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These 8 athletes attract with at least 500 hp – and discounts!

When buying an Audi R8, 27,000 euros can currently be saved. Sound crazy? But is true! AUTO BILD has selected seven other models with similar conditions. There is not a car here that shoots over the asphalt with less than 500 hp. Whether two-seater, four-seater, roadster or coupé – everyone will find their dream car here.
Selected products in tabular overview

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

510 hp/ RRP from EUR 90,500, avg. Saving EUR 14,027

Mercedes AMG GT

Mercedes AMG GT

530 hp/ RRP from 124,277 EUR, avg. Saving 16,610 EUR

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Audi R8

570 hp/ RRP from EUR 149,000, avg. Saving EUR 27,075

JAGUAR F-TYPE R

Jaguar F Type R

575 hp/ MSRP from EUR 129,410, avg. Saving 12,295 EUR

BMW M5

BMW M5

600 hp/ RRP from EUR 120,900, avg. Saving EUR 16,512

Audi RS7 Sportback !! EMBARGOED TO SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 12:01 AM !!

Audi RS7 Sportback

600 hp/ RRP from EUR 127,000, avg. Saving 20,320 EUR

BMW M8 COMPETITION

BMW M8 Competition

625 hp/ RRP from EUR 175,200, avg. Saving 18,396 EUR

Mercedes-AMG GT 63S 4Matic+ 4-door coupé

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S

639 hp/ RRP from 178,738 EUR, avg. Saving EUR 14,314


Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: the old love

The beauty of Italian car design paired with a powerful V6 engine – that’s what makes the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. In the AUTO BILD test against the BMW M3, however, it came out that the Giulia is the winner of the heart, but the pace is 510 hp lets air up. The sound, design and interior of the Italian sports car are still more appealing.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

While the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the least powerful on this list, 510 hp is still brutal.


But very few cars can completely convince in every category. And the Giulia Quadrifoglio remains a genuine sports car! The bare facts: rear-wheel drive, 3.9 seconds from 0-100 km/h, eight-speed automatic transmission, 600 Nm maximum torque and a top speed of 307 km/h. That’s something to be proud of! And not to be forgotten is the history of the Giulia, which is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.

Mercedes-AMG GT: aggressive, more aggressive, Affalterbach

The AMG GT is considered the first real and “affordable” sports car from Affalterbach. Genuine means that AMG built this car completely independently.

Mercedes AMG GT

After the SLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT is the second real AMG on the market.

As was the SLS, which was built between 2009 and 2014 (the GT was launched in 2015). However, it had a base price of 183,000 euros; the GT is currently 124,277 euros. Still a huge sum of money, but just 60,000 euros less compared to the SLS. Production of the GT ended at the end of 2021.

Audi R8: thoroughbred sports car from Ingolstadt

V10 and 570 hp. Is there more to say about the car? Maybe there is more! Because the 570 hp only apply to the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance (rear-wheel drive) and the R8 Spyder V10 performance (rear-wheel drive). If you switch to the all-wheel drive models – i.e. the Coupé V10 performance quattro and the Spyder V10 performance quattro – it is 620 hp.

The top model R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro also costs at least 225,000 euros. When the R8 came onto the market in 2006, it was considered the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the company’s history. And even today, the ten-cylinder is accompanied by the Call a thoroughbred sports car that should actually be at home on the racetrack and can still be seen every now and then in everyday life.

Jaguar F-Type R: race in style

Of course, a cat of prey should not be missing from this list. And while the Jaguar F-Type comes around the corner with a still quite humane 300 hp, the model with the small suffix “R” looks completely different. The kitty then delivers a brutal 575 hp! With its five-litre V8 engine and all-wheel drive, the Jaguar chases its prey over the tarmac – and will easily catch up with most of them.
JAGUAR F-TYPE R

The small “R” on the radiator grille of the Jaguar F-Type tells those in the know that 575 hp are slumbering under this hood.


And if you want to be a bit more contemplative on the road and feel the wind in your hair, you should go for the convertible. Open the hood, put on your sunglasses, enjoy. However, this holiday feeling can also be paid for with a few thousand euros more: the coupe is available from 129,410 euros, the cabriolet costs at least 136,040 euros.

BMW M5: a rolling legend

The history of the M5 is long and the model is a legend. The first generation was launched in 1985 and it still (or again) turns heads when you drive past it. It’s the same with the latest generation (since 2017). All-wheel drive is a new feature of this M5 — you probably thought that 600 hp was just too much for two wheels. But if you don’t like it at all, you can “switch off the front axle” electronically (as with the Mercedes AMG GT E 63 S).
In the 5 series, only the M5 Competition (625 hp) and the M5 CS (635 hp) are stronger than the M5. The latter was only available for less than a year. It came onto the market at the beginning of 2021 and disappeared from the configurator at the beginning of this year. Around 1100 pieces were sold, the price started at 180,400 euros. The “normal” M5 is significantly cheaper with a base price of 120,900 euros.

Audi RS 7 Sportback: super sports car undercover

Unlike most of the other cars here, the Audi RS 7 Sportback looks almost understated. At least as far as the exterior is concerned (apart from the four tailpipes and the 22-inch rims). But subtle is pretty much the last adjective that comes to mind when looking under the hood. Words like brute, crazy and crass would be more appropriate.
Audi RS7 Sportback !! EMBARGOED TO SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 12:01 AM !!

The simpler design is immediately forgotten as soon as the engine starts and the distinctive Audi roar sounds.


And not without reason: Because there is a V8 biturbo engine with a full 600 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. The sprint to country road speed is a piece of cake for him and done in 3.6 seconds. With a base price of 127,000 euros, the RS 7 Sportback is not a cheap toy either.

BMW M8 Competition: every centimeter is brutal

Every fiber of this car screams “Sport!”. The narrow headlights, the long bonnet, the flat body; BMW didn’t even try to understate the M8 Competition. Why shouldn’t you immediately see the genes of a super sports car in the car? It delivers 625 hp V8 of Munich. With it, he has breakfast from 0 to 100 km/h in a leisurely 3.2 seconds.
BMW M8 COMPETITION

The look is just as brutal as the rest of the car! The M department didn’t skimp on the design.


The M8 is a tenth of a second slower than a convertible. But that shouldn’t be noticeable too often, because such acceleration with the top down is only pleasant to a limited extent. And the top speed of 250 km/h is probably reached more often with the coupe than with the cabriolet.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S: the strongest among the strongest

Even among the strongest of the strong there has to be someone who stands out. And that is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. It is superior to the other models in this list in all technical data: 639 hp, 900 Nm maximum torque, 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 315 km /H. The acceleration is similar to that of some electric super sports cars.

The AMG GT 63 S comes as the absolute top model of the AMG GT four-door coupe. At least among the burners. The GT 63 S Performance drives as a hybrid and does 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. However, it costs another 20,000 euros more (199,015.60 euros) than the petrol engine (178,738 euros).

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