One of the best side effects of the quest for fuel efficiency has been the proliferation of horsepower. Technologies like turbocharging and gasoline direct injection have allowed engineers to create cars with 400 hp or more, when just a few years ago, 300 hp was the benchmark for high performance. Some of the truly high-performance/high-horsepower cars are exotics, supercars and hypercars, which is to be expected, and 1000 hp can be found on some spec sheets. But a surprising range of everyday cars can be ordered straight out of the factory with 400 hp or more. We’ve collected a list to demonstrate the breadth of that range.
Here, in ascending order of horsepower, are 10 cars with 400 hp or more.