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. Oldsmobile 4-4-2 F-85 Cutlass Holiday Coupe 834 ps
2. Studebaker Lark-8 4-door-sedan 675 ps
3. Dacia Sandero SCe 75 (Mk II) 104 ps
4. Chevrolet Camaro SS 103 ps
5. Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R 99 ps
6. SsangYong Tivoli 1.5 T-GDI 97 ps
7. Ford Mustang RTR 97 ps
8. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI facelift) 95 ps
9. Honda S2000 (AP1) 94 ps
10. Ford Focus ST 93 ps
11. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 93 ps
12. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI 426 PS) 91 ps
13. Chevrolet Camaro SS (Mk VI) 89 ps
14. Renault Clio RS III Cup (facelift) 89 ps
15. Ford Mustang V8 GT (Mk VI 441 PS) 89 ps
16. Tesla Model 3 AWD Long Range 88 ps
17. Renault Twingo RS Cup (Mk II) 88 ps
18. Mazda 3 MPS (Mk II) 88 ps
19. Ford Focus ST (facelift) 87 ps
20. Ford Mustang GT Convertible 87 ps
21. Abarth Grande Punto 87 ps
22. Honda Civic Type R (FK2) 86 ps
23. Nissan 350Z (287 PS) 86 ps
24. Callaway GTV-6 Twin Turbo (Tipo 116) (2a Serie) 86 ps
25. Abarth Punto EVO 85 ps
26. Nissan 370Z 85 ps
27. Hyundai i30 N (Mk III) 84 ps
28. Seat Leon Cupra R 84 ps
29. Ford Focus RS 84 ps
30. Ford Focus RS 84 ps
31. Dodge Charger SRT Widebody 83 ps
32. Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8 (Mk IV) 83 ps
33. Opel Corsa OPC (D) 83 ps
34. BMW 130i E87 83 ps
35. Peugeot 206 RC 82 ps
36. Nissan 350Z (313 PS) 82 ps
37. Renault Clio RS 200 EDC 82 ps
38. Mini Mini Cooper S (Mk I) 82 ps
39. Tesla Model 3 Performance 81 ps
40. Seat Leon Cupra 290 81 ps
41. Renault Megane RS 265 81 ps
42. Hyundai I30N Performance (Mk III) 81 ps
43. Ford Fiesta ST 81 ps
44. Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible (Mk VI) 81 ps
45. VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift) 81 ps
46. Ford Mustang Bullitt (Mk VI facelift 460 PS) 81 ps
47. Ford Fiesta ST200 80 ps
48. VW Golf GTI (Mk V) 80 ps
49. Ford Mustang Ecoboost 80 ps
50. Seat Leon Cupra 280 (Mk III) 80 ps
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Shwingbob  7m ago

Or delete the lt1, sure


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Shwingbob  10m ago

camaro lt1 price should be added
@FastestLaps


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Shwingbob  11m ago

https://fastestlaps.com/models/chevrolet-camaro
$34,000 for the coupe
€29,930.20 Coupe
461 ps
€29,930.20/10k =
461/2.99302 € = 154 ps /€10k


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Corvolet3  2y ago

What the hell is a Nissan Kicks


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kalleb  2y 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  3y ago

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