It’s easy to look at the ever-increasing costs of supercars and think you’ll never be able to afford one. Well, have we got news for you – these used exotic cars are under $75K.
1) Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
The Chevy Corvette is a name with history, as all-American as you can get. If you want a good straightforward, 638bhp, no nonsense machine? You can’t go wrong with this. It looks killer, too, and the best part? A 6-7 year old model will cost you about 70 grand.
2) BMW M3 E92
I’ve talked before about what the BMW M3 is good at: fast and precise driving. It is a true driver’s car. If you want something that can serve as both a day-to-day car as well as a racer, then look no further than the M3. One minute, you can happily tear up to speeds of 155mph, while another, you can cruise around in comfort. The cost? Around $50,000 for a model around five years old.
3) Ferrari 360
The Ferrari 360 first tore onto the car scene in 1999, and stuck around until being replaced by the F430 in 2005. These days, if you want to own one, it will set you back about $70,000. What does that get you? Well, 400bhp, 0-62 in 4.5 seconds, and the mystique of the Ferrari badge.
4) Aston Martin DB9
Oh yes. If you’d like to unleash your inner Bond, the Astons of the last decade are now surprisingly cheap. They’ve lost none of their polish, though. A 2010 DB9 will zip to 60mph in 4.5 seconds, and inside, you’ll find the walnut and hand stitched interior Astons are famous for. All of this can now be had for around $60K.
5) Porsche 911
For over 50 years now, the Porsche 911 has been wowing drivers with its speed, precision, and quality engineering. No money for a new model? No problem – models from the mid-2000s now go for around $50K. For that, you’re getting a car that’ll hit 60mph in anywhere from 3.5-4.5 seconds, depending on model.
6) Lotus Exige
The Lotus Exige is an interesting little car. Produced by the esteemed British marque since 2000, it is a great little racer, designed to do one thing: go fast. Most models’ top speeds sit in the high 140s, despite the small 1.8L engine. Models from the late-2000s can now be had for around $60K.
7) Bentley Continental GT
So you’ve thought about the Aston, and decided its not for you. You’d like something a bit more restrained, and maybe a bit more luxuriant? Take a look at the Bentley Continental GT. A sumptuous grand tourer, this is another car comfortably endowed with power and comfort. And these days, models from around 2007 can be had for just under $75K.
8) Nissan GT-R
The Nissan GT-R caused a storm upon its release back in 2008. It was a car that took technical innovation and precision engineering to another level. Assembly took place in a hermetically sealed room to ensure consistency. Oh boy, did that level of work pay off. The car blasts up to 60mph in 3.2 seconds, far faster than the Ferrari F430 of the same era. Early models can now be had for around $65K.
9) Maserati Quattroporte
Another car in the spirit of the Bentley Continental, the Quattroporte, is a superb sedan that can also rocket up to 190mph. Maseratis have long suffered from being less recognized than Lamborghinis or Ferraris, something you can capitalize on to nab a bargain. A three-year-old GTS model, with the aforementioned top speed, can now be had for $70K.
10) Dodge Viper
Let’s take it back to another classic American name. for the final entry. The Dodge Viper is astonishingly powerful: driven by a huge 8.4L V10 engine, this thing moves like a fighter jet. The acceleration is everything you’d expect from an engine of that size: 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, which is paired with a top speed of 206mph. Despite this insanity, it was pretty cheap on release, meaning they can now be had for $70K.
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