18 Cheap Cars to Build Fast (Part 3)
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18 Cheap Cars to Build Fast (Part 3)


This is part 3 of 18 Cheap Cars to Build Fast, click here to read part 1: 18 Cheap Cars to Build Fast and here to read 18 Cheap Cars to Build Fast (Part 2).

12. Toyota MR2 (1989-1999)

Toyota MR-2
The Toyota MR2 comes with a turbocharged 2.0L 3S-GTE engine giving 218 hp. It is available in both manual and automatic transmission. It is not a joke to say that you can now buy one for just $2,000 dollars or less. With another $1,000-$2,000, perhaps you can build the car engine to have at least 230 horsepower which is not bad.

13. Toyota Supra (1992-2002)

Toyota Supra
Without doubt, the Toyota Supra is a scary car. Scary in terms of the exterior look and the “push-you-to-the-seat” power. The Supra is a legend otherwise it won’t be the Fast and Furious cars. As it is the legend, it costs at least $18,000-$20,000 to own the last model which is 1998. The Supra could achieve 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph). This is impressive, exciting, and WOW! You can only buy this car if you are ready to handle the Toyota 2JZ-GTE Twin-turbo 320 horsepower engine.

14. Mazda RX-7 (1990 – 1995)

Mazda RX-7
Any RX-7 models from 1990 to 1995 will give you the “Swoooooosh” feeling you want in a fast car. This car is powered by a 1.3-liter twin-turbocharged rotary engine that pushes 255 horsepower and 217 pound-feet of torque. There are at least 10 reliable modifications you can do to this car to soup up the power. It can easily hit 400 horsepower if the tuning is right. Cat back, downpipe, intake, boost controller, aluminium ask tank, ECU upgrade, and high flow CAT are a few modifications done by most RX-7 fans.

15. Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang
Below $5,000, you can get a 10 year-old Ford Mustang. Any generation is great to build up because the parts is inexpensive in the United States. Hatchback, coupe, or convertible, the choice is in your hand. With few hundred dollars spent, you can add at least 15-20hp to a Ford Mustang, making it one of the best cars to build fast cheaply.

16. Chevrolet Corvette C4 (1984 – 1996)

Chevrolet Corvette C4
With the price range of $4,000 to $8,000, you can get a Chevrolet Corvette C4 that has a fat V8 engine putting out 250 hp. If you want a fatter V8, go for the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (1990-1995) which has a 375 hp engine under the hood. Youtube around and you will see people have tuned Chevrolet Corvettes to make more than 800 hp.

17. Nissan Skyline GT-R

Nissan Skyline GTR R34
There are many things to be mentioned when it comes to a Nissan Skyline GT-R. The latest GT-R is already fast enough directly from the Nissan factory but you can make it even faster with a few simple tuning. It is not surprised to see many Nissan fans tuned the GT-R to make more than 1,000 hp. There are many videos on the internet showing how a Nissan GT-R overtakes many popular sports cars such as Ferrari and Lamborghini.

18. Classic Mini Cooper (1959 – 2000)

classic mini cooper
Nobody is kidding when the classic Mini Cooper is placed into this list. The Mr. Bean’s Mini doesn’t has a high horsepower under the hood and it doesn’t has an exotic exterior too. However, it gives you the fun you wish – go-kart handling and adequate amount of power. In the UK, you can get one for less than 1,000 pound and rebuilt it to a fast car with Honda’s B18C Vtec engine. There are many things you can modify to get at least 150 hp too if you would like to go for Mini’s engine.

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