When somebody mentioned a 700+ horsepower, say, ten years ago, you would have thought about the handful of vehicles that come close to that value in thousands and the few that surpassed it. Nowadays, though, it seems like every other sporty 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 this - 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 choice you have today is actually quite impressive.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS - 700 Horsepower

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS High Resolution Exterior
- image 734500

Porsche chose to unveil the 991-generation 911 GT2 RS during the 2017 E3 gaming expo at the Xbox stand as it was featured in a new title in the Forza series. The automaker obviously wanted to promote the car (of which only 1,000 will be made) among those who played the game, but it’s no coincidence that it happens to have exactly 700 horsepower (at 7,000 rpm) from its twin-turbo, 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine, and game-like acceleration numbers and handling characteristics. The transmission is a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch.

It can go from naught to 100 km/h / 62 mph in under 3 seconds; top speed is 340 km/h / 211 mph), but what it really likes most is to go around corners, usually with its tail either slightly out or really pushing drift-level angles.

Being turbocharged, it also has a lot of torque too - 553 pound-feet (between 2,200 - 4,500 rpm) to be specific - so it feels very muscular to pick up from even lower rpms. That means on a track you can rely on the pulling power to drag you out of some corners without having to shift.

Price: from $187,500

Engine 3.8-liter Six-Cylinder
Transmission Seven-Speed PDK
Horsepower 700 HP
Torque 553 LB-FT
Weight 3,241 LB
Power to Weight Ratio 4.7lb/HP
0-62 MPH Less Than 3 Seconds
Top speed 211 MPH
Price $187,500

Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat - 707 Horsepower

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat High Resolution Exterior
- image 564471

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the quintessential 700+ attainable car. It is by all definitions an American muscle car in terms of the way it looks, sounds, and goes. But, there’s actually more to it than that, as it’s not that bad at taking corners and you can actually have a lot of fun with it on twistier roads.

But, it’s still obviously the engine that dominates the headlines (and the experience of being aboard a Hellcat).

The 6.2-liter, supercharged, Hemi V-8 makes 707 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 649 pound-feet of twist.

That’s enough to push the car — which weighs more than two tons — from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and on to 199 mph flat out. At the same time, though, thanks to the Challenger’s excellent cruiser abilities and the smoothness of the eight-speed automatic gearbox, it’s very easy to live with (if you can stomach the fuel bill, that is).

Price: from $58,990

Engine 6.2-Liter Hemi V-8
Transmission Eight-Speed Auto
Horsepower 707 HP
Torque 649 LB-FT
Weight 4,448 LBS
Power to Weight Ratio 6.29 LB / HP
0-62 MPH 3.4 Seconds
Top speed 199 MPH
Price $58,990

Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk - 707 Horsepower

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is Big And Dumb And Pointless And I Really Want To Drive It High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
- image 713079

What FCA did in order to create the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk was simple. It put the same 6.2-liter, supercharged, Hemi V-8 from the Hellcat under its hood. In doing so, the brand managed to make a performance SUV that does really great on tarmac. From the outside, you won’t really know you’re looking at a Trackhawk unless you spot the unique badging, the low stance, and the big Brembo brakes with yellow calipers.

Even if it has all-wheel drive and a seamless-shifting eight-speed box, it’s not as fast off the line as the Challenger because it has to lug around nearly 2.4 tons, making it some five people heavier than the coupe.

But it can still shoot to 62 mph in around 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 180 mph.

Its engine makes 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque, and flooring the gas at any speed in this will place a lot of strain on your neck muscles as they struggle to keep your head level - it goes around corners much better than it has a right to, according to reviews.

