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10 Fast Cars With 700+ Horsepower That You Can Buy Today

TopSpeed logo TopSpeed 11/27/2022 Bhavik Sreenath Nair
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The 700+ horsepower club is still pretty exclusive, and a decade ago, these figures were unattainable for most. Nowadays, though, it seems every other wagon, car, or SUV is getting more powerful by the year, and 700 horsepower is starting to become more common than ever. If you set your goal of buying a 700+ horsepower vehicle today, then the list of vehicles you may end up having to pick from could look a lot like an eclectic mix of different styles of cars, with wildly varying price tags, styles, engine displacement, and levels of tech. It will most likely boil down to the price of the vehicle, in most cases anyway, but rest assured that some of the vehicles on the list are genuinely attainable, and even if most aren’t, the sheer variety of choices you have today is actually quite impressive.

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Update (11.27.2022): Three models were removed from this list as they have been discontinued and are no longer on sale:

  1. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
  2. Brabus 900 Rocket Coupe
  3. Koenigsegg Agera RS

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Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat - 707 Horsepower

Back in 2015 when Dodge announced the Challenger Hellcat, people thought it was part of an elaborate prank of some sort played by Dodge, and rightfully so because they were promising to offer a 700+ horsepower muscle car from the factory for around $60,000. But, the joke's on them because it was true, and boy did Dodge change the game with this one! Powering the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a 6.2-liter, supercharged, Hemi V-8 that produces 707 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 649 pound-feet of torque. As a result, this rear-wheel-drive car, which weighs nearly two tons, can do 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.4 seconds, and flat out it can do nearly 200 mph. At the same time, though, thanks to the Challenger’s excellent cruiser abilities and the smoothness of the eight-speed automatic gearbox, it’s a surprisingly docile car around town and is easy to live with, that is if you can afford to deal with its abysmal fuel economy.

Engine 6.2-liter HEMI V-8
Horsepower 707 horsepower
Torque 649 pound-feet
Weight 4,575 pounds
0-60 mph 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 204 mph
Base Price $62,295

Ferrari F8 Tributo - 710 Horsepower

The 2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo is a strangely familiar car that traces its lineage to the brilliant 458 and is powered by the Ferrari's most powerful V-8 which was introduced with the Ferrari 488. Power comes from a 3.9-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine producing 710 horsepower and a peak torque of 567 pound-feet. This enables the mid-engined Ferrari rocket ship to sprint from standstill to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and to 124 mph in an equally astonishing 7.6 seconds. Thanks to its light, fast, seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the F8 is one of the fastest accelerating rear-wheel-drive cars in the world. According to Ferrari, the F8 can have a top speed of 211 mph. With prices starting at $292,808, the F8 is not cheap, but it might just be the last mid-engined Ferrari to not get some form of hybridization.

Engine 3.9-liter Turbo V-8
Horsepower 710 horsepower
Torque 567 pound-feet
Weight 3,164 pounds
0-60 mph 2.8 seconds
Top Speed 211 mph
Base Price $292,808

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McLaren 720S - 710 horsepower

Carrying forward the legacy of the sinfully fast and cutting-edge McLaren MP4-12C, the McLaren 720S is one of the quickest and scariest supercars on sale today. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 710 horsepower and 568-pound feet of torque, the 720S is now one of its mid-range offerings, slotting in between the 570S and the extreme track-honed Senna. With a 0-60 mph time of 2.6 seconds and 100 mph coming up in as little as 5.2 seconds, calling the 720S a fast car is an understatement of the highest order. The fast-shifting dual-clutch gearbox and all that power being channeled through the rear wheels mean the 720S is a handful even for skilled drivers, and it can easily overwhelm novice drivers, so tread lightly with this one.

Engine 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V-8
Horsepower 710 horsepower
Torque 568 pound-feet
Weight 3,139 pounds
0-60 mph 2.6 seconds
Top Speed 212 mph
Base Price $301,500

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - 715 Horsepower

V12-powered Grand Tourers are a dying bread that hails back to the glory days of internal combustion tech and very few companies do GTs like Aston Martin. The British auto marque's latest flagship is the 2022 DBS Superleggera that's powered by a glorious twin-turbo V-12 engine, supplied by AMG, that displaces 5.2 liters and makes 715 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. But, what puts the Superleggera in the DBS are the massive reserves of torque, which, in this case, is 663 pound-feet, available from as low as 1,800 courtesy of the two turbos that lend the Aston Martin DBS effortless acceleration in any gear, at any speed. As for acceleration, this luxurious GT is capable of hitting 60 mph from a standstill in as low as 3.4 seconds and it tops out at 211 mph. With prices starting at $314,125, it's not cheap, but it’s a fair price for a 200-mile-an-hour, cross-continental road jet.

Engine 5.2-liter Twin-Turbo V-12
Horsepower 715 horsepower
Torque 663 pound-feet
Weight 4,100 pounds
0-60 mph 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 211 mph
Base Price $314,125

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - 760 Horsepower

With the new S650 generation Mustang right around the corner, it’s the final hurrah for the beloved S550 Mustang, and what better way to celebrate the end of an era than by creating a halo Mustang? The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful production Mustang of all time, and the party piece under its hood is the 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 which Ford calls the "Predator". Power figures stand at 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, and power is channeled to the rear wheels via a quick seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. But, before you ask, this is no one-trick pony like the Hellcat range from Dodge. Ford has given handling and chassis dynamics equal importance, hence it gets improved aero, revised suspension, and a whole lot more. With prices starting from $80,815, it is also one of the cheapest ways to get a taste of the 700+ horsepower territory.

