What you really want to do with the new Lotus Elise Sport is throw it around the twisties and turnies. It’s not a massive engine – 1.8 litre supercharged petrol packing 215bhp – but with the light frame (less than a tonne) it really goes. The real fun in it though is the handling – it feels so light and responsive that it is pure joy to chuck it around a goods back road.

Cash alternative
£26000.00
Horsepower
217 bhp
Acceleration
0-62 mph 4.2 seconds