Given the choice most of us would jump at the chance of owning a brand-new supercar. The internet is filled to the brim with videos of people swanning about in impossibly fast and expensive machines. The online world can warp reality though, the truth is that few people are likely to have the spare £200,000 (sometimes a whole lot more) to indulge their supercar fantasies.

Clearly supercar ownership is as much a dream for the man in the street as it ever was but there are other ways to scratch that supercar itch. From over-achieving family hatchbacks to comparatively affordable modern classics there are plenty of ways to get that buzz most people think only a pricey supercar can provide.

You just need to think out of the box a little bit. Our list spans a broad range of offerings, from cars that will appeal to the merely modestly wealthy to ones that don’t even require an inheritance to afford.