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

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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.


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