Top 4 Most Affordable Sports Cars
When it comes to pure driving pleasure, there’s simply no better way to enjoy the open road than with a sports car. Sports cars combine race-inspired performance and exhilaration with seductive good looks that no other type of vehicle can match. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a sports car but never thought it would be able to fit your budget — you’re in luck! Our team at Basil Family Dealerships has assembled our top 5 picks for the most affordable sports cars available on the market today. Let’s take a closer look.
Starting at $25,000 MSRP
First introduced back in 1967, the Chevrolet Camaro has captured the hearts of ponycar enthusiasts across the country. Today’s Camaro features your choice of four distinct powertrains. The standard 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine produces a total of 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque for the perfect blend of power and efficiency. Step up to the available 3.6L V6 engine to enjoy a more robust 335 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. For that quintessential muscle car rumble, the Camaro is also available with two 6.2L V8 engines producing either 455 horsepower (Direct Injection) or an astounding 650 horsepower (Supercharged). A close-ratio 6-speed manual and paddle-shifted automatic are each suited to any type of driving style.
For those who prefer to feel the wind in their hair, the Camaro Convertible offers top-down thrills and open-air exhilaration. Premium features available inside the cabin of the Camaro include heated and ventilated front seats, Head-Up Display, Bose® premium audio system, and Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation and 8-inch diagonal HD color touchscreen. Standard OnStar® & Chevrolet Connected Services capable help keep you safe and connected on the way to your destination inside the iconic Chevrolet Camaro.
Starting at $58,900 MSRP
Now in its 8th generation, there is no other American sports car that’s more iconic than the Chevrolet Corvette. Featuring a perfectly balanced mid-engine configuration, the Corvette is now ready to contend with supercars costing nearly two or three times as much, from manufacturers all across the globe. Both the Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible have been painstakingly redesigned to balance everyday drivability with unforgettable performance. Visible through the rear hatch window is the potent LT2 V8 engine which produces a breathtaking 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of max torque. This allows the Corvette to rocket from 0 to 60 in a blistering 2.9 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 194 MPH.
Every aspect of the interior design of the Corvette has been meticulously crafted to place the driver at the center of attention. Every button is positioned exactly where it needs to be for comfortable, intuitive use. A total of three different seating choices each balance comfort and support for high-speed driving. The latest Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a stunning 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen serves as your command center for important drive information and multimedia access.
Starting at $26,670 MSRP
With a legendary reputation to precede it, the iconic Ford Mustang remains a perennial favorite for its unbridled spirit and passionate performance. Today’s Mustang now offers drivers nine unique trims and six distinctive high-power engines. These include the impressively efficient EcoBoost® turbocharged 310-horsepower 4-cylinder, iconic 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, and the track-ready 526-horsepower Ti-VCT V8 engine found on Shelby GT350 variants. Available Track Apps® allows you to view and utilize a number of performance metrics straight from your instrument panel.
Striking a balance between classic Mustang models and modern technological advancements, the ergonomic cabin of the Ford Mustang is unlike any other sports car on the market. Customize colors and choose your gauge layout with the class-exclusive* 12-inch fully configurable LCD digital cluster. Choose the available Ford Safe and Smart™ Package to enjoy cutting-edge driver-assist technologies. Standard FordPass Connect and SYNC 3 infotainment help you stay in touch with your social circle no matter how far your travels take you.
Starting at $42,990 MSRP
You’ve probably seen the Toyota Supra earn podium finishes on race circuits across the globe or in some of the most popular car movies of all time. Now it’s your turn to write your own chapter in the legacy of one of the most iconic Japanese sports coupes of all time. Drivers can choose from two potent engines beneath the hood of the Toyota Supra. The standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine delivers a balanced total of 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. For the ultimate in exhilaration, an available 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbo six-cylinder produces 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque and comes paired to a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A near 50:50 weight distribution helps provide razor-sharp handling at all speeds.
Step inside the cabin of the Supra to discover a perfect balance of function and premium comfort and convenience features. Keyless Smart Entry, dual automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, rear camera, rain sensor windshield wipers, garage door opener, power-folding mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are examples of standard amenities. An expressive palette of exterior color choices helps reflect a personality as unique as your own.