If you’re even a few inches taller than the average person, you may have struggled to find a sports car that you can fit in. Sure, you can make the uncomfortable squeeze into plenty of small cars like the Lotus Elise, but chances are you at least want enough space to sit up straight and stretch out a bit. While there are plenty of sports cars on the market, finding one that can comfortably accommodate taller drivers requires a little bit more effort.
Manual or automatic transmission options
Having a sports car that a driver can fit in starts with deciding if you want a manual transmission or a more modern automatic transmission. When it comes to having a manual transmission, you need a little bit more legroom to comfortably use your clutch foot. On the other hand, it’s much easier to find newer sports cars with an automatic transmission, even though there are a handful of brand-new options with stick shifts.
A Mustang is usually the answer
There are so many reasons that people love the classic American muscle power of a Ford Mustang. With enough trim levels to choose a suitable option for your casual days at the track to your daily driving needs, it’s easy to see why so many people pick the Mustang — even if so many people hate it for no real reason. Useable back seat space and ample trunk capacity is just the tip of the iceberg for tall drivers because there is plenty of space to sit comfortably behind the wheel even if you’re on the taller side.
Some British style
If you aren’t a big fan of American muscle cars, or maybe just want something that stands out from the crowd, perhaps the Jaguar F-Type is more your style. Surprisingly spacious inside, this sporty coupe offers enough space for most tall drivers to fit comfortably inside. With enough room for your head, shoulders, knees, and toes, you could make the F-Type your weekend roadster or enjoy its practicality on your daily commute.
Exotics for the tall driver
If you are a car enthusiast chances are you’ve heard of the YouTuber, VINWiki creator, and Cannonball record holder Ed Bolian. Ed is known for many things and fitting into small sports cars with his tall-stature isn’t one of them — though we do like to see him try. Mr.Bolian claims that his Lamborghini Gallardo is offers the perfect amount of space for him to drive comfortably, and other taller drivers in several forums seem to agree that in way of exotics it’s particularly comfortable.