Video: Sports car showdown
The range of driver-oriented sports cars currently available come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you enjoy going solo in a pared-back lightweight, or would rather manhandle a big-engined bruiser on the school run, there is something just for you.
However, for all their individual plus points, the simple fact of the matter is that a sports car is nothing if it isn't fast, which is why Motors.co.uk has brought together five of the newest and most exciting sports coupes together for a drag race.
It's a diverse range of offerings, too. From the stylish and affordable Audi TT and Toyota GT86, to the heavy-hitting Nissan 370Z Nismo and Porsche Boxster.
Finally, the diminutive Lotus Elise S Club Racer is included, to show the benefit of modest power allied to a flyweight body.
Take one quarter-mile strip of tarmac and a man for a flag, and you have the simple but effective recipe for ranking these supposed speed kings.
Sit back, click play and enjoy a motoring test done the, er, scientific way.