Price: from $86,200

Engine 6.2-Liter Hemi V-8
Transmission Eight-Speed Auto
Horsepower 707 HP
Torque 645 LB-FT
Weight 5,363 LBS
Power to Weight Ratio 7.58 LB/HP
0-62 MPH 3.5 Seconds
Top speed 180 MPH
Price $86,200

Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

Ferrari 488 Pista - 710 Horsepower

2018 Ferrari 488 Pista
- image 769799

Ferrari bumped the engine output of the newish 488 model, the turbocharged replacement for the 458 Italia, past the 700 horsepower mark with the introduction of the harder, faster, and more track-focused 488 Pista. I was there when the wraps fell off the car at the 2018 Geneva motor show, and let me tell you, it drew one heck of a crowd. It’s as if the whole motor show stopped to witness Ferrari’s premiere, even though very few people were actually looking to get one.

But it’s not hard to see why people were so into it given the fact the 488 had already made a reputation for itself in non-Pista guise.

This sharpened-up model simply took what was already there and made it better.

The Pista’s 3.9-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine makes 710 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and has a peak torque of 567 pound-feet, thus enabling it to sprint from standstill to 62 mph in 2.85 seconds and to 124 mph in 7.6 seconds. Its top speed was not measured, but Ferrari says the 488 Pista should reach in excess of 211 mph. Its acceleration numbers are also helped by the sheer shift speed of its seven-speed dual-clutch.

Price: from around $350,000

Engine 3.9-Liter V-8
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
Horsepower 710 HP
Torque 567 LB-FT
Weight 2822 LB (dry)
Power to Weight Ratio 3.97 LB / HP
0-62 MPH 2.85 Seconds
Top speed 211 MPH
Price $350,000

Read our full review on the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

McLaren 720S - 710 horsepower

13 Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today High Resolution Exterior
- image 708563

McLaren was essentially reborn as a sports- and supercar manufacturer in the late 2000s with the MP4-12C which, at the time, was the first ever production car fully designed and built by the company. Over time, their roster of models became wider and wider, and now, they have an entire range of models catering to different needs and budgets. The 720S is now one of its mid-range offerings, slotting in between the 570S and the extreme track-honed Senna.

The 720S still runs a development of the original MP4-12C’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 (now displacing 4.0-liters), but now it’s more powerful and sounds much better than it initially did.

It makes exactly 710 horsepower at 7,250 rpm, and its peak torque of 567 pound-feet arrives quite high, at 5,500 rpm.

In contrast, the similar engine in the Ferrari 488 Pista mentioned above (and which is a direct competitor no less) makes exactly as much torque, but it arrives much lower in the rev range, so the McLaren has to be revved a bit higher to extract all it has to give. At least its seven-speed dual-clutch makes downshifts fun and super snappy.

Price: from $284,745

Engine 4.0-liter V-8
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
Horsepower 710 HP
Torque 567 LB-FT
Weight 2829 LB
Power to Weight Ratio 3.98 LB / HP
0-62 MPH 2.9 Seconds
Top speed 212 MPH
Price $284,745

Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - 715 Horsepower

13 Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today Exterior
- image 785036

If you want the most extreme, powerful, hardcore and exclusive Aston Martin currently on the market, then you need to look at the striking DBS Superleggera. The vehicle is essentially the same as the current DB11, but it has a significant power bump (and 158-pound weight reduction) that bestows it with considerably more performance. Plus it also looks racier and more aggressive.

Motivating the DBS Superleggera is a twin-turbo V-12 engine that displaces 5.2-liters.

Power is rated at 715 horsepower at 6,500 rpm, but that’s not an extraordinary output by modern standards.

Torque, however, is a massive 663 pound-feet, and it peaks between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm, giving the car an especially muscular feel. That power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The benchmark sprint time is 3.4 seconds and top speed is a claimed 340 km/h or 211 mph.

Price: from $304,995

Engine 5.2-Liter V-12
Transmission Eight-Speed Auto
Horsepower 715 HP
Torque 663 LB-FT
Weight 3,732 lbs(dry)
Power to Weight Ratio 5.21lb / HP
0-62 MPH 3.4 Seconds
Top speed 211 MPH
Price $304,955

Read our full review on the 2018 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye - 797 Horsepower

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Is Now The Most Powerful Muscle Car In Production Exterior
- image 785354

For some inexplicable reason, FCA decided that the Challenger Hellcat wasn’t hellishly fast enough with its 707 horsepower output, so they created the even more powerful, rarer and more extreme model that goes by the name "Hellcat Redeye."

