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 75 104 ps
2. SsangYong Tivoli 1.5 T-GDI 97 ps
3. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI facelift) 95 ps
4. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI 426 PS) 94 ps
5. Honda S2000 (AP1) 94 ps
6. Chevrolet Camaro SS (Mk VI) 89 ps
7. Renault Clio RS III Cup (facelift) 89 ps
8. Ford Mustang V8 GT (Mk VI 441 PS) 89 ps
9. Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance (510 PS) 88 ps
10. Ford Mustang GT Convertible 87 ps
11. Ford Fiesta ST (Mk VII) 86 ps
12. Nissan 350Z (287 PS) 86 ps
13. Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy 85 ps
14. Nissan 370Z 85 ps
15. Ford Focus RS 84 ps
16. Ford Mustang Bullitt (Mk VI facelift 460 PS) 84 ps
17. Honda Civic Type R (FK2) 84 ps
18. Tesla Model 3 Long Range 84 ps
19. Tesla Model 3 Performance 84 ps
20. Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 (facelift) 83 ps
21. Seat Leon Cupra 290 83 ps
22. Nissan 350Z (313 PS) 82 ps
23. VW Polo GTI (Mk VI) 82 ps
24. Renault Clio RS 200 EDC 82 ps
25. Dacia Duster TCe 125 81 ps
26. Ford Fiesta ST 81 ps
27. Hyundai I30N Performance (Mk III) 81 ps
28. Ford Fiesta ST200 80 ps
29. VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift) 80 ps
30. Ford Mustang Ecoboost 80 ps
31. Lada Vesta 1.6 ATM 80 ps
32. Seat Leon Cupra 300 (Mk III) 80 ps
33. Opel Corsa 1.4 Turbo 80 ps
34. Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat 80 ps
35. Hyundai i30 N Performance Fastback (Mk III) 79 ps
36. Dacia Duster TCe 150 79 ps
37. Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible (Mk VI) 79 ps
38. Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 79 ps
39. Nissan 370Z Roadster 79 ps
40. Hyundai i30 1.6 GDI Turbo (GD) 79 ps
41. Opel Corsa OPC (E) 78 ps
42. Toyota Yaris 1.5 Dual VVT-iE (Mk III) 78 ps
43. Renault Megane GT (Mk IV) 78 ps
44. VW Golf GTI Clubsport S (Mk VII) 78 ps
45. Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.4 TSi 180 77 ps
46. Ford Focus ST (Mk IV) 77 ps
47. Toyota GR Yaris (Mk IV) 77 ps
48. Fiat Grande Punto Abarth EsseEsse 76 ps
49. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus 76 ps
50. Nissan 370Z Nismo (facelift) 76 ps
User avatar
User avatar

kalleb  6m 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!)

User avatar

benedekpuskas  1y ago

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


User avatar

FastestLaps  1y ago

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

User avatar

FastestLaps  1y ago

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

User avatar

benedekpuskas  1y ago @FastestLaps

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

User avatar

benedekpuskas  4m ago @FastestLaps

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