If you're looking for a quick car for a low price, look no further than the 2011 Ford Mustang. Both the Ford Mustang GT and the V6 Coupe were recently named on Forbes' list of the Fastest Cars under $30,000. To qualify, each Mustang had to hit 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, and, of course, cost less than $30,000.
The 2011 5.0L Mustang GT was the only car in the top five able to hit 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, and came in costing a reasonable $29,145 MSRP. The GT was also the only fast V8 available for less than $30,000. The tested Mustang V6 Coupe, on the other hand, only cost $22,145 MSRP yet clocked a respectable 5.6 seconds in the 0-60 test.
In the article, Ford was praised for their renewed commitment to creating a reasonably priced, yet fast Mustang, and was the only manufacturer to have two cars on the list. The other cars in the top five included the Subaru Impreza WRX, the Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Coupe, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart.
According to Forbes, each of the cars in the list brought value and performance to the table for customers since they were not only fast, but they also well equipped. While high end creature comforts and technology packages weren't available (and weren't weighing the car down), each of these cars were of high quality and showed attention to detail on the inside, not just in the engine compartment.
The engine compartment, however, does feature modern technology, including twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) in both of the Ford engines, cast-aluminum blocks on the Ford V6 engine, aluminum blocks on the Mustang 5.0 liter V8 engine and cold air induction. Each of these technologies adds up to lots of horsepower, torque and a super fast car for less than $30,000!
Source: Yahoo! Autos