Speed is woven into the fabric of modern American culture. Faster, we think, is better. Obviously, we like fast food, but fast delivery, fast internet, and fast service are the expectations of daily American life. And if one of them slows down, well, Karen would like to speak to the manager.
And then there are fast cars, the kind that shove you deep into the seat and cause a rush of endorphins as they zoom to extra-legal velocities.
Historically, big, fuel-swilling, internal combustion engines were the provenance of speed. Today, that’s changing, and fast. Bellowing exhaust systems are on the way out, replaced by the smooth and silent whirring of electric motors. In 2020, when it comes to the fastest cars under $100,000, most remain gas-fueled. But the automotive industry – and speed – are at an inflection point.
On the pages that follow, we’ve selected 10 of the fastest cars under $100,000. They all rush to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds or less, and they all go 149 mph or more. You’ll find them on the pages that follow, listed in alphabetical order.