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New Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs BMW M3

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  • Our recommended choice: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio auto
  • List price: £62,500
  • What Car? Target Price: £60,683
New Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs BMW M3

If you're looking for a sports car you can use every day, look no further, because we named the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio as our Sports Car of the Year for 2018. Why? Well, as well as being based on the already well-regarded Giulia executive saloon, the Quadrifoglio has a storming 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine under its bonnet with 503bhp on tap. That means you'll be able to crack the 0-62mph sprint in 3.9sec and keep accelerating on to a top speed of 191mph.

Inside, the Quadrifoglio is just as practical as the regular car – that is to say very practical indeed, with comfortable sports seats in the front and good-sized seats in the rear. The boot will easily take a couple of large suitcases or a set of golf clubs, too.

But what about fuel economy? Well, while you'll be visiting the petrol station more than you would in the regular Giulia, the Quadrifoglio's emissions and economy are actually competitive for this class. Just watch out for some fairly eye-watering servicing costs.

This model would normally cost you £62,500, but What Car?'s New Car Buying service can reduce that to £60,683. 

To find out more about the Giulia Quadrifoglio, read our full 16-point review or view our deals.

  • Also consider: Porsche 718 Cayman 2.0 PDK
  • List price: £45,467
  • What Car? Target Price: £45,467
Porsche 718 Cayman

The Cayman is a joy to drive and beautifully built, but watch out for its poor fuel economy. Still, we think it's one of the best sports cars on the planet.

Read our full Porsche 718 Cayman review or see our great deals.

  • Also consider: Audi TT RS quattro S tronic
  • List price: £54,230
  • What Car? Target Price: £51,462
Audi TT RS 2019 RHD front cornering

It's not the sharpest sports car around, but Audi's go-faster version of the TT coupé offers jaw-dropping performance and a wonderfully classy interior, and it's pretty practical by the standards of this class, too.