he 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!