A Manchester, New Hampshire financial professional, Edward (Ed) Marsi engages closely with high net worth clients in defining results-driven retirement strategies. Outside his consulting work, Edward Marsi enjoys activities such as cooking and martial arts, and he has a longstanding passion for muscle cars.
Emerging in the 1960s, muscle cars have evolved over the years and now come in a variety of contours and high performance models, not all of which break into six figures. As selected by Car & Driver, noteworthy contemporary muscle cars include the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. With only 6,300 of this 335-hp twin-turbo model produced in 2011, the $47,000 MSRP version is strictly for driving enthusiasts and incorporates a six-speed manual and is without power steering. Acquiring one of these sought-after cars will cost at least $60,000 today if it’s in good condition.
Another muscle car contender is the Nissan R35 GT-R, which debuted at $70,000 and outperformed Lamborghinis and Porsche 911 Turbos in Car & Driver tests by going from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and braking from 70 to 0 within 145 feet. With its early dual-clutch transmission issues resolved and the MSRP now above $100,000, the R35 GT-R still offers real value to supercar aficionados who want to attain the performance associated with significantly more expensive models.