Sometimes, you just want to go fast. Today’s automobiles have gotten eerily speedy almost across the board. A 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds was Ferrari territory just 30 years ago; today, some pickup trucks are even faster.
We’re not trying to sell you on a pickup truck. We’re just trying to give you some context. Because when you spend up to $60,000 on a new car, you’re going to get some serious speed. However, you will find many different sizes, shapes, and approaches to speed. The fastest cars under $60,000 include two-seat coupes and four-door sedans, and they represent both mainstream and luxury brands. They’re powered by everything from honking V8s to turbocharged four-cylinders to even hybrid and electric powertrains. Take a look at our selections, which we list alphabetically and which we limit to one model per brand.