5 Ferrari 599 GTB
Ready for a true track car that you might end up using to cruise the streets more often than not? The 599 offers a V12 engine, superior handling, and a great interior, but you’re going to pay for it… quite a bit. But if the 599 is your price bracket, then this is essentially the top-of-the-line supercar you’re looking for. The interior is gorgeous, refined, and well-crafted. The body design is beyond words, and the 599 feels good both at high speeds and cruising or touring. Of course, for those who can’t afford the 599, we absolutely recommend the Nissan GT-R for insane speeds and corner conquering at a low cost.
4 Nissan GT-R
A twin-turbo, V8 engine with 485-horsepower and awesome handling to boot – it’s no wonder Nissan’s sports cars keep making our lists. Just look at the body of the GT-R. It’s simply awesome! Okay, well let’s just say it’s a very polarizing design. Still, the interior makes you feel as if you’re in some sort of personal jet, and the GT-R drives, feels, and sounds like an ultra-expensive supercar. The GT-R is the apex of Japanese sports car engineering. For the price you absolutely cannot beat the GT-R considering the type of performance you are garnering for the cost. There is a special place in our heart for the Nissan GT-R, even if it is the most expensive Nissan on the block its one of the cheapest supercars on the street.
3 Chevy Corvette C6 ZR1
We love the Corvette ZR1 and each year is just as good as the last. It’s gorgeous, pure American power with a V8 engine which can get to from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds, all with a chorus of roars from under the hood and a great sound from the exhaust. We love that the ZR1 costs almost pennies compared to similar performing cars too. For those who can’t drop the dough for imports, the ZR1 won’t let you down. In fact, you’ll feel even better realizing what a sweet deal you got. If you aren’t keen on the styling of the Nissan GT-R, but want great performance at a low price (or at least a lower price than most tier 1 sports cars), then the ZR1 is the car for you.
2 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Nothing beats a Porsche… And if you are a Porsche lover, then there is no other car that will due. The 911 Carrera S was improved in 2009, and the 2010 is pretty similar to that year in most respects. The classic flat-six, water-cooled engine gets 385-horsepower and at the highest of speeds, the 911 Carrera S handles dreamily (like a good Porsche should). The 911 Carrera S comes down to being an all around, amazingly balanced vehicle with a traditional sound to boot. Both manual transmissions and the PDK system (CPU controlled) are spot-on and fun, so there’s no shame in choosing either type of shifting system. Taking turns with the 911 Carrera S, its low-center of gravity and mad grip through twisty roads is what dreams are made out of… at least for petrolheads.
1 Audi R8 Spyder
The roar of the mighty V10 in the Audi R8 only sounds so much sweeter when you put down the roof. The R8 Spyder is for adrenaline seekers – those who want their ear drums packed with every sound a high performance auto can make. 391 lb-ft of torque, 525 horsepower, and distinct looks that will get attention, the Audi R8 Spyder is the sports car for people who want to cruise and be seen (and heard). There may be some issues when the R8 gets into tougher, faster track conditions, but the semi-automatic transmission is a pure joy for those who like to cruise fast down empty rural roads. Don’t worry though, the R8 does fine when in light track sessions, but this Audi is mostly about style.
No matter what kind of cash you have to spend, you’ll be able to find a sport or supercar perfect for your needs.