Our pick of the best sports cars money can buy – from the Mazda MX-5 to the magnificent McLaren 570S

What makes a sports car great changes depending on who you ask. Some people will say it’s supercar-rivalling straight line speed, while others reckon handling and balance is king. It could be all about thrills and fun, but plenty of people just like a lot of bang for their buck.

That makes choosing a top 10 sports cars list really difficult to do, which is why we’ve included a little of everything in our list. Right at the top end of the price and performance bracket you’ll find super-luxury offerings like the McLaren 570S and Porsche 911. Hard-top traditional coupes like the BMW M2 make an appearance too, and at the lower end of the price range we’ve got two very different offerings – the Caterham Seven and the Mazda MX-5.

Hopefully, we’ve covered every base in this list, and shown that there really can be a choice for everybody.

If our list proves anything, it’s that defining a sports car is pretty hard these days. Interestingly most of the cars on our list also combine the ability to put a massive grin on your face, with being refined and comfortable on a motorway cruise or your daily commute. Our list also proves there’s something for every budget, with cheap sports cars at one end costing less than a family hatchback, and exotic machinery at the other costing more than some people spend on their house.

Now click the links below or on the left to read about our top 10 sports cars, and tell us what you think in the comments below… source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/best-cars/64239/best-sports-cars-2017

Best sports cars 2017

1. McLaren 570S

sport car mclaren foto: Autocar.com

2. Porsche 911 Carrera S

Porsche 911 Carrera S foto: Autocar.com

3. BMW M2

BMW M2 foto: motortrend.com

4. Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 foto: motortrend.com

5. Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe foto: Autocar.com

6. Porsche Cayman/Boxster
7. Mercedes-AMG GT
8. Jaguar F-Type
9. Nissan GT-R
10. Caterham Seven