The EVO8 and STI are more real-life friendly then either the Lotus, Z4 or S2000. Unless you are a highly trained or practiced individual the difference between the cars is relatively unimportant.
If you get an EVO8 or STI, you get a car thats nearly unbeatable in the dirt, snow and rain. ALso a killer in a drag.
If it's JUST a road race toy, then by all means get a custom made dart for qute cheaply, and with the extra money buy a motorcycle.