One of only two exotic car producers in America, Panoz builds every car by hand — including the beastly Esperante GTLM (starts at $121,325). The GTLM Convertible is one of the sexiest sports cars around, and it’s fast as well — it goes from 0-62 in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. Did we mention how great the supercharger’s whine sounds while buzzing down the road with the top down and the wind blowing through your hair?
We really only have one thing to say about the new Pontiac Solstice (starting at $20,000) — this is hands down the most beautiful car you will ever see at this kind of price. Pontiac won't be able to make them fast enough. The rear-wheel drive roadster has body styling to die for, a wide stance with sports suspension, and a 2.4 liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine that delivers 177 hp. It's also got an Aisin short throw 5-speed manual transmission, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and an available Eurostyle two-tone leather interior. The word Solstice should mean value from now on.
We all want an exotic car — a car that just screams, “You’ve never seen a car like this and you’ll never see it again if you’re not coming home with me tonight.” Normally, cars such as this require a ton of dough — but not anymore. The 2006 Lotus Elise (starts around $43,000) brings exotic car cred to your garage without completely breaking the bank, and has numbers like 0-60 in 4.9 seconds to back-up the “My car is cooler than yours” looks.