• 13 Fast Cars with 700+ Horsepower You Can Buy Today

700 horses is A LOT of power, and these are the 13 best cars that offer it today

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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.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat - 707 Horsepower

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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 under $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
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

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk - 707 Horsepower

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Jeep’s idea with the Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk was very simple, take the biggest engine they can lay their hands on and shove it in a mid-size family SUV for no good reason. That engine was the same 707 horsepower 6.2-liter, supercharged, Hemi V-8 from the Charger and Challenger Hellcat. In doing so, the brand managed to make a performance SUV that does really great on tarmac, even if it came at the cost of off-road capabilities. The Trackhawk looks deceptively normal and except for its lowered stance, body kit, and the bigger Brembo brakes with yellow calipers, it looks nearly identical to a regular Grand Cherokee. But, put your foot down, and this near two-and-a-half-ton SUV rips to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds. In spite having the aerodynamics of a brick, it can reach a top speed of 180 mph.

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

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - 760 Horsepower

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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 7.23 lb/hp
Power to weight 7.23 lb/hp
0-62 mph 3.4-seconds
Top Speed 205 mph
Base Price $80,815

Ferrari F8 Tributo - 710 Horsepower

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The 2022 Ferrari F8 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 $283,950, 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 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

McLaren 720S - 710 horsepower

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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 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

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - 715 Horsepower

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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 $319,125, it’s not cheap, but it’s a fair price for a 200-mile-an-hour, cross-continental road jet.

Engine 5.2-Liter 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

Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye - 797 Horsepower

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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 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 $85,020 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 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

Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae - 769 Horsepower

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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 Aventador, of which only 350 coupes and 250 roadsters will be produced. Powering this 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
Power to weight 4.72 lb/hp
0-62 mph 2.7-seconds
Top Speed 221 mph
Base Price $507,353

Tesla Model S Plaid - 1,020 Horsepower

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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, it 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 exceptional, 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
Power to weight 3.65 lb/hp
0-62 mph 2.2-seconds
Top Speed 201 mph
Base Price $131,440

Ferrari 812 Competizione - 819 Horsepower

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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
Power to weight 4.81 lb/hp
0-62 mph 2.7-seconds
Top Speed 211 mph
Base Price $601,567

McLaren Senna - 789 Horsepower

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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 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
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

Brabus 900 Rocket Coupe - 887 Horsepower

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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 has 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.

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

Koenigsegg Agera RS - 1,160 Horsepower

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The Hypercar fraternity is wonderful and complicated, mostly comprised of cars that look otherworldly and go faster than jumbo jets on take-off, and in the world of hypercars, nobody does it quite like Koenigsegg. The Agera RS is one of the fastest cars the world has ever witnessed. Built mostly in-house by a small company in Sweden, the Agera RS is not only monstrously powerful, but it’s a delicate balance of power and balance.

It’s powered by 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 a 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. It’s also quite a bit cooler to own one of these compared to, say, a Chiron built by Rimac-owned Bugatti, as it focuses less on show and more on go.

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
Bhavik Sreenath
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