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>When it comes to picking a car, there are a lot of factors to consider. But if you’re looking for speed and handling, then there’s no better option than a sports car. What are the best sports cars under 100K? There are many options depending on the type of car you want. But if you’re looking for a reliable, stylish car with a lot of horsepower on tap, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top picks for the best sports cars under 100K.

In the previous few weeks, we explored the new, used, and classic car markets in search of the best sports cars one could get in different price ranges. 

The entry-level sports car market has changed a lot in the past few years, but $10,000 still can buy a cool, fun car. Next, most affordable cars have since moved to other price categories, so we tried curating some of the best sports cars under $30,000 and $50,000. But what happens when you double up and browse through high five-figure sums?

The $100,000 price range opens a lot of doors in an expansive world of new and used sports cars and vintage classics. If you browse through the ads, you’ll come across several automotive icons, import exotics, and top-tier sports cars with a dash of ultra-low mileage cars you’d otherwise find for half the price.

Without further ado, here’s what we think are the best sports cars under 100K:

Jaguar E-TypeChevrolet CorvetteAcura NSXFerrari F355Audi R8Dodge Viper GTSNissan GT-R R35Porsche 911Shelby GT350R (GT500)BMW M4 Competition Coupe

Lets look at each of our best sports cars under 100K with more detail:

1. Jaguar E-Type

The first pick on our best sports cars under 100K list is definitely not the quickest or best-performing one, but it’s the most iconic. Jaguar’s beloved E-Type turns 60 this year, and ever since it debuted in Geneva, it has captured the world as one of the most beautiful cars ever created. It’s not just the beauty that made the E-Type a legend, as driving it is still a sensation today.

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With the E-Type or the XKE for US-bound clientele, it all comes down to overall condition and service history, meaning that it’s equally possible to find either Series I, II, or III under $100,000. However, pristine Series I cars, especially fixed head coupés and 3.8-liter ones will go beyond $100,000 more easily than the others. 

2. Chevrolet Corvette

Arguably the best American sports car, the Corvette spans across all price ranges, starting from affordable modern classics all the way to multi-million collector examples. For between $50,000 and $100,000, the choice is still extensive, spanning from pristine historic collectibles all the way to the first mid-engined Corvette, the polarizing C8.

Source: Chevrolet

Starting from the assumption you’d prefer a traditional Corvette experience in a modern guise, high five-figure sums will buy you a supercharged LT4-powered 650-horsepower Z06 or a toned-down yet still quite potent 460-horsepower Grand Sport. If you, however, want a vintage ‘Vette, you have plenty of cars to choose from, including the earliest C1 ones, the only Corvettes ever fitted with a straight-six.

3. Acura NSX

Honda’s legendary NSX is a supercar done the Japanese way, and when it debuted in 1990, it set a high benchmark in performance thanks to firsthand inputs of none other than Ayrton Senna himself. Such credentials were more than enough to make the NSX a legend, and the fact that it outshined almost all direct competitors and many exotic sports cars just cemented its cult status.

Acura NSX is one of the best sports cars under 100K
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Today, low mileage examples could be bought from around $70,000 upwards, and the market favors 6-speed cars that came hand in hand with a bigger, 3.2-liter V6 starting from 1997. Being such an influential car, the NSX is bound to shoot up in value even more, so if you’re in search of one, make sure to get it soon, as pristine examples will change hands for more as time passes by.

4. Ferrari F355

There’s no simple way to answer the sub-100k Ferrari sports car dilemma as there are still numerous options on the market spawning all the way from the 1980s 308 to the last Colombo V8, the 360 Modena. Included within the price

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By: Djordje Sugaris
Title: 10 of the Best Sports Cars Under 100k: Our Top Picks
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/best-sports-cars-under-100k/
Published Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:46:52 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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