200-mph cars aren't easily affordable yet, but these cars will go plenty fast—150 mph—for cheap. Here are some of your favorites.
The V70 R is an all-wheel drive wagon with understated looks and 300 horsepower. Examples can routinely be found for under $10,000, and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
may have started life as a compact economy car, but with a bunch of tuning and upgrades from the factory, it's able to hit an impressive 153 mph at full tilt.
If speeding in luxury is more your thing, consider the LS400. It's one of the most reliable cars on the planet, and like the Volvo, is capable of 155 mph flat-out before it hits the electronic limiter.
The fifth-generation Corvette might just be the ultimate performance bargain right now. Do some digging and you can find good examples track-monster Z06 isn't too much more expensive. Thanks to its 350-hp V8, even a base C5 Corvette can hit 175 mph flat out.and the
People buy old Jaguars for the classy looks, but when equipped with the automaker's supercharged V8, they're great performers too. Like the German executive sedans it competed with, the XJR was limited to 155 mph and they're. Just leave some room in your budget for maintenance.
The new S4 is one quick sports sedan, but used ones are still capable of some serious speed. when unrestricted, and the follow-up, the B6, offered even more power. And odds are, you can pick up a B5 S4.
If it hadn't been for the E39 M5, the 540i might have become a full-on legend. Still, people are starting to recognize what an amazing performance bargain they are on the used market. but likely could have gone faster. High-mileage examples are scary cheap, but clean ones can also be found.
Would any list about cheap speed be complete without a Camaro SS? . A clean example might cost you closer to $10,000, butin the $5000 range.
Chrysler sadly doesn't sell an SRT version of the 300 in the U.S. anymore, but the first examples were incredibly fast. If you have the courage, you can take ., that's a serious bargain.
The original G35 coupe is still one of the best-looking cars Infiniti ever made. if you hang on long enough. And you can usually.
We make no claims that a used V12-powered Mercedes S-Class is going to be cheap to maintain, but there's no denying these cars are ridiculously powerful. They were limited to 155 mph . And what's even more terrifying (in a good way) is that.
Pricing on modified versions can get way out of hand, but a relatively clean 300ZX Turbo offers outstanding performance at a fair price. , and with a little looking, you can find one. That's not exactly dirt cheap, but it's still quite affordable.
With 340 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, it would be more surprising if the GTO couldn't hit 150 mph. But it could do that and more, . And while some can be priced ridiculously high, you can expect to be able to pick up a GTO .
The standard 944 might actually be the better car, but adding a turbocharger definitely made the 944 faster. In fact, the 944 Turbo is fast enough that . Finding deals on these can be harder than some of the other cars on the list, but.
The Boxster will never be the 911, but if you're looking for a bargain, that's probably a good thing. Used Porsche 911 prices are insane right now. 986 Boxsters, on the other hand,. And if you spring for the S version, .