Fusing speed with classic styling, popular sports cars are a perfect alternative to the time consuming task of retrofitting older automobiles into a high performance car. While still offering high speed, superior handling ability, and great looks, popular sports cars are far more affordable as compared to a complete make over.
If you are in the market for a high performance car look into anyone of these possibilities:
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a near perfect high performance car. With a 2-liter inline four-cylinder engine, the MX-5 remains affordable but still screams down the road. Compact with classic lines and new twists, the MX-5 offers superior handling abilities, and high safety standards. Even though the MX-5 is geared towards the younger generation, its style and ability is attracting the older generation as well. Look for it at your local dealer.
Keeping with the budget conscience high performance car buyer, the Pontiac Solstice offers more bang for your buck. Priced at $20,000 the Solstice is running past the competition and turning heads at the same time. Brought out in 2004 as a concept car, the Solstice has taken the world by storm. Its classic look appeals to such a wide spread consumer base that Pontiac is bringing in consumers of all ages and sending them away smiling.
An old standby of the high performance car crowd, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is sticking to tradition. A monster 427-engine moves member of the popular sports cars team down the road at speeds over 190 mph. Running the quarter mile in under 12 seconds, the Z06 is joining the ranks of the bestselling Corvettes of all time. A high performance car for a new generation, the Z06 is the most powerful Corvette ever created.
Along the lines of higher end popular sports cars, Aston Martin has introduced the Vantage. Coming in at $110,000 the Vantage is taking the high performance car world by the throat. The powerful 4.3-liter dual overhead cam V8 brings 88 horsepower per liter. The Vantage was rolled out as a concept car in 2003 and since its release has made more friends than enemies in the high performance car world.
All this and you still have Ferrari to think about. Marking time with all its competition, Ferrari has brought us the F430 Spider. Running the line with a 4.3-liter V8 engine, the F430 Spider launches itself down the road at speeds in excess of 190 mph, and will do the quarter in 4.1 seconds. To answer consumer demand, Ferrari has chopped the top, making the F430 Spider even more desirable. New technology gives the F430 Spider the electronically controlled differential, and the rotary switch mounted on the steering wheel for adjustments to the set-up. A Ferrari has never looked so good.