Australia has a great offering for fast cars – beautiful scenery to explore, endless roads to drive and no end of superb fast cars available on the used market. Buying a used car can allow you to enjoy the fastest cars at a fraction of the price that they may have cost when new.
If you’re looking for one of the fastest used cars in Australia under $60k, we’ve gathered together some of our favourites. With a $60k budget, you Slavecan enjoy the speediest of rides and some of the most powerful engines.
So, what are the fastest used cars in Australia under $60k?
Ford Focus RS
This car offers a fun and fast ride with a Drift mode sending most of the drive to the rear wheels for those who want to really spin the tyres. There’s a 2.3 litre four cylinder turbo and the 275kW and 440Nm will mean you aren’t short of acceleration and slick performance.
Volkswagen Golf R
The speediest of the Volkswagen Golf offering, this is an updated version of the 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo. Power reaches 213kW with 380Nm, alongside a four wheel drive system. There’s also a seven speed twin clutch auto transmission – ideal for speedy acceleration which can reach 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds
Subaru WRX STI
This long time favourite (can you believe it’s been on the market for over 23 years?) is one of the fastest used cars you’ll find under $60k. A sedan instead of hatch back, this vehicle shouldn’t be underrated for serious roar with taut suspension to aid a fast ride. The WRX’s engine has Subaru’s horizontally opposed configuration.
Honda Civic Type R
With a spaceship like appearance, this vehicle also has a 2.0 litre engine which comes into its own above 2000rpm. It has six speed manual gear box and numerous drive modes for you to trial. Power and torque reach 228kW and 400Nm respectively.
BMW M140i/M240i Coupe
This is a pricy vehicle when full cost but find a used model and you could enjoy all the benefits at a lower price. It has an incredible 3.0 litre six cylinder turbo with 250kW and an impressive 500Nm. It’s the smallest hatch in the range and feels slick and compact.
Audi S1 Sportback
Not only is there a punchy 4 cylinder turbo engine and Quattro all wheel drive underneath the body of this good looking car, its interiors are also high quality with an impressive infotainment system packed in. There’s also a stop/start system to help with fuel economy.
Holden Commodore SS
Going out in true style, Holden leaves Australian shores – leaving this vehicle as a pretty impressive legacy. A 6.2 litre V8 sedan, this is a favourite amongst those wanting to find a used car with some of the fastest speeds around. Kick start the 304kW/570Nm to seriously impress.
Fiat 500 Abarth 595
A true favourite with those wanting style combined with speed, this is a beauty of a car – and buying a used model won’t lessen that. A 1.4 litre turbo engine can reach 0-60 in under 7 seconds. With top speeds of 140mph it’s a turbo charged car that thrills and delights.
Mazda 3 SP25 Astina
Not known for their super fast cars, this is an impressive vehicle for Mazda on the fast car front. The six speed automatic hatchback gives and 18 inch alloy wheels makes this a comfortable yet speedy ride which also boasts a 5 star ANCAP safety rating