8. Chevrolet Corvette: $49,600
As usual, the Chevrolet Corvette shows up in any bang-for-the-buck discussion. It’s hard to see why not, since the ‘vette’s big V8 puts out 430-hp for just $49,600. The Corvette has always had a V8 engine, and its always been put to good use. Even the base Corvette is able to get to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and for $49,600, that’s a pretty good deal.