Top 10 Mid-Engine Sports Cars of All Time

The Miura's mid-engine is positioned sideways. It positioned above the gearbox, giving designers lots of room to experiment, but it made the Miura tricky to turn.

Lamborghini Miura

The first Acura NSX was another mid-engined sports car that challenged Ferrari. Its 3.0-liter V6 sat behind the driver and could accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds while emitting a screeching high-pitched tone.

Acura NSX

The Elise is the best Lotus model ever. The Elise's mid-engined design and simplicity and lightness made it a purist's favorite

Lotus Elise

The F40's inclination towards pure driving pleasure through lightweight and brilliant engineering is phenomenal, thanks to its mid-engined layout.

Ferrari F40

A mid-engined thoroughbred that can be as simple to live with as a Fiesta, some owners modified their cars to amazing effect.

Ford GT

The mid-mounted V10's racetrack technology and orchestra-like sound are a blast. We love Porsches because they're hard to control, like the Miura and Carrera GT.

Porsche Carrera GT

The R8 was a game changer for Audi, and its retirement will be remembered warmly as a mid-engined superstar of the early twenty-first century.

Audi R8

The McLaren F1, a record-breaker and renowned automobile, was unique for a while. The F1's central driving position and mid-mounted 6.1-liter BMW S70 V12 engine made it the world's fastest automobile, reaching 243mph.

McLaren F1

The Porsche 956/962, which won Le Mans many times in the 1980s, inspired the Dauer 962. Dauer replicated the 962's design between 1993 and 1997 to meet road-legal standards.

Dauer 962

Lancia Stratos is a motorsport legend. This mid-engined cult classic turns 50 this year, and even though it looks archaic, it has matured like excellent wine.

Lancia Stratos



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