It relies on the same supercharged, Hemi V-8 for motivation (and the same eight-speed self-shifter), but here it’s been pushed to nearly 800 horsepower (797 to be precise) with torque being boosted to 707 pound-feet.

Like the regular Challenger Hellcat, it’s not the best thing to throw around a twisty road due mainly to its fairly high weight (and internet inertia.) The soft-ish suspension and the uncommunicative steering also make it a little harder to handle. What it does best is annihilate any car regardless of how much it costs from any speed and any rpm, especially if it’s a rolling race and not one where it has to put all its power down from naught; a situation where it always struggles a bit. It’s also probably the best looking and most old school muscle car-like out of all its competitors.

Price: from $69,995

Engine 6.2-Liter V-8
Transmission Eight-Speed Auto
Horsepower 797 Horsepower
Torque 707 LB-FT
Weight 4,451 lbs 
Power to Weight Ratio 5.58 lb / HP
0-62 MPH 3.4 Seconds
Top speed 203 MPH
Price $69,995

Read our full review on the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye

Lamborghini Aventador S - 730 Horsepower

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S
- image 703569

The Lamborghini Aventador S is not the most extreme flavor of Aventador that you can have nowadays, but with 730 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 508 pound-feet of torque (at 5,500 rpm) from its non-turbo, 6.5-liter, V-12 you don’t need to go any more extreme.

It sprints to 62 mph in three seconds flat and can hit a top speed of 218 mph.

Gear shifting is handled by a seven-speed dual-clutch that’s both responsive and quick on the fly.

With all-wheel drive ensuring strong levels of grip at all times (and plenty of usable features), the Aventador is probably one of the most suitable supercars of them all to be used as a daily driver. It attracts the kind of attention only a Lambo could, it is very well built with Audi levels of quality, and it’s definitely a car that makes people stop and stare. Some may even recognize its very unique V-12 engine note and know it’s coming before it comes into view. I think the Aventador has future classic written all over it.

Price: from $417,650

Engine 6.5-liter, NA, V-12
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
Horsepower 730 HP
Torque 508 LB-FT
Weight 3,472 lbs
Power to Weight Ratio 4.75 lbs/ HP
0-62 MPH 3.0 Seconds
Top speed 218 MPH
Price $417,650

Read our full review on the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S

Chevy Corvette ZR1 - 755 Horsepower

13 Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today Exterior Wallpaper quality
- image 764181

Chevrolet Calls the Corvette ZR1 a supercar, and with 755 horsepower on tap from its supercharged, 6.2-liter, V-8 engine, we have no problem with it being called that.

With torque rated at 715 pound-feet and a seven-speed manual gearbox, the car can still hit 62 mph in around 3 seconds (0 to 60 mph in 2.85 seconds) and also provide strong in-gear performance.

What’s especially impressive about this latest ZR1 is the fact that it offers very good value for money based on what it can do. Not only can it go in a straight line very quickly, but it is not just good but superb around corners. On a smooth piece of twisty road, this is realistically one of the fastest cars in the world that doesn’t also incur the sale of an organ or two to make the purchase. It also looks quite a bit more special than a normal Corvette thanks to special wheels, unique aero bits, and a lowered stance.

Price: from $123,000

Engine 6.2-Liter V-8
Transmission Seven-Speed Manual
Horsepower 755 HP
Torque 715 LB-FT
Weight 3,618 lbs
Power to Weight Ratio 4.79lb / HP
0-62 MPH 3.0 seconds
Top speed 212 MPH
Price $123,000

Read our full review on the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1

Ferrari 812 Superfast - 789 Horsepower

13 Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
- image 708557

Ferrari must have received lots of complaints that the F12 Berlinetta was slow and not sharp enough to drive because it is these two areas that the 812 Superfast builds upon.

As if the F12 wasn’t fast enough, the 812 Superfast successor takes it up a notch with 789 horsepower (at 8,500 rpm) and a peak torque of 718 Nm (at 7,000 rpm).

