For many car aficionados, 0-100 kph is the only performance number that makes sense. Unfortunately for those with the need for speed and the wanting wallet to go along with it, many of these cars are simply over the budget limit. Fear not, because CARMUDI PHILIPPINES is here with five five-second cars that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, but probably a kidney or lobe of liver.
Ford Mustang Ti-VCT
- Engine: 5.0-liter Coyote V8
- 0-100 km/h: 4.8 seconds
- Cost: Starts at PHP3,518,000
The quintessential muscle car, the Mustang has certainly earned its mark as an everyday rubber burner. Those who love speed and are on a budget will surely want a Mustang on their short list.
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5 6MT
- Engine: 2.5-liter Port Fuel Injection, Horizontally Opposed, 4-Cylinder, DOHC 16-Valve, High-Boost Turbocharged Intercooled Petrol Engine
- 0-100 km/h: 5.2 seconds
- Cost: PHP2,748,000
You may say the acceleration rate is over 5 seconds, to which we say it’s still 5 rounded off! Besides, the Impreza has the most number of World Rally Championship wins than any car, so it gets a pass.
Honda Civic Type R 2.0 VTEC TURBO
- Engine: 2.0-liter Earth Dreams Technology 2.0 liter VTEC Turbo
- 0-100 km/h: 3 seconds
- Cost: PHP2,980,000
With an acceleration time of three seconds, the Honda Civic Type R is probably the car on this list that offers the biggest bang for the buck. Why, there are cars that cost twice as much that can’t even get close to that number!
Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT RWD
- Engine: 6.4-liter V8 SRT HEMI Engine
- 0-100 km/h: 4.7 seconds
- Cost: PHP4,390,000
Though not as big of as a household name as its fellow American pony, the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger is nonetheless a stunning vehicle known for its raw power and racetrack pedigree. It’s pricier than the Mustang though, albeit 0.1 seconds faster, which probably justifies the additional cost for some.
Kia Stinger GT
- Engine: 3.3-liter Twin-Turbo V6
- 0-100 km/h: 4.9 seconds
- Cost: NA
Though not confirmed, rumor has it that Kia Philippines–now run by Ayala Corporation–will be bringing the Stinger to our shores. Kia isn’t known for hefty price tags, and the Stinger GT costs USD40,000 to 50,000 (PHP2,100,000 to 2,600,000) abroad, so even with TRAIN law, it’s safe to expect this little racer to stay under the PHP5-million bracket.