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The Best 2-Seater Cars (2021)

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If you decided you are in the market for a 2-seater sports car, we can assume one of two things or both: you don’t have a family or family duties, or you do have a family and you want an extra vehicle for fun. Either way, awesome!

Some 2-seaters can get pretty pricey, especially if they’re Italian or German, so in the interest of knowing not everyone is a millionaire, we kept our choices mostly to the more modestly priced 2-seaters.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 - $58,900

The anticipation for this Corvette has been incredible. In fact, Chevrolet was sold out of them before they even made it into production. That gave it kind of a little pricing problem. Since they were sold out before they even made it off the assembly line, private owners and dealerships were selling these Corvettes for $90,000 - $110,000+, when their MSRP was set at $58,900, and $66,400 for a convertible.

Don’t worry though, prices will eventually get to what Chevrolet initially intended to sell them at. Plus, it’s nice to know that you are buying an investment, unlike the Corvettes from the ‘80s, these Corvettes are expected to hold their value and increase over time.

This is Chevrolet’s first try at a mid-engine Corvette and most people say they have nailed it. With a 6.2-liter V8 and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, you’ll get to enjoy a smooth 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque which will get you from 0-60 MPH in 2.9-seconds.


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2021 Porsche 718 Cayman - $59,900

This is one of Porsche’s most recognized and reasonably priced 2-seaters to drive. With its unique exterior styling, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know what one of these cars are, so you will get a lot of attention. The reason why this ranks so high on our best 2-seater cars list is the gas mileage. An EPA.-Estimated 21 city / 28 hwy MPG isn’t bad for this hot little ride.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine is the reason for those good MPG ratings. With 300 horsepower transferred through a 6-speed manual transmission, you get a very nice dose of power throughout the RPM range. 

Don’t let the size fool you, this mid-engine sports car gives you two cargo options that still allow you to store things like golf clubs, groceries, and everyday common things. We wouldn’t head off to the lumber yard with it, but you do have some storage options.

2021 Audi TT Roadster - $53,900

This Audi may not be the fastest 2-seater on our list, but it does come with many features that will help you overlook that fact. Standard S Sport seats in Fine Nappa Leather with a fully-digital cock-pit and a customizable 12.3-inch instrument display is how you will roll in this 2-seater. 

Standard and available safety features are great to have in a smaller vehicle. The Audi offers plenty of them with sensors and cameras all working together to make sure the unfortunate doesn’t have to happen.

Enjoy a 360-degree camera with a corner view, it’s like having your eyes in two places at once. Also available is Night Vision Assistance, Parking System Plus, Audi Side Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Active Lane Assist, Pedestrian and Stationary Vehicle Detection and Preparation, and more. 

The Audi boasts a 2.0- liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This all-wheel-drive 7-speed automatic gets an EPA-Estimated 23 city / 31 hwy / 26 combined MPG. Again, you may not be the fastest car on the block, but you might have the safest and most pocketbook-friendly 2-seater.


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2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 - $50,990

After last year’s return, Toyota went back and resigned the 2-seater again with even better improvements. A 3.0-liter twin-scroll single-turbocharged engine is placed in the Supra and makes 382 horsepower and 362 lb.-ft. of torque. Handling all that power will be either an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters or a manual with a gear shifter.

Some suspension and braking upgrades to go along with the powerful motor and transmission start to put this 2-seater on a different competition level, which was what Toyota wanted. Instead of being compared to the likes of the BMW Z4 and the Nissan 370Z, they’re looking to place themselves in the company of brands like Porsche.

The cool exterior looks don’t hurt their likeability either. The bold spoiler on the back and an aggressive front end that flows right into the aggressive body curves give it a big and mean look. But it’s not really that big, and that helps it get an EPA-estimated 22 city / 30 hwy MPG.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata - $26,830

Sure this Mazda Miata is a little small, and driving it doesn’t tell the world that you have tons of money on a car that can speed you to your death in under five seconds. But you can still have a lot of fun in one of these best 2-seater cars of 2021. With a curb weight of 2,400 pounds - 181 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque is enough to rip you around town and down some cruising country roads pretty efficiently.

If you really want to have some fun, the MX-5 Miata comes available with a SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter for quick and accurate shifts. If leisure is what you are looking for, then you can always go with the 6-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters - either option is a very fun and cool way to drive.

Along with a nice price tag, you also get an economy-conscious car. An EPA-Estimated 26 city / 34 hwy MPG will help you save some money along with a smaller insurance bill.


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Ferrari F8 Spider - $274,280

If your bank account is in the mood to splurge, then why not splurge on one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world. The name just about says it all, and the curves and power shows everyone the rest. With iconic supercar styling and major handling abilities, you can easily drive this car around town or on any racetrack you like and get respect.

A 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 gives this Ferrari 710 horsepower and gets it from 0-60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds, and gives a top speed of 212 mph. You may not get the greatest gas mileage at 15 city / 19 hwy MPG, but who’s counting when you’re going that fast. The only way you’re going to get this kind of performance on 20-inch wheels is if you’re willing to spend the type of money listed above.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R - $120,000

Performance is pretty outstanding for this Mercedes. AMG handcrafted a 4.0-liter V8 with twin turbos and intercoolers that produces 523 horsepower and gets the 2-seater from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Handling is also great in this little sportster. Using a double-wishbone suspension, you will stick to the ground on every curve and turn you encounter.

You’ll also find tones of technology that you will probably have a whole lot of fun with. You can customize your easy to ready 12.3-inch digital instrumental cluster with exclusive AMG readouts of turbo boost, oil temperature, speed, and gear selection. Also, for a small car, you get quite a big 10.25-inch infotainment screen with animated displays, intuitive menus, app connectivity, and navigation.  

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Now there is no doubt that there are tons of 2-seater sports cars out there, some even have price tags of million dollars or more. But we went with a more realistic lineup.

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