£50,000-£95,000: In drop-top, 10-cylinder form, this is frankly recognized as one of the best driver’s cars Audi has ever built (even if the coupé hones it for stiffness and sharpness). The folding roof gives easy aural access to that throaty engine, which isn’t too much maintenance, and there’s a satisfying snicke six-speed manual transmission, too.
One we found: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Quattro Manual, 26k miles, £59,991
Ferrari 360 Modena, 1994-2004
£55,000-£95,000: Ferrari hit the supercar hugely when it launched the 360 Modena, which is still one of the most alluring modern supercars available. There are plenty left which makes it possible to track down one in just the right color and specs and also keep the values sensible.
The 360 M was Ferrari’s first supercar with an aluminum chassis, so it was both lighter and stiffer than the 355. It looked like a car for a new era: it didn’t have Ferrari’s old flip-up headlights or its edgy, sleek body styling . It was a bold, twisty step forward with clear eyes. But it’s also still old enough that you can buy a manual instead of an ‘F1’ paddle shift. The aluminum construction makes 360s more corrosion resistant than previous Ferraris, but in any case watch out for paint bubbles in the bodywork – and be prepared to pay hefty maintenance prices. For a typical car, you can expect routine maintenance and maintenance to cost around $2500 annually.
One we found: 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena, 34k miles, £61,450
Lamborghini Gallardo, 2003-2013