7. Audi TTS
A turbo-four with V6 power, Quattro all-wheel-drive, and a sleek, squat style are what make the TTS a good all season alternative to a Boxster. The best-in-class interior gives the cabin a perfect balance of both luxury and sport.
6. Porsche Boxster S
The anti-Corvette : refined, though not relaxed, and communicative. Feels underpowered, but quick.
Whether you think of it as the most refined muscle car or the most affordable GT, the Corvette provides punch and pace without making you suffer. It feels special because it is not a sedan or a boy racer, though could be slightly more communicative.
4. BMW M3
Does almost everything well : ride, handling, power, comfort, and usable space. Works in the city, on the twisties, and on long-term tours. Rewards at 3/10 and 9/10.
3. Dodge Viper SRT10
With an engine that delivers supercar-level mid-range thrust and a chassis that has good turn-in and confidence-inspiring balance, the Viper almost seems under-priced.
2. Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston finally delivers beautiful, rare and responsive car in one package. Thanks to the new 4.7l engine and suspension tweaks. Still not quite as communicative as a Carrera S but on longer runs, it is more enthralling. Exactly what you deserve at this price point.
1. Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder
A perfect example of the new breed of user-friendly Lamborghinis. Anyone with a $220k to burn can go like-stink and look fabulous in the process. E-gear only transmission line-up, and an utterly unflappable nature will weed out the hardcore. No better car than this on sale today.