If you have a thing for speed and have always wondered if you can have your dream speed car without spending a fortune, here is some good news. There are super speed cars that have as much as 200mph top speed, acceleration speed 0-60 lower than 5 seconds and are not the usual super luxury cars like the Pagani, Bugatti and the rest you know.
Amazingly, some of these cars offer very high aesthetics both in interior and exterior build and can boast of super performance for their money’s worth. We have here 5 of the fastest non-exotic cars which cost you less than ₦50 million.
1. Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The single seat model of this power muscle when loaded with 100-octane racing fuel can get up to 840 horsepower and 770pound-feet of torque. This makes the muscle car the fastest production car even though the full capacity speed is achieved only with the single seat model.
The Challenger SRT Demon has a rear wheel drive system and the down force exerted to the rear wheel on kick start give the front wheels a lift by a few inches before take-off. So you have a super car that’s fast and pops wheels.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest mass production car in the world
The Demon is quite a scarce choice though. Only 3300 of this model is being produced for Americans and Canadians. But if its scarcity gets to you, you have a very similar alternative in the SRT Hellcat.
The suggested retail price of this Dodge car is $84,995, equivalent to ₦30.6 million.
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2. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
The Corvette Z06 was made after the model of the Chevrolet Stingray which is a luxury model from the Chevy makers. So it is safe to say the automakers decided to come up with a less expensive model for the super stingray.
The Z06 generates 650 horsepower with the same amount in torque from its 6.2 liter V8 engine. This is combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission reaching a significant acceleration speed of 2.95 secs.
The base price of Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is $79,495, translating to ₦28.6 million.
The Chevy Corvette z06 is a brilliant choice in speed and aesthetics
3. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
The second name from Chevy - Camaro is a little played down compared to the Corvette Z06. It is less expensive and with a lesser accelerating speed of 3.5 secs.
Although it isn’t said to be a bad bargain seeing it has the same V8 engine as the Z06 and offers a six-speed manual or a 10 speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
With only $62,995 (~22.7 million nairas), you can buy a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
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4. Ford Shelby GT350R
This is a variant from the regular Ford Mustang GT. Although the Shelby is a product of Ford, it has its own engine which differs from the regular Ford Mustang and instead of the regular Mustang badge, you get the sigil of a cobra.
The Shelby is powered by a 5.2 liter V8 flat crank engine as against the cross plank crank engine in regular Mustangs.
It offers a 2-seat and four-seat variant. While the latter reaches an accelerating speed of 4.1secs, the former with the same 520 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque can reach an accelerating speed of 3.9secs.
To get a Ford Shelby GT350R that can speed up to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, you'll need to prepare $63,440, equivalent to ₦22.8 million.
The Ford Shelby GT350R offers a brilliant choice in its 2-seat and 4-seat varieties.
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5. Tesla Model S 100D
The Tesla Model S 100D is an all-wheel-drive electric vehicle with an accelerating speed of 4.1 secs and speed range of about 335mph.
Although Tesla has made it knows you can get an upgrade on the Model S to a P100D edition with which your car will be able to reach a record 2.5sec accelerating speed. The P100D I quite an expensive upgrade and will shoot the price option for the supercar far above all other cars on this list.
The suggested price of Tesla Model S 100D is $76,000 (~₦27.4 million).
The all-electric Tesla Model S 100D EV offers an all-wheel drive super speed experience.
All cars on this list are below $100,000 with the exception of the Tesla Model S if you choose to go for the upgraded version P100D. A far more affordable option but not on this list of top 5 is the Ford Mustang GT with a base price of $35,995 (~₦12.97 million). These are the Fastest non-exotic cars in order of their speed from highest to lowest. The more recent the model, the more expensive it gets. So for lesser money, you can go for the option of the older models but note that you may be compromising on the speed also.
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