5 Best British Sports Cars
You might be surprised by what makes the list of the 5 best British sports cars. While Germany is known for it's quality and speed, Britain is known for its economic offerings. Some of the best British sports cars are rare finds these days and hold pricey sales tags.
- Jaguar E Type. Known in some circles as the British Ferrari, the Jaguar E Type has the styling and the power to keep up with its Italian counterpart. Sleek and smooth in body shape, the 3.8 liter engine has the power for the push. The choice vehicle of the British royal family, the model was first produced in 1961 and stayed on top of the most desired list until 1964. Its modern day counterparts copy its style and speed, but not its overall popularity with the world.
- Austin Mini. First introduced to the world in 1959, this tiny sports car might makes the list of the best British sports cars. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, the car's original design was intended for economic reasons. It wasn't until it was already on the market that the quickness of this ultra small car was acknowledged. The fuel efficiency level added to the car's popularity and over time became legendary.
- Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. This classic makes the list of best British sports cars for it's overall power and style. Made only from 1959 until 1962, the short production life had no effect on the popularity of this car. The 6.2 liter engine was the first V-8 produced.
Austin-Healey Sprite. Even the name of this car is fast and efficient. In production from 1958 to 1969, the creation was all about style and speed.
- Lotus Elise. This sports car was the final offering from the owner and creator of the Lotus corporation. The Elise lives up to its predecessors in power, speed and overall handling abilities.