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.
Now that 2015 is here, some of those machines are more than 10 years old. Which means that we no longer have to buy new to score one helluva performance bargain! So we dug through the archives and came up with the 9 best used performance cars that can be bought for under 30 grand.
Celebrities have the widest wealth-to-taste ratio known to man. It’s science. So when gaudy mansions or Bichon Frisé-holding designer handbags don’t get enough attention, they buy expensive cars, and then promptly destroy them in the name of “style.”
The new NSX can be traced back to 2007. Honda/Acura debuted the “Advanced Sports Car Concept” at that year’s North American International Auto Show. It was a bit odd-looking, but it packed a V-10, a carbon-fiber underbody and wild tech-like carbon-ceramic discs with 8-piston calipers.
Earlier this week, a Camaro6.com member named chazcron drew up some amazing renderings. They represent his idea of the perfect sixth-gen Camaro: body styling similar to the fifth-gen, but with a more aggressive nose, a more pronounced hood bulge and wicked, LED-based lighting. While the 2010 Camaro’s tail was straight-up bulbous, GM made great strides in the last few years smoothing it out. So we’re not crazy about chazcron’s rounded, almost Supra-looking rear—but other than that, these renderings are the sex.