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These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022

’Donut Media’ does a deep dive to reveal the cars that offer the most horsepower for your dollars

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Despite the ongoing chip crisis, there are some fantastic choices of new cars (if you can get your hands on one, that is) out there, and James from Donut Media gives us a run down the rides that offer the most ‘HRSPRS’ i.e horsepower for your dollar.

His end goal? To find out which new car offers the most value, when it comes to the number of ponies on tap.

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Have you ever wondered, which new cars offer the most horsepower per dollar?

Owing to that very chip crisis and demand through the roof, it is unlikely that you’re going to pay MSRP as some of the dealer margins are outright ridiculous. Donut Media also put out a video about this a while ago, which you can check out below.


Anyway, coming back to today’s list of cars, you’ve got everything from sports cars, family sedans, a minivan; Heck, there’s even an EV in there, and it’s a truck. Can you guess which one? Overall, there are 15 cars on the list (more if you take all the variants into consideration).

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Anyway, to give you some context, James begins with the cheapest car on sale, the Chevy Spark

To give some context here are the baseline figures for the cheapest car on sale today, the Chevy Spark, and one of the most expensive ones, a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The Spark carries an MSRP of $13,600 and puts out a feisty 98 horses, taking our $/hp ratio to $139.

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This was followed up by one of the most expensive cars, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lambo that costs $517,000, with its 6.5 liter V-12 pumping out a mammoth 760 Italian stallions giving us a mega figure of $681.

Let’s Crunch Some Numbers


It's crunch time and without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, this a D-List, that gives us a rough estimate of the DPH (Dollar/horsepower)
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Now that you have a rough idea of what we can expect, James crunches some numbers and gives us a rundown on the DPH of up to different 15 models
Dollar/Horsepower
Model DPH ($/hp)
Chevrolet Camaro LT1 75
Ford Mustang GT 79
Chevrolet Camaro 1LT 81
Rivian R1T 81
Ford Mustang EcoBoost 88
Dodge Challenger ScatPack 89
Dodge Challenger Redeye 93
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye 94
Ford Mustang GT500 96
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 97
Nissan Z 100
Subaru WRX 103
Dodge Challenger SuperStock 104
Hyundai Veloster N 118
Honda Odyssey 118
Toyota GR86 121
Honda Civic TypeR 124
C8 Chevrolet Corvette 126
Toyota GR Supra (3.0 Sic cylinder) 135
Chevrolet Spark 139
Toyota GR Supra (2.0 Four cylinder) 169
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 681
Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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