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Most Popular Sports Cars Around the World

Sports cars are popular all over the world – and why wouldn’t they be? They are beautiful, fast, and always impressive. However, have you stopped to wonder which sports cars are the most popular in different countries? 

At YSM Motors, we have analysed 124 countries around the world along with their most popular sports cars. When conducting this piece of research, we took the most affordable and the most expensive cars into consideration to get reliable data. 

While we hoped to gather data on every country around the globe, this was not possible. As such, the countries that we could not gather data for have been removed from the list. Even with these countries removed, there is plenty of data to check out and go over, so let’s do that!

How We Got Our Results

To determine which vehicles were the most popular sports cars globally, we analysed Google Search data and attributed a score to each car, showing its popularity in each country. We then analysed the top 20 most popular/searched for sports cars in the World to come up with a final list.

Most Popular Sports Cars Around the World

Below is a list of the 20 most popular sports cars around the world. As you can see, it’s a mixed bag, with the incredible Lamborghini Aventador coming in at the number one spot. 

Here is a list of the 20 most well-loved sports cars around the globe:

1. Lamborghini Aventador
2. BMW M3 
3. Bugatti Veyron 
4. Toyota Supra 
5. BMW M5
6. KIA Stinger 
7. Bugatti Chiron 
8. Porsche 911 
9. Mazda MX-5
10. Tesla Roadster
11. Porsche Panamera
12. BMW i8
13. McLaren 720S
14. Dodge Challenger
15. Alpine a110
16. Audi S3
17. Ford Mustang
18. Audi TT
19. Audi R8
20. Ferrari Roma 
Most Popular Sports Cars Around the World

To break down these finds, it’s important to take note of the brand that got the most votes – Audi and BMW! Overall, the Lamborghini Aventador got the top spot with a score of 22, while the BMW M3 got 19. The Bugatti Veyron got a score of 14, the Toyota Supra 13, and the BMW M5 7. 

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BMW M3 CS (G80)

Overall, it is fair to say that BMWs and Audis have remained popular, and are likely to remain popular. However, there are other up-and-coming sports cars that are becoming increasingly popular, such as the Tesla Roadster. It is entirely likely that we will be seeing more of these sports cars in the upcoming years. 

Even some sports cars like the Ferrari Roma may only feature once, but this is Italy’s favourite, so they must be onto something, right? 

Countries and Sports Cars to Take Note of

It’s interesting to note the variety when it comes to the favourite sports cars around the world. Very few countries had the Alpine A110 in the top spot – only France and Luxembourg! The only country to have the Audi R8 as the favourite was South Africa. 

In fact many countries within Africa seem to favour both the Bugatti Veyron (including Algeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ghana, and more) and the BMW M3 (including Djibouti, Eritrea, and Chad). Within the Latin American countries, the most popular sports cars are options like the Toyota Supra and the Lamborghini Aventador. 

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Porsche 911 Turbo S (992)

In Scandinavian countries (specifically Sweden, Denmark, and Norway), the favourite sports car is the Tesla Roadster. Throughout the rest of Europe, there are a variety of favourites. However, the sports cars that take the top spots include the Bugatti Veyron (Czechia, Georgia, Slovakia, and more), Lamborghini Aventador (United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, and more), and the Porsche 911 (Slovenia, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, and more). 

The most popular sports cars in Asia seem to be the BMW M5 (Kyrgyzstan, China, Azerbaijan), Bugatti Chiron (Cambodia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan), and the Lamborghini Aventador (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Israel, and more). 

Here are some of the most prominent countries around the world and their favourite sports cars based on our data:

France – Alpine a110
South Africa – Audi R8
China – BMW M5
United Arab Emirates – Bugatti Chiron
India – Bugatti Veyron
Italy – Ferrari Roma
Australia – KIA Stinger
Russia – KIA Stinger
Brazil – Lamborghini Aventador 
Spain – Lamborghini Aventador 
Switzerland – Lamborghini Aventador 
United Kingdom – Lamborghini Aventador
Japan – Mazda MX-5
New Zealand – Mazda MX-5
United States – Mazda MX-5
Qatar – McLaren 720s
Canada – Porsche 911
Germany – Porsche 911
Hong Kong – Tesla Roadster
Saudi Arabia – Toyota Supra
Favourite sports car by country

What’s interesting to note are the cars that do not feature in some areas. For example, BMW’s do not feature as any of the Latin American country’s favourite sports cars except Bolivia! There are also some sports cars that only feature as favourites in one or two countries. 

In Italy, for example, the favourite sports car is the Ferrari Roma – and this car does not feature anywhere else. The favourite sports car in Mexico is the Chevrolet Camaro, which also features nowhere else on the map. The Ford Mustang is Colombia’s top sports car, and this vehicle also isn’t any other country’s top option. 

Other sports cars like the Dodge Challenger only feature twice in Singapore and Cuba’s top list. Three different Audi models are mentioned – the R8 S3, and TT. The TT is a favourite in the Isle of Man, while the S3 is loved in Rwanda and Latvia. 


Sports cars are here to stay, and it is clear that there are universal fan-favourites. The Lamborghini Aventador has remained the king of sports cars, and likely will for some time. Not far behind, however, is the BMW M3, then the Bugatti Veyron. Both of these cars are incredibly popular (why wouldn’t they be?), and could claw their way up the ranks with more data. 

BMW M3 (F80)

With sports cars like the Tesla Roadster being so popular in countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Hong Kong, you might be left thinking if you should make the switch! After all, these countries are some of the richest in the world, so why not? 

Nonetheless, you can’t forget about the popularity of sports cars like the Toyota Supra and KIA Stinger, which are still hugely popular in many parts of the world. 

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