If you want a fast car but can’t afford the $1.4 million LaFerrari, don’t worry there are some options out there for you. Granted these will have less than one-third the horsepower as the hybrid Ferrari’s combined 950, but these have merit oozing out of their exhausts. The best part? These are all very cheap. If you don’t care about layout, which tires get the power, or even how many doors the car has and only care about pure speed, these are some great options.
To pick these cars we went with a $10,000 price cap (although most of these fall well below that), and a sub 2-minute lap time around Monterey, California’s own Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Of course, cars are good for different tracks, however, Laguna Seca is well-rounded with lots of elevation changes and fast corners, which takes a balanced concoction of acceleration, lightweight and handling. Looking at a list of Laguna Seca (LS) lap times, we found the fastest cars in the sub-two minute category that cost less than $10,000 are (in order from slowest to fastest):
The 0-60 mph and quarter mile times are just for flavor.
Bear in mind that depending on where you go to look for these cars the prices may vary, but these are based on KBB values. Each of these cars can be found at online used car marketplaces for $10,000 or less, some of which might take a bit more patience. Either way, these are definitely some of the cheapest yet fastest used cars you can buy.
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