70 of the Most Powerful New Cars [500+ Horsepower Only Included]
Most Powerful Cars for Sale Today
Updated: August 2019
The idea for this epic list post came from a random conversation about how absurd things have gotten in the automotive power stakes.
It started when a friend asking for advice. He was shopping for a new sporty sedan that he can use on a daily basis and be able to take the family (wife and two kids) away with while still enjoying a backroad run once in a while. His only other requirement is that he wanted to have at least 500 horsepower. Fair enough. C63S AMG, Alfa Romeo Giulia QV and Audi RS7 come to mind.
In continuing my research I went down a rabbit hole. How many cars are there even on sale today that have 500 horsepower? How many are sedans? What about SUVs with more than 500 horses? It quickly became apparent that there are way more massive horsepower cars than ever and that this deserved a post.
Holy crap! That’s what I thought when I finished my research. I did not expect 66 cars would make the list.
Let that sink in for a second. You can walk into a new car dealer and have almost seventy cars to choose from with at least 500 horsepower. Compare that to the late 1990s (less than 20 years ago) to see how much times have changed. Back then a Ferrari F430 Scuderia had 503hp, a Dodge Viper GTS had 450hp and a Porsche 911 Turbo S had 424 hp and sprinted to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Now the average 0-60 mph time on our list is 3.38 seconds (and our list has 8 SUVs and 17 family sedans on it). Wow.
Of course, I decided to get all nerdy and built a spreadsheet with all of the information from every car and then analyzed it to find some cool stats. I couldn’t help myself, so enjoy some fun facts:
Total new cars with 500+ hp = 66 cars
# of SUVs with 500+ hp = 8
# of family sedans with 500+ hp = 17
Brand with most 500+ hp models = Mercedes-AMG (11)
Most powerful = Bugatti Chiron (1,500hp) (Avg. 640 hp)
Most torque = Koenigsegg Regera (1,475 lb/ft) (Avg. 590 lb/ft)
Most expensive = Bugatti Chiron (from $2,998,000) (Avg. $277,186)
This is surely the best time to be a car person if you are shopping for a new high powered car. Lots of choices clearly. Whether you are looking for a family sedan, supercar, sports car or even a big luxury GT there are many options. Same goes for engine configuration and aspiration with everything from naturally aspirated screamers to twin turbo V8 monsters and even an all electric car with a few hybrids thrown in for good measure. Budget wise just pick your poison, go bang for your buck and spend under $60,000 or sell the house and buy a $3 million Chiron.
Enjoy your shopping. Here is the list.
1. Acura NSX
Price: From $156,000 / Power: 573 hp / Torque: 476 lb/ft / Engine: 3.5 L V6 Hybrid 0-60 mph: 3.1 sec / Top Speed: 191 mph
The NSX is one advanced supercar. Its hybrid drivetrain starts with a mid-mounted 3.5 liter turbocharged V6 engine then adds an electric motor between it and the dual clutch transmission. Two more electric motors are added to the front axle for total power output of 573 horsepower 476 lb/ft of torque. If this setup sounds familiar it is because we’ve seen something similar in the $800,000+ Porsche 918. Acura has done it on a $150k car. Nice work.
NSX offers pulse-pounding performance paired with everyday usability. Performance is scintillating with a unique mix of electronic and mechanical elements very similar to the 918. It is definitely a supercar in terms of performance with the benefit that it makes a very reasonable daily driver. If you want something more unique than a 911 this may be the car for you.
Price: From $75,295 / Power: 505 hp / Torque: 443 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 2.9 L V-6 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 191 mph
Any car that beats the awesome Mercedes-AMG C63S and BMW M3 in multiple comparisons across several magazines and videos is surely a car that should be on any gear-heads short list. First, the Alfa is the sexiest sedan on the market today, doing the seductive and stylish Italian thing while the Germans do their serious German thing. Power-wise the Quadrifoglio has a Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 that is good for 505-hp and 443 lb/ft. The handling is sublime, the throttle response is instant and the exhaust is addictive.
Price: From $201,820 / Power: 600 hp / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: 5.2 L V-12 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 200 mph
If you’re looking for a that screams British GT look no further than the Aston Martin DB11 Coupe and Volante options from the storied marquee. It looks great, drives well and oozes high end GT. They both come standard with the awesome 503-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, but if you really want to get crazy you can get the coupe with a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V-12 that ups power to 600 hp (or 630 hp). It may be a GT but this GT hits 60 in 3.6 seconds and with torque-vectoring and a much stiffer chassis than before, it is a great sports car when it wants to be. The best of British.
Price: From $308,081 / Power: 715 hp / Torque: 6664 lb/ft / Engine: 5.2 L V-12 0-60 mph: 3.2 sec / Top Speed: 200 mph
The DBS Superleggera is Aston’s new top car. Aston Martin is known for creating beautiful GTs but sometimes falls short in the dynamics and outright performance stakes. Not with the DBS Superleggera. This is a proper sports car. It has a might engine and drivetrain combination with a twin turbo V12 up front generating 715 hp and 663 lb/ft of torque. It is a composed and deeply exciting car to drive and that’s a big deal for Aston when competing against cars like the 812 Superfast.
