Nissan 370Z coupe

£27,015 - £37,015

The rear-wheel-drive Nissan 370Z stands up to rivals like the Porsche Cayman and Audi TT with impressive performance for the price. It's powered by a 322bhp 3.7-litre V6, and manages 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds – so its performance comfortably matches its extrovert looks. A driving enthusiasts' car, the 370Z demands skill and commitment, yet it's not so brawny that it's a difficult or intimidating car to drive. It was recently updated with a 'GT' special edition that got a range of updates designed to make it more comfortable and refined, with revised suspension and more kit, and a Nismo version which added more power and sportier styling - though at a £10,000 premium over the standard model.