Let's say that you have a family to transport but also want a car that is ludicrously powerful. In days gone by, that'd be a problem. But now, there's a plethora of sedans on the market that have more than 600 horsepower that can get you and your spawn from point-to-point in record time.
No, they aren't all affordable, but they are all fast. Here are some of our favorite fast sedans on the market today.
Using a heavily reworked version of the twin-turbo V8 found in the BMW 750i, the Alpina B7 puts 600 hp to the road via all four wheels. It's not quite the most powerful 7-Series you can buy, as you'll find out very soon.
Not to be outdone by Alpina, BMW rates its M-badged, V12-powered 7-Series as having 601 horsepower. It's one better than the Alpina. Or, it's four better, if you judge by cylinder count.
The RS7 has been on the market for quite some time now, but Audi recently updated it with a Performance variant that brings 605 hp to the table via a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. That in combination with a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive makes the RS7 Performance one of the quickest cars in the world.6 of 10
The base BMW M5 has to make do with just 600 hp from its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which clearly, is not enough for a super sedan. That's why there's the 617-hp M5 Competition.
Mercedes-AMG is moving away from V12s in favor of hybrid V8 drivetrains, but for now, you can still get its old 6.0-liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder in the S65 sedan. Is it overkill in a luxury sedan? Yes, and that's the point. This engine is also available in the Maybach S650, for maximum speedy luxury.
Introduced last year, the Continental Flying Spur W12 S is the fastest Bentley four-door ever made, with a top speed of over 200 mph. With some small tweaks, Bentley managed to squeeze 626 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque out of the Flying Spur's W12 engine.
Using the a modified version of the engine in the E63 S, the top-of-the-line version of AMG's new four-door GT "coupe" makes an amazing 630 horsepower. That's incredible power from a 4.0-liter V8, even one with two turbos.
It's a Corvette Z06 with four doors, thanks to its 6.2-liter Supercharged V8, which pumps out 640 horsepower. The CTS-V is also one of the world's fastest sedans, with a 200-mph top speed.
With a hybrid drivetrain influenced by that of the 918 Spyder, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid cranks out a total of 680 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque. That makes this Panamera good for a 0-60 run of 3.2 seconds and a 192-mph top speed.
Here's a rare photo of a Charger Hellcat, currently the world's most powerful four-door, not spinning its rear tires. You see, the Charger Hellcat has a tendency to light up the rear because it sends 707 horsepower to a relatively small set of Pirelli P Zeros.