The source of these impressive numbers is a non-turbo, 6.5-liter, V-12 engine (a development of the unit that powered the F12) that not only provides serious oomph, but also one of the best and most evocative soundtracks in the business. Ferrari has also managed to make the 812 Superfast even more noticeable than the F12 through more daring styling. It’s also sharper to drive mainly through the introduction of rear-wheel steering. The gearbox is the same seven-speed dual clutch used in the F12 but with different software calibration.

Price: from $335,275

Engine 6.5-liter V-12
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
Horsepower 789 HP
Torque 529 LB-FT
Weight 3,594 lbs
Power to Weight Ratio 4.55 lbs / HP
0-62 MPH 2.9 seconds
Top speed 211 MPH
Price $335,275

Read our full review on the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

McLaren Senna - 789 Horsepower

2019 McLaren Senna Exterior
- image 765812

McLaren wanted to create a car that’s as exciting and nearly as fast as the P1 hybrid hypercar, but without the hybrid part. Thus, the Senna was born, a car named after one of the most famous (and revered) Formula 1 drivers ever. According to reviews, it’s thoroughly deserving of that name, and it actually succeeds in being as exciting as the company’s flagship model.

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).

Price: $1-million

Engine 4.0-Liter V-8
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
Horsepower 789 HP
Torque 590 LB-FT
Weight 2,641 LBS
Power to Weight Ratio 3.34lbs / HP
0-62 MPH 2.8 Seconds
Top speed 200 MPH
Price $1 Million

Read our full review on the 2019 McLaren Senna

Brabus 900 Rocket Coupe - 887 Horsepower

13 Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today High Resolution Exterior
- image 669030

Brabus is much more than a Mercedes-centric tuner, and the vehicles it creates are sometimes even more luxurious than anything that rolls of Mercedes’ line. They are always considerably faster and more brutal too. Take the Brabus 900 Rocket Coupe, for instance. It’s based on the Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe, a car whose torque has had to be limited because there was simply too much of it to handle.

It’s the engine that the German company focuses on most, though, and in this instance, they’ve changed quite a bit of the original 6.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-12.

Firstly, its displacement has been increased to 6.3-liters, its internals have been swapped parts rated for higher performance, and the result is 887 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque.

All that torque has been limited to just 884 pound-feet, though, in order to keep things safe and drivable. The car’s sprint time to 62 mph drops to 3.7 seconds, and it would sail past 217 mph if it weren’t electronically limited to that speed.

Price: over $300,000

Engine 6.0-liter V-12
Transmission Seven-Speed Auto
Horsepower 887 HP
Torque 1,106 LB-FT
Weight TBA
Power to Weight Ratio TBA
0-62 MPH 3.7 Seconds
Top speed 217 MPH
Price $300,000

Read our full review on the 2018 Brabus 900 Rocket Coupe

Koenigsegg Agera RS - 1,160 Horsepower

13 Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
- image 657709

Moving into a totally different price bracket to anything else on this list, we have the gorgeous Koenigsegg Agera RS, one of the fastest cars in the world and also one of the most interesting. Built mostly in-house by a small company in Sweden, the Agera RS is not only monstrously powerful, but also focused on lightness and control.

It runs a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that is turbocharged to produce 1,160 horsepower at 7,800 rpm and 994 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

It obviously has a bit of trouble putting its power down at first, so it can only manage the sprint to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds from standstill, yet if you have a long enough runway (which you probably don’t), it will top out at an almost unbelievable 277.7 mph, making it all but unmatched flat out. It’s also quite a bit cooler to own one of these compared to, say, a Chiron built by VW-owned Bugatti, as it focuses less on show and more on go.

Price: around $2-million

Engine 5.0-liter V-8
Transmission Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
Horsepower 1,160 HP
Torque 994 LB-FT
Weight 3,075 lbs
Power to Weight Ratio 2.65 lbs / HP
0-62 MPH 2.8 Seconds
Top speed 277.7 MPH
Price $2 Million

Read our full review on the 2018 Koenigsegg Agera RS

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: