There are many sports car models on the UK market this year, so choosing the best one for you can be quite daunting. They all look good, all come with sporty performance, but just what one is right for you?
This is where we at Askaprice come in. So take a look at our guide to what the best sports car in the UK is in 2016 and we’ll steer you and your wallet in the right direction!
Starting us off is the stunning BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid sports car that features an eye-popping design, a host of advanced tech features and dizzying performance.
When it comes to looking at sports cars, the BMW i8 really is one of the best on the UK market. Not many cars come close to the i8 in 2016, that’s for sure.
Just look at its performance figures: the BMW i8 can sprint from zero to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds, before going on to reach a top speed of 155mph.
Its combination of an electric motor and a 1.5-litre petrol engine also means that the BMW i8 returns up to 134mpg and emits only 49g/km of CO2. Sports car performance with green car fuel economy, what more could you want in 2016?
The BMW i8 is also one of the best-equipped sports cars in the UK, with models offering a Head-Up Display, cruise control, Bluetooth telephone with USB & Voice Control, leather seats, ambient interior lighting, and sat-nav.
While true that the BMW i8 may be the most expensive sports car on the list in the UK, it more than lives up to its price tag with best-in-the-class fuel economy, excellent performance and more tech features than you can shake a stick at.
For these reasons, it should come as no surprise why we think the BMW i8 is one of the best sports cars on the UK market in 2016.
If you’re looking for a sexy British sports car, then you can’t go wrong with the Jaguar F-TYPE – the best of the bunch on the UK market in 2016.
The Jaguar F-TYPE comes in two guises: Coupe and Convertible. Which one is best for you depends on whether you want to be able to drive around the UK with the sports car’s top down. With UK weather as terrible as it is, maybe the Coupe would be best…
There are also three trim levels that UK customers can choose from: F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE R. The base Jaguar F-TYPE comes fitted with a 335bhp 3.0-litre V6 engine, while the F-TYPE S models boost the power output to 375bhp.
If you opt for the range-topping Jaguar F-TYPE R spec, which, in our opinion, is the best model, then you’ll be able to experience a whopping 543bhp from a 5.0-litre V8 powerplant.
Both the Jaguar F-TYPE S and F-TYPE R models offer an AWD version, so these would be best for those wanting to fling their sports car around everywhere and anywhere!
If you want a sports car to dominate everyone else on the road, then go for the Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD Coupe. This is the best in the F-TYPE range for performance and offers a 0-60mph time of just 3.9 seconds and a dizzying top speed of 186mph.
When it comes to tech, the Jaguar F-TYPE is definitely one of the best-equipped sports cars on the UK market in 2016.
All versions of Jaguar’s sexy sports car come with an eight-inch colour touch-screen, climate control, Bluetooth, sat-nav, sports seats, deployable rear spoiler, and a Meridian Sound System with 10 speakers.
When it comes to popular sports cars, the Audi TT is one model that you may see a lot on UK roads, and that’s simply because people love it.
That doesn’t seem likely to change in 2016 with many considering the Audi TT to be the best sports car for their money in the UK.
Like many sports cars on the market, the Audi TT is available in hard- and soft-top forms, with the company offering a Coupe and Roadster version of the car. You can also opt for two Audi TTS versions, which comes with more kit and power.
Opting for the regular Audi TT sports car models will give you the choice between 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI petrol engines and a 2.0 TDI ultra diesel unit, which offers the best fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions. The 2.0 TFSI is also available with quattro technology.
Splash a little more cash for the Audi TTS versions and you’ll have a 2.0-litre TFSI quattro powertrain under your bonnet, with the power output boosted from 227bhp to 306bhp. For pure performance, these are the best versions of Audi’s sports car for customers in the UK.
If you do choose to buy the range-topping Audi TTS model in 2016 and opt to mate the engine with a six-speed S tronic transmission, you’ll be able to take advantage of a benchmark sprint time of 4.6 seconds and a 155mph top speed.
UK customers will also be able to play with a lot of nifty features that the 2016 Audi TT offers, so you best be ready to have your passengers distracted with all of the tech available!
All versions of the sports car come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, Audi drive select with five modes, MMI control panel with MMI Touch, leather/Alcantara upholstery, manual air conditioning, and much more.
All in all, you can see why we and many UK customers consider the Audi TT to be one of the best sports cars on the market in 2016.
One of our favourite cars and certainly worthy of a place in our ‘best sports cars in the UK in 2016’ list, the Mazda MX-5 is a sleek and reliable sports car that is well-equipped and a joy to drive.
The all-new Mazda MX-5 sports car, which was only released last year, is available in the one guise, as it always has: the standard and well-loved soft-top version.
You can’t go wrong with a winning formula and that is why so many in the UK feel that the best version of the Mazda MX-5 is the soft-top model – even when a hard-top is offered like it was in the last generation!
There are six trim levels to choose from in the UK, with each version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 sports car coming well-equipped and offering two good petrol engines.
Depending on the MX-5 spec you want, Mazda’s sports car offering will come with either a 129bhp or 158bhp SKYACTIV-G petrol engine. The fastest version of the Mazda MX-5 will be able to sprint to 62mph from a standing start in 7.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 133mph.
The popular Japanese sports car can also offer UK customers average fuel economy of up to 47.1mpg and emit from as little as 139g/km of CO2. Not bad for a sports car in 2016!
If you’re looking for a well-equipped sports car in 2016, then you’ll be pleased to know that all versions of the Mazda MX-5 in the UK come with manual air-con, 16-inch alloys, AUX and USB inputs, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob.
We’ve loved the Mazda MX-5 ever since using the sports car in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec on the PlayStation 2 (the best car to start with, in our opinion!) and we know UK customers will love it too in 2016.
It is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, after all, and that’s verified by the Guinness World Records!
Rounding off our list of the best sports cars to buy in the UK in 2016 is the new BMW M4, which replaced the company’s M3 Coupe and Convertible models in the UK market in 2014.
So what makes the BMW M4 so good then? Well the German sports car is sleek, stylish and comes packed with more power and equipment than you can shake a stick at. Put it this way, UK customers will absolutely love the BMW M4 sports car in 2016!
The BMW M4 sports car comes fitted with a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, pumping out 425bhp and 550Nm of torque. With such power at its disposal, the standard BMW M4 will complete the benchmark sprint in 4.3 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 156mph.
You’d be best to bring some spare underpants if you take this sports car on a straight road in the UK and put the pedal to the metal!
So what about the spec sheet then? Well the M4 sports car is from BMW, so you’d expect it to be offered with a load of goodies in the UK, right?
Correct! All versions of the BMW M4 come with 19-inch light alloys, dual-zone air conditioning, 8.8-inch colour display screen, cruise control, leather upholstery, BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system, front and rear Park Distance Control, seat heating for driver and front passenger, and so much more.
When you look at the BMW M4 as a complete package, it’s easy to see why we think the sports car is one of the best on the UK market in 2016.