Top 10: Electric Sports Cars

EV Magazine’s take on the Top 10: Electric Sports Cars with a closer look at why EVs are breaking the boundaries between traditional car categories

The line is blurring between sports and supercars, all thanks to battery power innovation, which put electric vehicles (EVs) higher up the chain than some of the most advanced internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles on the market. 

The great engineering triumphs of today are making cars faster than ever seen before and combining a variety of intelligence to react to the world around them. It’s difficult to classify the best vehicles because electrification bridges the gaps in quality and performance, so here are the top 10 we believe to be the best sports EVs—and we’ve categorised them based on their power figures (all data as advertised on brand websites or sourced from the EV Database).

Cupra Born

10. Cupra Born 

Max power: 204bhp 

0-60 mph: 6.6s 

Max range: 342 miles

The Cupra Born ignites a new chapter in EVs, infusing sporty elegance with compact, eco-friendly innovation. This dynamic hatchback offers an exhilarating drive with its electric powertrain, delivering up to 204bhp. Its distinctive design, featuring sharp lines and an aggressive stance, reflects Cupra's commitment to style and performance. The Born is perfect for both city commutes and adventurous getaways. It's a striking blend of performance, sustainability, and cutting-edge technology.

Škoda Enyaq vRS

9. Škoda Enyaq vRS 

Max Power: 335bhp 

0-60 mph: 5.5s 

Max Range: 336 miles 

The Škoda Enyaq vRS redefines electric vehicle excellence, blending Škoda's renowned practicality with dynamic performance. As the first all-electric SUV in their vRS line, it delivers an engaging driving experience with dual electric motors producing 335bhp. The Enyaq vRS boasts a robust range of up to 336 miles—according to WhatCar?, ideal for long journeys. Its sleek, aerodynamic design, coupled with a spacious, tech-forward interior, epitomises contemporary style and functionality, making it a standout choice in the electric SUV segment.

Tesla Model 3

8. Tesla Model 3

Max power: 490bhp 

0-60 mph: 5.8s 

Max range: 421 miles

The Tesla Model 3 is a pioneering EV and one of the solid choices of vehicle that drivers know and love. Famous for its long-range capabilities, it achieves up to 421 miles per charge, setting a high standard in the sector. The car's interior features a trademark, sleek, minimalist design centred around an innovative touchscreen control panel, providing a user-friendly and modern driving experience. Every detail of the Model 3 reflects Tesla's dedication to eco-friendly luxury and exceptional automotive design.

BMW i4

7. BMW i4

Max power: 544bhp 

0-60 mph: 5.5s 

Max range: 365 miles

The BMW i4 embodies the classic BMW luxury style and couples this with electric innovation, marking a new era in the prestigious automaker's journey. This all-electric sedan combines BMW's signature driving dynamics with zero-emission technology, delivering an exhilarating 536 horsepower in the M50 model. The i4 boasts a range of up to 365 miles, ensuring extensive travel without compromise. Its elegant design, paired with a high-tech, driver-focused cabin, makes the i4 a paragon of modern, sustainable automotive excellence.

Kia EV6 GT

6. Kia EV6 GT 

Max power: 577bhp

0-60 mph: 5.2s 

Max range: 263 miles 

The Kia EV6 GT is a game-changer in the EV market, fusing innovative technology with captivating design. This all-electric crossover boasts exceptional performance with its dual-motor setup, delivering a thrilling 577 horsepower. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in a mere 5.2 seconds, showcasing electrifying speed. The EV6 GT's sleek, aerodynamic profile is matched with a spacious, tech-rich interior, offering a futuristic driving experience. It's a true testament to Kia's commitment to sustainable, high-performance mobility.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

5. Ford Mustang Mach-E

Max power: 364bhp 

0-60 mph: 3.8s 

Max range:  372 miles

Tapping into the market of SUV-sized cars, the Mach-E breaks the stereotype of larger cars being clunky and boring. Ford has delivered an electric hommage vehicle to its classic American muscle car, which will one day be lost to the growing climate uncertainty and abolition of fossil fuel burning in the future. The sporty looking Mach-E also doubles up as a family cars with plenty of space on the inside and the classic mustang styling on the outside.

Audi RS E-tron GT

4. Audi RS E-tron GT 

Max power: 637bhp 

0-60 mph: 3.3s 

Max range: 298 miles

The most futuristic-looking EV in the Audi range, the RS E-tron GT is quintessentially Audi with an aerodynamic styling that supports the heavy weight of batteries. This vehicle is perhaps the main rival of the Taycan—not just because of its roots—only with less range, yet is still popular among drivers who want to retain the luxury Audi feel. 

Porsche Taycan

3. Porsche Taycan

Max power: 750bhp 

0-60 mph: 2.6s 

Max range: 318 miles

Remaining one of the most popular sporty EVs on the market, the Taycan delivers incredible speed and a unique design that sets it apart from Porsche’s ICE range. When pedestrians see the Taycan on the road, they know it’s a Porsche and that it’s different from the rest. 

Being one of the earlier sports car models on the market, the Taycan benefited from its position, but with other brands increasing the power, quality, and range of their cars, the company will be looking to expand its EV range. This includes the launch of the electric Macan, which we can expect to see more information on this year.

Maserati Granturismo Folgore

2. Maserati Granturismo Folgore 

Max power: 761bhp 

0-100 mph: 2.7s 

Max range: 280 miles

At first glance, the Maserati Granturismo Folgore looks just as elegant as its ICE brothers and sisters, but without knowing it, the driver is sitting on a power-packed version that will leave its ancestors in the past. Assessing the acceleration alongside other sports models, it’s easy to glaze over one key detail—in 2.7 seconds it reaches beyond 0-60 mph and surprasses the 100 mph mark. 

The latest Granturismo was launched with both electric and petrol models in mind—Folgore being the name for its EVs, which can be misleading to those watching the car. Aside from that, it benefits from some of the major innovations in the industry, allowing its first EV model to leverage ultra-fast charging where available.

Tesla Model S Plaid

1. Tesla Model S Plaid 

Max power: 1,020bhp

0-60 mph: 1.99s

Max range: 373 miles 

We’re breaking the rules a little here, because the Tesla Models S Plaid is a limited edition version of the much-loved car company’s higher spec vehicle. This car reaches into supercar territory as defined in ICE terms, but the reality is, electric warrants a new definition for this. 

Not only is the Plaid built on a car platform refined for public roads, but it brings with it a sporty style and leaves the Model S owner wanting more. 

Although the Model S Plaid has significantly less power in the bank than supercars like the Rimac Never and Lotus Evija, the car accelerates almost as quickly, making it a more feasible, powerful automobile for owners that want to have a bit of fun.

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