Price: From $207,775 / Power: 572 hp / Torque: 465 lb/ft / Engine: 5.9 L V-12 0-60 mph: 4.7 sec / Top Speed: 190 mph
The 2019 Astin Martin Rapide AMR is our pick for sexiest four door sedan on sale today. This rare version (on 210 to be made) is more powerful than the Rapide S and has some additional cool tech we think is worth the premium. The Rapide S is no slouch either so don’t worry if you miss out on the AMR. The S is powered by a 5.9-liter V-12 that sends 550 hp to an eight-speed automatic and hits 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. This is the car James Bond would drive if he ever decided to settle down.
Price: From $153,081 / Power: 503 hp / Torque: 505 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.5 sec / Top Speed: 195 mph
The entry level Aston Martin is finally the perfect combination of looks and performance. Nobody is surprised that Aston’s second-generation Vantage is a stunning and beautiful looking car. The surprise is that it’s the best sports car Aston has ever built. With a 503-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 coupled with a superb eight-speed automatic and electronically controlled limited-slip differential and adaptive dampers as standard, the car has the right sports car ingredients. With its 0-60 of 3.5 seconds and a 195-mph top speed the numbers speak for themselves and most reviewers who have driven the car say its the best handling Aston they’ve ever driven. Add the Vantage’s usability factor and Mercedes-based infotainment system and electronics and this could be the perfect car.
Price: From $139,950 / Power: 610 hp / Torque: 413 lb/ft / Engine: 5.2 L V-10 0-60 mph: 2.9 sec / Top Speed: 205 mph
Audi’s R8 coupe and convertible are quiet overachievers. They look modern and beautiful while being practical and epic performers at the same time. The base R8 is powered by a 540-hp 5.2-liter V-10 and you can opt for the upgraded V10 Plus to get the full beans 610 hp. All-wheel drive is standard as is a seven-speed automatic. All weather supercar fun here we come.
Price: From $139,950 / Power: 605 hp / Torque: 413 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.2 sec / Top Speed: 190 mph
We have never been huge fans of the RS7s looks (we are definitely in the minority), but we have always been fans of the awesome twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. It makes 560 hp and combines with all-wheel drive to rocket you and your kids to hockey practice at serious speed. With all the tech, electronic gizmos and quality you expect from a high end Audi model, the RS7 is true supercar-like performance for the family guy. For the true show off don’t forget to too opt for the RS7 Performance package that gives you 605 hp.
Price: From $225,000 / Power: 626 hp / Torque: 664 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 6.0 L W-12 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 207 mph
Completely redesigned and reengineered for 2019, the Bentley Continental GT has a lot riding on it. First it is Bentley’s volume selling car and it is now competing with stronger offerings from Ferrari and Aston Martin who are both knocking it out of the park recently. It needs to be great. Good news is that Bentley seems to have nailed it. The Continental GT looks great and has a more muscular stance than the outgoing model with real presence on the road. With a chassis based on the Porsche Panamera coupled with a more powerful 626-hp twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine and eight-speed transmission, it handles and drives on another level to the older model. Tremendous abilities for such a big car, it combines raw performance with refinement with the quality that we expect from Bentley.
Price: From $267,025 / Power: 633 hp / Torque: 620 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 6.0 L W-12 0-60 mph: 3.4 sec / Top Speed: 189 mph
If you’re interested in some very special numbers, here are a few big ones: 633 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque. Available as a convertible, the Speed has all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic, a specially tuned chassis, exterior refinements, and a lavish interior.
Price: From $229,100 / Power: 600 hp / Torque: 664 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 6.0 L W-12
0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 187 mph
This is an ugly SUV but boy is it world class in every other department. It has a powerful twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 that makes 600 hp and 664 lb/ft of torque, rocketing the heavyweight to 60 in 3.6 seconds. The interior can be configured a number of ways and is chock full of the most sumptuous leather and high end elements you could ever want in a car. Luxury SUV at its best.
12. Bentley Flying Spur
Price: From $191,725 / Power: 626 hp / Torque: 590 lb/ft / Engine: 6.0 L W-12
0-60 mph: 4.2 sec / Top Speed: 202 mph
Sure you can have the Flying Spur with a 500-hp V-8, but if you’re buying at this rarified level why not go for it and choose the insane 616-hp twin turbo W-12. If that still is not enough then ask for the S spec and you get 626 hp (every hp counts you know). All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic are standard and they combine to give Flying Spur a spirited drive while sticking to its effortless luxury brand promise. As expected there is leather everywhere and everything you touch is special and expensive. This is how the top 0.1% live.
