As the UK nears its 2030 ban on internal combustion engined (ICE) cars, electric sports cars are set to replace some of the fastest cars you can buy. With instant torque and low centres of gravity, electric motors are the perfect drivetrain choice for sports cars. Here are our picks of the best electric sports cars you can buy in the UK right now, along with some options that may be available soon.
Tesla Model S Plaid
The Plaid edition of Tesla’s big saloon is one for pure bragging rights. It’s been crowned the fastest EV around the infamous Nurburgring race track, finishing a lap in 7 minutes 25 seconds. It’s also one of the fastest production cars to 60mph, hitting the mark in just 1.99 seconds. It’ll then go on to a 200mph top speed.
Despite all this power, its four door shape and big boot means once you’re off the track, it turns into a spacious, well equipped cruiser, also boasting a range of 373 miles. A 17-inch touchscreen, which also doubles as a video games player, is standard equipment.
|Quoted Range||373 miles|
|0-60mph Time||1.99 seconds|
|Maximum Charging Rate||250kW|
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Porsche’s top of the line Taycan model, the Turbo S, is another great sports EV option. It boasts 616bhp, which increases to 750bhp with its temporary overboost facility. With this enabled, you’ll go from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. The more important metric in the real world is that the 49-74 mph sprint takes just 1.7 seconds. It’s the second-fastest production EV around the Nurburgring, after the Model S Plaid.
The interior is a comfortable place to cruise long distances, helped by a quoted range of around 280 miles. Just like the Model S Plaid, its large size makes it a do-it-all sports car option.
|Quoted Range||273 miles|
|0-60mph Time||2.8 seconds|
|Maximum Charging Rate||268kW|
Everrati Porsche 911 Signature
EV converter Everrati have worked their magic on a number of electric restomods, including the original Range Rover and the Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda, but its widebody 964-generation 911 makes a good case for the best electric sports car.
It combines the legendary styling of the early 90’s car with a 500bhp electric motor, for zero-emission motoring and a 0-60mph time under 4 seconds. Evarrati also say that the conversion stays true to the original model’s mass and weight distribution, ensuring its legendary handling remains alike.
|Quoted Range||200 miles|
|0-60mph Time||4 seconds|
|Maximum Charging Rate||100kW|
BMW i4 M50
This is BMW’s performance M division’s first fully electric car, and maintains the sporty experience of previous petrol-powered M cars. The 544bhp electric motors deliver power to all four wheels, but a rear-drive bias ensures a driving experience synonymous with previous models. It’ll do 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 140mph.
|Quoted Range||320 miles|
|0-60mph Time||3.9 seconds|
|Maximum Charging Rate||207kW|
Caterham Project V
Lightweight sports car manufacturer Caterham recently unveiled the Project V, an ultra lightweight EV sports car which it could bring into production by 2025. This has a single electric motor sending 268bhp to the rear wheels.
A planned weight of 1,190kg is remarkably light for an electric vehicle, and ensures Caterham’s lightweight ethos carries through to its future EV models. This should ensure that handling is top notch. Thanks to this light footprint, the relatively low-power electric motor will still propel the Project V to 0-60mph in around 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of over 140mph.
Triumph TR25 Concept
At the moment, this electric TR25 is just a one-off concept, but we can only hope that something similar makes it into production in the next few years.
As the rights to the Triumph brand are now owned by BMW, the group behind the TR25 concept borrowed BMW’s proven platform from its now-discontinued i3S model. This setup provided the i3 with a 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds, which is perfect for a compact sports car.
The first convertible from Polestar is set to release in 2026, and could be one to rival a future electric Porsche 911. The company is targeting a 155mph top speed, 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds, and a range of over 370 miles. Polestar estimate that their new sports car will cost around $200,000 (£152,000).
Tesla’s roadster will be a great option if you’d like the performance of the Model S Plaid, but in a sleeker format. The company is claiming a 1.9 second 0-60mph time, along with a top speed of 250mph. Its removable roof could also make it one of the future best electric convertible cars.