Today’s sports cars come in all shapes, sizes, configurations, and prices, making it almost impossible to choose a favourite. Whether you are in the market for a new sports car or are simply dreaming, you are sure to appreciate our picks for the top ten sports cars for 2021. Remember, if you buy a used one, run a car reg check to look at current tax and MOT status, potential write-off and stolen check alerts, loans, and mileage problems. These factors impact road safety and value so it’s well worth checking them out ahead of time.
2021 BMW M4 Competition
The BMW M4 Competition has a bold, yet sleek body style and is the most powerful M4 model ever produced by BMW, giving it the look, power, and speed you want in a sports car. Under the hood, it boasts a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged inline-six S58 engine, for a total horsepower of 503 and 479 lb-ft of torque. It is limited to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which makes it move even quicker. At its fastest, the M4 Competition can reach 180 mph, going from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds.
BMW M2 Competition
Referred to as a “pocket rocket” by some in the industry, the M2 Competition is a small coupe with a turbocharged punch. It is equipped with a 3.0 twin turbo engine that pumps out an impressive 405 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. When in motion, it crescendos from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. At its fastest, it can hit 155 mph.
Alpine A110 S
When Renault purchased Alpine in 2017, their goal was to rebrand the A110 as a “Mini Ferrari.” Since then, they have followed through by making massive changes; including reducing its overall weight to increase its speed and agility Weighing in at around 1,100 kg., the A110S has a 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Horsepower ranges from 249bhp to 288bhp, depending on which version you buy, and produces 236lb-ft of torque. Overall, the A110 S proves that bigger is not always better when it comes to sports cars.
The Porsche 911 consistently ranks at the top of any lists related to sports cars. Its exterior is legendary and easily recognised, thanks to its classic Coke bottle shape, while its unique sounding engine is designed for power. Depending on which model you choose, the 911 is equipped with at least a 3.0-litre turbo flat six engine with 443 horsepower or a 3.8-litre engine that produces up to 640 horsepower. You can take it from 0 to 60 in just 4 seconds.The 911 is poised to be one of the most powerful sports cars on the market.
In 2021, the Exige turns 20. Lotus has opted to pay homage to the anniversary by adorning its exterior with “20” and “20th anniversary logos. The 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine pumps out plenty of power, including 410 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. In a mere 3.3 seconds, it can go from 0 to 60 and has a top speed of 174 mph.
Porsche Cayman GT4/ Boxster Spyder
Once only available with a manual transmission, in 2021, the Porsche Cayman will also be offered with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and be powered by a 4.0-litre flat-six engine that produces 309 lb-ft of torque and 414 horsepower. Within 3.7 seconds, the Cayman GT4 will sprint from 0 to 60 and reaches an impressive top speed of 188 mph.
Touted as a “breath of fresh air” in the luxury sports car market, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type has gotten a substantial makeover that includes a 380-hp supercharged V-6 engine or a 575-hp supercharged V-B engine. (The base model has a 296-hp 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine and a top speed of 155 mph. It can go from standing still to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.) However, you can easily customise it to your needs, with coupes and soft tops available, as well as five power levels from three different engines.
So far, not a lot is known about the newest addition to the sports car world. (It’s replacing the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ.) We do know the BRZ will be equipped with a 2.4-litre flat-four engine, just like its Subaru predecessor, producing 228-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It will also boast a fresh, upscale exterior appearance with large headlamps, blistered fenders, and a bolder front fascia.
The GT-R goes from 0 to 62 in an impressive 2.7 sec and is equipped with up to 600-hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Simply put, it has plenty of power. (Interestingly, there are only five master craftsmen throughout the world who are able to hand-assemble the GT-R’s engine.) To ensure the fastest acceleration, its 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts at incredible speed and the super sportscar is equipped with one of the world’s most advanced All-Wheel Drive systems.
The final BMW on the list, the M4 won’t be on the market until March 2021. When it finally arrives, it will be equipped with manual transmission and paired with a 406 lb-ft, 473-hp version of the 3-litre TwinPower Turbo straight-six engine. The M4 looks radically different from most BMWs, thanks to its wildly different bodywork and electronically controlled exhaust system that is especially loud in the Sport and Sport Plus models.