Top 10 Quickest Sports Cars for 2009-2010 under $100,000

The following 10 super cars were judged by 1/4 time and potential top speed. Some of these cars were so close in comparison that they could have been placed in different order. Moreover, only one car from one manufacturer was placed on this list.


1. Nissan GT-R


Base Price (MSRP): $80,790
Engine Type: 3.8 L twin-turbo V6
Power: 480 hp
Torque: 430 lb-ft
Weight: 1,740 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.6 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 11.6 seconds at 125 mph
Top Speed: 191 mph / 307.4 km/h restricted
Lateral Acceleration: 1.0 g

Until recently, the GT-R has never officially been imported to North America. Only 60,000 are planned to be built for the 5 year production time. With full-time four-wheel drive and all the comforts, this car can easily be a daily driver, 365 days of the year in any climate.


2. Dodge Viper SRT 10

2009 Dodge Viper SRT10 Roadster

Base Price (MSRP): $89,340
Engine Type: 8.4 L V10
Power: 600 hp
Torque: 560 lb-ft
Weight: 1,567 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.9 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 11.6 seconds at 125 mph
Top Speed: 200 mph / 321.9 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 1.0 g

A thinly-disguised race car, the Viper is not for amateurs; unlike the more forgiving forgiving Corvette, the Viper requires considerable driving skill to handle it properly. Explosive power and surprising handling prowess make Dodge’s flagship vehicle a thrilling ride. Beyond that Viper is an emotional statement that makes little sense as daily transportation.


3. Corvette Z06


Base Price (MSRP): $74,875
Engine Type: 7 L V8
Power: 505 hp
Torque: 470 lb-ft
Weight: 1,421 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.9 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 11.7 seconds at 125 mph
Top Speed: 198 mph / 318.7 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 1.04 g

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is widely regarded as one of the best performance bargains on the planet. 2009 Z06 is all about taking winning ideas from the race track and putting them on the street. Offering legendary performance and style this car is also about standard equipment and safety.

4. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 KR

2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR

Base Price (MSRP): $79,995
Engine Type: 5.4 supercharged V8
Power: 540 hp
Torque: 510 lb-ft
Weight: 1,800 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.3 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 11.92 seconds at 120 mph
Top Speed: 155 mph / 249.5 km/h restricted
Lateral Acceleration: 0.96 g

This is the ultimate Shelby Mustang of the era – “King of the Road”. The Shelby GT500KR is produced in an exclusive run of 1000 units. The production Shelby GT500KR was maximized to deliver the perfect balance between ride and handling. The combination of added horsepower, refinement and functionality makes the 2010 Shelby GT500 a unique high-performance car.


5. Cadillac CTS-V


Base Price (MSRP): $59,995
Engine Type: 6.2 L supercharged V8
Power: 556 hp
Torque: 551 lb-ft
Weight: 1,930 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.2 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 12.0 seconds at 118 mph
Top Speed: 191 mph / 307.4 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 0.88 g

Cadillac takes the next leap forward by premiering the 2009 CTS-V, the brand’s ultimate expression of performance. The all-new CTS-V intends to combine the serious performance of an elite sports car with the poise and elegance of a prestigious luxury sedan. The car features world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology, Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It uses shocks controlled by electro-magnets, rather than mechanical valves, improving accelerating response time.


6. Mercedes-Benz AMG C63


Base Price (MSRP): $56,300
Engine Type: 6.2 L V8
Power: 451 hp
Torque: 443 lb-ft
Weight: 1,740 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 12.51 seconds at 113 mph
Top Speed: 174 mph / 280 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 0.93 g

The C63 AMG is the ultimate expression of the AMG philosophy, providing benchmark engine performance along with outstanding handling characteristics. The C63 AMG will contribute to the continued success of the all-new C-Class line-up and has all the attributes to dominate in terms of performance, handling, luxury, value and price.


7. BMW M3


Base Price (MSRP): $56,500
Engine Type: 4.0 L V8
Power: 420 hp
Torque: 295 lb-ft
Weight: 1,655 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 12.51 seconds at 115 mph
Top Speed: 155 mph / 250 km/h restricted
Lateral Acceleration: 0.90 g

The first ever 8 cylinder  BMW M3 sets the foundation for continuing an exceptional career in motor sport. So every enthusiast sharing the passion for supreme performance may be sure that this model is able to master even the greatest challenge on and off the race track. The new BMW M3 offers the supreme standard of reliability and everyday driving qualities.


8. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S


Base Price (MSRP): $97,280
Engine Type: 3.8 L I6
Power: 385 hp
Torque: 310 lb-ft
Weight: 1,481 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 12.51 seconds at 113 mph
Top Speed: 184 mph / 297 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 0.98 g

The 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is all-wheel-drive that will definitely make a mark in the automobile industry for its sheer power and performance. The new Carrera models are Porsche’s first sports cars for the road to feature the Porsche double-clutch transmission (PDK). The PDK offers manumatic shifting via rocker controls on the steering wheel.


9. Lotus Exige Cup 260


Base Price (MSRP): $79,420
Engine Type: 1.8 L supercharged I4
Power: 257 hp
Torque: 174 lb-ft
Weight: 890 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.6 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 13.00 seconds at 108 mph
Top Speed: 152 mph / 245 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 1.02 g

Given Lotus’ lighter-is-better philosophy, it’s no surprise that it focused on dropping mass to increase performance. It’s also no surprise that they were able to find ways to do it in the already ultra-light Exige. To reduce the overall weight the development of 2009 model takes advantage of advanced light weight components and carbon fibre body material.


10. Lexus IS-F


Base Price (MSRP): $67,000
Engine Type: 5.0 L V8
Power: 416 hp
Torque: 371 lb-ft
Weight: 1,714 kg
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.9 seconds
¼ Mile Time: 13.00 seconds at 111 mph
Top Speed: 186 mph / 299 km/h
Lateral Acceleration: 0.91 g

Every angle makes it clear as to what this car was born to do, from the mesh grillwork to the vertically stacked, quad exhaust tips. Lexus says the IS F combines high performance, high technology and high style in a luxury sport sedan that delivers a uniquely Lexus interpretation of driving excitement and authentic performance.


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6 Responses

  1. Pontiac Grand Prix

    Since we are discussing the issues surrounding Quickest Sports Cars for 2009-2010 under $100,000, Remember to browse over all your choices before settling on a good one. It does not have to be expensive and pricey for as long as you find the one that fits well to your driving needs.

  2. Chris Winfree

    Every Caterham, besides the Roadsport, is quicker than all of these cars, and it hits 1.04 G’s and gets about 40MPG!!!!! Come on guys!

  3. tmculver

    How about the ariel atom? its only 45,000 0-60 in 2.8, 0-100 in the 5’s, and the 1/4 in 10 sec range. Its arguably the fastest car to 60 and its not even on the list. Not impressed top 10.

  4. Jared McGull

    i think you really neeed to update this the Lotus Exige goes 0-62 in 4.1 seconds not 4.6 also you say its top speed it 152 thats also incorrect the Lotus Exige cup 260 has been clocked at 160 and while thats not much of a change i think you need to use the information on the 2009 cup 260 thats shown in the picture and not the 2005 regular that you have the data on.

  5. Lambo19

    WTF? How the hell you put the lotus at number 9??? The 265e does 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, and just because the top speed was electronically limited doesn’t mean it’s not the quickest. It will smoke any of those cars any day at the quarter mile.


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