Engine 5.2-liter supercharged V-8
Horsepower 760 horsepower
Torque 625 pound-feet
Weight 4,183 pounds
0-62 mph 3.4-seconds
Top Speed 205 mph
Base Price $80,815

Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae - 769 Horsepower

The Aventador is approaching the end of its lifecycle, and with that, putting an end to the naturally aspirated V-12 swan song that's been synonymous with Lamborghini since its inception in 1963. The Ultimae badge is adorned by the last of the Aventadors, of which only 350 coupes and 250 roadsters will be produced. Powering the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae, which is the final edition is, of course, the same 6.5-liter V-12, but in this application, it's been tuned to deliver 769 horsepower and 531-pound feet of torque. Power is channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed automated manual transmission. The Aventador was one of the quickest things known to man, over a decade ago, and to this day, this statement holds true thanks to a 0-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph, and the price for all this old world noise and charm is an equally impressive $507,353.

Engine 6.5-liter N/A V-12
Horsepower 769 horsepower
Torque 531 pound-feet
Weight 3,147 lbs
0-60 mph 2.7-seconds
Top Speed 221 mph
Base Price $507,353

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McLaren Senna - 789 Horsepower

What happens when you take the brilliant McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar, get rid of all the hybrid trickery, and replace it with state-of-the-art aero? Well, you end up with the McLaren Senna, a car named after one of the most famous and successful Formula 1 driver in the history of the sport and it’s a fitting name for a car aimed at track days and setting lap records. Under its hood lies the same basic 4.0-liter V-8 that powers the 720S, but here it’s rated at 789 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 590 pound-feet achieved between 5,500 and 6,700 rpm. All that power is channeled through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Senna sprints to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and its top speed should be well in excess of 200 mph, especially since it’s a very light car - 2,641 pounds - and has a fairly low drag coefficient (in part thanks to its active rear wing that is constantly moving while the car is driven hard).

Engine 4.0-liter V-8
Horsepower 789 horsepower
Torque 590 pound-feet
Weight 2,614 pounds
0-62 mph 2.8 seconds
Top Speed mph
Base Price $1,000,000 (est)

Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye - 797 Horsepower

For some inexplicable reason, Stellantis decided that the Challenger Hellcat wasn’t fast enough, so they gave it the one thing it did not need - more power. Enter the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, a 797-horsepower excuse to burn rubber and fuel, but the theatric value is immense with this one. Powering this range-topping version of the Challenger is the same supercharged Hemi V-8 that's seen in the regular Hellcat and Jeep's Trackhawk, only here the power output has been bumped from 707 to 797. Granted it needs high-octane fuel to reach that figure, but the fact that Dodge is selling a stock car with all that power for $71,170 is simply astonishing. The torque figures stand at 707 pound-feet and the whole setup is exclusively mated to an eight-speed auto transmission sending power to the rear wheels. This car was practically designed for the drag strip, with 0-60 mph coming up in just 3.7 seconds, and completing the standing quarter-mile distance in 11.8 seconds at 125 mph. If you do find a long enough strip of tarmac, it will reach a top speed of 203 mph.

Engine 6.2-liter HEMI V-8
Horsepower 797 horsepower
Torque 707 pound-feet
Weight 4,443 pounds
0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
Top Speed 203 mph
Base Price $71,170

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Ferrari 812 Competizione - 819 Horsepower

Ferrari must have received lots of complaints that the F12 Berlinetta was slow and not sharp enough to drive because that's the only reasonable justification to explain the existence of the Ferrari 812 Competizione. The 812 Competizione is an evolution of the Superfast, but all the incremental changes come together to deliver an experience that's several notches above, and that's as high a praise as any. Power comes from the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine that makes 819 horsepower, which is an increase of 30 horsepower over the standard car. The peak torque figures stand at 523 pound-feet. Power is channeled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which lends it a catastrophically fast 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. The Competizione is kinetic art at its finest, and possibly the last naturally aspirated Ferrari, which is why Ferrari is charging $601,567 for this extreme piece of engineering.

Engine 6.5-liter N/A V-12
Horsepower 819 horsepower
Torque 523 pound-feet
Weight 3,278 lbs
0-60 mph 2.7-seconds
Top Speed 211 mph
Base Price $601,567

Tesla Model S Plaid - 1,020 Horsepower

The Tesla Model S is the car that changed how people look at EVs and for good reason. Before the Model S, EVs were considered boring and the quickest way to get off the line was to get an AWD hypercar. Then Tesla introduced a large battery-powered sedan called the Model S, a 2.5-tonne four-door sedan with a physics-defying 0-60 mph time of 2.1 seconds. This instantly established EV supremacy, at least at the drag strip, and to this day, the Tesla Model S Plaid continues to be one of the quickest things on sale. Power comes from three electric motors which deliver a combined output of 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque and no transmission to slow things here. With four doors, practical seating, and, of course, the eco-credentials that come with EV ownership make this an exceptional choice, but with a price tag of $131,440, it's not exactly affordable performance.

Engine Triple-motor setup
Horsepower 1,020 horsepower
Torque 1,050 pound-feet
Weight 2,162 lbs
0-60 mph 2.2-seconds
Top Speed 201 mph
Base Price $131,440
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