These 8 athletes draw at least 500 hp – and a discount!
When buying an Audi R8, currently 27,000 euros can be saved. Sound crazy? But it’s true! AUTO BILD has selected seven other models with similar conditions. No car here that sped on the asphalt with less than 500 hp power. Whether it’s two-seater, four-seater, roadster or coupé – everyone will find the car of their dreams here.
Selected products in table overview
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
510 hp/ RRP from EUR 90,500, on average. Save EUR 14,027
530 hp/ RRP from 124,277 EUR, average. Save 16,610 EUR
570 hp/ RRP from EUR 149,000, on average. Save EUR 27,075
Jaguar F-Type R
575 hp/ MSRP from EUR 129,410, average. Save 12,295 EUR
600 hp/ RRP from EUR 120,900, on average. Save EUR 16,512
Audi RS 7 Sportback
600 hp/ RRP from EUR 127,000, on average. Save 20,320 EUR
BMW M8 Competition
625 hp/ RRP from EUR 175,200, on average. Save 18,396 EUR
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S
639 hp/ RRP from 178,738 EUR, on average. Save EUR 14,314
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: die high Liebe
The beauty of Italian car design paired with a powerful V6 engine – that’s what makes the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. In the AUTO BILD test against the BMW M3, however, it turned out that the Giulia was the winner of the heart, but his speed was 510 PS allow air to rise. The sound, design and interior of this Italian sports car is still more attractive.
But very few cars can really convince in every category. And the Giulia Quadrifoglio remains a genuine sports car! Simple facts: rear-wheel drive, 3.9 seconds from 0-100 km/h, eight-speed automatic transmission, maximum torque of 600 Nm and a top speed of 307 km/h. That’s something to be proud of! And what should not be forgotten is the history of Giulia, which this year celebrates its 60th birthday.
Mercedes-AMG GT: aggressive, more aggressive, Affalterbach
Der AMG GT considered to be the first real and “affordable” sports car from Affalterbach. Genuine means AMG built this car completely independently.
Like the SLS, which was built between 2009 and 2014 (the GT launched in 2015). However, it has a base price of 183,000 euros; The current GT is 124,277 euros. Still a huge amount of money, but only 60,000 euros less compared to SLS. GT production ends at the end of 2021.
Audi R8: the original sports car from Ingolstadt
V10 and 570 hp. Is there more to say about the car? There might be more! Because the 570 hp power only applies to the performance of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 (rear-wheel drive) and the performance of the R8 Spyder V10 (rear-wheel drive). If you switch to the all-wheel drive model – namely the quattro performance Coupé V10 and quattro performance Spyder V10 – that’s 620 hp.
The top model R8 Spyder V10 quattro performance also costs at least 225,000 euros. When the R8 came to the market in 2006, it was considered the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the company’s history. And even today, ten cylinders are accompanied by ruf a pure sports car that should feel at home on the racetrack and can still be seen occasionally in everyday life.
Jaguar F-Type R: race in style
Of course, the cat of prey should not be missing from this list. And while the Jaguar F-Type pops around the corner with a still quite human 300 hp, the model with the diminutive “R” suffix looks very different. The cat then delivers a brutal 575 hp! With a five-liter V8 engine and four-wheel drive, the Jaguar chases its prey on the tarmac – and will easily catch up to most of them.
And if you want to be a little more contemplative on the road and feel the wind in your hair, you should opt for a convertible. Open the hood, put on your sunglasses, enjoy. However, this holiday feeling can also be paid for by a few thousand euros more: coupes are available from 129,410 euros, cabriolet costs at least 136,040 euros.
BMW M5: a rolling legend
The history of the M5 is long and the model is a legend. The first generation was launched in 1985 and it still (or again) catches the eye as you go through it. Same is the case with the latest generation (since 2017). All-wheel drive is a new feature of the M5 — you might think 600 hp is too much for a two-wheeler. But if you don’t like it at all, you can “turn off the front axle” electronically (as in the Mercedes AMG GT E 63 S).
In the 5 series, only the M5 Competition (625 hp) and M5 CS (635 hp) are more powerful than the M5. The latter has only been available for less than a year. It came to the market in early 2021 and disappeared from configurators earlier this year. About 1100 pieces were sold, their prices starting at 180,400 euros. The “normal” M5 is significantly cheaper with a base price of 120,900 euros.
Audi RS 7 Sportback: super sports car disguise
Unlike most of the other cars here, the Audi RS 7 Sportback looks almost understated. At least as far as the exterior is concerned (apart from the four exhausts and 22-inch rims). But subtle is the last adjective that comes to mind when looking under the hood. Words like rude, crazy and rude would be more appropriate.
And not without reason: Because there is a biturbo V8 engine with a full power of 600 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. The sprint to country road speed was a piece of cake for him and was done in 3.6 seconds. At a base price of 127,000 euros, the RS 7 Sportback isn’t a cheap toy either.
BMW M8 competition: every centimeter is brutal
Every fiber of this car screams “Sport!”. Narrow headlights, long hood, flat body; BMW isn’t even trying to play down the M8 Competition. Why don’t you take a look at the super sports car genes in the car right away? It gives 625 hp V8 from Munich. With it, it takes breakfast from 0 to 100 km/h in a leisurely 3.2 seconds.
The M8 is a tenth of a second slower than the convertible. But it should not be seen too often, because such acceleration with the top down is only pleasant to a certain extent. And a top speed of 250 km/h is probably achieved more often with a coupe than with a cabriolet.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S: the strongest of the strongest
Even among the strongest of the strong, there must be someone who stands out. And that is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. It is superior to the other models on this list in all technical data: 639 hp, maximum torque of 900 Nm, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and maximum speed of 315 km/H . Acceleration is similar to that of some electric super sports cars.
The AMG GT 63 S comes as the absolute top model of the AMG GT four-door coupé. At least between the burners. Performance The GT 63 S runs as a hybrid and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. However, it costs 20,000 euros (199,015.60 euros) more than the gasoline engine (178,738 euros).