Not the first Elise, but the first one sold here, a literal wish come true. At 2000 pounds, it was a rolling reminder that lightness is king. Plus an unburstable Toyota drivetrain and that impossibly sharp steering rack. As of this printing, you could buy a used example for the price of a loaded Honda Fit. Which is likely the most dangerous thing you've heard all week.
Even though it’s sometimes overlooked in favor of the quicker Turbo or hardcore GT3, the Porsche 911 Carrera S is fantastic. With 400 hp and the choice between excellent manual or PDK gearboxes, it embodies everything we love about the ass-engined icon. If you want a bit of room to play with options, there’s also the base Carrera, which is nearly as competent and costs about $15,000 less. READ MORE: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe - RoadandTrack.com