Dec 01, 2008
Reviewed By KJ Glennon
Price as Tested $81,170
Likes

Menacing, aggressive stance, wide, sticky 19-inch rear run-flat tires. Attractive two-tone stitched leather seats and certain short-throw shifter are pure sports car. Impressive power, with brakes to match. A genuine—and genuinely inexpensive—sports car.

Dislikes

Racing clutch and huge V8 lump engine get old in everyday driving. More R&D spent ridding the interior of all the cheap plastic would be appreciated. Roaring exhaust and Velocity Yellow exterior are cop-spottable from a mile away, so keep your attorney’s number handy.

Verdict

The ultimate race car for the street; take it to the track, put a couple sets of golf clubs in trunk, or go shopping, then do it all again tomorrow. At less than $80k, you can’t beat the bang-for-buck factor.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 505hp
EPA Mileage 15/27mpg

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