While owning a supercar obviously isn’t for everyone, some of us are drawn to them and have dreamed of owning one since we were young. Unfortunately, few of us will ever have the means to buy a Lamborghini or a Ferrari (other than as a scale model or a rusted-out wreck), but thankfully there are a few more affordable models on the market that feature the distinctive styling, good handling, quick acceleration, and high top speeds we’ve come to expect from a modern supercar. Take a look at our list of the 10 cheapest supercars, in descending order of price, to see if you can afford the car of your dreams, and drive it too.
10) Audi R8-$162,900
The Audi R8 is powered by a 540-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 backed by a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission that sends power through a quattro all-wheel-drive system. The R8 is the most expensive car on our list, but the Audi has flashy styling and performance that is supercar quick. The run to 60 mph takes a little over 3 seconds, and top speed is around 200 mph. If you need more performance or have some extra dough to spend, the V10 Plus model gets you 610 horsepower, but the regular R8 should offer enough performance for most people, and is the first car on our Autobytel list of the 10 cheapest supercars.
9) Porsche 911 Turbo-$159,200
The Porsche 911 Turbo combines classic Porsche styling with an impressive 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that makes 540 horsepower. Coupled with a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, the engine propels the car to 60 mph in under three seconds before reaching a top speed of 198 mph. The beauty of the 911 range is that there’s a car for just about everyone; if you have more money to spend, the Turbo S is a bit quicker, while the regular 911 models are less expensive but still more than quick enough to put a smile on your face. But it’s the 911 Turbo that makes our list of the 10 cheapest supercars.