The Z4 is nearly on its own as a front-engine, rear-drive roadster with considerable power now that the Corvette has finally gone mid-engine.
Still, shop the two.
The ‘Vette will get more attention, and it’s ultimately the better track car by a wide margin, but its swagger isn’t for everyone.
The Porsche 718 Boxster is way more subtle, but also way more expensive equivalently equipped.
Jaguar’s F-Type sticks with traditional roadster values, though more powerful versions send power to all four wheels.
Underneath, the Z4 shares its chassis and its powertrains with the coupe-only Toyota Supra, one you should definitely have on your list as well.
Mazda’s Miata costs half as much as the Z4 but delivers at least three-quarters as much driving fun, we say.
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