Nissan 370Z coupe

£27,605 - £37,745

The rear-wheel-drive Nissan 370Z stands up to rivals like the Porsche Cayman and Audi TT, offering impressive performance for the price. It's powered by a 322bhp 3.7-litre V6 enigne and manages 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds, so its speed comfortably matches its extroverted looks. A driving enthusiast's car, the 370Z demands skill and commitment, yet it's not so brawny that it's difficult or intimidating to drive. The range was recently updated with a GT special edition, which was designed to be more comfortable and refined, with revised suspension and additional equipment. There's also a Nismo version with more power and sportier styling, although it costs a hefty £10,000 more than the standard model.