Top 5 Fastest (0–60) Budget Sport Cars Under 30k

Sport cars are not only about how well it handles around the corner but sometimes it’s about hitting the drag strips or just trying to pass someone on the freeway. Opposite from the low power + high handling sport cars like the Miata and 86, here is a list of the fastest budget sport cars available for under 30k in 2017.

Please note, pictures shown might not reflect the year, model or appearance of the cars under $30k, but instead a premium or modified version.


At 265 hp / 258 lb-ft and 3252 lbs, the WRX hits 0–60 in 5.1 seconds.


At 345 hp / 295 lb-ft and 3589 lbs, the Genesis hits 0–60 in 5.0 seconds.

NISSAN 370Z — $29,900

At 332 hp / 240 lb-ft and 3236 lbs, the 370Z hits 0–60 in 5.1 seconds.

Chevrolet Camaro — $28,395

At 335 hp / 284 lb-ft and 3729 lbs, the Camaro hits 0–60 in 5.4 seconds.

Ford Mustang Fastback — $25,185

At 300 hp / 280 lb-ft and 3526 lbs, the Mustang hits 0–60 in 5.6 seconds.

Dodge Challenger SXT — $27,090

At 305 hp / 268 lb-ft and 3893 lbs, the Challenger hits 0–60 in 6.1 seconds.

Most of the cars shown on this list is the base model of the respective car. If you’re willing to pay a little more, these cars can become monsters on the dragstrip on the higher end.

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