New Exotic Cars Under $100k

Bling on a Budget

Cars like the and Lamborghini Reventon, two of the , 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.

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 is no more.