Price: From $307,395 / Power: 505 hp / Torque: 752 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 6.75 L V-8 0-60 mph: 4.9 sec / Top Speed: 202 mph
The Bentley Mulsanne is the only car I know where a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 530 horsepower and 752 lb/ft of torque isn’t the star of the show. Sure the engine is cool but the Mulsanne feels special because it is classic and modern at the same time. It has a leather-lined interior made from only the best hides and polished wood trim painstakingly handmade by artisans who attention to detail is first class. This car screams of charm and elegance. But don’t think this is some chauffeur only luxury barge because deep down the Mulsanne is still a driver’s car, with sharp steering, tons of power and a chassis that is genuinely poised and fun.
14. BMW M5
Price: From $102,700 / Power: 617 hp / Torque: 553 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.4 L V-8 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec / Top Speed: 163 mph
The new BMW M5 is a return to form for BMWs M division. Powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 with 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque we knew the M5 would be fast, but were pleasantly surprised that BMW found a way to make it fun and sporty again even with the move to all wheel drive as standard. We love the fact that you can disconnect the front wheels and hoon around (sideways) in rear-only drive mode. Subtle design changes and upgraded interior with subtle M5 insignia round out this epic four door family package.
Price: From $TBD / Power: 601 hp / Torque: 590 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.4 L V-8 0-60 mph: TBD / Top Speed: TBD
The 8-series is back (in dealerships soon). Its twin-turbo V-8 engine is epic and it is loaded with all the cool stuff – adaptive dampers, active anti-roll bars, rear-wheel steering, locking rear differential and way more. The interior is equally impressive, combining the latest cool tech and infotainment gadgetry with a genuinely unique and high end layout that we haven’t seen rom BMW in a while. Expect to see it at dealers in fall 2018.
16. BMW X5 M
Price: From $102,695 / Power: 567 hp / Torque: 553 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.4 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.8 sec / Top Speed: 160 mph
The BMW X5 M is a heavy SUV with a military grade twin-turbo V8 generating 567 hp that helps propels it from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Given its size and weight this is also a great handling SUV that feels more like a sports car to drive.
17. BMW X6 M
Price: From $102,695 / Power: 567 hp / Torque: 553 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo V-8 0-60 mph: 3.8 sec / Top Speed: 156 mph
The X6 M is just like the X5 M with its own unique style. Just like the X5 M it is fast and handles amazingly well for a 5000+ pound SUV. Definitely less practical than the X5 M but it looks cooler.
18. Bugatti Chiron
Price: From $2,998,000 / Power: 1,500 hp / Torque: 1180 lb/ft / Engine: Quad turbo 8.0 L 16-cylinder 0-60 mph: 2.5 sec / Top Speed: 261 mph
This is the king of the hypercar pack. The Chiron is ludicrously over the top in every way. It is powered by a quad-turbo 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that makes 1,500 hp and 1,180 lb/ft of torque. Its acceleration is out of this world and it tops out at a scarcely believable top speed of 261 mph. We love that we live in a world where a car like the Bugatti Chiron can exist. All yours for $3 million.
Price: From $87,490 / Power: 640 hp / Torque: 630 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.8 sec / Top Speed: 200 mph
A rear wheel drive Cadillac with a supercharged 640-hp 6.2-liter V-8 is our kind of Cadillac. Performance for this big sedan is awesome. It hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and 100 mph just 3.9 seconds later and a top speed of 200 mph. Thanks to some magic by GM engineers this sedan handles amazingly well too (better than the new M5 in our opinion). Great car.
20. Chevy Camaro ZL1
Price: From $62,495 / Power: 650 hp / Torque: 650 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.5 sec / Top Speed: 198 mph
The ZL1 shows up to the muscle car wars with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 (same as Z06) with 650 hp and 650 lb/ft of torque and a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and top speed of 198 mph. It is available with either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. Driving the ZL1 is always an event with mind-blowing acceleration available with a simple press of the peddle. Nothing is more addictive than cruising at 30 mph and then giving it the beans, that engine roar, that freight train shove in the back. Nothing better.
21. Chevy Corvette Z06
Price: From $80,590 / Power: 650 hp / Torque: 650 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 210 mph
With the new C8 Corvette around the corner many Corvette fans are sitting on the sidelines. Don’t. The Corvette Z06 is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven. Sold as either a coupe or convertible, it has a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. We recommend adding the Z07 Performance package that adds carbon-ceramics, Michelin Pilot Sport Cups and adjustable aero tech.
Price: From $119,995 / Power: 755 hp / Torque: 715 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 212 mph
The ZR1 is the most aggressive, serious performance looking car sold today. It looks like it means business. The ZR1s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 ups the power ante to a crazy 755 hp all sent to rear wheels. Straight line speed is absurdly fast with 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and top speed over 212 mph. But that is only part of the story because the ZR1 is a serious race car, it has up to 950 pounds of downforce and serious track tech to mix it with the best of the best.
