fastest cars under 50k

fastest cars under 50k

Fastest Cars Under 50k

BMW’s second entry on this list of the fastest cars under $50k, the 2016 340i is a small sedan that offers a carefully calculated blend of luxury and performance. The 340i features 320 horsepower in the form of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. It’s not the fastest car on this list, nor is it the cheapest. But this BMW 3 Series also offers plenty of comfort and style along with its power.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

The fully redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS is all about delivering maximum speed on a minimal budget. One of the most affordable vehicles on our list of the fastest cars under $50k, the Chevrolet Camaro SS takes retro styling cues from its glorious ‘60s past and merges them with modern design techniques to create what is essentially a rolling burnout machine. Shoehorning a 6.2-liter V8 engine between the front fenders of almost any car is a recipe for performance, and in the Camaro SS it generates 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque when ordered with the vehicle’s standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 8-speed automatic. When launched hard, the SS blows past 60 mph in five seconds.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

The 2016 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design might at first seem like an unusual entry on a list of the fastest cars under $50k, as the Swedish automaker is not widely known for producing high performance vehicles. The Volvo S60 T6 R-Design is in many ways the herald of a new design philosophy for the company, and it represents the apex of speed in Volvo showrooms. The 4-door sedan is built around a turbocharged, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that grinds out 325 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, and combined with all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission, the car can reach 60 mph in five seconds.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

If you check our list of fastest cars ever made, you’ll see the buy-in starts in the low six figures and rises to millions of dollars. Those cars are ridiculously entertaining and gorgeous to behold, but they are not in the budget of the average person. Nonetheless, the list of affordable sports cars gets more impressive every year, and 2017 is another great one for enthusiasts.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

Tests by Motor Trend and Car and Driver served as our speed standard. Since they all had zero-to-60 times around 5.0 seconds or below and quarter-mile times around 13.0 seconds, we ranked them from most expensive to least expensive. These are the 12 fastest new cars under $50,000 in 2017.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

Corvette Stingray Price: $55,400 How fast is it? It’s no secret that the Corvette has long been a bang-for-your-buck superstar, but 3.7 seconds to 60 for the *base* model is absurd. That’s going toe to toe with the world’s fastest cars from 30 years ago, at a price that’s well within reach of many people.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

To make the point, we rounded up cars with the quickest times to 60 miles per hour and the fastest quarter-mile runs with a base price below $50,000. Though they qualified in price, we did not include Nissan 370Z Nismo or the Cadillac ATS V6 because of their comparatively sluggish quarter miles. Likewise, Honda Civic Type R does not appear because pricing remained a mystery as of late spring.
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Fastest Cars Under 50k

Acceleration is a wonderful drug. There’s something fantastic about the feeling of getting thrown into your seat by the thrust of your car’s engine as it rockets down the road, which is why so many people are obsessed with 0-60mph times. Sure, we could list every zillion-dollar supercar out there, but unless you’ve got Mark Cuban sponsoring your “business plan,” the only way you’ll have one in your garage is in poster form. With that in mind, these are the fastest-accelerating cars you can buy in 2016, for every kind of budget.
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Price: $55,400 How fast is it? It’s no secret that the Corvette has long been a bang-for-your-buck superstar, but 3.7 seconds to 60 for the *base* model is absurd. That’s going toe to toe with the world’s fastest cars from 30 years ago, at a price that’s well within reach of many people.
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We raised our search ceiling to $50,000 for some realistic leeway and gathered the best cars on offer within that limit. You can’t go wrong with any choice on this list. No matter what style you’re shopping for, these are the best cars on sale today for under 50 grand.
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Best Mini Supercar: There’s a reason Audi is synonymous with legendary handling, and cars like the Audi TT are a shining example of it. With all four wheels pushed far to the corners of the car, and with its low-slung architecture, the TT feels like a go kart through the corners. Through design and performance the TT is just one of those cars nearly anyone can set decent lap times in.
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Fact is my friends 4WD is the way things are going. In the wet, a RWD car becomes a liability able to do little more than make a great noise and a cloud of steam whilst you sit stationary. I own a C350 CDI, puts down a modest 261 BHP but 457lb/ft of torque. In the dry it’s properly quick (note I didn’t say fast), but next week I pick up my CLA45 AMG. Yes, it’s 4WD. Yes that means there’s less skill involved in driving it, but you know what? I don’t care. I’m not Lewis Hamilton, and nor do would I pretend to have even nearly the same level of driving prowess. But I get a kick out of going fast, the buzz of planting a car into a bend hard and coming out the other side alive and buzzing with adrenaline. Far too many people get caught up on saying “my car is better/faster than yours”, but you know what? Everyone on this site taking the time to comment on their ride – respect to them. You clearly love your cars. And personally, I don’t care if I was blown into the reeds by everyone on this forum – surely what we have in common here is our love of cars – new and old, small displacement / large displacement. It’s about the damn buzz you get when you go out in the thing, and know you’re pushing YOUR limits – regardless of whether you’re driving a £1.2 million Veyron, or a $40,000 Mustang. If you can’t recognize you’re one of a large group of people who share something special in common – a love of your machines – I’m not sure what you’re doing here. I regularly find myself out on an open road with another driver, who like me – is just out to feel the exhilaration of putting pedal to metal. I don’t think I’m better than him if my car is worth twice what his is, or worse than him if my car is worth half what his is – the fact is – a true petrolhead respects other petrolheads without the need to troll/ be abusive. I’ve had a number of encounters with other drivers giving it ‘some welly’ on the roads. And when we pull up at the lights, a respectful thumbs up is exchanged. Just my two pen’eth / cents
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Learn more about these fast cars, and others, by checking out their reviews and standings in our new car rankings. Also, be sure to explore our car deals page. There, you can get deals on the latest new cars. And, when you’re ready to buy, use our Best Price Program to save thousands off MSRP.
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More Shopping Tools From U.S. News & World Report Learn more about these fast cars, and others, by checking out their reviews and standings in our new car rankings. Also, be sure to explore our car deals page. There, you can get deals on the latest new cars. And, when you’re ready to buy, use our Best Price Program to save thousands off MSRP.
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Subaru WRX STI is another stalwart in the fast-but-affordable segment. Using the same powertrain in place since 2008 (305 horsepower, 290 pound-feet of torque), fans of STI know what to expect. Performance figures varied more on this model than for any other car on the list, but Motor Trend nailed down the fastest time at 4.6 seconds to 60 miles per hour. During the same runs, drivers completed the quarter-mile sprint in 13.1 seconds at 104.4 miles per hour.
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Best-Looking Family Sedan: In the past few years, Japan, and Mazda especially, have really come into their own in the style and design department. It’s no coincidence that there are four Mazdas on our list. For the price, they’re some of the best-handling cars on the road, and the 6 is no exception. Sharp and flowing design draped over a competent yet efficient chassis, and all for under $25,000.
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While it may seem that automakers are focusing more on fuel efficiency than performance these days, cars are actually getting faster and (in some cases) cheaper. If you’re in the market for a performance car under $50,000, you might be surprised just how fast they can get.
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It wasn’t long ago that the Audi S4 made the cut among the hottest cars under $50,000, but times change, and so do prices. These days, folks who want legit speed in a four-door Audi can turn to the S3. This model features 292 horsepower, 280 pound-feet of torque, and a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Testers have outgunned the automaker’s zero-to-60 time (4.7 seconds), so there’s no problem with acceleration. The S3’s quarter-mile runs are no slouch either at 13.3 seconds. 

Published on Jun 17, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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