Most Powerful Cars: Cars with More Horsepower than a Ranch

Oftentimes the most powerful cars also come with the biggest price tag. But what if you only have around $100,000 to spend? This list showcases the most powerful cars you can have for less than that – although, admittedly, some do cut that budget very close.

 

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06


The latest generation of Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 is designed to be a killer on the track as well as on the street. The Corvette Z06 features a magnetic ride control system that was actually borrowed by Ferrari.

The Corvette Z06 features a 6.2-liter V-8 with a whopping 650-horsepower, mated to either a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. This entire American monster can be yours for a reasonable price of $79,000.

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2014 Ford Shelby GT500


The most potent production of the Ford Mustang takes an opposite approach to most modern sports cars. Where the competition uses an entire Best Buy of technical gizmos to make the car go fast and stay straight, the Ford Shelby GT500 remains true to the American muscle car with its straight axel and the only electronic aids are 1) a launch control and 2) traction control.

The Ford Shelby GT500 features a 5.8-liter V-8 engine that produces a whopping 662 horsepower with a low, low price of $54,200.

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2015 Dodge Viper SRT


The first generation of the Dodge Viper was a tribute to the original Shelby Cobra with absolutely no safety aids. However, because the nanny state stepped in, Dodge was forced to update the Viper. The current generation of Viper now features stability and traction control.

Carried over from the previous generation is an 8.4-liter V-10 that produces a 640 horsepower that can only be had with a manual transmission. You can tap into all these horses for only $84,995.

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