Many people characterized 2012 as a year for change. Why not make a change in your life which will be great for the ego but not bring the apocalypse to your personal bank account? Why not drive a high performance car but save money? Purchase a great sports car to open the roadways to a fantastic future. The following sports cars are all available for under $60,000. As far as big life changes go, the price tag is minimal.
What a Coupe Can Do?
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe comes in at just over $22,000. While the name does not scream sports car, the 308 horsepower V6 certainly backs up its claim. The body says the rest. In classic red, this model elicits thoughts of hitting insane RPMs. It features track-tuned suspension and Brembo brakes. The serious hardware this car packs sits on top of light-weight, 19-inch alloy rims. Drivers can go from 0 to 60 in just under six seconds. This car offers serious speed for every dollar.
At the Speed of Tech:
The Nissan 370Z brings to mind thoughts of how to become a secret agent. It looks that good. The specs are suited to match. A torque capacity of 270 pounds per foot allows this car to provide 332 horses. Buyers can choose from a 7-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. All things considered, this vehicle gets a reasonable 18 miles to the gallon in the city and 26 on the highway. In the tech department we are pleased to find the SynchroRev Match. This system allows the computer to match downshifting with the RPM. When downshifting occurs, the throttle is blipped to provide the greatest amount of efficiency.
The Chevy Camaro SS is a standard name already. There is nothing that needs to be said about the experience and craftsmanship that is backing this 2012 model. This glistening beauty hits 60 mph in under 4.8 seconds. Once you are there, the 426 horsepower engine drives you forward to greater speeds. Chevy has achieved the fine mixture of the sports car and muscle car with this model. The SS features a LS3 V-8 engine.
Big Things in Small Packages:
The Audi TT starts to push the budget up a little. However, the $38,000 you spend looks more like $75,000. The modern exterior covers time-tested engineering. It features Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system and has a turbo power system backing it. This car does feature a smaller, 2 Liter 4-cylinder engine but offers 23 miles to the gallon in the city in return. There is nothing small about the torque, however. The 258 lb-ft capacity lets this small dynamo reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
If Its Not Broken:
For those thinking of nothing but power, explore the possibilities of the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8. The word HEMI should have most of us salivating. On top of this legendary component, Dodge packs in a TREMEC 6-speed transmission, 20-inch rims, and a Brembo brake kit. The old-school racing stripes are the icing on the cake.