The Ten Best High-Performance Bargains

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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

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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 …

The Best Ultra High Performance Tires and Why You Need Them

Tires that will maximize grip for your sports car.

If you own a high-performance car or are performing upgrades to your vehicle, you may want to look at getting some ultra high performance tires.

Ultra high performance tires are appropriate for summer use only and place a priority on grip above all else. They are sometimes also referred to as max performance tires or extreme performance tires. An ultra high performance tire is denoted by a max speed rating of 149 mph or more.

Tires that fall into these categories have very high levels of grip on dry tarmac. You can drive a car with ultra high performance tires in the rain, however, they are best suited to dry surfaces.

You may want ultra high-performance tires if you enjoy going to the track, doing autocross events or doing some (safe and legal) canyon driving. These tires will, of course, be more expensive than all-season or regular performance tires.
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