Men's Journal

The 10 Best Performance Cars Under $40K

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Sure, autonomous cars may be headed straight for us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your driving gloves just yet. We’re in a kind of golden era of affordable performance cars. The lower half of the sportscar price spectrum used to be littered with great looking bodies that couldn’t hold their own on the track, but things have changed. More efficient turbo-and-supercharged gas engines, lighter materials, and active chassis control systems — not to mention better cabin tech — have helped create cars that are worthy drives not just on Sunday, but all week long. Here are a few you should consider, whether you’re buying a third car or your daily driver: