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The Top Ten High Horsepower Cars of 2013-2014

The Top Ten High Horsepower Cars of 2013-2014

By Nicole James

Being two days into the New Year, a lot of people are beginning their resolutions for a new and better self. Two-thousand-and-fourteen may be the year you pay off your daily. It’s time you got rid of that old problematic vehicle and self-indulged in a brand new car, or maybe you begin the “I-need-a-new-car-fund.” Whatever the case may be, it’s time to look forward and dream big. Very big, and possibly a little unrealistically. Here is my list of the top 10 high horse power sports cars of 2014.

10. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette- 460 HP image.gen

With its sculpted athletic exterior and driver-oriented cockpit, Stingray is a beautiful weapon against the ordinary. But its ingenious design is purpose-driven. A lightweight aluminum space frame replaces steel. Carbon-fiber and carbon-nano-composite structures reduce weight even further to achieve optimal handling and acceleration. Stingray boasts third-generation Magnetic Selective Ride Control™, a 7-speed transmission with Active Rev Matching and 5 distinct driver modes ready for any road.With 460 horsepower, 465 lb.-ft. of torque, 1.03 g cornering and a sophisticated LT1 engine that propels Stingray from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds — it’s the quickest, most powerful, most capable standard Corvette ever made. This new corvette will only set you back $61,805.00.

9. 2014 BMW 760Li- 535HP 760Li_ModelOverview

The bellwether of BMWs core values, the 760Li Sedan seamlessly merges fluid, aesthetic styling and intelligent, adaptive performance. Its 6.0-liter TwinPower Turbo V12 and roomy leather clad interior sets the standard for any and all that would call themselves a luxury performance vehicle.The standard features of the BMW 760Li include 6.0L V-12 535hp engine twin turbo, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, and an ABS and driveline traction control. All this can be yours for a mere $141,200.00.

8. 2014 Cadillac CTS-V- 556HP cts-v-exterior-profile-960x400

The 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, is pure adrenaline on wheels. From the world’s fastest family of production cars comes a coupe that satisfies more than just driving enthusiasts, it inspires true automotive fanatics. A complete package of performance, styling and capability is achieved through the 556 HP V8 engine, the aggressive styling of its aerodynamic physique and the constant traction of revolutionary dual-mode Magnetic Ride Control, which reads the road up to 1,000 times per second. The V-Coupe is a tour de force for any driving purist.. The standard features of the Cadillac CTS-V Base include 6.2L V-8 556hp engine intercooled supercharger, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, and an ABS and driveline traction control.

7. 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class- 621 HP 2014-SL-CLASS-ROADSTER-CH01-T

Few cars can draw on nearly 60 years of heritage with such a clear eye to the future. The timless profile of this car is reinterpreted with imaginative, innovative details. The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Roadster Base include AMG 6.0L V-12 621hp engine twin turbo, 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st row overhead airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, BabySmart airbag childseat sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19″ AMG forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, DISTRONIC PLUS distance pacing, and an ABS and driveline traction control. This car will cost you a pretty $147,300.00.

6. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class- 621 HP 2014-CL-CLASS-COUPE-CH01-T

The uninterrupted, sweeping profile of the CL-Class is both a rarity and a revelation. The romance of its design requires intensive engineering, but its highly rigid body pays further dividends in handling precision, safety and comfort. The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Base include AMG 6.0L V-12 621hp engine twin turbo, 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, airbag childseat sensor, automatic air conditioning, 20″ AMG forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, distance pacing, and an ABS and driveline traction control. Pull out your wallet for the $154,600 price tag.

5. 2014 Dodge SRT Viper- 640 HP viper-ta-hero

The standard features of the Dodge SRT Viper Base include 8.4L V-10 640hp engine, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18″ forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability, power mirrors, and power windows. This impressive vehicle starts at $102,485.00.

4. 2014 Ferrari FF- 651 HP 2013-ferrari-ff_100413264_l

As a Ferrari hatchback, the FF may seem like a rolling oxymoron, yet it is quite spectacular to drive. Its 651-hp V-12 turns this plus-sized four-seater into a monster-wagon that feels equally at home lapping a racetrack as it does a grocery-store parking lot. The 2013 Ferrari FF is a 2-door, 4-seat Coupe. The base model, at a high $295,000 is equipped with a standard 6.3L, 12-cylinder engine that achieves 11 MPG in the city and 16 MPG on the highway. An Automatic transmission is standard.

3. 2014 Ford Shelby GT500- 662 HP 2014-Ford-Shelby-GT500-front-three-quarter

Track-tested at more than 200 mph, the 2014 Shelby GT500 is designed to make you part of the Shelby legend. Its 5.8L supercharged aluminum-block V8 will let you leave the competition – and everything else – in the dust.The standard features of the Ford Shelby GT500 Base include 5.8L V-8 662hp engine intercooled supercharger, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, driver and passenger side airbag head extension, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 19″ forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, and an electronic stability.

2. 2014 Lamborghini Aventador- 691 HP av_lp700-4_roadster_ov1_v2_1920x1080

The new Aventador is a vehicle with sleek lines combining perfectly balanced sportiness with elegance. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador is a 2-door, 2-seat Coupe, available in 2 trims, ranging from the regular cab to the roadster. the $397,500.00 regular cab is equipped with a standard 6.5L, 12-cylindar engine that gets 11MPG city, and 18MPG highway. Automatic transmission is standard. The roadster at $441,600.00 is equipped with a standard 6.5L, 12-cylinder, engine that gets 10MPG City, and 16MPG highway.

1. 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta- 731 HP 2014-ferrari-f12-berlinetta-image-158

The 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a 2-door, 2-seat Coupe. Upon introduction, the $315,888 Base is equipped with a standard 6.3L, 12-cylinder, engine that achieves 12-mpg in the city and 16-mpg on the highway. An Automatic transmission is standard.

 

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