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.
First Published: 10 Sep, 2020
Author: Darren Selig
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. power 450bhp
Top speed 155mph
Price £42,810

Audi R8 Coupe Performance V10 quattro

Price per mph £689
Price per bhp £228
Max. power 620bhp
Top speed 205mph
Price £141,295

2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

 

Price per mph £1658
Price per bhp £474
Max. power 759bhp
Top speed 217mph
Price £360,000

Nissan GT-R

Price per mph £428
Price per bhp £147
Max. power 570bhp
Top speed 196mph
Price £83,995

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Price per mph £761
Price per bhp £240
Max. power 650bhp
Top speed 205mph
Price £155,970

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Price per mph £964
Price per bhp £286
Max. power 710bhp
Top speed 211mph
Price £203,476

McLaren 720S

Price per mph £1028
Price per bhp £307
Max. power 710bhp
Top speed 212mph
Price £218,020

Aston Martin Vantage

Price per mph £620
Price per bhp £281
Max. power 430bhp
Top speed 195mph
Price £120,900

Ford GT

Price per mph £1944
Price per bhp £649
Max. power 647bhp
Top speed 216mph
Price £420,000

Lotus Evija

Price per mph £9400
Price per bhp £1034
Max. power 1972bhp
Top speed 217mph (est.)
Price £2.04million

Bugatti Chiron

Price per mph £9578
Price per bhp £1690
Max. power 1479bhp
Top speed 261mph
Price £2.5million

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