Friday, November 16, 2018

Cheap Sports Cars I

Corvette C5. The 5th generation Corvette was produced for the 1997 through 2004 model years. Not many could beat the Corvette C5 Z06 when it first appeared. The C5's 0–60 mph times could match the likes of the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, and Ferrari 355. At around 4.5 seconds with a standing quarter-mile time of 13.3 seconds at 108 mph the C5 was no slouch. The LS1 engine initially produced 345 hp. Hagerty says the price has bottomed. If you see a manual-transmission C5 around $ 20k, especially a FRC or a Z06, buy it now.
2010 Nissan GT-R. With a twin-turbo V-6, 3.8-liter engine boasting 485 hp, all-wheel drive, and automated manual paddle-shifted 6-speed transmission, the 2010 Nissan GT-R is a supercar in all but the price tag.

0-60 comes in about 3.3 seconds onto a top speed of 193 mph. A low mileage example in good condition is a bargain around $ 40k.
2001 Ferrari 456 GT. It's not exactly the most popular Ferrari ever built, nor is it the prettiest or fastest appreciating. But you might land one for $40k and it is still a decent supercar that can put most modern cars to shame.

A bonus is that you can fit 4 humans inside, something not common from the car maker. Plus you can say you drive a Ferrari, which a body can't put a price on.