Want to go fast, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? There are quite a few different new cars out there that can accommodate your needs. The fastest cars under $40k prove that it’s not necessary to swallow a monster payment every month in order to enjoy the visceral thrills offered by strong acceleration, a lively exhaust note, and a willing chassis.
Technology has put affordable speed into the hands of almost everyone, and the list of quick and affordable cars gets longer with each passing year. Following are the top 10 Fastest Cars under $40,000:
10. Infiniti Q50:
The Infiniti Q50 was designed as part of the brand’s comprehensive overhaul to its lineup. As such, this five-seater sedan is well-rounded, even if it seems like it’s trying to hit all corners of the market. That said, the Q50 offers a smooth and pleasurable drive, thanks to a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that’s eager to accelerate and a seven-speed auto gearbox that shifts easily. The Infiniti Q50 comes standard with rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is available, but is likely to push the Q50 over the 40 grand mark.
9. Dodge Charger R/T:
The Dodge Charger R/T is an aggressive-looking full-size family sedan, with refreshed styling for this model year, that also doubles as a comfy muscle cruiser. The Dodge Charger R/T comes with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine that impresses with 370 ponies and 395 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters are standard with the Charger R/T, which can make the run to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Should additional handling be desired, the Super Track Pak options package installs a more finely-tuned suspension system, quicker steering, adjustable electronic stability control, and bigger brakes.