When it comes to buying and/or building performance cars, one of the main factors involved is the cost. How much does the car cost? How much will the modifications and customization cost on top of that? Is there a cheaper car available that can achieve the same results? Should I just buy a better performing car from the start? There are not only endless vehicles to choose from but there are endless modifications available too.
Lets say someone’s goal is to own a vehicle that could go 200 miles per hour. They could spend $400,000 on a Lamborghini that will move that fast, or they could buy a 90’s Honda Civic and throw $20,000 into it and turn it into a little power rocket that can go the same speed. Of course those are completely different vehicles, but some people would prefer one over the other, mainly due to their finances. That raises the question; is there a perfect “Bang for the buck” performance car? A vehicle that delivers more than satisfactory performance without compromising the bank account and draining the wallet, does such a car exist?
Right now I can think of two that fit that description. The Nissan GTR and Chevy Corvette Z06. Both of these vehicles deliver a balance between performance,cost,and reliability. Both examples can easily outperform factory super cars, yet can be obtained at your local dealer for less than half the cost of their respected competition. I went to a local dealership of mine to check out a highly modified Z06 and the level of performance and detail it had amazed me.