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.
This automotive Frankenstein may be the most important American sports car ever—a bona fide, in-the-sheetmetal mid-engined Corvette. But until GM gets some proper Corvette bodywork on it, you can call it the StingHoldIllac.
Pansies who complain about driving in snow, amirite? Oh no, your underpowered, all seasons-wearing sedan is sliding a bit after a light dusting? You know they built that understeer in from the factory so you wouldn’t kill yourself, right?
Seeing a cop’s flashing lights behind you is a bad start to a day. But seeing Jay Leno say, "This is not gonna end well," while getting pulled over in a new Z06 is a great way to start a video.
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.