2. Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE – $43,415
One of the best performance bargains is the Camaro SS, especially its track-oriented 1LE version. The base Camaro SS is one of the best muscle cars around with its 6.2-liter, 450 HP V8 engine. It delivers loads of torque and has a perfectly balanced chassis, and the 1LE is even better.
The engine is the same as you would get in a Corvette, which means it pumps out 460 HP. The suspension is more focused and slightly revised to give the driver a better driving feel and sharper responses.
Also, the slightly-improved aero package makes the 1LE the best car if you want an all-around sports machine. It is a capable road car, comfortable enough to use every day, as well as for long drives. It is sharp enough to be a track car that will provide tons of fun on the race track. Also, for $10,000 less, you can get the V6 1LE, which is less powerful and slower, but still a capable sports car.