Most people tend to think that true performance cars are out of reach of average buyers, but they are wrong. Even if you are not a millionaire, you can still experience high horsepower sports cars, cool muscle cars, brutal hot hatches or performance sedans. There are plenty of really exciting and high-powered cars on the market for the price of a well-equipped family sedan or mid-sized SUV. For $50,000 or less, there are numerous interesting choices with not only considerable power but with very advanced technology, drivetrain options, great looks and superb performance. As you will see, some of those cars are as fast, or even faster than couple-year-old supercars which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, it is obvious that we are living in the golden age of affordable performance since there are so many cars with these qualities available at the moment. That is why we have compiled the list of 20 best and most powerful cars you can buy for $50,000 and we have listed not only the most powerful vehicles but also the best performance cars for that kind of money. The idea was to introduce you not only to the vehicles with high horsepower rating, but also to the vehicles which can provide the most driving excitement and fun at an affordable price. So, let`s get straight to it.

1. Dodge Challenger R/T


The legendary Dodge Challenger is a prime example of a true American muscle car. Available only as a coupe, Challenger comes with a wide arrange of powerful engines, from V6 to 707 hp supercharged V8. For $50,000 you won’t be able to buy the Hellcat version but the R/T Scat Pack is more than enough. For less than $40,000 MSRP you will get 485 hp and 6.4-liter Hemi engine, 0 to 60 mph time of just 4.3 seconds, great looks and loads of style and street cred. You can choose between manual and automatic transmission.