Sports car shoppers looking for an affordable sports car should think twice, because there’s no shortage of them out there.
But it turns out that the prices can be a bit steep, too, with some of the most affordable sports cars in the market only available in certain states.
We asked readers to pick their favorite sports car from across the country and then rated them from 0 to 10 on our 10 most affordable cars in America.
We then gave a rating to the price per kilometer (km) of fuel used per day, which is what you’d pay if you drove a single-seater sports car like the Corvette Stingray or the Lamborghini Huracan SV.
It’s not a perfect system, but it gives us a rough estimate of the cost of the car on a daily basis.
For our ranking, we included only the cheapest sports cars with four or more seats.
We also used the most-expensive vehicles in each state, which was what we found most common.
But even with that rule, the top 10 cars were all cheaper than the cheapest models in the country.
Here’s a look at how the 10 cars fared in our ratings.1.
Porsche Cayman GT3 2.
Ferrari 458 Italia 3.
McLaren P1 4.
McLaren 570S 5.
Porsche 911 Turbo 6.
McLaren 650S 7.
Porsche 918 Spyder 8.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 9.
Ferrari LaFerrari 10.
Audi R8 GT3The Porsche Caymans are a bit of a rare breed.
We don’t usually rank the sports cars, because they’re so expensive, but in this case, the Caymans’ price per km of fuel is so low that you’ll have to pay to make the trip.
The 458 Italians, meanwhile, are really hard to beat.
The 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, making them pretty quick for the budget-minded.
McLarens and 570s are more expensive, and the 911 Turbo is even more expensive.
But for the most part, we feel these cars are more affordable than the Porsche Cayons, and that’s the way it should be.