimble and secure handling; all-around thrills and involvement for the driver
Cons
Very pricey to maintain and operate.
High costs associated with maintenance
Inapplicability in many situations

Porsche Boxster (2012-2016) review

£32,208Price derived from Test score73% of total weighting given to context

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

The verdict was comparable: an outstanding ride, but expensive.

The third-generation Boxster is not only a joy to drive, but it also represents a step up in price point. Even though it’s considered a “entry-level” model, it still delivers a solid performance and isn’t too difficult to live with.

Pros Authentic Porsche design and traits in terms of appearance
The value of an exciting drive is not diminished.
Cons
Both to purchase and to operate
The visibility is not very good.

Porsche 911 (2019-) review

Price based on Test score: £82,795Show Context 73% of the total

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

The conclusion is incomparable: unbeatable.

After more than half a century of uninterrupted improvement, the Porsche 911 Carrera has emerged as one of the most elite sports cars available for purchase today. It provides everything you could want in a performance vehicle, from unrelenting power to sublime handling, but it does so in a package that is comfortable and simple enough to be driven on a daily basis. Additionally, it is equipped with a sufficient amount of safety technology to safeguard not only you but also those who are nearby. This absolutely merits to be considered a Best Buy.

The performance was exhilarating.
Entertaining and exciting ride and drive
Impressive quality Cons
Extremely high in cost.
The provision of rear seats is a meaningless gesture.
Impractical

Evaluation of the Porsche 911 Carrera (from 2012 to 2019)

The price based on the test score is £59,198. Show context 72%

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

Compare and contrast the verdict: a delightfully satisfying indulgence

You can be sure that the Porsche 911 continues to be one of the most recognisable sports cars in the world. The 911 series is known for its excellent powertrain, excellent build quality, and among the very best handling and braking capabilities in the industry. This, of course, does not come free; both the initial investment and the ongoing costs are extremely high.

Pros Fantastic engines
Superlative handling and brakes
Iconic image Constructional excellence Drawbacks
Both to purchase and to operate

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2015-) review

Price derived from test score: £141,855 Show context: 72%

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

The conclusion is that this supercar is incredibly quick.

The AMG GT certainly makes its presence known on the road thanks to its proportions—it is long, low, and wide—and it has a mighty soundtrack to match. It stands out as a remarkable sports car due to its enormous performance and exceptionally responsive handling. Because it has extremely high operating costs and only a limited amount of practicality, you should not use it for going to the grocery store.

Pros Extremely powerful and effective performance
Incredible sound quality and sharp handling Pros and Cons
Impractical
Extremely parched Extremely pricey
a brutal application of force

Nissan GT-R (2009-) review

£88,007Estimated price based on the test score72 percent

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

Compare  verdict: Porsche-rivalling supercar

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Nissan GT-R is among the very best drivers’ cars that money can buy. It has a chassis that is exceptionally tenacious, it has four-wheel drive, and its brakes are among the best in the business. It has an engine that is enormously powerful, and it delivers stunning performance as a result. When it comes to driver control, the GT-R is easily one of the best cars we have ever evaluated. However, despite this, it is a breeze to drive; even drivers with little to no experience will have a good time behind the wheel.

Pros Exceptional performance
Fun to drive
Excellent stopping power and manoeuvrability Pros
Hard to get in and out of Fueled by your thirst for trouble
Expensive replacement parts

Mazda MX-5 (2015-) review

Price derived from test score: 23,469 dollars Show context 72%

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

The verdict is in, and it’s pure heaven for sports cars

If you believe that basic, straightforward sports cars have been phased out for good, you need to rethink that assumption. The Mazda MX-5 is a genuine sports car with precise steering and a light and airy cabin. Not only is it a great deal of fun, but it’s also a very good deal for the money. It’s a great piece of gear, but only if you can get past the fact that it’s not very practical.

Pros
Huge fun to drive
Eager engines
Good value
Extremely dependable Cons
Boot that is not very useful
Exceptionally noisy

Audi R8 (2007-2014) review

Price based on Test Score: £35,693 (72% of total) Show Context

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

 

Compare verdict: Glorious but ultra-impractical

The Mercedes-AMG SLS, the Porsche 911, and Ferrari 458 should all be concerned about the arrival of Audi’s first-ever supercar because it is powerful enough to compete with them. The fact that Audi’s first competitor in this class is right up there with cars possessing such a high level of talent speaks highly of Audi’s capabilities.

