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The 10 fastest cars under $50,000

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Do you just want a ride that's fast? Here's a list of the ten speediest cars under $50,000.

Recently, energy-efficient cars have been getting all the buzz - a natural trend at a time of rising gas prices and prolonged economic uncertainty. But then, some people just want a car that's fast.

For those looking for a speedy ride but who don't want to pay for a luxury sports car, Forbes has kindly compiled a list of the ten fastest cars under $50,000. (Drum roll, please.)

10. 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Horsepower: 305
Price: $36,845

9. 2012 Infiniti G Coupe
Horsepower: 330
Price: $38,695

8. 2012 Nissan NISMO 370Z
Horsepower: 350
Price: $42,070

7. 2012 Hyundai Genesis
Horsepower: 429
Price: $46,350

6. 2012 Chrysler 300
Horsepower: 470
Price: $48,395

5. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
Horsepower: 426
Price: $33,180

4. 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Horsepower: 470
Price: $44,920

3. 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
Horsepower: 470
Price: $42,420

2. 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Horsepower: 444
Price: $41,105

1. 2012 Ford Shelby GT500
Horsepower: 550
Price: $49,605

Based on price and horsepower, the Camaro (#5) seems to be the best bang for your buck. Readers, which would you go for? (Check out Forbes for a slideshow of each car.)

Photo: Ford

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Channtal Fleischfresser

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Contributing Editor Channtal Fleischfresser has worked for The Economist, WNET/Channel 13, Al Jazeera English, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure