Budget performance cars are a critical part of the mod life. They’re an affordable option for young enthusiasts just entering the market—and many times, drivers develop lifetime allegiances to the makes or models that they start with. Luckily for you, many automakers are focusing on affordable performance in 2015. So Revvolution decided to put together a list of this model year’s fastest entry-level performance cars. The criteria were simple: under $35,000, over 200 horsepower, zero to 60 times under 6 seconds and quarter-mile times under 14 seconds.
Since its 2004 birth, the Cadillac CTS-V has gone from a frustratingly incomplete car to one of the best performance vehicles in the world. And with the all-new 2016 model sporting the Corvette Z06’s stellar LT4 engine, Cadillac’s message to the world’s super sedans is clear: we’re coming for you.
Let's say that you were rolling around Shift-S3ctor's Airstrip Attack 7 in a twin-turbo, V-8-powered BMW M5. And let's say that for your half-mile run, you staged next to a plain-looking, white RS7. If you hadn't been paying attention in the pits, would you have felt pretty confident about pulling out the win? I mean, with an M5's stock 0-60 times in the mid-3-second range, and stock 0-100 times in just over 8 seconds, that's a pretty fast ride. Add in a few mods and you've got yourself a giant killer.
Liberty Walk has gotten a lot of love on this site lately, and its insanely wide and low project cars are a big reason why. But while it's always great to see Wataru Kato and crew's latest big-fender creations, most of the time, we only catch 'em sitting pretty next to stick-like trade show models.
If you're anything like me, you've looked up at multistory garages with their corkscrew ramps and thought about what they might be like echoing with the sound of horsepower and choked with tire smoke. If you're anything like the guy in this video, you thought that, remembered you had a hot-rodded little BMW 3-Series, some cameras, a buddy with a chase car and a couple of free minutes to drift it... without bothering to close it down.