Twenty thousand dollars doesn’t buy much nowadays. It might get you a fancy watch or a couple bottles of old wine. Maybe even a wheel off a Bugatti Veyron. But, if you’re savvy, you can still get a fast car for under twenty G’s. These are the fastest cars for under $20,000.
Chevy C5 Corvette (1997-2004)
A new C7 might cost six-figures, but you can still get a Corvette on a budget. Fifth-generation C5 Corvettes can be found for under $20k – and they still haul asphalt. The base C5 Corvette comes with a 5.7L LS1 V8 engine, putting out 345-350 hp. The top of the line Z06 has the LS6 engine, good for 385-405 hp. Beyond being fast, the C5 ‘Vette has a modern look that still turns heads. It also has a track-tuned suspension and rear-mounted transmission that make it a track monster.