Everybody loves a sleeper – not the kind that doesn’t leave the bed in the morning, but rather, a car which someone will look at and say, “Dude this car couldn’t hang with my supercar” but will. In fact, the cars on this list will obliterate some of the most famous supercars on the market today. These cars are half the price of the typical $250,000 supercar or less and will either demolish them on a track or a drag strip.
As a baseline for this article, when referring to a supercar, think of a mid-engined, flamboyant, and bombastic-sounding machine well over the $250,000 price. A great standard is the Lamborghini Gallardo – a car which everyone will look at and think, “That must be a really fast car.” It’s Lamborghini’s most profitable car yet and is seen as a sort of a pop icon in the world of supercars, being the choice of movie stars and rappers everywhere due to its bombastic V10 and stunning looks.
The Gallardo LP 560-4’s naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 makes 553 horsepower and 398 lb-ft, which help rocket this four-wheel-drive bull to 60 in 3.6 seconds. It blazes by the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 129 miles per hour. It laid down a 7:51.8 at the Nurburgring and beat a BMW M4, a Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren, and a 2008 Nissan GTR–just to name a few. If you think that’s fast, then you’ll be surprised to see that most of the cars on this list have actually beaten the Gallardo. Some are just simply faster in the real world, have a speedier 0-60, or a shorter quarter-mile time.
25. DODGE HELLCAT WIDEBODY
Obviously, this 707-horsepower beast made the list for being one of the cheapest ways to spank a supercar. With a base price just over $67,000, this Dodge is one of the best “bang for your buck” cars on the market today. Its party piece is, of course, turning the rear tires into an endless cloud of smoke. The Hellcat is powered by a 6.2L Hemi V8 engine, which helps the Widebody version get to the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds. Not only is it faster to the quarter mile, but it’s faster to 60 mph as well, getting there in a dramatic and smokey 3.4 seconds. The Hellcat may seem like it has the advantage since it has over 150 horsepower more than the Lambo, but the Hellcat is much much heavier at 4,400 lbs (over two tons, yikes), and it still manages to win. I also didn’t even mention the Hellcat’s evil twin brother, the demon which has an extra 100 horsepower and cuts its 0-60 time by almost a full second. Did I mention that the Demon also does wheelies?