Modern Cars That Could Run Laps Around Iconic Speedsters

On a gorgeous summer day, there is nothing quite like hitting the open road with the windows down and seeing just how fast and far you can go. And while you may think the best way to enjoy the breeze is with an iconic speedster, the truth is there are plenty of modern cars that can get the job done. Marketed as family or commuter cars, these everyday vehicles offer surprising power for the price. These are the modern cars you want to look for when a classic speed demon is out of the budget!

2020 Subaru WRX – 268 Horsepower

subaru wrx on display
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Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Designed to drive like a rally car on the open road, the Subaru WRX received a U.S. News performance score of 7.7 out of 10. With a starting price of $27,495, the WRX won’t break the bank, either.

Coming standard with 268 horsepower, this beast can be upgraded to really shred its tires. The Boxer engine is seated low in the car to help balance its center of gravity, too. What’s it all mean? The WRX is one of the fastest consumer-ready cars you can buy right now.