What's the Best Way to Get at Least 400 Stock Horsepower for Less Than $10,000?

You don't need to spend your life savings on a car to get something with muscle under the hood.


If power is what you're looking for, there are plenty of new cars that can satisfy. But what if you don't want to break the bank on your quest for over 400 horsepower? Well, don't worry, because the used market has plenty of options below $10,000.

The E39-generation BMW M5 is perhaps the best way to spend your money on a used car, especially if power's what you're looking for. Under the hood lies a 400-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 that makes a wonderful noise. It's also great to drive, and looks fantastic. Prices are starting to creep up, but running, driving examples can if you look hard enough.

Now we'd like to know: What do you think is the best way to get 400 horsepower for under $10,000? It doesn't have to be something European or sporty like the M5, either—your choice just has to make at least 400 horsepower from the factory and be readily available on the used market. Let us know in the comments below.

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