Pros
Incredible control despite the blinding speed
Constantly stunning both visually and experientially
Expenses of operation that are not cheap
Uncomfortable for use while travelling
Totally unworkable in any way.

Mercedes-Benz SLS (2010-2014) review

Price derived from test score of £131,832Show context 71%

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

Contrast the result with the high-flying supercar.

This is a vehicle that has the ability to really tug at one’s heartstrings. It is a pleasure to drive because it is both savagely quick and stable, and the sound of the engine is highly addictive. On the other hand, it’s not very practical. The visibility is terrible, and despite the fact that the gullwing doors are undeniably eye-catching, they do not facilitate easy access.

Pros Absolutely incredible performance
Elegantly crafted Very secure Drawbacks
Very limited scope of visibility
Gull-wing doors are not practical.
Exceptionally high in cost.

Porsche Cayman (2013-2016) review

Price determined by test score: £37,842Show context: 70%

Identifying characteristics

Sports Only (Used for)
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

The verdict was not favourable: it was expensive but wonderful.

The Cayman is an extremely alluring sports car, regardless of the price range you’re looking at it in. This is one of the best driver’s cars that money can buy, and driving is the most important part of the experience. In addition to this, it has a fantastic appearance and is surprisingly practical for a sports car, at least.

Pros
Excellent manoeuvrability and overall performance
Maintains its value even while being reasonably usable Drawbacks
Extremely pricey to purchase.
Operationally expensive
Extensive options list

Mazda MX-5 RF (2017-) review

Price derived from test score: £25,749 Show context: 69%

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

The verdict was not favourable: it was expensive but wonderful.

The Cayman is an extremely alluring sports car, regardless of the price range you’re looking at it in. This is one of the best driver’s cars that money can buy, and driving is the most important part of the experience. In addition to this, it has a fantastic appearance and is surprisingly practical for a sports car, at least.

Pros
Excellent manoeuvrability and overall performance
Maintains its value even while being reasonably usable Drawbacks
Extremely pricey to purchase.
Operationally expensive
Extensive options list

Mazda MX-5 RF (2017-) review

Price derived from test score: £25,749 Show context: 69%

Identifying characteristics

New gasoline–diesel–mild hybrid sports cars are now available.

 A comparison verdict: a legendary sports car

For the second generation of the Audi TT, the popular coupé and roadster were not subject to a significant amount of redesign; however, under the hood, significant enhancements were implemented. As a result, the Mk2 is superior to the first model in almost every way: not only is it more appealing to the eye and enjoyable to operate, but there is also very little to criticise about it.

Pros
Genuinely exciting behind the wheel
Powerful engines
Reasonable fuel economy Cons
Tiny space in the back
Sparse equipment
So-so safety

BMW i8 Roadster (2018-2020) review

£68,996

Price based on score on the testShow context 68%

Identifying characteristics

Plug-in hybrid only used for sports use (PHEV)

Compare verdict: A unique proposition

The BMW i8 Roadster may look like an aggressive supercar, but it actually offers surprising levels of comfort and is very simple to operate. It is a groundbreaking demonstration of how hybrid technology can be applied to a performance vehicle in order to achieve excellent results.

Pros Supercar looks
Range utile pour la conduite électrique
Costs of operation that could be significantly reduced
Cons
It is difficult to enter and exit, and visibility is severely restricted.
a shortage of space for storage

Peugeot RCZ (2010-2015) review

Price based on the test score is £5,234Show context 66%

Identifying characteristics

exclusively for sports use
Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

Compare verdict: It is stunning to look at and performs very well.

The Audi TT and the Volkswagen Scirocco are two of the most popular competitors, but the Peugeot RCZ is a great-looking and more affordable alternative. It is exciting to pilot, especially in the R trim with its 266 horsepower, and the striking appearance ensures that it is noticeable for all the right reasons.

Pros
Good handling
Robust letter R
Great looks
There are some versions that are relatively inexpensive Cons.
Vacant seats in the back
Both entering and exiting can be difficult.