For some people, the thrill of driving is all about speed. The problem is that while many of us have a need for speed, we don’t have the bank balance to back it up. Thankfully these are the best fast cars that won’t need you to break the bank to get behind the wheel.
Although it was first built in 1989, the Nissan 300ZX remains one of the fastest but most affordable machines on the roads. It is capable of hitting 155 mph thanks to the 3-liter V6 engine that pumps out 300bhp. The 300ZX was actually built to rival the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette C4 and Porsche 944, but at a more affordable cost.
Audi S8 D3
Audi has built its reputation on bringing high-quality cars to the market, and there is great value in picking one up on the used car market. The Audi S8 D3 is not a small car, and it weighs close to 2 tons, but it also gives you high performance.
From as low as $6,000 on the used car market, you can pick up an Audi S8 D3 and enjoy being launched from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds. The 5.2-liter V-10 engine is regarded as a cousin to the engine that powers the Lamborghini Gallardo.
Chevrolet Corvette C5
Chevrolet has consistently proven it can bring high-speed vehicles to the masses with the Corvette range. Drivers can enjoy the 5.7-liter V-8 engine under the hood that gives an impressive 339bhp. Those lucky enough to drive this car can go from 0-60mph in just 5.3 seconds, with the top speed maxing out at a blistering 174mph.
Just because you don’t have the budget to own a Ferrari doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy making people eat your dust. These fast cars go to show that with clever manufacturing, even cheap cars can bring high performance to the roads.
The life of the racing legend Charles ‘Charlie’ Wiggins is coming on screen in form of a biopic. Based on the inspirational life story of the amazing African-American racer from the ‘20s and ‘30s era, the feature film, titled Eraced, is being created by Madison Leigh and Ed Welburn under the banner of their own company ‘Welburn Media Productions’.
For the first time in the industry, the production of the film involves hi-tech brand collaborations from Firestone and INDYCAR. While Firestone will be a production partner from the beginning of the development of the film, INDYCAR will provide support in the physical production and post-production stages. Producers are planning an upcoming date in spring 2022 for starting the production of the much-awaited biopic.
Set against the vibrant backdrop of the bootleggers from the prosperous ‘20s and Depression-struck ‘30s, along with the birth of the musical phenomenon Jazz, the film Eraced chronicles Wiggins’s life journey through his struggles and triumphs. The screenplay was written by Reagan & Gorbachev famed B. Garida, Bronze famed Courtney Gay Wilson, and Raphead Response famed Madisun Leigh herself. It was inspired by a documentary that won an Emmy and an original book, titled For Gold and Glory: Charlie Wiggins and the African American Racing Car Circuit. Todd Gould wrote and produced both the book and the film respectively.
Life of the Legend
In his early career, Wiggins got barred repeatedly from the then white-dominated racist racing events. Then between 1926 and 1935, he eventually won the prestigious annual Gold and Glory Sweepstakes four times. He gradually became a leading star of the parallel Colored Speedway Association. Wiggins’s career was tragically cut short by a racing accident, which cost him a leg. But the tragedy could never dampen his mighty spirit. Now, this racing legend is inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit.