Sports cars are arguably one of the most fun kind of cars to drive, and make for great hobby cars for car enthusiasts everywhere. These fun and fast cars can be great for weekend getaways, daily drivers, or even just to drool over in the garage.
Whether you have a taste for the bare essentials, or have a hunger for the extravagant features of a luxury brand, there's something everyone can love. This list is going to cover 5 of the cheapest sports cars, and 5 of the most expensive, ranked.
10 VW Golf GTI
The Volkswagen Golf has long been known as a sleeper car; one that doesn’t play the part. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, if you will. Don’t let this hatchback leave you hesitant, because with the 228 horsepower being pushed from this turbocharged, 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder will leave quite an impression on you, as well as on the road. There are plenty of amenities for this car to keep you entertained, when the road isn’t your priority. A user-friendly infotainment system with plenty of bump, with a Fender audio system to keep the pounding in the car, as much as your heart. For a price of a $ 27,595.00 the GTI is hard to pass up.
9 Toyota 86
The partnering of Toyota and Subaru to create the Toyota 86 has proven to be a successful relationship. In 2012, this car was introduced to the world as the Scion FR-S or the Subaru BRZ. Toyota and Scion provided a nimble and sleek frame, Subaru provided a low center of gravity boxer engine to displace the power. With paying homage to the Toyota GT/AE86, it made sense to make the car one instead of two. This car is naturally aspirated and sits low; very low. The boxer engine is a 2.0 liter, producing 205 horsepower being planted to the ground via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive wonder can be purchased for $26,665.
8 Mazda MX-5
The Mazda Miata has gone with a new branding scheme, as the name of the Miata is now just being referred to as the MX-5. This upgraded sports coupe has come a long way from its two decades of predecessors. The inline 4 cylinder has seen some performance improvements, now producing 155 horsepower, paired with either the 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. This may not seem like much, but when powering a 2,300 pound car, the power to weight ratio is favorable to say the least. The MX-5 can be purchased for $ 25,730.
7 Honda Civic Si
The Honda Civic Si has been tearing the streets up for the better part of 30 years now, and for good reason: it’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s easy on your bottom line. This car is no different. Sporting a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine, the Civic Si produces 205 horsepower, and for you purists out there it comes with a 6-speed manual transmission only. Fit with race-inspired seats, an infotainment system for both apple and android, there is plenty of car here for just $24,300.
6 Ford Fiesta ST
An affordable sports car is obviously the goal here, but when it comes stacked with options that hardly make it seem like an inexpensive car, it feel more like a steal. The Ford Fiesta ST is that steal. With Recaro race-inspired seats, a 6-speed manual only transmission and an adrenaline-injected feel, this car screams exhilaration.
The Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6 liter Ecoboost engine and produces 200 horsepower, which helps this turbocharged hatch zip around town. For $21,340, this 5-door hatch can be yours.
5 Jaguar F-Type SVR
The racing brand turned production vehicle brand, which transformed from a British car company has seamlessly become a popular car company for Americans and citizens of other continents. Something new for Jaguar is the high-performance production line; this is where the F-Type SVR comes in the picture. This all-wheel drive wonder is sporting a supercharged, 5.0 liter V8 capable of 200 mph and producing 575 horsepower. The F-Type SVR can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and will cost you $123, 600.
4 Maserati Gran Turismo MC
The words gran turismo are Italian for grand touring. They’re also formally branded to a car pertaining a certain sense of performance and wonder. The Maserati Gran Turismo MC emulates performance and wonder to a higher degree. Being built by Ferrari, the Gran Turismo is an Americanized sports car with Italian roots. With this being the case, you can expect a precision-built machine that acts on instinct. The power plant in this cultured-hybrid is a 4.7 liter V8 that produces 454 horsepower, and has a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds. For all the feelings this car can provide, you can expect to pay $151, 720.
3 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 63
The Mercedes logo has long represented class, elegance and luxury. One of the more special adjectives for a Benz is speed or power. A roadster is more than just a plush interior with all the bells and whistles to make you feel like you’re in a rocket ship. No, the AMG SL 63 Roadster is what is in its name: it’s built for the road; to feel it, to attack it, to appreciate it. More so, for you to experience those things. This sports car is highly-coveted for many reasons, its 5.5 liter twin-turboed engine is one of those reasons. This hand-built engine produces 577 horsepower and has a 0-60 time of 4 seconds flat. For $154,450 you can own the road with this roadster.
2 BMW i8 Roadster
One of the most unique sports cars to come out in the last few years is the BMW i8. Now offering the even more stylish version, the roadster. The i8 is truly a car that is of its own kind. Not only is this a powerful car at 374 horsepower, but it is so through a 1.5 liter 3 cylinder engine, with a supplemented electric hybrid engine. With a 0-100 time of 4.6 seconds, we can only imagine is 0-60 time. This freedom E-machine is a glimpse into the future of sports cars and what we can expect to see, powering our cars and putting those grins on our faces. The i8 roadster can be purchased for $163, 300.
1 Porsche 911 Speedster
The Porsche 911 has long been tearing up the streets and giving plenty of competitors a run for their money. This 911 is extra special, though. This is the Speedster. One word to represent an entire legacy. This open-topped, rear-engined car is sporting the famous 4.0 liter, 6 cylinder boxer engine which produces just over 500 horsepower, and racing past with a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds. It would take quite a while to list all of the reasons that this car is worth all that it costs, but being a real open-topped sports car says enough about it for real car enthusiasts to get the point. It’s a speedster. You can get this car for $274, 500.