23. Dodge Challenger SRT / SRT Hellcat
Price: From $50,890 / Power: 707 hp / Torque: 656 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 199 mph
The Challenger is all engine and the perfect drag car for the street. The top dog is the ~800 horsepower Hellcat Redeye that hits sixty in 3.6 seconds. If straight line drag racing isn’t your thing, just turn the wheel and press the accelerator and you get to enjoy power-induced oversteer for as long as you’re brave enough to handle it.
24. Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Price: From $84,690 / Power: 840 hp / Torque: 717 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 199 mph
The Dodge Demon has a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 with 808 hp (840 hp with the Demon Crate package) and 717 lb/ft of torque. Not sure we need to say much else about it.
25. Dodge Charger SRT / SRT Hellcat
Price: From $52,540 / Power: 707 hp / Torque: 650 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 6.2 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.4 sec / Top Speed: 199 mph
Need a family four door sedan and want to buy American? Need at least 700 horsepower because you’re out of your mind? The SRT Hellcat may be the car for you. It makes 707 hp from its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 and is the most powerful production sedan on Earth. Not a great sports car in terms of handling or prevision but honestly who cares, it has 700+ horsepower.
26. Ferrari 488
Price: From $256,550 / Power: 660 hp / Torque: 560 lb/ft / Engine: Turbo 3.9 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 205 mph
In a list of 500+ hp cars we clearly spend a lot of time talking about engines, but the 488s powerplant is a true masterpiece on another level. It is a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 that has won engine of the year multiple times and shows that turbocharging can be awesome. The 488 GTB and 488 Spider both make 661 hp and rocket to 60 in 3 seconds flat. The 488 has the next gen Side Slip Angle Control in addition to a bunch of other tech that works perfectly and still makes you feel like a hero. The best chassis meets the best turbocharged engine and proves that Ferrari still makes the best cars in the world.
Price: From $300,000 / Power: 710 hp / Torque: 578 lb/ft / Engine: Turbo 3.9 L V-8 0-60 mph: 2.85 sec / Top Speed: 211 mph
Ferrari basically takes the already awesome 488 and somehow makes it even better. The Pista retains the 3.9-litre V8 but now makes 710bhp at the same 8,000 rpm rev limiter and 568 lb/ft torque at 3000 rpm. Thank lighter internals and new intake and titanium rods. It also has variable torque curves mapped depending on which gear you’ve selected and moderated by changes in boost, injection, and spark advance. Cool. According to Chris Harris “this is dynamically the best car Ferrari has ever made, and its powertrain sits at the heart of the success”. Yep, pretty much sums it up, another cracker from Ferrari.
Price: From $315,000 / Power: 789 hp / Torque: 530 lb/ft / Engine: 6.5L V12 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec / Top Speed: 213 mph
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the replacement for the F12berlinetta and has a 6.5-litre V12 with 789-hp and 529lb. This is a naturally aspirated screamer with 350 bar direct injection, variable geometry inlet tracts and a 8,900 rpm redline. Other cool tech includes an active diffuser and aerodynamically shaped body panels to help the 812 Superfast hit its 213mph top speed. An absolute beast and yet another Ferrari legend.
Price: From $302,650 / Power: 680 hp / Torque: 514 lb/ft / Engine: 6.3L V12 0-60 mph: 3.5 sec / Top Speed: 199 mph
This is Ferrari’s luxury GT, ful of expensive leather and soft to touch niceties throughout. It even has a cool hatchback design and all wheel drive for practical cross-country travel in any weather. Thats all great, but at its core this is still a Ferrari and the 6.3-liter V-12 is once again the star of the show. With 680 hp at 8,000 rpm and 529 lb/ft of torque it rockets from standstill to sixty in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph. Should make that trip across France pretty quick then.
30. Ferrari Portofino
Price: From $214,533 / Power: 591 hp / Torque: 561 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 3.9 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.5 sec / Top Speed: 199 mph
The successor to the California is a more serious Ferrari than its predecessor. It starts with a 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 good for 591-hp and then adds serious kit like electronic limited-slip differential and an adaptive suspension to turn the great chassis into a real performer. This is still a convertible sold to people in places like Miami so it also has all the luxuries they would expect and a cool metal folding top too.
Price: From $453,750 / Power: 647 hp / Torque: 550 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 3.5 L V-6 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 216 mph
Ford went racing so the GT is clearly a serious race car first and good road car second. It starts with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 that employs a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to route its 647 hp to the ground. Big tires, adjustable suspension, carbon-fiber construction, active-aero and track tuned suspension make it clear where the GTs priorities clear. It is epic on track and is actually pretty livable on public roads (especially given the performance envelope).
Price: From $56,935 / Power: 526 hp / Torque: 550 lb/ft / Engine: 5.2-litre V8 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec (3.9 sec for R) / Top Speed: N/A
The Shelby GT350 is a muscle car for the track that starts with the most powerful naturally aspirated production engine Ford has ever built. The 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 makes 526 hp and 550 lb/ft of torque and is mated to an impressive six-speed manual all at a price starting at $56,000. This may be the bargain buy on this list.
