Most people that love supercars can’t afford to buy them. To change this, many manufacturers have given their almost luxury car models elements including bespoke suspension, composite materials, limited production numbers etc. Anything to draw-in the supercar buyers that don’t have an unlimited budget. On the other hand, you can buy a once-highly-expensive supercar used to get a better deal and a much lower price. Whether new or used, here are the top 10 supercars you can buy for under $50,000.
If you’re all about the looks then you may just like the Lotus Exige S1. If you’re after a supercar outside and don’t mind not having a supercar inside then the Exige may just be the car for you. To less discerning eyes it could be mistaken for a vehicle worth $250,000. It’s not though. Back in 2000 when it hit the market it was only $45,000.
If you’re looking for value for money then you can’t go past the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. In fact, any Aston Martin made over the last 10 years is great value for money and should set you back around $50,000 or under. A 2008 Aston Martin Vantage V8 Sportshift used will set you back around $49,000.
If you’re looking for prestige and power then you’ll want a Ferrari. Of course, if you’re looking at Ferrari’s for under $50,000 you’ll have to buy it used. The Ferrari 308 GTS, as the first V8 powered road car Ferrari ever made, might be the car for you. It’s also considered one of the most beautiful cars ever made by many in the know. The 308 was the start of all the mid-engined V8’s by Ferrari, so if you’re after a talking or statement piece. This is the one. A Ferrari 308 GTSi used will go for under $30,000.
As the stepping stone to the supercars, if you’re looking for a good time call Porsche 911. It’s your entry point to the supercar world. Since 1975 Porsche has been making 911 Turbos so there’s a lot out there at almost any price point. An older 911 Turbo shows that you’re a supercar enthusiast and not just a cheap supercar owner. If you’re patient and do your research you can find a classic Porsche 911 Turbo for under $50,000 with the latest year being about the 2005 variants.
The first Acura NSX boasted a 3.0 litre V6 and 270 horsepower. It also had an 8000-rpm redline. To put that into perspective almost 18 years later and BMW’s 3.0 liter makes 268 horsepower. From the 1991 model right through to the 2005 model the NSX went anywhere from $60,600 to $89,765, though it barely changed throughout the years, it just became more popular. You can get a used 1997 to 2005 model for around $50,000 or choose to buy a little cheaper with an older 1991 to 1994 model and pay between $25,000 and $35,000.