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20 "Cheap" Cars That Go 0-60 In Under 5 Seconds

What’s the best way to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour? We bet most of you answered: buy a supercar such as the Lamborghini Aventador or Bugatti Chiron. However, what if you do not have $1.5 million to shell out for a Bugatti? Well, good news. You can still be able to get an affordable car if you are a speed junkie. Some of these cars are incredibly good and pack a punch in terms of horsepower and torque too. An example is the 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600. This car’s prices can go as low as $7,500. This car is powered by an intercooled SOHC gasoline indirect injection V 12 engine that is twin turbocharged. This engine produces 493 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

The S600 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, rest to 100 miles per hour in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 192 miles per hour. It manages 9.6 miles per gallon in the city and 19.4 miles per gallon on the highway. Another incredibly cheap car that can go from rest to 60 miles per hour is the $39,995 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack. Powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine that produces 485 horsepower, the 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds.

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20 2002 Audi RS 6

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2002 Audi RS 6 can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. This machine cranks out some 444 brake horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 82 liters (21.7 US gallons). The 2002 Audi RS 6 has a top speed of 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour). Equipped with a 5-speed automatic manual transmission with Tiptronic manual shift mode, this car does a quarter mile in 12.8 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $8,995.

19 2006 BMW M3

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Powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, Line 6 engine that produces 333 horsepower, the 2006 BMW M3 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $11,500. The 2006 BMW M3 also produces 262 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to a 6-speed manual transmission. This car has a top speed of 173 miles per hour (279 kilometers per hour) and can also accelerate from rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.5 seconds and rest to 100 kilometers per hour in 5 seconds.

18 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

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Powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine that produces 485 horsepower, the 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $39,995. The 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack also produces 475 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to an 8-speed automatic with AutoStick manual shift mode transmission. This car has a top speed of 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour) and can also accelerate from rest to 100 miles per hour in 10.2 seconds and rest to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.7 seconds.

17 2003 BMW M5

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The 2003 BMW M5’s prices can go as low as $7,990. This car is powered by a naturally aspirated gasoline direct injection V 8 engine. This engine produces 394 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The BMW M5 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.3 seconds and has a top speed of 181 miles per hour. It manages 13 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. This 4-door rear-wheel drive compact executive car also features a 6-speed manual transmission and has a fuel capacity of 70 liters.

16 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. This machine cranks out some 350 brake horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 70 liters (18.5 US gallons). The 2001 Chevrolet Corvette has a top speed of 175 miles per hour (282 kilometers per hour). Equipped with a 6-speed automatic manual transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.0 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $12,500.

15 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

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Powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, V 8 engine that produces 425 horsepower, the 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $9,987. The 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 also produces 420 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to a 5-speed automatic with AutoStick manual shift mode transmission. This car has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and can also accelerate from rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.7 seconds and rest to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.1 seconds.

14 2005 Jaguar S-Type R

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The 2005 Jaguar S-Type R’s prices can go as low as $9,990. This car is powered by a supercharged DOHC gasoline indirect injection V 8 engine. This engine produces 390 horsepower and 399 pound-feet of torque. The S-Type R accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.8 seconds and has a top speed of 177 miles per hour. It manages 12.7 miles per gallon in the city and 25.5 miles per gallon on the highway. This 4-door rear-wheel drive executive car also features a 6-speed automatic transmission and has a fuel capacity of 70 liters.

13 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. This machine cranks out some 469 brake horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by an intercooled SOHC, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 80 liters (21.2 US gallons). The 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG has a top speed of 198 miles per hour (319 kilometers per hour). Equipped with a 6-speed automatic with manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 12.4 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $9,500.

12 2011 Nissan 370Z

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Powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, DOHC, V 6 engine that produces 323 horsepower, the 2011 Nissan 370Z can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $14,000. The 2011 Nissan 370Z also produces 268 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to a 6-speed manual transmission. This car has a top speed of 176 miles per hour (283 kilometers per hour) and can also accelerate from rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.7 seconds and rest to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.1 seconds.