33. Jaguar F Type R
Price: From $100,895 / Power: 575 hp / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 5.0 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.4 sec / Top Speed: 195 mph
As Jaguar’s most powerful car the F-type R coupe—and convertible—combine brute force with gorgeous sheetmetal. Powered by a 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, the F-type R hustles with the best of them.
Price: From N/A / Power: 592 hp / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Supercharged 5.0 L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.3 sec / Top Speed: 195 mph
The Project 8 is the fastest-accelerating Jaguar yet, with a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 3.3 seconds and 200-mph top speed. Only 300 will be made so you better rush if you want one.
35. Koenigsegg Regera
Price: From $1,900,000 / Power: 1,500 hp / Torque: 1,475 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 5.0-L V-8 and 3 x electric motors 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec / Top Speed: 249 mph
Koenigsegg knows how to build extreme hypercars. The $1.9 million Regera has 1,500 hp from its plug-in hybrid that uses a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 and three electric motors. Standstill to 60 mph is over in 2.8 seconds and 249 mph comes up in 20 seconds (crazy).
Price: From $402,995 / Power: 730 hp / Torque: 509 lb/ft / Engine: 6.5 L V-12 0-60 mph: 2.7 sec / Top Speed: 217 mph
Nobody does stylish, flamboyant and ostentatious cars like Lamborghini. Nobody does insanely powerful and characterful naturally aspirated supercars like Lamborghini either. The Aventador is an old school supercar in spirit that has the latest and greatest technology to keep you having and safe at the same time. With a 6.5-liter 730-hp V-12 and all-wheel drive it is an absolute demon in terms of performance. Need more power, then opt for the SV which ups power to 740 hp and tightens up the entire package. Whichever Aventador you choose, we guarantee that every drive will be a real event.
Price: From $203,295 / Power: 602 hp / Torque: 413 lb/ft / Engine: 5.2-liter V-10 0-60 mph: 2.3 sec / Top Speed: 202 mph
The 5.2-liter V10 in the Huracan is naturally aspirated, powerful and addictive. It starts at 572 hp in the rear-drive model and goes up to 602hp for the all-wheel-drive model. The RWD model is more fun to drive, but the all wheel drive Huracan is an absolute rocket, hitting 60 in an unbelievable 2.3 seconds. Add drop dead good looks that stop traffic and this is the supercar for the extrovert. Don’t forget there is a Spyder too.
Price: From $308,859 / Power: 631 hp / Torque: 443 lb/ft / Engine: 5.2-liter V-10 0-60 mph: 2.3 sec / Top Speed: 202 mph
Elevating the coupe and convertible Huracan into Performante status is serious work. Power and torque are both up through engine tweaks and both models get trick ALA aerodynamics package, including the active front grille flaps and hollow rear wing—air can either flow through it. There are revisions to stability-control systems, suspension and drive modes and a serious diet to drop some weight too. Supercars are special, and they make you feel special. Measured on that scale, the Lamborghini stands apart.
Price: From $200,000 / Power: 641 hp / Torque: 627 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec / Top Speed: 190 mph
Lamborghini calls the Urus is the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle. “Luxury, sportiness and performance meet comfort and versatility”. Ok then. We can tell you that the Urus is exactly what you expect from an SUV made by Lamborghini. It has the driving dynamics and performance of any SUV we have driven. It looks aggressive and stylish and is clearly a Lambo (including bright colored paint jobs). Wild styling and ferocious performance in an SUV package. Yep, its a Lamborghini ok.
40. Maserati Quattroporte
Price: From $107,000 / Power: 523 hp / Torque: 524 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec / Top Speed: 182 mph
The top of the line Quattroporte model has a 523-hp 3.8-liter V-8 and all the luxury you expect from Maserati. A solid choice.
41. McLaren 570S/570GT
Price: From $191,000 / Power: 562 hp / Torque: 443 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 3.8L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 204 mph
There are two members of the 570 family: the 570S and the 570GT. The S is sportier, while the GT is set up for comfort. Both models have a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 making 562 hp and 443 lb-ft. Inside it is typical McLaren (which is a good thing). Awesome performance and everyday usability in a supercar package that we think is is the pick of the McLaren range.
Price: From TBD (coming soon) / Power: 592 hp / Torque: 457 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 3.8L V-8 0-60 mph: 2.9 sec / Top Speed: TBD
When McLaren gives a model the LT name you know it is a serious performance weapon. The 600LT takes the 570S and turns it up to 11. The car will rocket to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, from rest to 124 mph in 8.2 seconds and it boasts a top speed of 204 mph. McLaren’s latest supercar tweaks the company’s twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V8 to produce 592 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, gains of 30 and 14, respectively, compared to the 570S. Moreover, the 600LT is five pounds lighter than the 570S coupe, at 2,749 pounds dry.
