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10. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: $54,095

Today’s cars all seem to be focused on delivering fun driving experience that’s still friendly on gas. Those two elements are often an important factor in a car purchase, but sometimes you just want to feral thrill of a big, loud engine.

Lets take a look at our top ten list of the most affordable cars with big V8s. Just about all of these cars have at least 300 horses under the hood, and have the personality of old-time muscle cars. The range here includes sports cars, sedans and luxury vehicles, so you might see something out of place while looking through this top 10. The price range also starts off pretty steep, but ventures into real bargain-bin prices near the top three.

At the end of our list is the new Chevrolet Camaro. ZL1At $54,095 The Camaro ZL1 might not sound like value. That is, until you consider that it has 580-hp and makes a whopping 556 lb·ft of torque. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 helps you get to 60 mph in under four seconds, and this hopped-up Camaro is also capable of lapping the famous Nurburgring in 7:41.27. The ZL1 accomplishes this thanks to its high-tech Magnetic Ride Control, which you’ll find in some high-class exotics like the Ferrari 458 Italia.
See the full list at AutoGuide.com
 

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Sombodys sniffing the tail pipe............
 

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To be fair they left off trucks. And there really isn't 10 sub $50k brand new cars with v8's. So yeah the ZL1 fits the criteria to be #10.
 

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Trail blazer ss. impala ss.
 

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I didn't know we were doing only 2012 models.
 

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Its pretty much assumed they are talking about brand new cars. Or else they would list every clunker from the 70's.
 

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They left out the SRT versions of the Mopars. Charger: the "stripper" SuperBee starts at $42,495, and full fat SRT8 Charger is $47,295. Challenger: $44,995 for the SRT8. The 300: SRT8 starts at $48,470. They included the SS and ZL1 versions of the Camaro, and GT and Boss versions of the Mustang, so I wonder why they left out the bigger, badder versions of the Mopars.

Pretty sure there might be a couple more missing, but I am probably wrong on that.
 

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Its pretty much assumed they are talking about brand new cars. Or else they would list every clunker from the 70's.

Hey, whose '77 Cougar with 134 hp are you calling a clunker? My kitten purrs, thank you very much (even if he doesn't roar... or even really meow). Just 'cause a car has a V8, doesn't mean it needs to be - or wants to be - fast. :judge:
 

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They left out the SRT versions of the Mopars. Charger: the "stripper" SuperBee starts at $42,495, and full fat SRT8 Charger is $47,295. Challenger: $44,995 for the SRT8. The 300: SRT8 starts at $48,470. They included the SS and ZL1 versions of the Camaro, and GT and Boss versions of the Mustang, so I wonder why they left out the bigger, badder versions of the Mopars.

Pretty sure there might be a couple more missing, but I am probably wrong on that.
Since they were looking at "cheapest", they shouldn't have included anything beyond the GT Mustang and SS Camaro; I'm sure that was their rationale for not including the SRT products, although they maybe should have mentioned them.

Of course, they say that "the Corvette has always had a V8 engine", so they obviously don't know their cars very well LOL!
 
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