Cars are Getting Crazy

Remember when the fastest, most expensive exotic cars in the world made 200-400 hp?

  • Ferrari 328: 270 hp  and 231 lb·ft
  • Ferrari Testarossa: 380 hp, 361 lb-ft
  • Porsche 993 Turbo: 395 hp
  • Ferrari F40:  471 hp,
  • Lamborghini Countach: 414 hp
  • Porsche 959: 444 hp

Things are getting a little crazy these days:

  • 2015 “regular” Mustang:
  • Dodge Charger R/T: 375 HP, 410 lb-ft
  • 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray: 455 hp, 460 lb-ft.
  • 2009-present Ferrari 458: 562 hp, 398 lb·ft
  • SRT Charger: 470 hp, 470 lb ft
  • Porsche Cheyenne: 493 hp. It’s an SUV!
  • 2011-present Nissan GT-R: 530 bhp, 451 lb-ft
  • Porsche 997 Turbo S: 530 hp,
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: 583 hp, 479 lb-ft
  • 2011- present BMW M5/M6: 560 hp, 502 lb-ft
  • Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR: 617 hp, 580 lb·ft
  • AMG S63: 563 bhp, 664 lb-ft
  • 2008-2014 Corvette ZR1 makes 638 bhp, 604 lb·ft.
  • 2012-2014 Mustang Shelby: 662 hp, 631 lb-ft.
  • 2015 Z06 Corvette… We don’t know yet, but more than the new Stingray
  • AMG S65: 630 hp, 737 lb-ft
  • Lamborghini Reventon 650 hp
  • Lamborghini Aventador: 690 bhp, 510 lb-ft
  • Viper SRT: 640 hp, 600 lb-ft
  • Maclaren P1: 727 bhp, 531 lb-ft
  • Ferrari LaFerrai: 789 bhp, 516 lb-ft
  • Pagani Huayra: 720 hp, 740 lb ft
  • Porsche 918: 887 hp,
  • Bugatti Veyron: 987 hp, 922 lb-ft. What?!
  • Koenigsegg Agera R: 1140 hp, 885 lb-ft
  • Bugatti Super Sport: 1,200 bhp, 1,100 lbf·ft. Now you’re just being silly.
  • Hennessey Venom GT: 1,244 bhp, 1,155 lb-ft

Where is this going? When do we reach critical mass?

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One comment

  1. Whoa… just walking down the street, passing parked cars and showrooms, who knew? With the speed limits still the same in the US, I wonder what they’re thinking about doing with all that power and speed? Thank you for sharing… what a surprise!

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