Remember the days when 500 horsepower was unheard of on the road?
Think back to the supercar bull run of the 1980s. The Ferrari F40’s 478hp (357kW) was mind-crushing; the Porsche 959’s 450hp (331kW) a technological tour de force; the Lamborghini Countach QV snorting 455hp (340kW) via its six-carb V12.
Jump ahead three decades and roads are laced with 500hp-plus mid-size sedans with four doors and a decent boot; think the ABDC-winning 375kW Alfa Romeo Giulia QV (yes, it is more powerful than those iconic supercar standard setters).
Today, the hypercar generation demands 500… kiloWatts. We’ve sifted through the new car lists in the market and come up with the five most powerful combatants in Australian showrooms right now.
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