High-performance cars can be ridiculously expensive, but if you look in the corners and take a pass on snob appeal you can get intense amounts of speed for surprisingly little cash. These are Jalopnik readers’ picks for the best budget high-performance cars.
The not-so-secret key to getting the most out of these cars is tuning. Speed parts for any of them are a few clicks or a phone call away. None of these are really destined to be blue-chip collectibles in the first place so changes aren’t going to offend too many people. The next owner may not be so happy about modifications, but let’s be real: He was going to do the same thing anyway. So go for it.
10.) 1987-1992 Toyota Supra Turbo
Why it’s such cheap speed: The third-generation Supra was pegged as an overweight boulevardier when it was introduced, but the turbo version was pretty potent from the start and can be boosted into a serious street threat. The rest of the car was made back when Toyota actually did care about quality and holds together well. Note: Make sure the head bolts are torqued correctly. Read More …