If you want zero-to-sixty times under five seconds in your next car. You don’t necessarily have to dish out super car money to do so. There are several less expensive vehicles under the $100,000 price point that will allow you to accomplish your goal.
Five of the ten cars on the list will slingshot you to sixty miles-an-hour in under four seconds. You only need to add a half a second for the next five cars. These types of zero-to-sixty times are shared only with higher priced, more expensive super cars that can cost a couple hundred thousand, up to a million or more dollars.
Autobytel analyzed its database and weeded out the top ten quickest cars with an entry level price point of below $100,000. The quickest car on the list is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $79,000. Chevy has equipped the Z06 with a 6.2-liter, 650-horsepower, 650 lb-ft torque V-8 engine. The powerhouse engine is mated up with a seven-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic with paddle-shifts. This allows the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to hit sixty miles-per-hour in just under three seconds.
With a MSRP of only $34,495, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI is most affordable quick car on the list by far. Many of the cost savings of the WRX STI can be seen within the cabin, however once you feel and drive the Subaru’s all-wheel drive (AWD) turbocharged four-cylinder engine, you’ll find yourself in total bliss with its superior grasshopper jump off the line with its 305 horsepower, 290 lb-ft of torque to rocket itself to 60 mph in a blistering quick 4.5 seconds. You will have to learn how to drive a manual transmission to drive this vehicle, a six-speed manual is the only transmission option available from Subaru.
Check out all the other quick cars you can buy priced under $100,000 below.
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10 of the Quickest Cars You Can Buy Under $100,000
|#||Year | Make | Model||Zero to Sixty Time|
|1||2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06||Just under 3 seconds|
|2||2014 Ford Shelby GT500||3.5 Seconds|
|3||2015 Dodge Viper SRT||3.7 Seconds|
|4||2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S||3.9 Seconds|
|5||2015 BMW M3||3.9 Seconds|
|6||2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe||4 Seconds|
|7||2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG||4.4 Seconds|
|8||2015 Alfa Romeo 4C||4.5 Seconds|
|9||2015 Subaru WRX STI||4.5 Seconds|
|10||2015 Porsche Cayman S||4.5 Seconds|