The best used sports cars in the word

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They say that money does not buy happiness, and it probably is not, but I assure you that having a sports car in the garage is a smile generator, at least in what I have been able to experience with certain test vehicles. And it is that, let's face it, you also sniff and scrutinize the second-hand market in search of that bargain that implies fun, sensations and not a high outlay. Well, let me brighten your day with these 5 (+1) second-hand sports cars that will make you very happy for less than you think .

Yes, I am aware that buying a used car at a good price and whose new value was in the six figures does not mean that its high maintenance disappears . And it is that, after all, that is the double standard of second-hand sports cars and luxury cars, which have certain costs typical of vehicles of their caliber. But let's put ourselves in the position that maintenance is not a problem, either because we are handymen, we can afford it financially or our cousin works at Ferrari and gets us the parts at a good price. It doesn't matter .

The best used sports cars in the word

Aston Martin Vantage:

  • Any fan of the world of four wheels who has gone to the cinema to see a James Bond movie will have paid special attention to the cast of leading vehicles, made up, for the most part, of Aston Martin
  • The good news is that you can now feel a bit like 007 thanks to the harsh devaluation of the first generation Aston Martin Vantage .
  • And it is easy to find second-hand units of the first batch of the English sports car for less than 50,000 euros .
  •  All of them with the standard mechanical variant, which equipped a 5.3-liter naturally aspirated V8 capable of delivering 380 hp and 560 Nm of torque. The best of all? That it is possible to find Vantage in that price range with manual transmission.

Audi r8:

It was in the early 2000s that Audi wanted to show the world that it also knew what it was doing when it came to developing a supercar. Alienated with the idea of ​​rubbing elbows with firms like Ferrari and Lamborghini , the house with the four rings gave life to what we know today as Audi R8 .

The first steps of the German supercar were given with a naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 behind him . This could be associated with a six-ratio grid-type manual gearbox or with a robotized r-tronic manual gearbox, and produced 420 hp and 430 Nm of torque to sign a 0 to 100 in 4.6 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 301 km/h.

However, the possibility of marrying a manual transmission with an atmospheric V8 have not been -for now- sufficient arguments to raise the value of the first batch Audi R8. That is why today we can run into second-hand units around 45,000 euros . Tempting, right?

Porsche 911 (997):

The Porsche 911 has followers in any part of the world, especially after enjoying a long lineage behind it.

  •  However, not all generations of the legendary German sports car gelled equally well, leaving a 911 996 in a secondary plane, thus forcing Porsche to correct the low success of this with its successor and delivery that concerns us today, the Porsche 911 997 .
  • With this generation, the German house recovered the mythical round headlights and gave its spoiled child a more modern aesthetic and a more technological interior. 

However, no matter how mythical the 911 is, this generation has not managed to escape the harsh scourge of depreciation, leaving a golden opportunity for those who have close to 50,000 euros in their pockets to spend on a car .

And it is that today it is easy to find units of the Porsche 911 997 in its Carrera, Carrera S and Carrera 4 variants for just under 50,000 euros . Recall that these resorted to a six-cylinder naturally aspirated 3.6-liter boxer that developed 325 hp and 370 Nm of torque, figures that rose to 355 hp and 400 Nm of torque in the Carrera S from the hand of an increase in displacement to 3.8 litres.

Nissan GT-R:

If the 911 has fans everywhere, the Nissan GT-R has them even in the most remote places on the planet. After all, we are talking about Godzilla himself, a sports car that was given the noble task of not only continuing the legacy of the Skyline family, but also bringing it to Europe and the rest of the world.

 You can already imagine the success and fury that the news caused back in 2008, and more when it had a starting price of almost 90,000 euros, little if we take into account what it offered .

To this day, and after the odd mechanical, aesthetic and technological update, the GT-R continues to sell and continues to carry out its mission. 

However, that does not prevent us from turning to the second-hand market to get hold of units for a really attractive price .

Searching a little we will find Nissan GT-R between 2008 and 2010 with a price close to 50,000 euros, some even flirting with 45,000 euros . In this first installment, the Japanese made use of a 3.8-liter V6 biturbo engine that developed 485 hp and 588 Nm of torque, being able to close from 0 to 100 in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 310 km/h.

The best used sports cars in the word

BMW M4 (F82):

It was with the previous generation that BMW first differentiated the 3 Series from its coupé version in nomenclature, giving rise to the 4 Series and, therefore, the M4. However, this did not cause the essence of the German sports car to change, staying true to that tradition of a six-cylinder in-line engine, propulsion and a lot of character .

Currently, we can see a wide range of options on the second-hand market as far as the BMW M4 F82 is concerned. And it is that, if we go into the young years of this delivery, we will realize that we can get one for not much more than 45,000 euros , although yes, something entered in kilometers.

But if we do not suffer from kilometritis and we find ourselves with a well-maintained unit, we will be taking a sports car with all of the law: 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, 431 hp and 550 Nm of torque, a 0 to 100 in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h .

The best used sports cars in the word

What if we stretch a little - even a little - the budget:

  • This is when I give free rein to my more petrolhead side to ignore common sense and thus be able to allude to the (+1) found in the title of this article. 
  • And it is that when we are tempted to buy a sports car, a car that almost always lacks any practical sense due to its consumption, performance and maintenance, perhaps we can add a few thousand euros more to the absurd - but charming - move and go a step further .
  • If we are gossiping about cars around 50,000 euros, we should know that including 10,000 or 20,000 euros more we can enter that territory that seems like the forbidden fruit of common mortals.
  •  I am referring specifically to vehicles belonging to brands such as Ferrari or Lamborghini that, like the other protagonists of this article, have suffered the sordid inclemency of depreciation .

Ferrari 360 Modena Cheap Second Hand Sports Cars:

Thus, we can get a whole Ferrari 360 Modena for something more or less, depending on the unit, 60,000 euros . 

  1. If we stretch the budget a bit more, we could get a pre-restyling Lamborghini Gallardo, which is currently around 75,000 euros.
  2. Be that as it may, the madness of buying a sports car and even a supercar carries many risks, maintenance typical of a car of its price when it was still being manufactured and, in certain circumstances, headaches. But you only live once, and acquiring a

a vehicle of such caliber may be the most beautiful way for a four-wheel lover to complete what they call happiness


  1. Very interesting article, this is my favorite car... BMW M4 (F82)

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