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No matter how concerned you may be or not be about fuel economy, it's a given that most drivers still want a vehicle that accelerates well. We rank the cars that deliver the most bang for the buck.

Attributes:  Price | Safety | Going Green | Reliability | Performance

BMW M6500 horsepower, 5.0-liter V-10

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The high-performance version of BMW's 6 Series, the M6 features a 500-horsepower, 5.0-liter, V-10 engine as well as a sportier suspension and a retooled front air dam to increase the engine cooling capacity. Equipped with either the six-speed manual or seven-speed auto-manual transmissions, the BMW M6 gets 11 city/17 highway mpg. Styling changes from the regular 6 Series include unique 19-inch alloy wheels, a carbon-fiber roof and four exhaust pipes. For its low six-figure price, the BMW M6 coupe comes very well-equipped with only a few options including a leather-wrapped dashboard, heads-up display and a heated steering wheel. Go »
Chevrolet Corvette Z06505 horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8

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While you may covet the 638 horsepower, 6.2-liter Corvette ZR1, its very limited availability may mean you have a long wait even if you can afford the six-figure price tag. Instead, the Chevy Corvette Z06, equipped with a 505 horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8 engine is a much more affordable alternative that can be found with minimal effort for about $25,000 less. Go »
Nissan GT-R485 horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6

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Introduced as a 2009 model, the Nissan GT-R has undergone a few changes for 2010, including a revised suspension as well as reprogramming for the electronic stability control to improve handling. Now with a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, the 2010 Nissan GT-R has a reprogrammed clutch and five more horsepower. The 485-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 comes with a six-speed auto-manual transmission that gets an EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway mpg. With a starting price of around $80,000, the GT-R technically seats four, though rear seat occupants will be uncomfortable if they are adults. Go »
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