Fast cars no longer mean a lot of money. With improvements in technology and a desire by the general public for speed and performance, everyday affordable cars are now built with the pep and performance you might find in a luxury model, such as BMW or Ferrari.
Forbes.com created a list of the 10 fastest cars on the market that cost less than $30,000. To compile the list, they used the 0 to 60 mph times for 2011 models.
- Ford Mustang GT (MSRP: $29,145): 0-60 in 4.8 seconds with a 5.0L V8 engine.
- Subaru Impreza WRX (MSRP:$25,495): 0-60 in 5.2 seconds with a 2.5L H4 Turbo engine.
- Ford Mustang Coupe (MSRP:$22,145): 0-60 in 5.6 seconds with a 3.7L V6 engine.
- Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart (MSRP:$27,695): 0-60 in 5.8 seconds with a 2.0L L4 Turbo engine.
- Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R-Spec Coupe (MSRP:$26,750): 0-60 in 5.9 seconds with a 3.8L V6 engine.
- Honda Accord Coupe EX-L (MSRP:$29,730): 0-60 in 6.3 seconds with a 3.5L V6 engine.
- Mazda Mazdaspeed3 (MSRP: $23,700): 0-60 in 6.4 seconds with a 2.3L L4 Turbo engine.
- Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Touring (MSRP: $29,320): 0-60 in 6.4 seconds with a 3.7L V6 engine.
- Kia Optima SX (MSRP: $25,995): 0-60 in 6.5 seconds with a 2.0L L4 Turbo engine.
- Hyundai Sonata SE (MSRP:$24,345): 0-60 in 6.6 seconds with a 2.0L L4 Turbo engine.