11 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600

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The 2004 Mercedes-Benz S600’s prices can go as low as $7,500. This car is powered by an intercooled SOHC gasoline indirect injection V 12 engine that is twin turbocharged. This engine produces 493 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The S600 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, rest to 100 miles per hour in 10.6 seconds and has a top speed of 192 miles per hour. It manages 9.6 miles per gallon in the city and 19.4 miles per gallon on the highway. This 4-door rear-wheel drive executive luxury sedan also features a 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode transmission.

10 2006 Jaguar XJR

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2006 Jaguar XJR can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. This machine cranks out some 390 brake horsepower and 399 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a supercharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 85 liters (22.5 US gallons). The 2006 Jaguar XJR has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour). Equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.2 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $9,999.

9 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Powered by a normally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, watercooled, Flat 6 engine that produces 496 horsepower, the 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $10,000. The 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera also produces 258 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. This car has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and manages 15 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

8 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

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The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R’s prices can go as low as $15,000. The 2018 version of this car is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4 engine. This engine produces 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The 2012 Volkswagen Golf R accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds while the 2018 version accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The 2018 version goes from rest to 100 miles per hour in 12.1 seconds and has a top speed of 150 miles per hour. It manages 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

7 2005 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2005 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds. This machine cranks out some 362 brake horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 62 liters (16.4 US gallons). The 2005 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG has a top speed of 175 miles per hour (281 kilometers per hour). Equipped with a 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.3 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $15,000.

6 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

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Powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine that produces 400 horsepower, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $9,560. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro also produces 410 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to a 6-speed automatic with TAPshift manual shift mode transmission. This car has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and can also accelerate from rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.3 seconds and rest to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.9 seconds.

5 2005 Chrysler 300 C SRT8

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The 2005 Chrysler 300 C SRT8’s prices can go as low as $8,995. This car is powered by a naturally aspirated gasoline indirect injection V8 engine. This engine produces 425 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The 300 C SRT8 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, rest to 100 miles per hour in 12.0 seconds and has a top speed of 170 miles per hour. It manages 9.6 miles per gallon in the city and 17 miles per gallon on the highway. This 4-door rear-wheel drive executive car also features a 5-speed automatic manual transmission with AutoStick manual shift mode.

4 2003 Jaguar XJR

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2003 Jaguar XJR can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. This machine cranks out some 390 brake horsepower and 399 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a supercharged, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 85 liters (22.5 US gallons). The 2003 Jaguar XJR has a top speed of 175 miles per hour (281 kilometers per hour). Equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 13.2 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $12,000.

3 2010 Audi S5

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Powered by a naturally aspirated, gasoline direct injection, DOHC, V 8 engine that produces 349 horsepower, the 2010 Audi S5 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, and you can get this car for as low as $14,000. The 2010 Audi S5 also produces 324 pound-feet of torque, and it is hooked on to a 6-speed manual transmission. This car has a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour) and can also accelerate from rest to 100 miles per hour in 11.4 seconds and rest to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.8 seconds.

2 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution X TC-SST

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The 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution X TC-SST’s prices can go as low as $30,000. This car is powered by a turbocharged DOHC gasoline indirect injection V6 engine. This engine produces 296 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The Lancer GSR Evolution X TC-SST accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, rest to 100 miles per hour 13 seconds and has a top speed of 157 miles per hour. It manages 12.8 miles per gallon in the city and 21.4 miles per gallon on the highway. This 4-door four-wheel drive sports car also features a 6-speed dual clutch automatic with manual shift mode transmission.

1 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

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According to Automobile Catalog, the 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. This machine cranks out some 485 brake horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. It is powered by a naturally aspirated, spark-ignition 4-stroke, indirect injection, V 8 engine and has a fuel capacity of 70 liters (18.5 US gallons). The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has a top speed of 181 miles per hour (292 kilometers per hour). Equipped with an 8-speed automatic with AutoStick manual shift mode transmission, this car does a quarter mile in 12.6 seconds. You can snag this car with as little as $38,995.

Sources: Automobile-Catalog, Excellence Mag, Car and Driver

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