Saturday, May 11, 2013
Everyone loves sports cars. However, unless you're a driving performance fanatic you may not get much value from a $200,000 sportster. Here are five sports cars that will give you the best bang for your buck in 2013.
The FRS is downright fantastic. It is lightweight and absolutely thrilling to drive. If you appreciate quality and pure handling, the FRS will take you back to the basics. It has a 6 speed transmission, perfectly tuned transmission, 2-liter engine, and very rigid chassis.
The FRS's top competitors are the Nissan GTR and Porsche Cayman. Fortunately, its price tag is less than half of its competitors. It also has a lower center of gravity and you won't miss anything when it comes to performance.
The GTI is proof that you don't need to pay 50K–100K to get a high quality German sportster. It has all the power and durability that you could expect from a BMW or Mercedes, and it is also extremely practical. The GTI's small frame was specifically built for zipping around the backstreets of Europe, making this car perfect for city driving.
The GTI is capable of 207 torque and 200 horsepower, thanks to its direct injected turbo engine. It has hatchback-grade cargo space and enough room for four occupants. The engine's direct injection capability also gives the GTI an impressive 21–31 MPG.
Of all performance cars brands, Mustang is one of the most famous. It is also one of the cheapest, for only 30K you'll get an extremely cool looking car boasting a powerful V8 5-liter engine. This car can pump out a whopping 420 horsepower, outmuscling far more expensive cars like the Lexus IS F and BMW M3.
If you get the manual transmission, you'll have a hard time not feeling like a racetrack driver every time you take off from the stop light. For a bit of extra money you can also add Brembo brakes and Recaro bucket seats. Despite its crazy level of power, the GT is still able to manage 15–26 MPG.
Corvette Grand Sport
Grand Sport cars are pricier than the other vehicles on this list, but it has a lot more goodies. It is cheaper than its cousin the Z06, but still has the Z06's sporty looks and aggressive flair. With a 436 horsepower and 6.2-liter engine, you definitely won't be wanting in terms of power.
The power-to-torque ratio of the Grand Sport allows this car to rocket from 0 to 60 in under four seconds. Despite its large size, this car is deceptively agile. For 56K you'll also get all the luxury toys like keyless start, climate control, and heated leather seats.
For a budget-minded consumer, it's difficult to provide convincing information that a 100K car will give you good value for the money. However, take one ride in the GTR and you'll see why this car its worth its price. It has a top speed of 196mph and goes from 0-60 in less than three seconds.
In terms of performance, the GTR is on par with a Lamborghini or Ferrari. It is less than half the price though and features a ridiculously complicated wheel drive system. For a car of such incredible power, it has a surprising 23 MPG while on the highway.
Lisa Landers is a Freelance writer from New York, who assist www.BiggestCarBuyers.com with their online marketing.