Price: From $837,000 / Power: 789 hp / Torque: 590 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec / Top Speed: 208 mph
The McLaren Senna is the personification of McLaren’s DNA at its most extreme. It is the most track-focused road car McLaren have ever built, and it will set the fastest lap times of any McLaren to date. Thats a big claim from the guys at McLaren so you know this Senna is amazing. McLaren says “nothing else matters but to deliver the most intense driving experience around a circuit” which explains all the carbon-fiber components and advanced aero. It is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 making 789 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque and its outrageous exterior belies a spartan interior that’s stripped of anything superfluous. The Senna is a blend of rare and uncompromising—reserved for the rich and coveted by the rest. Acceleration from 0-62mph is achieved in 2.8 seconds, 0-124mph in 6.8 seconds and 0-186mph in 17.5 seconds. The level of sophistication in the McLaren Senna is groundbreaking. The hydraulic suspension allows relative compliance at low speeds in Race mode, aiding mechanical grip. Then, as speeds increase, it stiffens, supporting the increasing aerodynamic loads that would otherwise cause the vehicle to ground out on the circuit.
Price: From $288,845 / Power: 710 hp / Torque: 568 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 2.7 sec / Top Speed: 212 mph
The 720S embodies McLaren’s relentless quest to push the limits of possibility. Lighter, stronger, faster is the mantra. With distinctive looks and some of the most aggressive yet refined performance in its class make the 720S a proper monster. A 710-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic and destroys 0 – 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Who said McLaren can’t have fun? They added a cool drift mode in addition to Comfort, Sport, and Track settings.
Price: From $113,395 / Power: 503 hp / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 193 mph
The GT has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The steering is perfectly weighted and it drives better than any Mercedes I’ve ever tested. We love the unique look and presence on the road.
46. Mercedes-AMG GT C / GT C Roadster / GT R
Price: From $145,995 / Power: 550 hp (577 hp for R) / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.3 sec (3.2 sec for R) / Top Speed: 198 mph
Sporting an adaptive adjustable suspension, active aerodynamics, and trick rear-axle steering, the track-focused variants of the GT are awesome. We would pick the epic GT R which has 577 hp and hits 60 mph time in 3.2 seconds.
47. Mercedes-AMG Coupe GT 63 / GT 63 S
Price: From $TBD (coming soon) / Power: 577 hp (630 hp for GT63 S) / Torque: 553 (627 lb/ft for GT63 S) / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.3 sec (3.1 sec for GT63 S) / Top Speed: 193 mph (195mph for GT63 S)
As a breath-taking Gran Turismo, the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupé is the perfect companion for everyone who appreciates outstanding performance, comfort, and versatility. In this process the ultra-modern, powerful V8 twin turbo engine delivers a fascinating driving experience. Innovative technologies, such as the fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive as well as the rear-axle steering as standard in the V8-cylinder models provide acceleration and handling at motorsport level. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission with RACE START function enables breath-taking sprints from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds.
48. Mercedes AMG C63S
Price: From $67,095 / Power: 503 hp / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.7 sec / Top Speed: 180 mph
I am biased because I owned a 2015 C63S AMG and loved it. With 503 horsepower in a small sedan it was the perfect daily driver for my growing family. Available as a sedan, coupe, or convertible, all feature versions of the same twin-turbo V-8. The updated model has a top-shelf interior and a new nine-step AMG traction control that reviewers are calling magic. It still sounds and hits like a sledgehammer. For all its might and muscle and added agility, and provided you have smooth roads, the C63 is still a good long-distance hauler.
49. Mercedes AMG E63S
Price: From $105,395 / Power: 603 hp / Torque: 627 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 186 mph
We are going to quote our friends at Top Gear for this one: “currently this is the mightiest production super saloon of them all. Others may have more torque (Bentley Mulsanne Speed) or a higher top speed (Porsche Panamera Turbo), be more dexterous (the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio) or be able to match the E63’s titanic acceleration (the Panamera again) but doing the actual business of being a menacing, growling super saloon? The Mercedes E63 all the way.” Thank absurd power and blistering acceleration on par with supercars combined with excellent suspension and loads of room for the family. A practical, four door supercar.
50. Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon
Price: From $107,945 / Power: 603 hp / Torque: 627 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 180 mph
Its like the above AMG E63 S but its also a wagon. Awesome.
51. Mercedes-AMG S63 / S65
Price: From $148,495 / Power: 603hp (621 hp for S65) / Torque: 664 lb/ft (738 lb/ft for S65) / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 (V12 for S65) 0-60 mph: 3.4 sec (3.9 sec for S65) / Top Speed: 155 mph
The S63 now has a 4.0-liter 603-hp twin-turbo V8 sending power all four wheels via a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic gearbox. The S63’s engine is 1.5 liters smaller than the AMG’s old 5.5-liter V8 used in the previous model, but that’s no big deal since it makes 26 more horsepower. Oh, and it makes 664 lb-ft of torque.
