4. Ford Mustang:
The Mustang is without a doubt the most iconic performance car on our list and two models in the current line up fit our budget of $40,000. The first is the epic naturally aspirated GT with its 435 horsepower 5.0 liter V8. This version of the Mustang is the one to go with hands down simply because it’s badass. The second option is the 2.3 liter turbocharged Mustang that throws down a respectable 310 horsepower. The V8 ‘Stang sells for $32,000 dollars but the EcoBoost option comes in at $26,000 dollars. Either option will be well worth your money and will most definitely leave you with a smile on your face.
3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution :
Yes we know the Evo is on it’s way out the door and Mitsubishi has said that there won’t be a replacement. However there are new Evo Xs sitting on dealer’s lots waiting for you to take them home. This legendary car features a 291 horsepower turbocharged engine that has been paired with a top quality all wheel drive system. The Evo features a 0 to 60 time of 4.9 seconds and plenty of road gripping bits from the factory. There’s plenty of aftermarket support as well if you feel the need for a little more power. The Lancer Evolution enters the market at $35,000 dollars.