Exotics might get all of the prevalent attention, but affordable sports cars typically win when it comes to sales. The availability of inexpensive performance cars that can deliver thrills and fun at a price that won’t require a worrisome second mortgage on your house has only increased drastically in recent years, with a host of automakers getting in full on the action. It used to be that you had to eventually turn to the used market for your affordable and efficient sports car fix, but nowadays it’s as easy as taking a walk down to your local new car dealership and lure you into a test drive. Let’s take a look at Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made.
Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made
2015 Subaru WRX
The final name in the list of the Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made, the 2015 Subaru WRX is an all-new refined version of the automaker’s immensely popular four-seasons sports car, and it has only gotten even better. The Subaru WRX now packs in a stiffer chassis that is willing to turn in rather quickly, thanks in part to a fabulous torque vectoring system up front that efficiently make use of the brakes to pivot the car in a fashion. In the drivetrain department, the WRX rightfully boasts a fresh 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been expertly tuned to offer 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque through its standard all-wheel-drive system.
2015 Ford Fiesta ST
The 2015 Ford Fiesta ST can be essentially thought of as a less-rambunctious counter-punch targeted at the Fiat 500 Abarth. The Ford Fiesta ST is a more modified subcompact hatchback that still packs in decent power owing to the presence of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
2015 Fiat 500 Abarth
The 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth isn’t precisely what you’d call a sports car, but it’s quite affordable and fun enough, to merit an inclusion on our list of the Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made. The Fiat 500 Abarth stuffs a powerfully built engine into a tiny platform, which is a time-honored strategy for generating inexpensive performance cars that go back to at least the 1960s.
2015 Scion FR-S
Next, in the list of the Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made, the 2015 Scion FR-S is for all intents and purposes the mechanical – and also in most ways, stylistic – twin product of the Subaru BRZ. Developed as part of a mutual partnership between Toyota and Subaru, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ both share the same 200-horsepower, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.
2015 Chevrolet Camaro
The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro follows in the Mustang’s footsteps as a worthy successor by making its six-cylinder model, a lot more than just a muscle car consolation prize. The 3.6-liter V-6 that shows up the standard with the Chevrolet Camaro can be reliable enough to produce 323 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque, numbers that truly come alive when fed to the rear wheels efficiently through the coupe’s standard six-speed manual transmission (a six-speed automatic is also available).
2015 Ford Focus ST
The 2015 Ford Focus ST is the next inclusion to the list of Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made, and it’s a hot hatch that crosses the line effectively from practical daily driver to the affordable sports car. Fueling the Ford Focus ST’s fire generously is a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that produces 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque originated from its four-cylinder arrangement.
2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
If you’re looking hard for an affordable, turbocharged rear-wheel drive sports car, then look no further. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the one true game in town. As of the 2015 model year, Hyundai’s kicked in the market the lowest-tier four-cylinder drive train to the curb, making a 3.8-litre V-6 the most basic offering of its kind. It’s a valid addition to the list of the Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made.
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata happens to be the most affordable roadster money can purchase, allowing you to feel the wind rigorously whipping through your hair while you sample attentively the compact car’s exceptionally-tuned chassis. Like the BRZ – only slightly lighter – the Mazda MX-5 Miata isn’t about muscle, it’s about the handling that sets it apart.
The 2015 Ford Mustang is all new in the market, and it marks the model’s 50th anniversary as it makes the list of the Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made. The Mustang has long been a renowned leader in the affordable sports car sweepstakes, but the noted development of the entry-level V-6 edition of the coupe has generated the second tier to its performance personality.
2015 Subaru BRZ
The first name in the list of Top 10 Cheapest Sports Cars Ever Made, 2015 Subaru BRZ is the kind of affordable and popular sports car that we hadn’t seen for quite some time now: a lightweight, four-seat coupe that suitably offers spirited but not overwhelming power originating from a small-displacement four-cylinder engine. 200 horsepower and a handsome 151 lb-ft of torque keep things rather interesting under the hood. A bare-bones and fitting example of this Subie starts at $25,695.
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