Ten Fastest Cars Sold Below $50,000 Most car buyers, especially those who belong


to the younger generation are fond of purchasing fast cars since these vehicles are admired for their impressive speeds and excellent running performance. However, not all of these buyers were able to purchase the vehicles that they have been dreaming of since fast cars are usually sold at relatively higher prices.

Fortunately, more and more car makers are presently producing a lot of car fast car models that are sold at prices below the $50,000 mark. Due to these, fast car lovers were given the chance to turn their long-time dream of buying high performance cars into reality. Most of these buyers are currently buying some of the fast car models sold below the 50k range such as the following.

1.      2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

One of the most popular high-performance cars that are sold below $50,000 is the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. This is presently sold with an invoice price of $34,123 and an MSRP of $36,095. By spending such amount, a buyer is given the chance to own a fast car which is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 265 horsepower and 244 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine used in this car is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The power generated by the engine is distributed to its four wheels through a standard symmetrical all-wheel drive system. With this engine and transmission combination, the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds.

2.      2012 Infiniti G Coupe

The well-designed, attractive, and sport-focused 2012 Infiniti G Coupe is also a top choice for fast car buyers who are only capable of spending budgets below $50,000. By spending a budget of $37,800 to $44,200 any buyer could easily gain ownership of the latest model of the Infiniti G Coupe. This vehicle is presently offered with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine mated to 7-speed automatic transmission that generates 330 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. This coupe is offered with a standard all-wheel drive system and capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds.

3.      2012 Nissan NIZMO 370Z

Nissan has also introduced another fast car in the automobile which is sold below $50,000 and this is the 2012 Nissan NIZMO 370Z. The 370Z has a current MSRP of $41,290 and this is offering a lot of exciting features that fast car lovers would like to have. In fact, this car is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that generates about 332 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. With this engine, the 370Z has the capability of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds making the vehicle one of the fastest in its class. Due to this, the 2012 Nissan NIZMO 370Z can be considered as a best buy for car buyers with limited budget for a fast car.

4.      2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L R-Spec

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L R-Spec is also included on the list of the top ten fast cars that are sold below $50,000. It is presently sold at a price of $46,500 and provides a lot of remarkable features that would surely delight the buyers. First off, it is equipped with a larger 5.0-liter direct injected V8 engine which is capable of producing up to 429 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. Based on the performance tests conducted on this Genesis, it is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds. Although its acceleration is quite slower compared to what the 370Z has obtained, this vehicle is loaded with a lot of modern features that will surely make it worth its price.

5.      2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Another popular fast car model which is currently sold at a price below $50,000 is the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. With an MSRP of $47, 470, any buyer would surely take pride of the 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque generated by its 6.3-liter V-8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission equipped with paddle shifters. In addition to this, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 was rated to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds which is actually the fastest among the other 4 models that were already discussed in this list.

6.      2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS

The iconic 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is also included in this list. By spending about $35,530, any buyer is given a chance to own a “Bumblebee” car. In addition to this, the money that buyers would be spending for this car will provide them with the opportunity to flaunt a vehicle propelled by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces up to 400 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

7.      2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is also a top option for buyers of fast cars who are only capable of spending a budget below 50k. This Challenger has a current MSRP of $43,995 and provides an excellent running performance that most fast-car buyers would want to achieve. The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was rated to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds which is considered one of the best in its class. Thanks to its 6.4-liter V-8 engine that pumps a maximum power output of up to 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.

8.      2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Superbee

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Superbee is also included as one of the best options for buyers who are only capable of spending a budget below $50,000 when purchasing a fast car. This Charger is priced at $41,495 and capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mile per hour in 4.6 seconds. Although it is a bit slower compared to the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 when it comes to acceleration, the Superbee still provides a lot of features that make its overall features worth the price.

9.      2012 Ford Mustang Boss

Ford has also come up with its own fast-car model which is sold below the 50k mark and this is no other than the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss. This car has an MSRP of $41,105 and by spending an amount as high as this would provide buyers with a vehicle that could pump up to 444 horsepower, 380 lb.-ft. of torque, and accelerate from 0 to 60 seconds in 4.8 seconds. Thanks to its 5.0-liter V-8 engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

10.  2012 Ford Shelby GT500

Another Ford-made vehicle which is included in this list is the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500. With an MSRP of $48,810, a buyer could own a car that is powered by a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque.

 

 

 

About Marty Bay

Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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