Magnificent Seven – Our Favorite 700 HP cars for under $500K

700 hp cars have become the new normal for manufacturers these days and there are even some that can be had for under $100K. The power wars seems to be continuing with no sign of an end in sight. We decided to take a look at which of these would be our Magnificent Seven or Our Favorite 700 HP cars for under $500K. Read on …………

Bentley Continental Supersports

Price:$296,025

The Continental Supersports is built around the most powerful W12 engine that Bentley has ever developed, now producing a remarkable 700 hp and  750 ft-lbs. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and on to a blistering top speed of 209 mph.  Strictly speaking you can only get the convertible version of this car now and it starts at a cool $325,000.

POWER: 700 hp @ 5,900 rpm
TORQUE: 750 lb-ft @ 2050 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
ZERO to 100 mph: 7.7 sec
¼-mile: 11.7 sec
TOP SPEED: 209 mph

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Price:£262,963

Sergio Marchionne has said he’ll never put a turbocharger on a 12-cylinder Ferrari, it just isn’t right and we agree. The 812 Superfast is a rework of the F12 berlinetta, and so it has more power, 789 hp to be exact. To take advantage of this increased power, the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been fitted with shorter gear ratios. Expect the 812 to hit 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.

POWER: 789 hp @ 8,500 rpm
TORQUE: 530 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 2.6 sec
ZERO to 100 mph: 6.5 sec
¼-mile: 10.8 sec @ 136 mph
TOP SPEED: 211 mph

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S

Price:$424,845

Lamborghini introduced the Aventador 6 years ago to replace the Murcielago. They have tweaked it throughout those years and given us the the SV, the Roadster and the barmy LP700-4. Now the Aventador S is available and along with the aforementioned LP700-4 is the most powerful yet with 740 hp and it still uses a naturally aspirated V12.

POWER: 740 hp @ 8400 rpm
TORQUE: 509 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed automated manual with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 2.7 sec
ZERO to 100 mph: 5.9 sec
¼-mile: 10.5 sec @ 136 mph
TOP SPEED: 217 mph

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Price: $294,250

The GT2 RS is built for speed, both in a straight line and around road-racing circuits. Thanks to a 3.8-liter twin turbo flat 6 engine, it produces 700 horsepower and 553lb-ft. of torque. This produces astonishing acceleration which Porsche claims will launch the GT2 RS from standstill to 60 in 2.7 seconds. Since the Turbo S will do that in 2.4 seconds this car is sure to be quicker.

POWER: 700 hp @ 7,000 rpm
TORQUE: 553 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 2.7 sec
ZERO to 100 mph: 6.0
¼-mile: 10.3 sec
TOP SPEED: 211 mph

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Price: $86,091 includes Demon Crate

Dodge’s latest muscle car is a drag-race special, fittingly called the Demon. Standard Demons come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that puts our 808 hp, but owners can increase that to 840 hp with the Demon Crate package. If so equipped, Dodge claims that the Demon will blast the quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.

POWER: 808 or 840 hp@ 6,300 rpm
TORQUE: 717 or 770 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 2.6 sec
ZERO to 100 mph: 5.9
¼-mile: 10.2 sec
TOP SPEED: 168 mph

McLaren – 720S

Price: $288,845

In the McLaren 720 S they have upped the ante with a 710-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic. A Drift mode is offered in addition to Comfort, Sport, and Track settings and it comes with unexpected luxuries like a touchscreen infotainment system and a digital gauge cluster that hides away in the dashboard when in Track mode. Speed is it’s thing and the 720S storms to sixty in 2.8 seconds and onto 124 mph 7.2 seconds later.

POWER: 710 hp@ 7,000 rpm
TORQUE: 558 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7 speed dual clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 2.8 sec
ZERO to 124 mph: 10.3 sec
TOP SPEED: 212 mph

Jeep Trackhawk

Price: $86,995

The new Jeep Trackhawk is probably the craziest SUV on the planet, if not the fastest. It’s certainly the only one available with more than 700 hp. Despite it’s 5,500 lb curb weight the Trackhawk’s 707 hp will launch it from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, that’s faster than the Challenger Hellcat. Thanks to all wheel drive this car copes better with all the power and keeps you away from the tire shop longer.

POWER: 707 hp @ 6000 rpm
TORQUE: 645 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
ZERO to 60 mph: 3.5 sec
ZERO to 100 mph: 8.8
¼-mile: 12 sec
TOP SPEED: 180 mph

2018-04-22T18:01:51+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments