Top 50 "bang per buck" cars 2021

"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. Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R 99 ps
3. SsangYong Tivoli 1.5 T-GDI 97 ps
4. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI facelift) 95 ps
5. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI 426 PS) 94 ps
6. Honda S2000 (AP1) 94 ps
7. Chevrolet Camaro SS (Mk VI) 89 ps
8. Renault Clio RS III Cup (facelift) 89 ps
9. Ford Mustang V8 GT (Mk VI 441 PS) 89 ps
10. Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range 88 ps
11. Ford Focus RS 88 ps
12. Ford Mustang GT Convertible 87 ps
13. Nissan 350Z (287 PS) 86 ps
14. Honda Civic Type R (FK2) 85 ps
15. Nissan 370Z 85 ps
16. Ford Focus RS 84 ps
17. Hyundai i30 N (Mk III) 84 ps
18. Tesla Model 3 Performance 84 ps
19. Dodge Charger SRT Widebody 83 ps
20. Dacia Sandero TCe 100 Eco-G 83 ps
21. Seat Leon Cupra 290 82 ps
22. Nissan 350Z (313 PS) 82 ps
23. Renault Clio RS 200 EDC 82 ps
24. Hyundai I30N Performance (Mk III) 81 ps
25. Ford Fiesta ST 81 ps
26. Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 (facelift) 81 ps
27. Ford Mustang Bullitt (Mk VI facelift 460 PS) 81 ps
28. Ford Fiesta ST200 80 ps
29. VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift) 80 ps
30. VW Golf GTI (Mk V) 80 ps
31. Ford Mustang Ecoboost 80 ps
32. Opel Corsa OPC (E) 80 ps
33. Lada Vesta 1.6 ATM 80 ps
34. VW Polo GTI (Mk VI) 80 ps
35. Opel Corsa 1.4 Turbo 80 ps
36. Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 80 ps
37. Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy 80 ps
38. Seat Leon Cupra 300 (Mk III) 80 ps
39. Honda Civic Si 80 ps
40. Dacia Duster TCe 125 79 ps
41. Dacia Duster TCe 150 79 ps
42. Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible (Mk VI) 79 ps
43. Nissan 370Z Roadster 79 ps
44. Dacia Sandero TCe 90 79 ps
45. Hyundai i30 1.6 GDI Turbo (GD) 79 ps
46. Ford Fiesta ST (Mk VII) 78 ps
47. Toyota Yaris 1.5 Dual VVT-iE (Mk III) 78 ps
48. Renault Megane GT (Mk IV) 78 ps
49. Hyundai i30 N Performance Fastback (Mk III) 78 ps
50. VW Golf GTI Clubsport S (Mk VII) 78 ps
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Corvolet3  7m ago

What the hell is a Nissan Kicks


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Lambolover  7m ago

Better question
What the hell does a Nissan Kick?

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Corvolet3  7m 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...