Owning a supercar is the ultimate dream for many people. It’s also a fantasy that may be unreachable due to the high cost. Even if you have enough money to make monthly payments, most supercars have incredibly high maintenance fees and repairs. More than one owner has found that their dream car costs them more than they were prepared to pay.
But don’t lose hope. According to Autobytel, the following supercars don’t come with an astonishingly high price tag — and they can still compete with the more expensive models.
1. Dodge Viper SRT
Dodge has a solid history of producing some incredible cars, and the Viper SRT is one of the more affordable ones at $87,895. It’s also one of the fastest cars on this list with speeds of 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds and a top speed of 206 miles per hour. Speeds like this puts the Viper in the same league as more expensive cars like the McLaren Senna, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and even the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
2. Aston Martin Vantage GT
While it may seem unfathomable that you could own an Aston Martin like James Bond for under $100,000, it’s no typo. For $99,900, you can buy the Vantage GT.
Car and Driver reports, “Gorgeous and supremely athletic, the Vantage is the entry-level Aston Martin, if there is such a thing. But there’s nothing basic about this stunning British sports car, with its looks to kill and a 503-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8.” While it still comes with a high price tag, it’s within reach for some consumers.
3. Porsche 911 Turbo
While the Porsche 911 Turbo is one of the more expensive cars on this list at $159,200, it’s cheap compared to cars like the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which sold for $18.9 million earlier this year. If you see that price and don’t flinch, there are lots of things to love about the Turbo.
As Autobytel explains, “The Porsche 911 Turbo combines classic Porsche styling with an impressive 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that makes 540 horsepower.” It has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as well as all-wheel-drive. The 911 Turbo can get to 60 miles hour in under three seconds and reach a top speed of 198 miles per hour.
4. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Chevrolet pulled out all the stops with the Corvette Z06 and still managed to make it the most affordable supercar on this list at $79,400. As Kelley Blue Book explains, “The latest Corvette is absolutely the best yet, with acceleration, steering, cornering and braking that leave former iterations and many rivals in the dust.” The Z06 has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that leaves its competitors in the dust.
5. Mercedes-AMG GT
If you’re looking for a slick supercar that doesn’t cost over $150,000, the Mercedes-AMG GT may be right for you. At $133,600, it can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour. U.S. News gave the GT a score of 8.7 out of 10, with only one complaint. With a fuel economy of 15-19 MPG city and 20-24 MPG highway, the GT will put a greater strain on your wallet. Still, with speeds like that, it may be worth it.