The way a sports car fits into your life is just as important as offering a precise, exciting driving experience. When the sun's out and the roads are right, practicalities such as the ease of getting in and out and rear visibility are pushed to the back of the mind. Come the drizzly morning commute, they suddenly seem more important. Sports cars need to make financial sense, too. They're often bought by those with spare cash, but no one likes throwing their money away.
Porsche BoxsterBest buy less than £50,000
The latest-generation Boxster might cost only half as much as its bigger brother, the 911, but you aren't getting only half the fun.
Porsche 911Best buy £50,000-£100,000
This is a supercar you can use every day, with a cabin that's well made, comfortable and quiet.
McLaren 12C SpiderBest buy more than £100,000
The 12C Spider has some mind-blowing figures attached to it, both big and small. For starters its £195,000 price puts it up against some seriously strong, often Italian, supercar competition.