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 April 12, 2012
The 10 fastest 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.)