Top 50 "bang per buck" cars 2020

"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. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI 426 PS) 94 ps
3. Honda S2000 (AP1) 94 ps
4. Ford Mustang GT (Mk VI facelift) 93 ps
5. Chevrolet Camaro SS (Mk VI) 91 ps
6. Renault Clio RS III Cup (facelift) 89 ps
7. Ford Mustang V8 GT (Mk VI 441 PS) 89 ps
8. Ford Fiesta ST (Mk VII) 89 ps
9. Ford Mustang GT Convertible 87 ps
10. Nissan 350Z (287 PS) 86 ps
11. Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy 85 ps
12. Nissan 370Z 85 ps
13. Ford Mustang Bullitt (Mk VI facelift 460 PS) 84 ps
14. Honda Civic Type R (FK2) 84 ps
15. Ford Focus RS 84 ps
16. Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 (facelift) 83 ps
17. VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift) 83 ps
18. Tesla Model 3 Performance 83 ps
19. Seat Leon Cupra 290 83 ps
20. VW Polo GTI (Mk VI) 82 ps
21. Nissan 350Z (313 PS) 82 ps
22. Renault Clio RS 200 EDC 82 ps
23. Dacia Duster TCe 125 81 ps
24. Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible (Mk VI) 81 ps
25. Ford Fiesta ST200 80 ps
26. Ford Mustang Ecoboost 80 ps
27. Hyundai I30N Performance (Mk III) 80 ps
28. Lada Vesta 1.6 ATM 80 ps
29. Seat Leon Cupra 300 (Mk III) 80 ps
30. Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Hellcat 80 ps
31. Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 79 ps
32. Nissan 370Z Roadster 79 ps
33. Hyundai i30 1.6 GDI Turbo (GD) 79 ps
34. Hyundai i30 N Performance Fastback (Mk III) 78 ps
35. Opel Corsa OPC (E) 78 ps
36. Toyota Yaris 1.5 Dual VVT-iE 78 ps
37. Renault Megane GT (Mk IV) 78 ps
38. VW Golf GTI Clubsport S (Mk VII) 78 ps
39. Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.4 TSi 180 77 ps
40. Fiat Grande Punto Abarth EsseEsse 76 ps
41. Ford Focus ST (Mk IV) 76 ps
42. Nissan 370Z Nismo (facelift) 76 ps
43. Cadillac CTS-V (Mk II) 75 ps
44. Ford Focus ST Turnier 75 ps
45. Ford Focus ST (Mk III facelift) 74 ps
46. Peugeot 208 GTi Peugeot Sport Anniversary (208 PS) 74 ps
47. Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo (K) 74 ps
48. Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 74 ps
49. Peugeot 308 GTi 270 (T9) 74 ps
50. Renault Laguna 3.0 V6 (I) 73 ps
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kalleb  2m 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  1y ago

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


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FastestLaps  1y ago

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

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FastestLaps  1y ago

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

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benedekpuskas  1y 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  1m ago @FastestLaps

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