52. Mercedes-AMG SL63 / SL65
Price: From $153,845 / Power: 577hp (621 hp for SL65) / Torque: 664 lb/ft (738 lb/ft for S65) / Engine: Twin-turbo 5.5L V-8 (6L V12 for SL65) 0-60 mph: 4.0 sec (3.7 sec for SL65) / Top Speed: 155 mph
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG SL63 Roadster comes equipped with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 making 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission it provides class-leading performance figures. Ride and handling are superb as is the level of luxury on offer. Standard fitment 12-way power leather seats with massaging, heating and ventilation are complemented by a comprehensive range of safety devices including adaptive high beam assist and parking assist. AMG ceramic composite brakes, variable tint Magic Sky panoramic roof and adaptive cruise control with steering assist are notable available options.
53. Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S / AMG GLC 63 S Coupe
Price: From $80,750 / Power: 503 hp / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.7 sec / Top Speed: 174 mph
The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 from the C63S makes its way into the GLC and GLC Coupe. You will need to opt for the S version to cross the 500 horsepower mark. With 503hp and 516 lb-ft in Mercedes mid-sized SUV it hustles to 60 in a rapid 3.7 seconds. Not bad for an SUV that is used every day to ferry kids around.
54. Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4Matic / GLE 63 S Coupe 4Matic
Price: From $111,860 / Power: 577 hp (GLE63 S) / Torque: 561 lb/ft (GLE63 S) / Engine: Twin-turbo 5.5L V-8 0-60 mph: 4.1 sec / Top Speed: 155 mph
The GLE63 gets a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 that makes 550 hp (577 hp in S trim) and a seven-speed auto; all-wheel drive is standard on all. Handling and braking are surprisingly athletic, too, despite the SUV bodywork.
55. Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4Matic
Price: From $126,295 / Power: 577 hp / Torque: 561 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 5.5L V-8 0-60 mph: 4.3 sec / Top Speed: 165 mph
If you need more room and three rows, then the top of the range Mercedes GLS SUV is the one for you. In AMG GLS spec you get twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 with 577 hp. A great seven-speed automatic with all-wheel-drive system helps make the GLS genuinely quick for such a large SUV.
56. Nissan GT-R
Price: From $101,585 / Power: 600 hp / Torque: 481 lb/ft / Engine: Twin-turbo 3.8L V-6 0-60 mph: 2.9 sec / Top Speed: 171 mph
The Nissan GT-R is still an unfiltered, aggressive and extremely rapid sports car. While other makers have made a lot of progress since the GT-R made its first appearance, make no mistake, this is still the cheapest way to get this kind of speed. Absurd speeds, practicality, price – what isn’t there to like. If you want the fastest car down an unknown road, four-seats and a decent boot with the best four-wheel drive for performance then it is still hard to not consider the GT-R. The engine is the twin turbo 3.8-liter V6 with 550bhp and 466 lb/ft of torque. It’ll do over 193mph, but more than that, use the ‘R-Start’ launch control, and you can get 0–62mph acceleration times below three seconds. That’s not a car, that’s a bullet.
Price: From $1,070,500 / Power: 720 hp / Torque: 738 lb/ft / Engine: Turbo 6.0-liter AMG V12 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 224 mph
The Pagani Huayra is a hand-crafted hypercar is an incredible fusion of carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, and glass. The lightweight Huayra has a 6.0-liter AMG-sourced 60-degree two turbo V12 with 720 hp and 738 lb/ft of torque. The sprint from zero to 60 mph is over in 3 seconds and top speed is almost 230 mph. Ludicrous in every way and utterly fascinating in every gorgeous detail.
Price: From $144,650 / Power: 500 hp (or 520hp for RS) / Torque: 346 lb/ft / Engine: 4L flat six 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 197 mph
Its a rear wheel drive Porsche 911 GT3. Its perfect. It has a 500-hp 4.0-liter flat-six that howls to a 9,000 rpm redline driven through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual. If you opt to go all out and get the GT3 RS you get some more power (520 horsepower) and 346 lb-ft of torque from the same flat-six. The whole car is heavily based on the GT3 with lots of shared stuff. But it’s the engine that sets the RS apart thanks to an extra 20 horsepower, as well as the fact that you can’t get it with a manual transmission. The chassis setup is also different, so the RS is quicker on the race track. The GT3 RS is 0.1 second quicker than the old GT3 RS to 60 mph, which now happens in just three seconds. The car also gets front brake cooling and new ball joints inspired by the GT2 RS, and a tweaked rear-steering system. If you think of the GT3 RS as a GT3 with more downforce, more power and more grip then you are pretty close to the money.
Price: From $294,250 / Power: 700 hp / Torque: 553 lb/ft / Engine: Twin turbo 3.8L flat six 0-60 mph: 2.7 sec / Top Speed: 211 mph
The 991.2 GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8 L twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that produces a maximum power of 700 PS (515 kW; 690 hp) at 7,000 rpm and 750 N⋅m (550 lb⋅ft) of torque, making it the most powerful 911 ever built. Unlike the previous GT2 versions, this car is fitted with a 7-speed PDK transmission to handle the excessive torque produced from the engine. Porsche claims that this car will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 340 km/h (210 mph). It is by far the most expensive and extreme 911 available and is really only useful on track.
