45: Pontiac G8
Toward the end of the Pontiac brand’s lifecycle, GM was looking to inject a last-minute bit of excitement. The compact G5 failed, the G6 was outdated and the Solstice didn’t sell as the company had hoped for. There was also the 2008 recession which slowed things down, and thus the G8 never really got a good showing. But the car is among one of the best performance bargains that you can get on the market today. Powered by a Corvette 6.2 L V8 the G8 has all the power that you’ll ever need in a sports car.
Although the G8 was produced for a single year it was advertised quite heavily by GM. Nevertheless, most mainstream enthusiasts have forgotten that this car was in existence. The G8 is hard to come by but the few examples that you can find are generally low mileage. For the right price with a few modifications, the G8 can be a family sedan that performs better than most of the expensive sports cars that are on the market.