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The definitive ranking of the best and worst coupés on sale in the UK

This is the definitive ranking of the best and worst coupés on sale in the UK.

How can we make such a bold claim? Because this list isn’t just based on our opinion. We’ve compiled and analysed more than 15,000 new car reviews from 35 of the UK’s top motoring titles to produce our Expert Rating Index.

Why rely on one person’s opinion when you can have all of the top reviews gathered together in one place?

Ferrari 296

A supercar that's more eco-friendly but no less ferocious, the Ferrari 296 is a 819hp plug-in hybrid and the Italian brand's first modern V6 model.

Porsche 911 GT3

A rewarding track-focused coupé with class-leading driving dynamics, the Porsche 911 GT3 is a real reviewer favourite that is hard to fault.

Porsche 911

The new Porsche 911 has received consistently outstanding scores from the UK media, and is considered a big step forward from the last model.

McLaren 765LT

The seriously potent McLaren 765LT is described by many as the best supercar in McLaren's modern catalogue, with sharp driving dynamics and blistering pace.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has received mostly outstanding media reviews, with praise for its performance and comfort.

Ferrari Roma

The Ferrari Roma mostly succeeds in ticking two different boxes – comfortable long-distance touring in a car with blistering pace.

Porsche 718 Cayman

The Porsche 718 Cayman is an exemplary handling sports car with potent power too, and to many is the most complete Porsche.

Toyota GR86

The Toyota GR86 is one of the most exciting and affordable options on the sports car market, but rivals have more interior quality.

Aston Martin DB12

Improving on its predecessor, the Aston Martin DB12 offers a convincing blend of performance and comfort that rivals the best in its class.

Alpine A110

The Alpine A110 has received many positive reviews from the UK media, and has won several awards, with unanimous praise for its driving dynamics.

Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is astoundingly powerful and seriously good-looking, but reviewers conclude that it lacks the finesse of its mid-engined siblings.

Aston Martin DBS

The Aston Martin DBS is a supremely powerful flagship GT with a price to match – but is it actually too fast?


The new 2021 BMW M4 is incredibly powerful but equally flexible, but the front-end styling is dividing opinion among reviewers.

Audi R8

The Audi R8 tops desirability lists for many performance fans, but is it actually too sensible to be a proper supercar?

Maserati MC20

The Maserati MC20 has burst onto the supercar scene with the driving dynamics and straight-line performance to challenge any rivals.

BMW 4 Series Coupé

The BMW 4 Series Coupé is a fine-driving two-door and scores highly with reviewers. You just need to get past that enormous grille.

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not to the same level as its rivals from Ferrari and McLaren.


Reviewers agree that the second-generation BMW M2 is certainly an exhilarating performance package, but is it as charming as its predecessor?

McLaren Artura

The McLaren Artura is the company's new entry-level supercar and first plug-in hybrid, offering improved levels of performance and comfort.

Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is one of the most luxurious coupes you can buy, but as the oldest Rolls-Royce model in production, its age is starting to show.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Faster and more involving than ever before, the Porsche 911 Turbo is more capable than its predecessors, but criticisms of its ride comfort remain.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is one of the most luxurious electric cars money can buy, but its ride quality is hindered by its heavy weight.

BMW 2 Series Coupé

Fast, fun and refined inside, reviewers agree that the 2 Series Coupé is a great showcase of BMW’s abilities, though space is limited in the rear.

Lamborghini Aventador

Available in coupé and targa-top form, the Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-engined supercar notable for its "outrageous" looks and pace.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé

With its distinctive looks and energetic performance, the Mercedes-AMG GT is certainly an exciting sports car, although not the most agile.

Audi TT

The Audi TT has long been a style icon, but the third-generation version has much improved driving dynamics to match it looks.

Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage has received positive media reviews and much praise, although not quite to the same rapturous degree as the latest Porsche 911.

Lexus LC

The Lexus LC earns wide praise as a coupe bordering supercar territory, though for the full effect the hybrid cannot compete with the V8.

Toyota GR Supra

The Toyota GR Supra has received consistently positive reviews and, based on review scores so far, appears to be the very definition of a 'four-star car'.

Maserati GranTurismo

The Maserati GranTurismo is a powerful and glamorous grand tourer that reviewers conclude lacks the comfort and driving thrills of its rivals.

McLaren GT

The McLaren GT is the brand’s first grand tourer, but it's very different to most luxury GTs – which has both positive and negative results.

Lotus Emira

Reviewers agree that the Emira coupé is a big leap forward for the Lotus brand, with impressive driving dynamics and a high-quality interior.

BMW 8 Series

The BMW 8 Series is a luxurious and very powerful large two-door coupe or convertible – but its price is equally as large.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé is comfortable, refined and attractively styled, but it is not as fun to drive as its rivals.

Audi A5 Coupé

The Audi A5 is a sophisticated, refined and comfortable coupé, but it's uninspiring to drive and lacks emotional punch.

Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type has an Expert Rating that falls well behind the Porsche 911 and Cayman, but it's still a favourite of motoring journalists.

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has received polarising reviews, ranging from average to outstanding. It scores better on enthusiast sites than consumer ones.

Audi TT RS

The Audi TT RS is sports car with blistering pace and an alluring soundtrack, but its rivals are more engaging on the road.

Audi RS 5

The Audi RS 5 has alluring looks, a comfortable cabin and rapid acceleration, but it lacks the high-octane cornering thrills of its rivals.


WIth supercar speed and a tech-laden interior, the BMW M8 is a heavyweight coupé and convertible available for a steep six-figure price tag.

Ferrari F8 (2019 to 2023)

The Ferrari F8 Tributo and F8 Spider are the latest in a long line of mid-engined V8 Ferrari sports cars, and possibly the best of the lot.

McLaren 720S (2017 to 2022)

The McLaren 720S received unanimously positive media reviews, with praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.

BMW M2 (2016 to 2021)

The BMW M2 was the most basic model in the 'M' line-up, but due to its pace, practicality and looks, some affirmed it was also the best.

Toyota GT86 (2012 to 2020)

The Toyota GT86 was a pacey small sports car that offered plenty of driver appeal and character, but was pretty basic on the inside.

Aston Martin DB11 (2016 to 2023)

The Aston Martin DB11 has received unanimously positive scores from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its blend of performance and comfort.

BMW 4 Series Coupé (2013 to 2020)

Sleek styling and impressive performance make the original BMW 4 Series Coupé a stand-out choice, but it is a bit dated in the tech department.

Polestar 1 (2019 to 2021)

The Polestar 1 was the first car from Volvo's new electric car brand. It received positive media reviews, albeit with some reservations.

BMW Z4 (2009 to 2017)

The second-generation BMW Z4 offered strong performance and stylish looks, but it was more a comfortable tourer than a sports car.

Lexus RC (2015 to 2020)

The Lexus RC coupé boasted an upmarket interior and a quiet driving experience, but didn't have the pace to match its looks.

Alfa Romeo 4C (2013 to 2020)

The Alfa Romeo 4C turned heads with its alluring looks, but reviewers agreed that the sports car was underwhelming in many areas.

Volkswagen Beetle (2012 to 2018)

The Volkswagen Beetle was instantly recognisable thanks to its nostalgia-inducing looks, but alternatives were more practical.

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