Think supercars and one usually imagines oodles of money with the thought of a bank robbery at the back of your mind. Before you start planning your latest heist like Mark Wahlberg usually does in his movies, hold your horses. If you don’t mind your supercars off the used car lot as opposed to gleaming from the dealers, then a two-decade-old supercar or even newer, should not make loot your local bank, even in your dreams.
Much like luxury cars, supercars also lose a lot of value within the first 5 years and the gap only widens as the years turned into decades. That said, these sports cars and supercars still look stunning and could give even the newest cars a run for their money in the aesthetics department.
Back in the day, these 2000s sports cars were expensive and might have needed a heist or two to get you the required funds. But today you can get them way cheaper of the used car market than you would imagine. That includes Bond’s favorite car as well as America’s darling sports car.
10 2001 BMW Z3 M
We all know the BMW Z3 as James Bond’s ride in the movie Goldeneye; however, there was a high-performance M version that was extraordinary. It was the most-powerful Z3 ever that housed a 3.2-liter S54 inline-6 engine putting out phenomenal results, 321 hp in the European models and 315 horses in the North American versions.
There’s one up for grabs on Hemmings for about $35,000. It’s a mint condition Z3 M in Imola Red paint, and only 1760 of them came in this beautiful shade.
9 2008 Audi RS 4
The good-looking RS 4 is an ultra-high-performance version of its smaller sibling, the Audi A4. This B7 (2006-2008) RS 4 gets a meaty 4.2-liter FSI V8 gas engine mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed Getrag manual transmission.
This high-revving powertrain cranks out a whopping 420 horses and 317 lb-ft of torque. A 0-to-60 mph run is achieved in just 4.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of about 155 mph. You can have all of this for just $33,900.
8 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG
This AMG-tuned Mercedes-Benz has got a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 pumping out 493 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Its macho M1113 gas engine is mated to a 5-speed AMG SpeedShift automatic transmission.
This quadruple head-lighted beauty is a confident head-turner and its mint condition examples can be owned for less than $30,000 today. Just fire the engine, and it’ll take you for a 0-to-60 mph spin in just about 4.8 seconds topping out at a maximum of 155 mph.
7 2009 Maserati GranTurismo
With the 2009 Maserati GranTurismo, you get the sound of a Ferrari as it’s armed with a 4.2-liter engine that’s jointly developed by the two supercar giants. It’s called the 4.2-liter Ferrari-Maserati V8 that thrashes out 405 hp while the transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed ZF automatic.
It takes this supercar to do a 0-to-60 mph best in just 5.1 seconds on the way to a top speed of 177 mph. However, it’ll set you back by only about $30,000 from the used car lot.
6 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The 2007 Shelby GT500 is an American icon that’s born out of the marriage between Ford’s Special Vehicle Team and the legendary Shelby. With a supercharged 5.4-liter DOHC V8 gas engine jetting out 500 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque, it’s essentially a Mustang infused with better handling and braking capabilities.
It does a 0-to-60 mph jig in flat 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. It’s available for less than $30,000, and it’s the best you can get for your moolah today.
5 2006 Bentley Continental GT
This is a British icon that’s loaded with all the bells and whistles you can imagine in a dream car. It’s got a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine that cranks out a massive 552 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.
With this tremendous thrust, it takes off for a 0-to-60 mph run in just 4.7 seconds followed by a top speed that’s just shy of 200 mph. It’s got automatic air suspension and flawless braking for an effortless drive. You can have this palace-on-wheels for just about $40,000.
4 2007 Jaguar XK
The V8-powered Jaguar XK-Series with all-aluminum construction was a completely new design for 2007. This new and improved Jag may not be the fastest or the most powerful car in its class but its relatively light curb weight gives it an extra edge over a bunch of its rivals.
It’s got a 4.2-liter variable valve-timed V8 mill that churns out 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough for a 5.9-second 0-to-60 mph sprint with a top speed (limited) of 155 mph. It can be all yours for less than $30,000.
3 2008 BMW M6
The E63/E64 BMW M6 came with a 5.0-liter V10 and jetted 500 horses and 383 lb-ft of torque. It came in a sedan, coupe, and cabriolet forms and the soft top could zip zero to 60 mph in about 4 seconds flat reaching top speeds of 150 mph.
As with most supercars, fuel economy in this one was next to nothing however at the push of a button the BMW M6 becomes a formidable track weapon with a sharpened throttle and stiffer suspension. And you can get this track beauty for less than $20,000.
2 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
You may be surprised to see the Corvette on this list but the 2002 Corvette Z06 or the Corvette 5.5 as it was dubbed, was as close to a supercar as Chevrolet could get. The 405 horsepower Z06 was the greatest Corvette of its time and made the 385-horsepower Z06 of 2001 obsolete rather quickly.
The revised LS6-V8 that went under the hood of the Corvette Z06 of 2002 not only raised the horsepower by 20 but also raised the torque by another 15 for a total outcome of 400 lb-ft. A beauty like this should cost an arm and a leg, and it did at the time, but today, you can have it for less than $30,000.
1 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
Dubbed as the richer cousin of the Jaguar XK8, the DB7 Vantage Volante was the fastest open-top Aston Martin at its debut. At the time, it carried a hefty retail price of $150,000 and only 2100 examples were built for the entire world. However, this powerful British thoroughbred is a shocking bargain these days.
An excellent condition example can be yours for less than $40,000, and it’s worth every penny. With this you get a massive 6.0-liter V12 engine hammering out 420 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It rockets for a 5.1-second waltz to 62 mph on a manual transmission and 5.2-second with the automatic.
Sources: Hemmings, CarGurus, TrueCar
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