Best new sports cars launched in 2020

Not ready to give in to the electric revolution just yet? There's still a chance to get yourself that sports car you've always dreamed of

James Wilson
Jan 13, 2022

The age of electric cars might well be upon us, but that doesn't mean angry, high-octane fuel guzzling supercars are extinct just yet. Admittedly, the list of brand new options getting released these days is far shorter than it used to be, but there are still a handful of excellent sports cars on offer with powerful engines and cutting edge technology.

The cars we have included on this list will no doubt please petrol heads who simply cannot turn away from their beloved fossil fuels, there are a handful of six-cylinders and the option of a full-fat V8 on offer as well.

As you would expect, none of these cars will fall into the bracket labelled 'affordable', but if you do have the money to spend, you could do worse than pick one of the options we have here. Realistically you'll be looking for a finance option, but there are several used versions available now on BuyaCar if you're keen to make a purchase.

For now, though, fill your boots by taking a look at the most exciting sports cars that launched in 2020.

Best sports cars 2020

1. Audi RS7

Used deals from £86,577
Monthly finance from £1,062*

Audi’s 2020 RS7 is a monster – partly thanks to the fact it uses the same 4.0-litre V8 mild-hybrid setup as found in the RS6 Avant discussed elsewhere. Power sits around 600hp and torque at a meaty 800Nm – both of which are fed through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and Audi’s famous Quattro four-wheel-drive.

To help the RS7 visually stand out from its lesser A7 relatives, Audi has thoroughly and aggressively redesigned the exterior, claiming just the bonnet, roof, front doors and tailgate are shared with the standard model. Inside there are a pair of sports seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel – not that anyone will have the mental capacity to look around the cabin if the RS7 is anywhere near its top speed of 189mph (in an environment that is safe and legal to do so, of course).

2. BMW 4 Series

Used deals from £38,000
Monthly finance from £463*

Alarming styling notwithstanding, the BMW 4 Series launched in 2020 is still unmistakably a BMW. Sure, the designers went a little left field with the front end, but there is still plenty of style and quality on show.

Initially, this new version of the 4 Series was available as a three-door coupe or a convertible, with a range of petrol and diesel engines on offer. All diesel models and the 440i petrol feature mild hybrid tech for a small efficiency boost.

If you're looking for something with a bit more sporting pedigree, the new-look BMW M4 Competition is on sale now with a 510hp six-cylinder engine capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds.

3. BMW M3

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If the front end of the 4 Series was a bit of a shock, the BMW M3's new look is even more extreme. Whether it appeals to you or not will come down to personal preference, but one thing you certainly won't have a problem with is how fast it goes.

It's a four-door saloon of a similar size to the Audi RS4 and Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio, but slightly longer than the previous M3 which opens up more space in the rear seats, while the additional headroom compared to the M4 means this car really can be used as a family car when it's not being enjoyed as a sports car.

One of the headlines around this M3 was the move from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, although the clever systems involved allow the driver to switch to a rear-wheel-drive setup if they want to. The same 510hp engine powers this model, too, with the same 3.9 second 0-62mph time as the M4 Competition.

4. BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Used deals from £25,000
Monthly finance from £341*

BMW launched the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe with a view to targeting drivers who want a sporty coupe, but realistically need decent access to the rear seats. It's built on the same foundations as the BMW 1 Series hatchback, so there's a good amount of interior space and a reasonable 430-litre boot.

A performance M235i version has been available from launch boasting over 300hp, all-wheel drive and a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.8 seconds. If that isn’t enough for die-hard rear-wheel-drive fans, though, you could instead cast your eye towards the new rear-wheel-drive BMW 2 Series.

Inside the 2 Series Gran Coupe is a familiar sight to anyone who has seen the inside of BMW’s new 1 Series, meaning digitalisation is on the up and analogue dials and switches are on the down.

5. Jaguar F-Type

2020 deals from £56,000
Monthly finance from £710*

The F-Type is arguably one of Jaguar’s biggest success stories of recent decades, so the fact an updated version arrived in 2020 and generally improved this stylish sports car was the icing on the cake.

Along with some subtle styling improvements and an interior refresh, the 2020 F-Type is more powerful and even better to drive than the original. As an out-and-out sports car, the F-Type is now even more agile and dynamic when it comes to tackling high speed roads and winding tracks.

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Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
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Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

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