I had a 2014 McLaren 12C and it's a great car, but when I was driving it, I missed the rawness of my 2005 190hp Elise. The Elise is just more fun to drive. I do think the 570s is a little more fun than the 12c, but I couldn't afford the spider version and still not like the Elise. The Elise just makes every turn fun. The mclarens are better designed for very high speeds. As far as the Exige is concerned. I'm not sure the added weight is worth it to get 410hp. I suspect the sweet spot is getting the supercharger on the 1.8L as it only adds a little weight and a lot more torque. And the engine I pretty reliable with well known potential issues. Just my 2 cents. All the listed cars are great. But I sold the McLaren and kept the Elise.