New Exotic Cars Under $100k

Bling on a Budget

Cars like the Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini Reventon, two of the most expensive cars on the planet, seem to be worth more than their weight in gold. But there are fun, distinctive, and crazy fast exotics out there for less than a tenth the price. (Keep in mind, of course, that a tenth of a million bucks is still six figures.)​

The MSRP is for the base model without any options, and the monthly payment assumes a 10% down payment and a 60-month loan, just to give you an idea how it compares to your current ride. Fuel economy comes from FuelEconomy.gov.

Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise
Lotus Elise. Lotus Cars

MSRP: $47,250

Monthly payment: $759

Fuel economy: 21 city/27 highway

Lotus's popular roadster tops the list at under $50,000, putting it within reach of a guy with a really good job.

Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige
Lotus Exige. Lotus

MSRP: $65,690

Monthly payment: $1,166

Fuel economy: 21 city/27 highway

Lotus cars are known for being lightweight, but did you know they had such a low price? That's a lot of design for under $100k.

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora
Lotus Evora. Kristen Hall-Geisler for About.com

MSRP: $73,500

Monthly payment: $1,305

Fuel economy: Not available yet

Rounding out the top three is yet another Lotus, this time one with four whole seats.

Porsche Panamera
2010 Porsche Panamera. Porsche

MSRP: $74,400

Monthly payment: $1,321

Fuel economy: Not available yet

Just a tad more expensive than the Evora comes Porsche's entry into the four-place sports sedan market. More »

Dodge Viper
Dodge Viper. Dodge

MSRP: $90,255

Monthly payment: $1,603

Fuel economy: 13 city/22 highway

A big jump in price — $15,000 — comes with a big jump in horsepower and brute force. But as of summer 2010, the Viper is no more. More »