Despite being just as fast as the 2017 Subaru BRZ Coupe it isn’t as precise, or as pure in feel, and the BRZ would be faster on a circuit. The real question you need to ask yourself is if you’d like a roadster more than a sports car. A roadster is more suited to people who like to drive briskly, whereas the sports car is more appropriate for those drivers who want to explore the limits of the car and their talents.
Motorists who really want to look back towards sports cars in the past may well prefer the BRZ’s 2.0-litre boxer engine, as it doesn’t have a turbocharger. It’s also a bit more responsive than the Fiat’s 1.4-litre unit.
One last thing, if the Fiat 124 Spider isn’t quite brash enough for you, you may want to look at Abarth’s version of the 124. It costs a few more bob, but it gets a boost in power and a sportier, angrier overall finish.
Subaru BRZ – £26,050 to £27,995
Fiat 124 Spider – £21,050 to £27,060