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While there aren’t many places we can actually drive at 150+ mph, it feels good to know that our cars are capable of such shenanigans if needed.
There are all kinds of cars available out there – some focus on luxury, some on speed, and some which provide a blend of affordability and practicality. Whichever kind of car you are looking for, there is no doubt that there is something available for you.
Most fast luxury cars are likely to take a heavy toll on your wallet. However, the bright side of the automobile industry is that there are a number of options out there for you to choose from.
There are a range of diverse choices out there, and thus, if you cannot pay 6- or 7-digit figures for a fast car – that is perfectly fine. You are not bound to drive slow cars for your entire life. You can reach your desired speeds within your budget.
We have prepared for, a list of 15 budget-friendly cars capable of reaching speeds of 150 mph:
The Chrysler 300-C was released in the market to serve as competition for the Mercedes E-Class AMG and the BMW M5. It was a performance-oriented sedan consisting of a powerful 6.1-liter V8 Hemi engine capable of reaching a top speed of more than 170 mph. While initially overlooked, today, the 300C is a bargain.
The C5 was the 5th generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, and it was released in 1996. Till it was replaced in 2005, it had a highly successful run. The C5 came with a 5.7-liter V8 engine which could power the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
When the ZR-1 was introduced in 1989, it had a reputation for being the fastest Corvette ever built. Alongside having a very classy exterior, the ZR-1 also had a V8 engine that could produce 375 horsepower, power it to 180 mph, and take 4.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
To this day, it is still confusing as to why the 2004 to 2006 Pontiac GTO experienced low sales considering all the amazing aspects this car has to offer. While its appearance might not be a huge seller, the key is its engine which can produce 350 and 400 horsepower across its trim and a top speed of 175 mph.
The Porsche 911 Turbo is known for being highly durable, quick off the line, and capable of blazing through corners. One of the most reliable cars to have ever been produced, it is also extremely fast with the capability of going from 0-60 mph in around a mere five seconds.
It is widely known that the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 is one of the most successful Corvettes to have ever been produced. It comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 638 HP and capable of producing 604 lb.-ft of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph within a very impressive 3.4 seconds.
The BMW M5 had what it took to perform exceptionally in curved roads, straight lines and corners. A refined powertrain and a strong V-8 engine were the ingredients behind the extreme power of this car. As icing on the cake, this car is also known as one of the best looking BMW models ever.
Compared to its predecessor, the Flying Spur showcased a sportier appearance. It was the first four-door Bentley capable of achieving a top speed beyond 200 mph. It was powered by the iconic W12 engine. When this car was introduced, it ended up setting a brand-new standard in the luxury car market.
The Nissan GT-R is nicknamed “Godzilla” which is self-explanatory. It is a beast capable of anything. It is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged VR-Series V6 engine, the secret behind its incredible performance. It is capable of producing up to 600 horsepower – a feat one can only be in awe of.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is known for being able to resist all kinds of harsh circumstances out there. It is also famous for being America’s sole four-door muscle car with an available all-wheel-drive system.
The SRT Viper is, undoubtedly, one of the most powerful cars to have been produced by Dodge. It is powered by the SRT-developed 8.4-liter V10, and also consists of factory headers and a low-restriction exhaust system – all of which contribute to the production of 640 horsepower (40 more than the initial production model).
This car was introduced as Ferrari’s bargain on the cover of the 1994 July issue of Performance Car Magazine. It is the last hand-built Ferrari, but also the first to have embraced the modern technology of today. This car is just as desirable and popular today as it was when it was released in 1994.
Ever since this car was released in 1965, the Ford Mustang has always performed exceptionally well on the road. In 2015 the Mustang came with 2 engine choices, either a 5.0L V8 with 435 hp or a base 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder Eco Boost with 310 hp. We definitely recommend going for the bigger V8 engine!
The rear-drive Nissan 370Z is the ideal choice for retro-lovers looking for a modern driving experience. The base model comes with a 3.7L V6 engine capable of producing 332 horsepower, while the Nismo version can deliver 350 horsepower. If you want a car that can catch everyone’s attention and is budget-friendly too, this is the one for you.
The third-generation Dodge Challenger has a 6.4-liter V8 SRT Hemi engine capable of producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. This car can reach a top speed of 182 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph within 4.2 seconds. If you want power, this is your car.
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15 Reasonably Priced Cars That Can Reach 170 MPH – HotCars
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