5 Fastest Sport Cars Under $40K

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The fast cars on this list might be ideal for those of you who are not unlike the renowned Ricky Bobby and just want to accelerate at a rapid velocity, even if you don’t have any spare money to move around. Although these vehicles can’t go 0-to-60 in 2.2 seconds or top out at a speed of 268 miles an hour like the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, you would be able to purchase over 100 of these babies and still not spend the equivalent of what a Bugatti would cost.

1. Nissan 370Z

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This Nissan is an absolute explosion of a good time to drive, as it goes 0-to-60 in roughly five seconds and has a starting price of only $33,120 for its 3.7 liter V-6. After letting it out of its kennel, it can top out at 155mph. The possibility of grinding gears has been significantly reduced thanks to the 6-speed transmission being systematically aligned with the motor speed. As well, the exhaust system is also lined up uniquely to enhance the overall force and acceleration. Too sweet!

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9 COMMENTS

    • It’s not a Shelby Cobra! It’s Shelby GT500. For your information, the Shelby GT500 is essentially a hotted up Mustang GT. Don’t you hate it when you try to be clever and correct something with information that is still wrong.

      • Well, Dave, the article says its a 5.0 Mustang GT for under $40,000, and the picture is clearly a Shelby GT500 that costs closer to $50,000. So it’s still wrong.

  1. Let’s clear up the mistakes in this article:

    First of all, there’s a car missing. The VW Golf R does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, which is faster than both the STi and the EVO. It’s under $40,000, so it should be here.

    Secondly, the article states that a Camaro SS can be had for around $32,000. They actually start at $38,000 for a 1SS and go up to $42,000 for a 2SS.

    As pointed out below, the third item on this list is the Mustang GT, but two of the cars pictures are technically not Mustang GTs. The first one is a Shelby Super Snake, which is a heavily modified Mustang that costs about $50,000. The third picture is a Shelby GT500, which costs a bit more than $40,000 and replaces the Mustang’s 5.0 V8 with a 5.4 V8 and adds a six-speed transmission along with exterior modifications like hood scoops.

    And just to nitpick, one of the Subaru pictures is a plain WRX and not the WRX STi. You can tell by the lettering on the grille. I doubt many people would say that Subaru’s four-cylinder boxer is “like” the six-cylinder boxer used by Porsche either.

    I noticed this much, and to be honest, I’m not even much of a car guy.

  2. Test drove the 370Z and it like riding with no suspension and has tons of road noise! I don’t think it has any sound insulation in the bottom of it! Totally a wreck in terms of wanting a “new” car experience! It like a customized track car not on the smooth track surface but a regular highway roadway!

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