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The Top 13 Cars You Can Buy For Under $100K

What’s Are The Fastest Cars Under 100k Out There?

2016 Dodge Viper GT - Fastest Cars Under 100k

If any car fanatic was asked the $100,000 question regarding their choice of car, previously you could have bet they would say one of two cars – The Nissan GT-R or the Porch 911 GT3. Nowadays, you can no longer afford either of these favorites, with both having soared way above the $100K mark. Don’t panic though, there are still some amazingly awesome cars available in that price range.

These Are The Fastest Cars Under 100k Out There!

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera – $89,400

The ever-increasing price of the Porsche means you are restricted with the standard model. Fear not though, as with an impressive 370hp engine, this beauty can reach 0-60 mph in a super quick 4 seconds. Thanks to the new addition of turbochargers, fuel efficiency in this vehicle is extremely cost-effective.

2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S – $73,250

The C-Class C63 S is unbelievably rapid thanks to its 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine with a jaw dropping 503hp. The budget of $100,000 allows you to purchase this best of the best C-Class, while leaving you some money for fuel too. The C63 AMG is a serious sports sedan and one of the best new cars under 100k.

Caterham 620R – $72,900 (Entire Build – $90,000)

An overwhelming 0-60mph in 3 seconds perhaps makes the steep price of this vehicle worthwhile. You are sacrificing comfort and luxury purely for speed, but if that’s your thing, it will undeniably be fun and fast. Getting behind the steering wheel of one of these will cost you around $90,000.

2016 Tesla Model S 90D – $89,500

This American car, loved on an international level, relies purely on electricity. This is the not quickest Tesla Model S but it is still a prompt and powerful piece of machinery though, climbing 0-60mph is 4.2 seconds. If fuel economy is your biggest interest, then this is one of the most economical and fastest cars under 100k you can buy!

Jaguar F-Type S Coupe – $79,100

With the Jaguar F-Type R being out-with the $100K budget, we would have to settle for the F-Type S. One of the most stunning cars on sale today, it boasts rear wheel drive and the manual gearbox, unlike the F-Type R. Despite settling for second best, once you are belted up, and got your foot down, pretty much anything on the road will be pushed to overtake you. As performance cars go, this is a really good buy in terms of appearance and performance.

BMW M2 – $51,700

Although being beaten on pure power by its M3 and M4 competitors, the small and compact light frame of this car guarantees a ride to remember. Ignoring the statistics of this car in comparison to the other M models from BMW, it will blow you away. You literally can’t fight the urge to push this car to its limits, enjoying every second of it. The more you drive this M2, the more you are going to fall in love with it. This is why, despite the M3 and M4 being within the $100,000 budget, we have instead opted for this little beauty.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V – $83,995

Faster than the M5, this car uses V8, 640hp engine to charge from 0-60 in an incredible 3.5 seconds. Its body shape ensures versatility, regardless of its big and bold size.

2016 Range Rover Sport – $79,950

This SUV supercharged V8 engine boasting a 510hp has everything to match the Range Rover in a much more compact version. It’s super fun and unnecessarily powerful, which probably makes you want it even more.

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 – $92,900

All about the luxury as opposed to power. This luxury car isn’t about how fast it can go, but more about the first class experience for the driver and every passenger each time they step inside. This Mercedes boasts a HD, widescreen on-board computing, ensuring the driver can access everything easily and of course in style.

2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS – $97, 200

Just about affordable in the $100,000 price range, however only without any added features. This Porsche is powerful thanks to its V8, 440hp engine. The pure power of this car alone makes it tempting. As luxury cars go, this one is pretty affordable.

2016 Dodge Viper GT – $95, 895

Not the top model, but extremely capable and luckily just within budget for this model year. If this is the new car you would spend your $100K budget on, then we advise that you move quickly – as quick as the Dodge Viper GT. These cars are soon to be removed from market, forever!

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – $79,400

What more is there to say than this car can fly from 0 – 60mph in 2.95 seconds. At the extremely reasonable $79, 400, this mega 650hp is the sports car of all sports cars. The Z06 is genuinely in a league of its own.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R – $61,295

The Mustang has an excellent price considering the 5.2liter V8 engine with 526hp, 429 lb-ft of torque, and top speed of 155 mph. Now this is total extreme power! It’s considered by many as the best performing car of 2016, and after looking at these statistics we can certainly see why. The strength and ability of this car are absolutely unimaginable. Available with automatic transmission or the more fun manual transmission, it’s a fast car, and a relatively affordable one too, making it one of the best cars you can buy at the moment.

Final Thoughts

What have we missed? The Alfa Rome Giuliua Guadrifoglio? The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1? What about the Porsche Cayman? While any of those could be considered on our list of best sports cars or affordable fastest cars, we think our choices are more reasonable

About Chris Riley

I have been wrecking cars for as long as I've been driving them, but I keep coming back for more. Two wheels or four, I'm all in. I founded GearHeads.org and then built and ran AutoWise.com until selling it to Lola Digital Media in 2020. I look forward to watching AutoWise grow as part of the AllGear group.