Best and worst sports cars for less than £60,000

Which sports cars should you consider buying and which should you avoid? We take a look at what's available for less than £60,000...

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What Car? team
27 November 2018

Best sports cars for less than £60,000

Driving prowess counts more than anything else with sports cars; they must accelerate, brake and handle better than their rivals in order to stand out.

However, it certainly isn't just about being quickest around a track. The best models entertain the driver on the road, too – so much so that you'll be grinning from ear to ear every time you get behind the wheel.

Smiles certainly come before miles to the gallon or how many suitcases can come along for the ride. But having said that, no one likes throwing their money away, so a degree of financial sense is still important.

Here we count down the 10 best sports cars available for less than £60,000, and reveal the models that are best avoided.

10. Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

It may be getting on a bit, but the Elise remains a proper sports car that's full of sensation. It demands dedication for day-to-day use, but is worth the effort.

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9. Abarth 124 Spider

Abarth 124 Spider

The Abarth is a sportier version of the Fiat 124 Spider, which is itself based on the hugely successful Mazda MX-5. The Abarth offers more power and a sportier character than its relations, but it's pricey next to them, too.

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8. Jaguar F-Type Coupé

Used test: Jaguar F-Type vs Porsche 911

While Jaguar offers the F-Type with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, it's the supercharged V6 that we recommend, because it sounds much better and carries only a small premium. It also gives you the option of a manual gearbox, whereas the 2.0-litre model is automatic-only.

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