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, in many cases replaced by the smooth and silent whirring of electric motors, though most of this year’s fastest cars remain gas-fueled. Each of our selections rushes to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds or less, and they all go 149 mph or more. Keep reading to learn more about 10 of the fastest cars under $100k, listed in alphabetical order.