Top 50 "bang per buck" cars 2022

"Power sells" - perhaps most important specification for performance cars is maximum engine power. Given enough power, even heavy car can accelerate well and reach high speeds.

"Beng per buck" is a jargon term used to describe how much performance a car or motorcyle provides for given amount of money.

The following list includes cars which provide highest horsepower (displayed here in metric "PS" unit) per €10000.

Price used in calculations is average between base and fully equipped price in European Union. It is not inflation adjusted.

This list is limited by available data and new vehicles will be added as new data arrives.

Rank Make and model Power / €10k
1. Dacia Sandero SCe 75 (Mk II) 104 ps
2. Chevrolet Camaro SS 103 ps
3. Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R 99 ps
4. SsangYong Tivoli 1.5 T-GDI 97 ps
5. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI facelift) 95 ps
6. Honda S2000 (AP1) 94 ps
7. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI 426 PS) 91 ps
8. Chevrolet Camaro SS (Mk VI) 89 ps
9. Renault Clio RS III Cup (facelift) 89 ps
10. Ford Mustang V8 GT (Mk VI 441 PS) 89 ps
11. Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range 88 ps
12. Ford Focus RS 88 ps
13. Renault Twingo RS Cup (Mk II) 88 ps
14. Ford Mustang GT Convertible 87 ps
15. Honda Civic Type R (FK2) 86 ps
16. Nissan 350Z (287 PS) 86 ps
17. Nissan 370Z 85 ps
18. Ford Focus RS 84 ps
19. Hyundai i30 N (Mk III) 84 ps
20. Tesla Model 3 Performance 84 ps
21. Dodge Charger SRT Widebody 83 ps
22. Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8 83 ps
23. Opel Corsa OPC (D) 83 ps
24. Dacia Sandero TCe 100 Eco-G 83 ps
25. Peugeot 206 RC 82 ps
26. Nissan 350Z (313 PS) 82 ps
27. Renault Clio RS 200 EDC 82 ps
28. Mini Mini Cooper S (Mk I) 82 ps
29. Seat Leon Cupra 290 81 ps
30. Renault Megane RS 265 81 ps
31. Hyundai I30N Performance (Mk III) 81 ps
32. Ford Fiesta ST 81 ps
33. VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift) 81 ps
34. Ford Mustang Bullitt (Mk VI facelift 460 PS) 81 ps
35. Ford Fiesta ST200 80 ps
36. Skoda Fabia RS 80 ps
37. VW Golf GTI (Mk V) 80 ps
38. Ford Mustang Ecoboost 80 ps
39. Seat Leon Cupra 280 80 ps
40. Opel Corsa OPC (E) 80 ps
41. Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 80 ps
42. Lada Vesta 1.6 ATM 80 ps
43. VW Polo GTI (Mk VI) 80 ps
44. Opel Corsa 1.4 Turbo 80 ps
45. Seat Leon Cupra 300 (Mk III) 80 ps
46. Honda Civic Si 80 ps
47. Dacia Duster TCe 125 79 ps
48. Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible (Mk VI) 79 ps
49. Nissan 370Z Roadster 79 ps
50. Dacia Sandero TCe 90 79 ps
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Corvolet3  11m ago

What the hell is a Nissan Kicks


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Lambolover  11m ago

Better question
What the hell does a Nissan Kick?

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Corvolet3  11m ago @Lambolover

Its employees.

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kalleb  1y ago

Instead of using merely power, it would be nice a list like "points in track times buck".
By points in track, I mean, you could sum the seconds of the very best positions a car has and divide this by the number of tracks it has a record on: AVERAGE SECONDS. (excluding very long or very short tracks, this number do not deviate too much... but you can use some sort of weighted mean considering the tracks' lenghts).

AVERAGE SECONDS x CAR PRICE = some number (the less the better!)

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benedekpuskas  2y ago

I'm not surprised on that Mustang is on the top of the list :-)


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FastestLaps  2y ago

American muscle and euro hot hatches. The rest seem to be overpriced bs :D

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FastestLaps  2y ago

Also, what's even more impressive is that Mustang is #1 even with import duty into EU.

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benedekpuskas  2y ago @FastestLaps

In my country, Mustang is the most popular sports car, even more popular than Focus ST or RS.

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benedekpuskas  1y ago @FastestLaps

lol, forgot to mention, it's the most popular FORD sportscar...