Price: From $162,850 / Power: 540 hp (580 hp for Turbo S) / Torque: 516 lb/ft / Engine: Turbo 4L flat six 0-60 mph: 2.6 sec / Top Speed: 205 mph
If a 911 GT3 is about involvement, feel and motorsport-derived gratification, a 911 Turbo is about going very quickly with minimal effort and ample safety and comfort. The 911 Turbo is the original Porsche supercar and it is no different in 2018. The Turbo range get their own unique body style. It has a wider track, those gaping air pods above the rear wheels and and a host of other design tweaks to differentiate it from the rest of the 911 range. The interior while similar to the rest of the range is a step up in opulence and quality. Everything wrapped in leather and there is Alcantara everywhere. It feels more expensive that other 911s.
The Turbo range also gets a twin-turbocharged flat-six that but instead of 370hp like the entry level 911, it gets a staggering 540 to 607 horsepower (depending on variant). Torque is 487lb ft in the “base” Turbo model. That is good for a quarter-mile time of 10.7 seconds at 129 mph in the base Turbo model. Drive is to all four wheels via a PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Even in base trim, the new 911 Turbo is stupid fast. The base model is also as quick as the Turbo S to 60 so we are not sure why you’d need to pony up more money.
Price: From $124,600 / Power: 550 hp (570 hp for S) / Engine: Twin turbo 4.8L V-8 / Torque: 590 lb/ft 0-60 mph: 3.8 sec / Top Speed: 176 mph
Despite their size and weight, the Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S are quicker than ever. The Cayenne gets a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that has the turbos inside the V of the cylinders of the engine. Porsche says that shortening the exhaust paths into the turbochargers on this engine made the engine more responsive and improved power delivery. It reaches 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
Price: From $151,050 / Power: 550 hp (680 hp for Turbo S) / Torque: 600 lb/ft (626 lb/ft for Turbo S) / Engine: Twin turbo 4.0L V-8 0-60 mph: 3.0 sec / Top Speed: 205 mph
The new Panamera looks good and drives even better than the first one. So here we have a four-door passenger car that looks great, drives great and is perfect for the family. Our favorite in 2018 is the Turbo S E-Hybrid. The “base” Turbo comes with a twin-turbo V-8 making 550 hp and 567 lb-ft, the Panamera Turbo. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive put power to the ground and it rips to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat. Spend a little more for the Turbo S E-Hybrid and you get electric assist which boots power to 680-hp. The E stands for executive and add almost six inches of wheelbase for extra back-seat room. This is the car to take across continents. New for 2018, the plug-in hybrid is the replacement for the last-generation Panamera Turbo S range topper.
63. Rolls Royce Dawn/Wraith
Price: From $343,875 / Power: 624 hp / Torque: 642 lb/ft / Engine: Twin turbo 6.6L V-12 0-60 mph: 4.3 sec / Top Speed: 155 mph
The Wraith is derived from the Ghost, but it has its own distinct—some might say sporting—personality. With a 624-hp version of the Ghost’s V-12, the wheelbase is shorter and the fastback body is unique. The Wraith is quicker and nimbler than the Ghost, with a light touch to the steering and a gently controlled ride. Rolls tradition abounds, with rear-hinged power doors, the available Starlight headliner, and an array of options that can launch the already-lofty base price into high orbit.
64. Rolls Royce Ghost
Price: From $308,300 / Power: 563 hp / Torque: 605 lb/ft / Engine: Twin turbo 6.6L V-12 0-60 mph: 4.7 sec / Top Speed: 154 mph
Under the long Rolls Royce Ghost hood is a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-12 good for 563 hp paired to a satellite-aided gearbox, which uses GPS data to read the road ahead of you and alter suspension and drive dynamics (very cool). As always the interior is the most luxurious place you will ever spend time in.
65. Rolls Royce Phantom
Price: From $420,325 / Power: 563 hp / Torque: 605 lb/ft / Engine: Twin turbo 6.6L V-12 0-60 mph: 4.7 sec / Top Speed: 154 mph
The Phantom is he ultimate. It is the most luxurious, hand crafted car on the planet. With a 563-hp twin-turbo V-12 paired with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive it is smooth and rapid progress on a bed of air.
66. Tesla Model S P100D
Price: From $135,700 / Power: 680 hp / Torque: 791 lb/ft / Engine: Dual Electric Motors All-Wheel Drive (100kWh Batter) 0-60 mph: 2.5 sec / Top Speed: 155 mph
The Tesla Model S P100D features dual electric motors and a 100kWh battery. The range is superb although it is the rocketship acceleration potential that will draw most shoppers to this sedan. Interior quality is improved over the base models although the ride can still be overly firm. A 17-inch touchscreen replaces physical controls (whether you like it or not) and features like a Bioweapon defense mode to block out harmful odors, remote software updates and near autonomous driving capabilities underline this super sedan’s pioneering aspirations.