What is speed truly worth?

If you’re searching for a performance bargain, you can’t ignore the very basic ratios of £GBP per mph and £GBP per bhp. However, these figures are often hard to come by – so we’ve done the homework on a few key cars so you don’t have to.

The Ferrari F40 became the first production road car to exceed the 200-mph barrier. In 1987, Ferrari’s flyweight race car for the road reached a barely believable 201 – making headlines all over the world. 32 years later, a special edition of Bugatti’s Chiron Super Sport reached 304mph and Koenigsegg is threatening to beat that in 2020 with its Jesko Absolut – a car designed for 310mph.

We thought it would be fun to look at a version of what our friends over the Atlantic call ‘Dollar per horsepower.’ In the land of the muscle car, this is a fairly common way to assess value. However, we’ve decided to look at £GBP per mph – and thrown in £GBP per bhp for good measure.

This isn’t an exhaustive list – we’ve simply tried to mix some of the most popular cars among our customers with a few hypercars and some surprises too. The key takeaways? Well, the Ford Mustang is an absolute bargain – and the electric Lotus Evija offers considerably more value for money than a Bugatti Chiron if £GBP per bhp is your chosen metric…

Take a look at the comparison between the Aston Martin Vantage and the Audi R8 too – and then compare them both to the Nissan GT-R. And if you’ve ever wanted a Ford GT – see how it compares to the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Enjoy!

Ford Mustang GT V8 Fastback


Price per mph£276
Price per bhp£95
Max. power450bhp
Top speed155mph

Audi R8 Coupe Performance V10 quattro

Price per mph£689
Price per bhp£228
Max. power620bhp
Top speed205mph

2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ


Price per mph£1658
Price per bhp£474
Max. power759bhp
Top speed217mph

Nissan GT-R

Price per mph£428
Price per bhp£147
Max. power570bhp
Top speed196mph

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Price per mph£761
Price per bhp£240
Max. power650bhp
Top speed205mph

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Price per mph£964
Price per bhp£286
Max. power710bhp
Top speed211mph

McLaren 720S

Price per mph£1028
Price per bhp£307
Max. power710bhp
Top speed212mph

Aston Martin Vantage

Price per mph£620
Price per bhp£281
Max. power430bhp
Top speed195mph

Ford GT

Price per mph£1944
Price per bhp£649
Max. power647bhp
Top speed216mph

Lotus Evija

Price per mph£9400
Price per bhp£1034
Max. power1972bhp
Top speed217mph (est.)

Bugatti Chiron

Price per mph£9578
Price per bhp£1690
Max. power1479bhp
Top speed261mph

For more information on prestige car finance and to speak to one of our experts, call 020 3603 0074.

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Author: Nadim Haji, Senior Manager Private Clients
Author: Nadim Haji, Senior Manager Private Clients


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