10 Depreciated Sports Cars We’d Buy Over A Lamborghini Gallardo

The Gallardo replaces the somewhat forgotten Lamborghini Jalpa, which was built from 1981 until 1988. However, they have almost nothing in common, with a 15-year difference between them making the premise for natural evolution. Gallardo would eventually become Lamborghini’s best-selling model of all time, with 14,022 units made over its lifetime. The Gallardo was the car that placed Lamborghini back in the spotlight, and it now sells for $80,000-$90,000 in the used market.

Depreciation, on the other hand, is beneficial to car buyers, even if it is detrimental to the initial owner. Exotic sports cars are the ones who suffer the most, simply because finding a second or third owner might be tough. A handful of once pricey fantasy automobiles are now accessible to most, with only a few thousand kilometers on the odometer and a few years on the highway. Today, we’ll go through some incredible sports cars that you can have for less than $90,000 and cars that would be a great substitute for the Gallardo.

10 Audi R8

V8-Powered 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI Quattro Sports Car
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To be honest, the Audi R8 has practically everything going for it in terms of retaining worth in the supercar industry. The Audi R8 looks every bit exotic with a silhouette that seems designed for high-speed runs. It’s also easier to drive daily than many rival supercars.

2011 V8-Powered Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI Quattro Sports Car
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Audi’s 4.2-liter V8 engine puts out 420 horsepower at 7,800 rpm and goes from 0 to 60 in just under 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 185 mph. Based on the condition, specimens start at $68,000.

Related: 10 Reasons Why Gearheads Should Drive An Audi R8

9 Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9
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Few exotic supercars compare to the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and convertible in terms of elegance and solemnity. The DB9 GT sits comfortably between the company’s previous coupes, the Vantage and Vanquish, competing more in a league with Ferrari and Bentley than Lambo.

Aston Martin DB9 2 Cropped
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The 540-horsepower V12 engine in the DB9 GT, as well as the roughly $205,000 starting price, makes it a car that attracts attention. Yet, today’s cars sell for roughly $45,000, a significant discount from their initial selling price.

Related: Why The DB9 Is The Greatest Modern Aston Martin

8 Nissan GTR

2018 Nissan GT-R
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Undoubtedly, the world’s easiest and safest high-speed vehicle to operate. It’s a supercar in every way except price. The scoldingly strong twin-turbo V-6 engine, all-wheel drive, and automatic manual transmission make it a bargain for the Bugatti Veyron (not to mention the Gallardo) at less than one-tenth the cost, though obviously without all the elegance.

Nissan GT-R - Rear quarter
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With the GT-R selling at around $60,000, Nissan has set an impossible price-to-power ratio. It has the same performance as automobiles that cost X times as much.

Related: 10 Reasons Why You Need To Buy A Used Nissan GT-R Now

7 2016-18 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera
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For decades, the Porsche 911 has been the best-selling sports car on the market. It’s also one of the simplest to survive with. In terms of performance, driving enjoyment, and efficiency, the engine in the 911 Carrera has set a top bar.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera-001-1600
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Porsche equipped the 2016 911 Carrera with a powerful 350-horsepower 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine. In just 4.2 seconds, you can get from zero to 60 mph. In a drag strip, Porsche can give a hard time to the Gallardo, especially with the price starting at $50,000-$60,000.

6 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Black 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
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The CORVETTE ZR1 is based on the same platform as the Z06, but it is more powerful and aggressive. The supercharged and intercooled 6.2L engine of the Corvette ZR1 produces 638 horsepower.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - Rear
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The ZR1 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and continues to speed until it reaches a high speed of 205 mph, making it the fastest automobile on our list. In terms of performance, the ZR1 beats the Gallardo and yet it ranges in price from $70,000 to $85,000.

Related: Jeff Gordon’s 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1 Up For Auction

5 2017-Present M5 F90

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The M5 holds both the Guinness World Records for “Longest continuous vehicle drift” and “Longest twin vehicle drift”. The cost of a used example is roughly $70,000. But for that money, you could go on a circuit day with real supercars and spend time with your family on a long drive the next day.

Review: BMW M5 Competition - The Dodge Demon Conqueror
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There aren’t many automobiles that offer that, especially in this price range. The top-spec M5 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, and the 617-horsepower 4.4-liter S63 twin-turbo V8 is quite reliable. It’s one of the most cost-effective second-hand BMWs on the market currently.

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4 Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type S - Front Quarter
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Through its rear-drive, two-seat layout, the F-Type pays homage to legendary Jaguar sports cars, but it avoids cliché and simply nostalgic attractions. What makes you think you’d be interested in having one?

Jaguar F-Type S - Rear Quarter
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The F-Type was once criticized for driving too much like racing, according to enthusiasts. They were expecting a Jaguar XK, and they got one. If you passed out on a fresh one for $70,000 in 2015, you can have one for $30,000 today.

3 2000-2003 Ferrari 360 Modena

A Red 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena On The Road
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The Ferrari 360 was the first truly modern Ferrari. A car that was introduced between 1999 and 2005, with the 2000-2003 models being the greatest for purchasing, enjoying, and reselling. Aside from the potential danger of service, the current pricing of these cars under $70,000 is really intriguing.

A Collage Of A 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena And A 2003 Lamborghini Gallardo 5
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It was the last Ferrari to use the Dino-derived V8, which produced 400 horsepower and redlined at 8700 RPM, allowing the car to speed up from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, which can be enough to outrun a Gallardo.

Related: Here’s How Much A 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Costs Today

2 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - Front quarter
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Another Ferrari, the 612 Scaglietti, may not be the most attractive of the lot, but it is one of the best bargains on the used Ferrari marketplace. Because of depreciation, the Scaglietti 612 is now available for $90,000, a significant discount from the car’s original selling price of $250,000.

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - Rear Quarter
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Like the 360 Modena, the 612 is the first V-12 Ferrari to use an aluminum space frame and bodywork. With a top speed of 199 mph, it accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and hits the quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds.

1 2015-Present BMW M2 Competition


In recent years, the M2 has been a rare success in the BMW universe. The principle is simple: take a 2-series sedan, add performance, and swap out the suspension, braking, and wheels for M4 components.

BMW M2 Competition - Rear Quarter
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The M2 sped to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds at the track and completed the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 110 mph. That’s not bad for a car that costs $57,000 new and can now be had for just $40,000 in the used market!

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