Top 5 Sports Cars

Join us at Automato as we count down the best 5 sports cars in recent history.


No.5 – Ferrari F12 berlinetta
We couldn’t have a top five sports cars without a Ferrari model making its way in somewhere, and we’ve opted for one of their more recent offerings – the F12 berlinetta. It looks sublime and drives even better, racing up to a top speed of 211mph and reaching 62mph from a standstill in just 3.1 seconds. The model has a great road presence and has built for speed in every aspect down from the tyres to the exhausts.

No.4 – Audi R8 Spyder
The Audi R8 Spyder drops in at number four. With immaculate aesthetics and the performance to match, it’s actually available for a much more modest sum than several of its main rivals….well, if you can call £125k modest! You might even save a few thousand on maintenance and servicing costs too! It can reach 62mph from a standstill in an impressive 3.8 seconds, and you’ll continue up to around 193mph if you really put for pedal to the metal.


No.3 – Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
Just in the way that we felt we’d be wrong not to include a Ferrari in a top five sports cars, there was no way we could omit a vehicle from their Italian counterparts either, and it has to be the Gallardo. It’s been their most successful and longest production model by a long way, and they’re still rolling off the production line today. Our favourite is the Superleggera; the lightweight frame allows for acceleration from 0 – 62mph in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 202mph.


No.2 – Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, and it would have been a travesty had we not included it in our list. Once again we’ve gone for the priciest version currently available, the Turbo S Cabriolet which can accelerate from 0 – 62mph in just 3.4 seconds. It had the classic 911 styling complete with distinctive Porsche headlights – she’s a real beauty. The model’s top speed comes in at just shy of 200mph, and considering you can pick up the 911 Carrera for less than £90,000 it actually represents decent value. Well, sort of.


No.1 – Nissan GTR
Granted, there are some pretty special vehicles in this list, but in our minds only one model has the right to claim top spot when taking everything into account. Speed, acceleration, value for money, original yet classic sports car styling – the GTR has the lot. It uses a smaller engine than a lot of rivals, but the 3.8 litre V6 Twin Turbo can still achieve acceleration from 0 – 62mph in 3 seconds flat. It tops out at 196mph and is an absolute bargain – less than £75k brand new! When you consider that some used Ferraris are going for upwards of £160k, the Nissan GTR is a steal.