These Supercars Can All Be Bought For Less Than $100K
Many desirable supercars are released with limited-edition availability and tons of bells and whistles. They characteristically garner hefty price tags. For most of us, buying a beautifully exotic supercar with phenomenal performance is just a pipe-dream.
But in this modern age of technological advancements, you don’t have to win the lottery to own a vehicle with superb functionality. These five supercar vehicles have incredibly desirable specifications, yet sport only a five-figure sticker price.
Lexus LC 500
Lexus’ luxury LC 500 coupe features a 471-horsepower 5-liter V8 engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. If you prefer a hybrid, the LC 500h with a 3.5-liter V6 plus electric motors gets about 34 highway mpg—about ten mpg more than pure gasoline. Or indulge in the convertible version, and hit the open road with the wind in your hair. Exterior design features include airflow management, sleek low body design, and eye-catching lines and details.
The manufacture paid as much attention to the interior as they did to the exterior. The low center of gravity seats and elliptical steering wheel provides a comfortable driving posture. The 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system fills the cabin with 915 watts of sound. And the 10-inch touchscreen puts customization and information at your fingertips, integrating with Sirius XM, Apple, and Alexa. All models come with standard safety features that include a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and assist, intelligent high beams, and blind-spot monitoring. This car is listed at $93,050.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT53
The AMG GT53 4-door coupe boasts a 429-horsepower, 3-liter turbo engine that glides from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The aerodynamic design reconceptualizes grand touring. And the high-performance sport suspension provides road-hugging handling. At the same time, it maintains an impressive fuel economy of 20 city and 25 highway mpg.
Enjoy the comfort of the AMG performance front seats with heat, ventilation, massage, and multi-contour options. The futuristic MBUX media and navigation system features a 12.3-inch screen with voice commands and AI updates to help you navigate information and entertainment on the go. Standard safety features include blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alerts, and automatic high beams, with additional safety options available. The price comes in just under $100K at $99,950.
Porsche 718 Spyder
The streamlined and graceful 718 Spyder sports a lower center of gravity, lighter weight, and attention to aerodynamics provide fantastic maneuvering capability. The Spyder’s six-cylinder, 4-liter engine with 414 horsepower and launch control—top speed of 186 mph—moves from 0 to 60 in just 3.7 seconds.
Porsche doesn’t skimp on the interior luxuries and details. However, the company opted for a classic 3-round instrument cluster that they feel avoids driver distraction. But don’t dismay, because Porsche Communication Management (PCM) brings all the technological bells, whistles, and integrations you desire. And don’t miss out on the various attractive interior color options. The price comes in a little less than the GT53 at $98,300.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The GT500 has a 5.2L supercharged V8 engine that zooms from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, topping out at 180 mph. Many safety features come standard, including the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert and automatic emergency braking to help avoid collisions.
In addition to adding to the attractive exterior, the standard carbon-fiber package includes luxurious leather-trimmed seats and the convenient 50/50 split-bench folding rear seat. You can personalize the 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster to three different view choices and many colors. The price of it starts at $70,300.
Tesla Model S Long Range Plus
Tesla dug into their redesign board to bring you the awaited Model S Long Range Plus (S-LR+). The S-LR+ reduces vehicle mass and, therefore, significantly increases the battery-only driving range—over 400 miles. This new model’s acceleration tops the charts at a powerful and fast 2.4 seconds from 0 to 60, with 115/107 mpg fuel economy.
Exterior and futuristic-interior luxury has been upgraded in this newer model. However, complaints of inconsistency in build quality still arise on owner message board posts. And some owners consider the steering yoke to be more gimmick than improved functionality. Safety features include front-impact, side-impact, overhead, and knee airbags, as well as parking assist, automatic emergency braking, forward and blind-spot collision warnings, and lane departure avoidance. The price starts at $69,420.