You discovered oil in the backyard? You won the jackpot in lottery? Your career acts like a rocket taking off into the sky? Or maybe you’re just lucky and spoiled and want more? Your wife left you, you start doing baldness or belly? Too much silence around or too much stress? For all this we have the solution below: a top of relatively cheap cars but not too cheap; this keeps them away from common car class, and let us hope that with a little effort, we could afford one. So, let’s see what cars we have for the almost reach and almost poor class.
1. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
6.2-liter V8, 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Wild, transformed almost completely in a good and mean way (yeah, lack of logic maybe, but who can blame me? That car is breathtaking), and almost in a bad way. Perhaps those who designed the rear, did this under torture or exhausted from too much porn. Otherwise I can not explain how did that ugly exhaust managed to get there.
With this exception, the car is beautiful and almost sexy. Futuristic influences, aggressive and harsh lines and absence of the iconic rounded taillights. These were replaced by a new visual language which began with the Camaro. The interior seems much better finished, and more space-ship like. Overall, a good investment, and a thorn in the European cars back.
2. Porsche Cayman
Always young we could say. Almost unchanged, always different. Yes, a car that has preserved forms but sometimes changed heart. Today’s heart has, a 2.7-liter boxer and 275 horsepower. Among other goodies we have a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch gearbox, quality finishing, lots of technologies under the hood, refreshed look, and of course that strange but priceless moment, when friends envy you because you drive a Porsche. So if you do not like american cars (yup balls needed for an American sport car), you can try a more civilized European.
3. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Fast and dumb. As long as you go on straight roads without curves, everything will be fine. No activities that involve steering wheel ok? This is the typical american car. Fast, powerful and dumb. Difficult to control, hard to handle, hard to drive at high speeds and cursed with a back so unstable that sometimes you’ll miss all the fun. 5.8-liter V8, 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. Minor design changes, just over $54,000, and some badass attitude. Yup, power, and..power. All seasoned with a bad boy look which is simply brilliant. American skin and german engineering; I would like a mustang like this. Bad and smart. Untill then..I still want a Mustang or Camaro.
4. Audi TTS
One of the best all-wheel-drive systems in the world paired with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, a six-speed automatic and Audi Magnetic Ride. Know what it meant? One of the best engineering sex. 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, brain ( yes, brain, this car can take corners without slipping immediately), a lowered suspension and a car that can be taken to extremes without throw you in extreme anger. Seen from the outside looks almost harmless, the kind of machine for short and shy students. But behind the wheel, this car can transform into the big bad wolf. I want it, and i hate it for being such a pussy from outside.
5. Infiniti IPL G
The guys at Nissan wanted a luxury division and they had it. I did not understand what they tried to define. If they wanted ugly and strange cars, at a time they were close to success. Fortunately the appearance of IPL performance division changed things for the better. The very better. So, based oonf the popular G Coupe, now we have the IPL G (I wonder how long it took to find the name). 3.7-liter V6 with 348 horsepower, a six-speed manual or seven-speed slushbox, improved design and bla bla bla. In brief: you have more money, you like costumes, fine fragrances and Wall Street? This car is for you. Aggressiveness mastered with elegance, unusual forms, power and speed, all peppered with mystery. Got it?